DAILY NEWS Nov 14, 2012 9:00 AM - 0 comments

BASF sponsors auction at Autoshow Charity Gala

Camaro ZL1 will showcase BASF's custom paint solutions

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bodyshopbiz.com 2012-11-14

BASF Canada’s coatings division will sponsor the Canadian International Autoshow’s 40th Anniversary Charity Gala on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This year’s charity auction will feature a limited-edition Camaro ZL1 that has received a professional BASF custom paint job with Tribute graphics designed and applied by renowned artist Ron Gibbs.

R-M, a BASF Coatings paint brand, will showcase CARIZZMA Colors, a premium special-effect paint system. In addition to offering custom painters an exciting new range of colours, this product provides a spectacular tuning finish and its waterborne properties help make it environmentally friendly.

“Visitors to the auction will be captivated by the car’s distinctive colour and finish,” says Harry Dhanjal, business manager, refinish solutions, BASF Canada. “The high-quality pigments and other materials used in R-M’s Onyx systems create some of the cleanest and brightest colours imaginable.”

The total value of these unique graphics and paint alone is more than $30,000.

In celebration of the show’s 40th anniversary, the event will include special presentations from celebrity guests Dan Aykroyd and Mike Bullard, as well as Canadian racing greats Scott Goodyear, Alex Tagliani, and Paul Tracy.

Proceeds from the event will further the works of the Toronto Automobile Dealers Foundation (TADF), in support of causes such as the Ronald McDonald House, the Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian Safe Schools Network.

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