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PPG-Painted ‘Olds Cool’ Wins Additional Award

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Aug. 19, 2016—A 1939 Oldsmobile Series 60 convertible, named “Olds Cool,” painted by Charley Hutton using PPG products, won the Hot August Nights Cup on Aug. 6, PPG announced Thursday. 

“Olds Cool” is owned by Billy and Debbie Thomas of Robstown, Texas, and recently took home top honors at the 19th annual Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio.  

Hot August Nights, a car competition in Reno, Nev., is a entertainment and classic car show with more than 6,000 vehicles on display. It ran from Aug. 2-7. Only 50 vehicles from across the country were allowed to partake in the competition, judged by Steve Mank, co-host of Spike TV’s Muscle Car; Reggie Tibbits, co-owner of the SuperNationals car show in Albuquerque; and Eddie Potestio, owner of Eddie’s Rods & Customs. More than $100,000 in cash and prizes were up for grabs for the top ten cars. PPG-painted vehicles took 5 of the top ten honors in the competition. 

“Olds Cool” was painted by Hutton with a variety of PPG products including Vibrance Collection VP2050 High Build Primer, Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat and ECS Sealer, Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat. Hutton also used a special custom mix of tints and toners to achieve the “Kona Brown” finish.

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