Matrix System Automotive Finishes has concluded its 2013 “Award Winning Finishes” Calendar Contest. This year the competition included many remarkable entries and similar to years past, the vehicles were designed and painted by restoration, custom, and body shop painters nationwide.
This year, winners were judged based on finish quality, technical difficulty, design originality, and artistic merit. Twelve winners were selected with first place receiving $750 of Matrix System products and a featured spot inside the calendar. The 2013 Calendar Winners include 1st Place Winner Carl Casey of Casey Customs, Verona, MO for his 1956 Chevy Cadillac; 2nd Place Winner Sam Shriver of Paintz by Sam, Plain City, OH, for his 2008 Harley Davidson Street Glide; and 3rd Place Winner Mark Stoecker, West Melbourne, FL for his 1932 Ford Coupe.
Also winning spots in the calendar include Chris Henrietta – Gooding, ID; Ed Sandy of Sandy’s Custom Painting – Uniondale, PA; Jerry Parish – Edmund, OK; Gary Zabrowski, Boogie’s Custom Creations – Riverview, MI; Pat Paldino – Worcester, MA; Art Hobbes, Hobbes Auto Body – Shasta Lake, CA; Colby Valenti & Shannon Parker, Parker Brothers Concepts – Melbourne, FL; John Patterson – Ypsilanti, MI; and Lamar Nolley, Weber’s Paint & Body – Cleveland, NC.
Honourable Mentions were awarded to Jerry McReath – Falkville, AL; Chris Von Chytry, Mad Professor Customs – Detroit, MI; Bruce Mann – White Lake, MI; Rene Cueva, Cueva Custom Paint – Canyon Lake, TX; Don Marecle, Patty’s Rod Shop – Cullman, AL; and Dan Lappin – Brownstown, MI.
”I am extremely impressed with the entries that we received this year,” states Dave Brunori, executive vice-president. “Our customers continue to make us proud by displaying and showing off their high quality Matrix System paint jobs. It’s amazing to see how far we have come as a company that started manufacturing low cost products nearly 30 years ago.”