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PPG announces 2017 Show Truck appearance schedule

PPG Show Truck and Driver Keith MacDonald

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 11, 2017 – The colorful PPG Show Truck will begin its 2017 tour of America on March 10, with the Goodguys 8th Spring Nationals at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. It’s the first of 20 appearances on the popular truck’s 2017 schedule, announced today by PPG. The appearances include car, truck and hot rod shows and events sponsored by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and other prominent automotive enthusiast groups.

The show truck, a massive 75-foot 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractor-trailer rig, sports a striking paint scheme created by Steve Breakfield and his creative team at Motorhead Racing and Design Co., in Charlotte, North Carolina. The unique motif is reminiscent of the American flag’s stars and stripes and displays the spirited colors, radical graphics and matchless special effects PPG’s products inspire and deliver. Gerber Collision & Glass in Grand Rapids, Michigan, executed Breakfield’s design using premium PPG DELFLEET® Evolution products including F3995 Epoxy Primer, the DBC Basecoat System and F3921 2.1 VOC Clearcoat.

This year Keith MacDonald of PPG will guide the truck. A veteran driver with more than 30 years of on-the-road experience, MacDonald is taking over the driver’s seat for the recently retired Chad Hook, who had been at the wheel since 1999. MacDonald will cover approximately 30,000–35,000 miles annually, steering the truck coast to coast.

PPG is inviting truck and car fans to visit the show truck wherever it stops. Amateur and professional custom car painters, builders and buffs will find the truck to be a great opportunity to learn about PPG’s array of paint products and the variety of techniques available to create outstanding finishes. The truck’s complete tour schedule follows.

8th Spring Nationals - WestWorld of Scottsdale
March 10–12 / Scottsdale, Arizona

7th Spring Lone Star Nationals - Texas Motor Speedway
March 17–19 / Fort Worth, Texas

35th All American Get-Together - Alameda County Fairgrounds
March 25–26 / Pleasanton, California

17th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals - Del Mar Fairgrounds
March 31–April 2 / Del Mar, California

3rd North Carolina Nationals - North Carolina State Fairgrounds
April 28–30 / Raleigh, North Carolina

12th Nashville Nationals - Nissan Stadium
May 19–21 / Nashville, Tennessee

25th East Coast Nationals - Dutchess County Fairgrounds
June 9–11 / Rhinebeck, New York

3rd Goodguys Day at the Hay - N. Haymarket Festival
June 17 / Lincoln, Nebraska

Back to the 50s - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
June 23–25 / St. Paul, Minnesota

26th Heartland Nationals - Iowa State Fairgrounds
June 30–July 2 / Des Moines, Iowa

20th Goodguys PPG Nationals - Ohio Expo Center
July 7–9 / Columbus, Ohio

Syracuse Nationals - New York State Fairgrounds
July 14–16 / Syracuse, New York

30th Pacific NW Nationals - Washington State Fair
July 28–30 / Puyallup, Washington

16th Great NW Nationals - Spokane County Fair Center
Aug. 18–20 / Spokane, Washington

20th Colorado Nationals - The Ranch Events Complex
Sept. 8–10 / Loveland, Colorado

UA Diesel Truck Nationals - Raceway Park
Sept. 16 / Englishtown, New Jersey

25th Lone Star Nationals - Texas Motor Speedway
Sept. 29–Oct. 1 / Fort Worth, Texas

20th Cruisin’ the Coast - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Oct. 4–8 / Biloxi, Mississippi

6th Nostalgia Nationals - Beach Bend Raceway Park
Oct. 13–15 / Bowling Green, Kentucky

20th Southwest Nationals - WestWorld of Scottsdale
Nov. 17–19 / Scottsdale, Arizona

Events and appearances are subject to change.

For more about PPG's automotive refinish products and the show truck’s 2017 appearances, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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Automotive Refinish