Tuesday, 01 May 2018 14:53

Vehicles Sought for 2019 Matrix 'Mavericks of Color' Calendar

Matrix Automotive Finishes  2018 Mavericks of Color Calendar. Matrix Automotive Finishes 2018 Mavericks of Color Calendar.

Matrix Automotive Finishes is looking for vehicles, from classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles to street rods for its 2019 Mavericks of Color Calendar.

The calendar recognizes the incredible work of painters across the country that are using Matrix brand products in their shop.

“We have twelve spots to fill including three dedicated to the new 2019 Mavericks of Color, which we’ll announce at The SEMA Show this year,” says Pete Willman, director of sales of Valspar Automotive brands at Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “We’ve defined a ‘Maverick of Color’ as anyone who’s willing to push the envelope and do something that hasn’t been done before. The Matrix calendar celebrates the refinish industry’s elite painters and their fantastic works.”

Any vehicle submitted to the calendar must be exclusively finished in Matrix brand products, from primer to basecoat to clearcoat, no exceptions. Entries must also include professional photography of the vehicle showing multiple angles and any custom details as judging is based on finish quality, technical difficulty, design originality and artistic merit.

Submissions will be accepted May 1, 2018 through 11:59 PM ET on June 1, 2018. Winners will be notified by July 1, 2018.

This year’s 2018 Mavericks of Color Calendar recognizes the following refinishers and their work:

January – Justin Nichols, 2018 Maverick of Color

Nichols Paint & Fab, Watseka, IL

1999 Harley Davidson, Ultra Class


February – Gary “Boogie Man” Zaborowski, 2018 Maverick of Color

Boogie Man’s Custom Creations, Riverview, MI

1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe


March – Joe Vincent, 2018 Maverick of Color

Vincent Dezigns, Prairieville, LA

2016 Chevrolet Silverado


April – Brandon Knowles

Brand-X Customs, Everett, WA

1969 Ford Bronco


May – Larry Griffey

Griffey’s Hot Rods & Restorations, Knoxville, TN

1954 Chevrolet Corvette


June – Ryan Bowling

Bowling Collision & Custom, Ottawa, KS

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air


July – Jack Matich II

Body Masters, Waterford, MI

1970 Dodge Charger R/T


August – Art Hobbs

Hobbs Auto Body, Shasta Lake, CA

1940 Chevrolet 2-Door Sedan


September – Lonny Speer

Count’s Kustoms, Las Vegas, NV

1986 Lincoln Town Car


October – Carl Casey

Casey Custom, Verona, MO

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window


November – Robert Polson

Prairiefire Paint, Consort, Alberta Canada

1971 Plymouth Cuda


December – Bill “Elvis” Stull

Kuzin’s Kustom Body & Paint, Polonia, WI

1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

For more information about the Matrix Mavericks of Color Calendar and to download the entry form to submit a vehicle, visit: matrixsystem.com.