While some large companies shy away from pulling out all the stops at SEMA, PPG zigs, while many others zag and the results are always highly favorable, Fronzaglia-Murray said. “SEMA is one of the best events out there where we can connect with the people who use our products every day,” she said. “We enjoy the entire process of ‘talking paint’ with these top painters and find out what we can do in order to help them achieve outstanding colors and finishes. This year, we deciced to invite all painters to join in the fun and excitement of what you can do with PPG paint and enabling others to share their inspiration with us on Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #ppgunleashed.
A pair of Impalas and a Cadillac painted in lowrider style also stole the show this year in the PPG booth at SEMA. “Paul Stoll and Frank Ramos did a tremendous job with this amazing red Cadillac, as well as Richie Valles with his lowrider Impala. And we can't forget Pete “Hot Dog” Finlan with his Impala all done in a bright white but with Pete Finlan touches all over the vehicle.”
It was a who’s who of top name car painters this year, including Tom and Mitch Kelly of Kelly & Son Crazy Painters; Bob Tasca of Tasca Racing; Charley Hutton of Charley Hutton’s Color Studio; Kenny Youngblood of Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery; Allysa Rose, Mark Worman and Will Scott of “Graveyard Carz;” Bobby Alloway of Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop.