Las Vegas, Nevada — August 15, 2016 — With the sixth season of the hugely popular History Channel reality TV series ‘Counting Cars’ set to hit screens across Canada later this month, avid watchers of the show may notice a familiar brand returning to the fold for yet another year.
Matrix Automotive Finishes, a subsidiary of Valspar Automotive, is once again the official paint provider of the show, which follows the work of Danny “The Count” Koker and his team at Count’s Kustoms as they attempt to transform old, run-down beaters into custom, souped-up hot rods.
Having enjoyed a long working relationship with the shop over the years, Valspar representative Laura Yerkey noted the brand enjoyed partnering up with Koker once again on this latest season of the show.
“Our history with Count’s Kustoms goes way back … long before they were famous,” Yerkey said. “Danny’s shop and specialty painter, Ryan Evans, have been using Matrix for more than a decade. They continually create world-renowned paint jobs with Matrix.”
Evans was instrumental in bringing Matrix on board five seasons ago. After bouncing from company to company for several different products year after year, Evans decided enough was enough and so he began searching for one supplier to provide everything the shop would need moving forward.
“I’ve used just about every manufacturer’s paint (over the years),” Evans said. “Sixteen years ago, at Count’s Kustoms, we were lost. We didn’t know who to use. We used this company’s base, that company’s primer, and another company’s clear. Nobody wants to do that. Everybody really wants to work with one system because they’re all made to go with each other.
Apparently, Evans liked what he saw in Matrix.
“I started with clearcoats, then as time went on (Matrix) started bringing me basecoats and (they) knocked it out of the park. Their sealers, same thing. This was starting to really build into a solid system from bare metal up. Then I saw their custom colours and was blown away. (They) can make you anything you want – candies, pearls, multi-layer tri-stages. Finally, I found that complete system that covers everything.”
The new season of ‘Counting Cars’ kicks off on History Channel Canada on August 29, with the opening episode ‘Sweet Lambo of Mine’ airing at 9 p.m. EST. For more information about Matrix, visit matrixsystem.com.