Ready, Set, Paint
PPG Automotive Refinish announces the Hot Wheels Spectraflame PAINT YOUR RIDE contest. Custom painters, car builders, and hot rod enthusiasts are encouraged to enter their vehicles by creating a paint scheme using any of the 12 vibrant colors from the Hot Wheels Spectraflame paint line, a co-branded line featuring the colors found on the popular Hot Wheels line of die-cast toy vehicles from Mattel, Inc. Hot Wheels Spectraflame colors are part of the spectacular array of custom finishes that can be found in the Vibrance Collection, a PPG brand.
The Grand Prize winner will be selected from 12 finalists and will be awarded an exclusive Hot Wheels 1/18-inch scale model trophy featuring their winning paint scheme, and will be invited as a PPG guest to bring their vehicle to the 2008 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas, to be featured in the PPG booth. The winning paint scheme will also be considered for use in a production of a selected Hot Wheels toy car to be introduced in 2009, manufactured and distributed by Mattel, Inc. In addition, the winning vehicle will be featured on a 2009 PPG calendar along with other finalists, and will appear in the PPG Repaint Reporter magazine.
"This contest should produce some excitement within the restoration industry," said Randy Cremeans, Manager of Collision Segments, North America, for PPG Automotive Refinish. "We anticipate that our custom finishers will create some spectacular designs with the unique selection of colors available through the PPG Vibrance Collection and the Hot Wheels Spectraflame paint line."
The 12 eye-popping Hot Wheels Spectraflame colors are aqua, medium sapphire, lime gold, rich yellow gold, bright emerald, anti-freeze green, orange, bright red, Hot Wheels blue, hot pink, light red watermelon, and purple.
Contestants must complete a PAINT YOUR RIDE entry form available at the PPG booth at Goodguys and NSRA events where PPG exhibits. Interested parties can also obtain an entry form and complete contest rules at www.ppgrefinish.com.
Tour De Pennzoil
The Pennzoil Platinum Ultimate Protection Tour has kicked off its nationwide tour that features an interactive 53-foot mobile display unit showcasing the benefits of Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic motor oil. Now in its third season, the tour will travel to more than 20 auto enthusiast events, select NASCAR races, and for the first time ever, three National Tractor Pull Association (NTPA) races.
The Pennzoil Platinum Ultimate Protection Tour features a cutaway engine, NASCAR exhibits, and a unique interactive display that showcases how Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic motor oil with adaptive molecules protects engines from heat, shear, and pressure. Visitors can also participate in an interactive game where they can race an adaptive molecule through heat, shear, and pressure chambers to win a prize.
"The Pennzoil Platinum Ultimate Protection Tour will continue to educate and drive home the benefits of using Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic motor oil," says Kris Hull, Pennzoil Platinum Brand Manager. "The tour's interactive display also provides us with an invaluable chance to engage our consumers and provide a fun-filled experience for the whole family."
At each stop of the tour, Pennzoil will also recognize a local auto enthusiast by awarding an individual with the Pennzoil Platinum prize. The Pennzoil Platinum prize honors enthusiasts who have made the ultimate commitment to protect one of their most prized investments-their cars. Winners receive a lifetime supply of Pennzoil Platinum motor oil along with the great honor of being inducted into the Pennzoil Platinum Hall of Fame located at Pennzoil.com.
For more information about the Pennzoil Platinum Ultimate Protection Tour and the benefits of full synthetic motor oil, visit www.pennzoil.com or www.pennzoilplatinum.com.
For The Kids
Edelbrock places the highest value in ongoing education and future commitment to the automotive industry. Through the generosity of the employees of Edelbrock and a match by the corporation, the Vic and Nancy Edelbrock Employee Scholarship Fund supports local students in local communities. Edelbrock is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2007 Vic and Nancy Edelbrock Employee Scholarship Award Fund.
Torrance High students Anthony Pedrerra, Zach Alcott, and Justin Moretta were announced by Edelbrock CEO Vic Edelbrock and his wife, Nancy,, along with daughter Christi Edelbrock, who are all board members. Torrance City Council Member Tom Southerland, School Board President Heidi Ashcraft, Torrance Principal John O'Brien, and Torrance Superintendent George Mannon were also present. Each student received a $650 scholarship, an Edelbrock letterman jacket, and a copy of the book, Edelbrock: Made in USA, signed by the Edelbrock family.
Anthony Pedrerra is an example of drive and ambition who lost his father at an early age. His passion for everything mechanical started at age 12 with the purchase of a Honda Trail 90. By the age of 14, Anthony had enough experience under his belt to provide oil changes and brakes jobs on his friends' and family's cars. Now 18, Anthony has rebuilt four motors and is on his way to UTI (Universal Technical Institute) to focus on general automotive and diesel.
Zach Alcott is one of the top students in his automotive class and will be attending UTI with a focus on OE repair and service with a goal to one day drive race cars on a competitive level. Zach feels that this scholarship will certainly help launch him into a rewarding career in the automotive field.
Justin Moreta, an Eagle Scout and volunteer who works with mentally handicapped and autistic children, has already proven he has an uncommon dedication for a high school senior. Justin is a hardworking student who will attend UTI with the goal of graduating at the head of his class.
Vic Edelbrock, Chairman and CEO of Edelbrock Corporation, commented, "Now in its fifth year, this scholarship supports our local high schools and these future automotive technicians. The excitement level for this industry and the love of the automobile will be carried on in America by the efforts of young enthusiasts. It's really great to see these students recognize the value of working in the automotive industry. This is the next generation that will drive the passion for generations ahead, and Edelbrock is proud to support them."
Looking to get a head start on your car show plans? Well, if your plans call for a trip to a CASI event in the near future, you might want to take a look at the new 2007-08 show schedule. After all, you don't want to submit that two weeks in advance vacation slip to the boss too late and miss out on the fun, now do you?