PPG has announced the 2009 appearance schedule for its Vibrance Collection show truck. The truck, a 75-foot 2007 Freightliner Coronado tractor-trailer rig, custom-painted in crowd-pleasing PPG Vibrance Collection colors, will make 21 stops at truck, car and hot rod shows and events in its March to November tour. PPG driver Chad Hook will be at the wheel guiding the truck to its cross-country appearances.
The schedule includes stops at long-time favorite events such as the 33rd Western Street Rod National in Bakersfield, CA, and the 40th Annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, KY, along with relatively new attractions like the 3rd Peak Chicagoland Nationals in Joliet, IL, and the 4th Nashville Nationals in Nashville, TN.
Larry Wood, chief designer for Hot Wheels, a Mattel, Inc. brand, created the truck’s stunning graphics. An 18-person crew from PPG’s Refinish Training, Product Marketing and Color Technical teams painted Wood’s design on to the truck.
The complete show schedule follows:
Louisville, KY 3/19 3/21 Mid America Truck Show
Del Mar, CA 4/3 4/5 9th Del Mar Rod & Custom Nationals
Bakersfield, CA 4/24 4/26 33rd Western Street Rod National
Springfield, MO 5/22 5/24 26th Mid-America Street Rod Nationals
Loveland, CO 6/5 6/7 12th Colorado Nationals
Indianapolis, IN 6/12 6/14 21st Hot Rod Nationals
St. Paul, MN 6/20 6/22 Back to the 50s
Nashville, TN 6/26 6/28 4th Nashville Nationals
Des Moines, IA 7/3 7/5 18th Heartland Nationals
Columbus, OH 7/10 7/12 12th Goodguys PPG Nationals
Syracuse, NY 7/17 7/19 Syracuse Nationals
Louisville, KY 8/8 8/9 40th Annual Street Rod Nationals
Richmond, VA 8/28 8/30 5th Richmond Nationals
Kansas City, KS 9/4 9/6 8th Mid Western Nationals
Kalamazoo, MI 9/11 9/13 31st Street Rod Nationals North
Joliet, IL 9/18 9/20 3rd Peak Chicagoland Nationals
Pocono, PA 9/25 9/27 5th Great American Nationals
Fort Worth, TX 10/2 10/4 17th Lone Star Nationals
Tampa, FL 10/9 10/11 22nd Southeast Street Rod Nationals
Bowling Green, KY 10/16 10/18 2nd Nostalgia Nationals
Charlotte, NC 10/30 11/1 16th Southeastern Nationals
For more information about the PPG Vibrance Collection Show Truck and the appearance schedule, call (440) 572-2800 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at www.ppgrefinish.com.