The bold red, white and blue PPG tractor-trailer rig — a rolling exhibit of premium PPG products — will kick off its coast-to-coast excursion on March 9 at the 8th annual Goodguys Spring Lone Star Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The truck will make a total of 18 appearances, concluding its tour season Nov. 16 at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. Tour stops include the top national and regional car, truck and hot rod events sponsored by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and other major auto groups.
The colorful show truck serves as a mobile PPG exhibit designed to give custom car builders and painters — professionals and hobbyists alike — a chance to learn about PPG's innovative products, hottest colors and dazzling special effects to create show-stopping finishes. At each location, PPG representatives will be on hand to present the truck's large pop-up display, welcome the public and answer any questions visitors have about any of PPG's brands including DELTRON®, the VIBRANCE COLLECTION®, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM®, ENVIROBASE® High Performance and AQUABASE® Plus.
"We're very proud of our show truck," said Cristina Murray, PPG director, customer engagement and communications. "With our truck at the shows and visiting our distributor locations, we're trying to make sure everyone involved in automotive refinish and commercial markets can learn more about our PPG products. The truck displays a number of cool items painted with PPG — from motorcycle half tanks and helmets to baseball bats and more. Just as PPG has something for everyone, our booth also has something for everyone, even a coloring contest for the kids and a collectible coloring book illustrated by artist Tony Squindo."
The truck's complete tour schedule follows. Truck and car fans are invited to visit the show truck at any of the scheduled stops.
Goodguys 8th Spring Lone Star Nationals
Texas Motor Speedway
March 9-11 / Fort Worth, Texas
Meadowlands Exposition Center
March 16-18 / Secaucus, New Jersey
Goodguys 18th Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals
Del Mar Fairgrounds
April 6-8 / Del Mar, California
Goodguys 4th North Carolina Nationals
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
April 27-29 / Raleigh, North Carolina
Goodguys 13th Nashville Nationals
May 11-12 / Nashville, Tennessee
Cruisin' Ocean City
Ocean City Convention Center
May 17-20 / Ocean City, Maryland
Goodguys 26th East Coast Nationals
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
June 8-9 / Rhinebeck, New York
MSRA "Back to the 50s"
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
June 22-24 / St. Paul, Minnesota
Goodguys 27th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals
Iowa State Fairgrounds
June 29-July 1 / Des Moines, Iowa
Goodguys 21st PPG Nationals
Ohio Expo Center
July 6-8 / Columbus, Ohio
New York State Fairgrounds
July 20-22 / Syracuse, New York
Goodguys 17th Great Northwest Nationals
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center
August 17-19 / Spokane, Washington
Frankenmuth Auto Fest
September 7-9 / Frankenmuth, Michigan
42nd U.S. Diesel Truckin' Nationals
September 15 / Englishtown, New Jersey
Goodguys 26th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals
Texas Motor Speedway
September 28-30 / Fort Worth, Texas
22nd Annual Cruisin' the Coast
Mississippi Coast Coliseum
September 30-October 7 / Biloxi, Mississippi
Goodguys 1st Kentucky Nationals
Kentucky Horse Park
October 12-14 / Lexington, Kentucky
Goodguys 21st Southwest Nationals
WestWorld of Scottsdale
November 16-18 / Scottsdale, Arizona
Please note: Events and appearances are subject to change.
For more about PPG, its automotive refinish products and the show truck's 2018 appearances, call (800) 647-6050 or visit ppgrefinish.com.