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Vic Beasley’s Camaro wins the 2017 Cleo Award
Malcolm Johnson, CEO of ColorBond Automotive Paint is pleased to announce the fourth annual recipient of the Cleo Interior Restoration Trophy. This year’s winner of the prestigious award is Mr. Eddie Black, owner of Blacks Body Shop located in Adairville, Georgia. Eddie customized a 2012 Camaro for Vic Beasley, an NFL All Star outside Linebacker who plays for the Atlanta Falcons.
Eddie Black painted the interior Lamborghini Orange and Purple with ColorBond LVP and no interior replacements part were used . All components are original. The exterior is painted with Tri Color Diamont Systems, donated by Southeastern P&B, The vivid colors honor Mr. Beasley’s alma mater, Clemson University 350-man hours that were spent on this project and reflect the artistry and dedication of Mr. Black and his staff.
The Cleo was established in 2012 to honor SEMA hall of famer and longtime SEMA member Leo Kagan. Leo was responsible for moving the SEMA show in 1977 from Anaheim to Las Vegas. Leo is 101 years young, has participated in 51 SEMA shows and will present the trophy in the ColorBond Booth, at SEMA. Booth 23889 Main Hall.
The Cleo Crystal Trophy and a $500 check is awarded to the individual who best utilizes ColorBond paint to restore the interior of an automobile. Past vehicles include a 1967 Cadillac Deville that was owned by associate of the Las Vegas “Rat Pack “, and a 1953 Rolls Royce. Last year’s winner, Carlos Medaro tuned his 2013 wide body Honda and will also be present to award the trophy.
This year’s award will take place at SEMA on Wednesday Nov 1, 2017 in the ColorBond Booth, 23889 Main Hall at 1:00 PM A birthday celebration for Mr. Kagan will immediately follow the presentation. All are invited.
For more information contact ColorBond at 877-882-6567.