Thursday, 06 August 2015 00:01

Two PPG-Painted Pickups Drive Off with Honors at Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals in OH

The annual PPG Dream Car awards were presented at the Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, July 10-12. A 1955 Chevy pickup owned by Joe and Josh Bailey of Maryville, Tenn., and a 1940 Ford pickup owned by Robert Anderson of Savannah, Ga. stood out amongst the competition.

1940 Ford Pickup

1940 Ford pickup


The three-day PPG-Goodguys event displayed more than 6,200 custom cars and trucks and attracted over 75,000 auto enthusiasts. The highly respected PPG Dream Car awards are given to the two vehicles (cars or trucks) that best exhibit color, design, gloss and execution in a paint job.

Joe and Josh Bailey, a father-son team, presented their flawless ’55 Chevy pickup. The truck was acquired by an uncle in 1972 and handed down through the family. The Baileys took possession of it in March 2014 and worked evenings and weekends in their home shop to give the Chevy its redo. They achieved the award-winning finish using PPG’s DELTRON® 2000 DBC Basecoat and DCU2002 CONCEPT® High Solids Polyurethane Clear with PPG colors Fender Guitar Surf Green and 1957 Chevrolet India Ivory.

1955 Chevy pickup

1955 Chevy pickup


Robert Anderson entrusted his Ford pickup to Steve Legens at Legens Hot Rod Shop in Martin, Tenn. The shop customized and sandblasted the body to repaint it a custom-mix glossy green. Legens and painter Keenan Hailey chose PPG’s ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat along with water-compatible GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM™ D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat and D8372 Slow Hardener to earn a PPG Dream Car award.

PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. Goodguys is one of the world’s largest rod and custom associations, with more than 70,000 active members. For more information about PPG and its automotive refinish products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at www.ppgrefinish.com