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30th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs to be held May 17-19 in Joplin, Mo.

Shown is Jerry Heiderscheit’s 2003 Peterbilt 379, the 2010 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Best of Show winner. Owner-operators will be coming from across the U.S. and Canada to participate in the 30th Annual SuperRigs contest in Joplin, Mo., May 17-19.

The Trucker News Services

2/29/2012

JOPLIN, Mo. — The 30th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest will be held here May 17-19 at the Speedco. Cash and prizes will total more than $25,000.

Shell Rotella SuperRigs will also feature a number of fun and entertaining events for drivers, their families and the entire community.  A truck parade will be held in downtown Joplin, as well as concerts and fireworks.

The SuperRigs event will be held adjacent to Speedco’s Joplin store, which is located just off Route I-44 at Exit 11.  Speedco also will be holding a grand re-opening celebration for its Joplin location, which was severely damaged by last year’s devastating tornado. 

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More details about concerts, special events and prizes to be awarded at the 30th annual event will be announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show March 23-25 in Louisville, Ky.

The SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner-operators from across the United States and Canada will compete for cash and prizes.  Additionally, 12 lucky drivers will be selected to have their trucks featured in the 2013 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.  Every entrant in the contest will receive a gift package valued at more than $50 while supplies last.

Trucks are judged by industry professionals who work for major trucking publications and broadcast companies.  Judges score the rigs on exterior appearance, design, detail/finish, originality and workmanship.  In total, 18 working trucks receive awards for categories such as Best of Show, Tractor, Tractor/Trailer Combination and Classic categories.

Dorothy Cox of The Trucker staff can be reached to comment on this article at dlcox@thetrucker.com.

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