A PPG-painted 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubbletop was named the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup Ultimate Best of Show winner Aug. 8 at Circus Circus in Reno, Nevada. The award was presented during the final evening of the three-day Barrett-Jackson Reno Tahoe collector car auction. The car is owned by Randy and Lisa Wilcox and was built by Andy Leach at CAL Automotive Creations in Bennington, Nebraska.
The Chevy’s gleaming silver finish was applied by Charley Hutton of Charley Hutton’s Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho, using PPG Automotive Refinish products exclusively, according to PPG. Hutton used ENVIROBASE High Performance Basecoat, Magnesium Silver and DELTRON DCU2021 Urethane Clear gave the car its exterior luster.
The engine bay received Pepper Grey and was finished with GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM D8115 Matte Clearcoat. The interior was painted with custom-mixed Envirobase High Performance coatings to match the oxblood leather.
Hutton has won the Ridler Award three times (2005, 2007, 2013), and has received several Street Rod of the Year, Custom Rod of the Year and America’s Most Beautiful Roadster awards, along with many other top prizes. He established his painting credentials early in his career with appearances on the Discovery Channel’s American Hot Rod, TLC’s Overhaulin’ and on Hot Rod TV.
The Barrett-Jackson Cup was established in 2013. The Ultimate Best of Show award brought with it a prize package worth almost $60,000.