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PPG-Painted Ford Coupe Wins Custom Car Award

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April 4, 2013—A 1940 Ford Coupe featuring a PPG paint finish by Charley Hutton has won the 2013 Ridler Award at the Detroit Autorama.

The Ridler Award is presented to the most outstanding car or truck making its debut appearance at the Detroit Autorama, held March 8-10 in Detroit.

This is the third time in six years that a PPG-finished entry has won the award.

The Coupe, named “Checkered Past,” is owned by Ron and Deb Cizek of Bennington, Neb., and was built by Andy Leach of Cal Automotive Creations in Omaha, Neb.

Hutton, a noted painter in the custom car world, did the paint work at his shop, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio, in Nampa, Idaho, where he created and mixed the red and gold custom colors using PPG waterborne Envirobase products.

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