Leading the way along this summer's 2006 PPG Street Rodder Road Tour is a head-turning '34 Chevy coupe built by premiere hot rod and custom car designer Boyd Coddington and his Hot Rod Shop in La Habra, California. Featuring a stunning paint finish from PPG's Vibrance Collection TM ,the hot coupe reflects the annual tour's intent to showcase the quality and drivability of parts and accessories available for custom rod building.
Coddington's special creation is built on a Roadster Shop chassis with Heidt's 4-wheel independent suspension. The coupe runs a small-block Chevy 350 with a Ram Jet PFI induction system and Gear Star 200-R4 transmission. Marcel's Custom Metal built the aluminum hood and hood sides for the Outlaw fiberglass body. Finishing off the vehicle is an awesome coppery-orange paint color from PPG called "Lion's Mane." The dazzling color, specifically chosen for this special vehicle, is part of the Radiance (R) II line from the Vibrance Collection.
Street Rodder magazine's Road Tour concept was initiated eleven years ago, and for ten years PPG paint has been featured on these showcase cars. After ten successful years of touring in ten unique vehicles, the Road Tour is expanding this year to allow readers to become directly involved in the program. Six, week-long vacation tours have been mapped, so street rod enthusiasts can travel with the tour in their own vehicles. For more information on the summer's remaining tours, visit www.ppgrefinish.com or www.streetrodderweb.com/roadtour.
The official PPG Street Rodder Road Tour '34 Chevy will also be on display at the PPG Blue Suede Cruise in Norwalk, Ohio, July 29-30; the 37th Annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, August 3-6; the NSRA Nationals North in Kalamazoo, Michigan, September 15-17; and the NSRA Golden State Nationals in Sacramento, California, October 6-8. And don't miss seeing the build of this special street rod on TV, soon to be featured on the Discovery Channel's "American Hot Rod".