September 09, 2022

Announcement: Third Annual Hood Master Challenge

Third Annual Hood Master Challenge to be held downtown Indianapolis on Friday, October 7, 2022

Unique art event will put the talent of automotive professionals and collision repair students to the test again, while raising funds to benefit an educational grant for students.

2022 Hood Master Challenge Logo from FinishMaster

September 09, 2022- Indianapolis, Indiana – FinishMaster announces the third annual Hood Master Challenge, PiN Master Student Challenge, and annual fundraiser for students; free and open to the public.

Are you ready? Hood Master is less than a month away! Join the FinishMaster team, a panel of industry expert judges, Hood Master challengers and more on Friday, October 7, 2022, downtown Indianapolis, at The Alexander Hotel from 6-8 PM ET. Experience the art exhibit atmosphere showcasing talent from all over the country, complete with beautifully painted mini car hoods from industry painters and refinished and painted bowling pins from collision repair students.

The Alexander Hotel - Indianapolis

Through the support of CREF (Collision Repair Education Foundation), a national nonprofit organization who supports and gives back to high school and college collision school programs, FinishMaster is delighted to host the PiN Master challenge again at Hood Master. Collision repair students in high school and college repair, design, and paint retired bowling pins for a chance to win industry-related prizes that help better prepare them for their careers in the automotive industry.

Hood Master attendees will also be able to help support CREF while at the event through the FinishMaster Fundraiser. They will have a chance to win some incredible prizes like custom-painted pieces and mini hoods, tickets to sporting events and more, all while donating towards a great cause. All proceeds from the evening’s event will go directly to a FinishMaster educational grant for CREF to support collision repair programs in need.

2021 Hood Master Event Group Shot

Attendees will be able to view incredible one-of-a-kind art pieces, participate in an online auction and an in-person fundraiser, practice their spray gun skills in the virtual spray booth, plus activities for the kids to enjoy and more. If you are a car and art enthusiast or just like to have fun, you don’t want to miss this event. All are invited to join FinishMaster and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) to come and see the hidden talent the automotive industry has to offer. Find out who has what it takes to be a winner for the 2022 Hood Master & PiN Master Challenges!

This exhibit is free and open to the public for individuals of all ages. Attendees are asked to reserve their spot at

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2022 Hood Master Sponsors

FinishMaster is the leading national distributor of paint, coatings, and related materials for the automotive and industrial finishing industries. Our mission is to provide quality products, reliable delivery and a steadfast commitment to our customers and their continued success.