JF Launier’s BASF-painted ‘Andiamo’ receives dual awards

The award-winning 'Andiamo,' painted a custom red from R-M Onyx HD.

By Mike Davey

Pomona, California — February 10, 2016 — JF Launier and his company JF Kustoms have done it again. We first encountered Launier when his custom build, the 1964 Buick Riviera “Rivision,” took home the Ridler award in 2014. This time he’s made the news with another award-winning build.

Launier’s 1967 Pontiac Acadian, “Andiamo,” has won two awards at the Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS), held in Pomona, California. Now in its 67th year, GNRS is the longest running indoor car show in the world. With more than 500 vehicles competing you had better believe competition was stiff, but “Andiamo” took dual prizes for Best Street Machine and Best in Class.

Even more impressive: the entire build took just seven months.

“The idea that our build quality for a competitive street machine is also an award winning show car is over the top,” says Launier. “The paint colour was a special blend specifically developed for the car. We’ve nicknamed the colour Italian Passion.”

“Andiamo” was painted with a custom red from R-M Onyx HD. The R-M line is produced by BASF.

“JF is a true craftsman,” says Mike Freeman, R-M Market Segment Manager for BASF. “We’re very proud to be a part of another award-winning creation.”

For more information on JF Kustoms, please visit jfkustoms.com.

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