PPG has announced that a 1969 custom Pontiac Firebird with PPG paint has won the Goodguys 2022 PPG Street Machine of the Year award at the Goodguys 24th Summit Racing Nationals. The event, presented by PPG, took place July 8-10 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.
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BBT Fabrications of Mahomet, Illinois built the 1969 two-turbocharged Firebird, which is owned by Brad Sather. Relic Restomods of Richmond, Illinois, painted the vehicle in McLaren Racing Green using the PPG Deltron paint system.
In the PPG Best Use of Color category, a 1960 Buick LeSabre owned by Danielle Korek took the honors. Her husband, Ryan Korek of Korek Designs, painted the cruiser with a unique custom green that he created using the PPG Deltron repair system.
“Goodguys’ annual midsummer event, aptly named ‘The Big One,’ is known for drawing massive crowds, and this year’s turnout was no exception,” said Jeff Lyons, PPG area manager, Automotive Refinish. “Visitors flocked to the PPG marquee, where we showcased the custom paint finishes from the PPG Vibrance Collection, along with an exhibition theme, ‘The Evolution of Automotive Color’.”
Starting with the Roaring ’20s, the exhibit provided a decade-after-decade look at the progress of coloration for the automotive industry through today’s groundbreaking colors.
Adjacent to the PPG tent was an exhibit that showcased the unmistakable style of Bobby Alloway, a renowned painter and owner of Alloway’s Hot Rod store in Louisville, Tennessee. A PPG Deltron advocate, Alloway rolled out seven cars painted in his signature black finish — with the exception of a stunning 1970 Chevrolet El Camino. Alloway accentuated his traditional deep black finish on the El Camino with two bold “Lemans Blue” racing stripes in a nod to his 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, which won the inaugural Goodguys Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Award in 2021. The result was a crowd-pleasant spotless sister car.
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