Mississauga, Ontario — November 5, 2013 — PPG Automotive will have a star-studded collection of celebrities on hand at their booth (#24501) during SEMA 2013.
The most colorful superstars of the custom car, motorcycle and drag racing worldâ€”Charley Hutton, Bobby Alloway, Tom and Mitch Kelly, Dave Perewitz and Kenny Youngbloodâ€”are set to appear at the PPG booth and theyâ€™ll be ready to discuss their work, sign autographs and talk about why they prefer using PPG products.
These talented painters are known for their creative use of colour, placing their work light years away from the ordinary. Each has his own distinctive style and flair, earning acclaim, respect and even a little bit of envy within the industry.
Charley Hutton has garnered a wealth of honours for his creative design schemes. His resume includes three prestigious Ridler Awards, several Street Rod of the Year and Custom Rod of the Year awards, an Americaâ€™s Most Beautiful Roadster award and many other major prizes. Huttonâ€™s standing in the painting universe was soundly established with appearances on the Discovery Channelâ€™s American Hot Rod, TLCâ€™s Overhaulin’ and on Hot Rod TV. His Nampa, Idaho-based shop, Charley Huttonâ€™s Color Studio, uses PPG Automotive Refinish products exclusively.
Cars that feature an edgy, aggressive stance are Bobby Allowayâ€™s specialty. He builds them at Allowayâ€™s Hot Rod Shop in Louisville, TN, where he blends automotive craftsmanship with muscle car attitude. Allowayâ€™s cars swagger with power and are usually painted black. His boatload of awards includes Americaâ€™s Most Beautiful Roadster, Goodguysâ€™ Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year and an exalted Ridler honor. He was named Builder of the Year at the Detroit Autorama in 2011 and has been inducted into the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame. The PPG DELTRON product line is Allowayâ€™s paint preference. Alloway will also appear at the Hot Rod Industry Alliance booth.
Tom and Mitch Kelly are the driving force behind Kelly & Son the Crazy Painters. The father-and-son teamâ€™s shopâ€”located in Bellflower, CAâ€”is a huge part of southern Californiaâ€™s cutting-edge car scene. Tom is a gifted striper and muralist, while his son Mitch is known for his fantastic, no-artistic-limits paint designs. The two have turned out dozens of custom trucks, dragsters, motorcycles and cars. The Kellys use the PPG VIBRANCE COLLECTION waterborne products to create their extraordinary colors.
Dave Perewitz, the â€œKing of Flames,â€ is one of Americaâ€™s top-echelon motorcycle builders and customizers. Perewitz Cycle Fabrication in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, turns out unique creations and exceptionally imaginative flame designs. Perewitz has taken part in the Discovery Channelâ€™s Biker Build-Off and recently started applying his custom concepts to street rods. Perewitz strongly favors PPG products for his work.
Kenny Youngblood is respected as one of drag racingâ€™s most prolific graphic artists and has been called “the father of modern day race-car designs.” Youngblood Motorsport Gallery in Orange, California, serves as a showcase for his work as well as that of other top artists in the field. His art has been seen on the pages of virtually every motorsport publication and featured on numerous TV shows including Monster Garage. His paintings can also be seen at the Hot Rod Grille in Las Vegas.
All SEMA attendees are welcome to the PPG booth to meet these standout artists. Check the schedule below for
Tuesday, Nov. 5
- 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art
- 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Bobby Alloway, Allowayâ€™s Hot Rod Shop
- 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Dave Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
Wednesday, Nov. 6
- 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Dave Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
- 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art
- 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
- 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Charley Hutton, Charley Huttonâ€™s Color Studio
Thursday, Nov. 7
- 9 a.m.-10:00m. Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
- 11 a.m.-12:00 m. Bobby Alloway, Allowayâ€™s Hot Rod Shop
- 1 p.m.-2:00m. Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art
Friday, Nov. 8
- 10 a.m.-11:00m. Charley Hutton, Charley Huttonâ€™s Color Studio
- 1 a.m.-2 a.m. Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
SEMA 2013 runs from Nov. 5-8, and is being hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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