The ColorBond CLeo Award recognizes individuals who have shown excellence utilizing ColorBond car interior paint to restore, or restyle, the interior of any type of automobile including, trucks, muscle cars and classics. Award recipients receive the CLeo Crystal trophy, $500 and have their vehicle showcased in the ColorBond booth at the SEMA Show. They’re also provided with a space in the SEMA organized 100-car parade down the Las Vegas Strip.
The CLeo was established in 2014 to honor Leo Kagan, who was responsible for moving the SEMA Show in 1977 from Anaheim, California, to its current location in Las Vegas. Kagen is 102 years old and continues to work for ColorBond Automotive Paint. Past CLeo Award winners are Ken Bolen, Jay Van Houten, Carlos Medrano and Eddie Black.
ColorBond has announced that Steven Sampaga is the winner, having earned the 2019 ColorBond CLeo Award for the amazing transformation of his Nissan 350Z interior. This show car will be on display in ColorBond’s 2019 SEMA Show booth. Sampaga will be presented with the award in a special ceremony taking place at the ColorBond booth No. 24481, located in the Main Hall, at 12 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 2.
More information on the CLeo Award and ColorBond can be found here.