Charley Hutton, noted custom car designer and painter, has been affiliated with PPG for the past several years. He is known for his unique designs and excellent paint work. These days he uses PPG’s Envirobase waterborne basecoat almost exclusively. Accentuating his use of water and design, Charlie received the highly prestigious 2013 Ridler Award, now in it’s 5oth anniversary. Given by Detroit Autorama, it commemorates Don Ridler, former promoter for Autorama car shows, who passed away in 1963. The award goes to the hot rod that exhibits the highest degree of creativity, engineering and design, exemplifying Don Ridler’s values.