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‘12 Days of Paint Jobs’ celebrates automotive art

Kyle Petty picks the winners in contest for Maaco painters


The folks who paint cars at Maaco have had an opportunity to show their artistic creativity while celebrating the holiday season in the “12 Days of Paint Jobs” competition being staged by the company and NASCAR celebrity Kyle Petty.

“It’s one thing to add a wreath or antlers to your car to celebrate the season,” Maaco notes in its news release, “but the painters at Maaco are taking it to a whole new level with holiday-themed hood designs.”

LKQ, which recycles automotive parts, donated the hoods for the contest.

Just imagine the holiday spirit you could create driving around town with this on the front of your Camry,” Petty is quoted in the news release. “There are some really creative, talented painters at Maaco who developed these designs. I’d love to have one of these to hang in my garage.”

Petty reviewed the creative entries from Maaco locations across the country to pick his favorites based on design, talent and technique. The winners are:  the next paragraph does not follow 

Petty’s picks from among the entries from Maaco shops across the country are No. 1, Maaco Burleson, Texas; No. 2, Maaco Kirkwood, Missouri; and No. 3, Maaco Greenville North Carolina.

“All of these paint schemes were amazing,” he added. “You can tell from the detailed designs and incredible technique that it took more than 12 days to paint these hoods! 

“I selected the Maaco Greenville hood because of their excellent ghosting technique with the stars and tree line. I picked the Maaco Kirkwood entry because it told a story of coming home for Christmas. And I chose the winner, Maaco Burleson because of the details of Santa’s Workshop – and it featured my favorite paint color, Petty Blue!”

Maaco Burleson owner/operator Helmuth Mayer offers a “special shout out to Monique Hayes, Mary Acly, and Roy Robles, who spent several hours on this holiday hood. As a locally owned and operated business, we are a close-knit team, so it’s always exciting when we have an opportunity to have some fun together outside of the business.”

Maaco has more than 400 franchise outlets across the United States and Canada.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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