Tuesday, January 23, 2018

GATS’ Pride & Polish draws pretty rides from far and wide


Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Judges recounted that the number of outstanding rigs made it hard to choose.
Above is a patriotic entrant. (Photo: DOROTHY COX)
Judges recounted that the number of outstanding rigs made it hard to choose. Above is a patriotic entrant. (Photo: DOROTHY COX)

DALLAS — Andy Zary’s ‘59 Purple Mack, Jake Lindamood’s two-tone 379 Peterbilt, Mitch Larson’s black-and-green, 2010 daycab 389 Peterbilt, Kevin McIntyre’s white-and-orange 1984 359 and Jonathan Eilen’s 2010 Peterbilt 389 dump combo took Best of Show trophies at the Great American Trucking Show’s annual Custom Rigs Pride & Polish truck beauty show here last week.

The annual truck beauty show’s entrants comprised 53 beautiful bobtails and combos, and although the Lone Star state had its share, some came from as far away as California, Michigan and Minnesota to participate.

The complete list of winners follows:

Working Bobtail  - First Show

1st Place - #333 – Rusty Whitson/Circle W Services, Elk City, OK – 2005 White Platinum Peterbilt 379

2nd Place – #338 – Russell Parrish, San Antonio, TX– 2000 Black Freightliner – “Memory of David Parrish”

3rd Place  - #341 – Voris Steward/VES Transport, Houston, TX – 1994 Black Kenworth W900 – “Redeemer”

Working Bobtail – 2006 & Newer

1st Place – #329 – Tuffy Yeary/K-R-Y Trucking, Weatherford, TX – 2010 Blue & Black Kenworth W900

2nd Place – #324 – Ron & Jan Huey/L.B. Trucking, Inc, Greensburg, IN – 2010 Warm Gray Metallic International ProStar Limited

3rd  Place  - #340 – Cory Jones, Atascosa, TX – 2007 Green Peterbilt 379 – “Hustle & Flow”

Working Bobtail – 2001-2005

1st Place – #323 – Bruce Smith/Tim Ables, Kilgore, TX – 2005 Brown & Tan Peterbilt 379

2nd Place – #320 – Bryan Lundberg, Murdock, MN – 2005 Black Kenworth W900L – “Diablo”

3rd Place - #322 – Rusty Conn, Augustine, TX – 2003 Black Peterbilt 379 – “Black Gold, Texas Tea”

Working Bobtail – 2000 & Older

1st Place – #327 – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI – 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Legend of the Black Pearl”

2nd Place – #321 – Rick Hernandez/Daniel Gil, San Antonio, TX – 1985 Blue Peterbilt 359 – “Old Blue”

3rd Place - #336 – Elvis Williamson, Poplarville, MS – 1995 Pink & White Peterbilt 379

Working Bobtail – Company Truck

1st Place – #339 – Mitch Larson/Pat Eilen Trucking, Hampton, MN – 2010 Black & Lime Green Peterbilt 389

2nd Place – #334 – Bill Sandvik/Sandvik Trucking, Valley Center, CA – 2005 Tan & Red Peterbilt 379

3rd Place – #325 – Don Powell/FFE Transportation Services, Ft. Worth, TX – 2010 White Freightliner C120

Antique - Bobtail

1st Place – #547 – Jimmy Wiley/K-R-Y Trucking, Weatherford, TX – 1986 Blue & Black Kenworth W900 – “Ol’ #4”

2nd Place – #548 – Alvin Garland/ K-R-Y Trucking, Weatherford, TX – 1978 Red & Brown Kenworth W900A

3rd Place  Tie – #517- C.O. Bruce, Blum, TX – 1969 Orange & Purple Peterbilt 359 – “The Orange Blossom Special”

3rd Place  Tie – #508 – Howard Henley, Ft Worth, TX – 1988 Yellow International Eagle

Antique – Specialized

1st Place – #509 – Eric Hardage, Garland, TX – 1963 Black Mack B-83 – “Big Dog”

2nd Place – #546 – Justin Smith/US Truck Parts, Inc, Dallas, TX – 1967 Black Mack B-61

3rd Place - #545 – Rick Shotts/US Truck Parts, Inc, Dallas, TX – 1959 Black Mack B-75

Working Combo – Company Truck

1st Place – #110 – David Kosar, Jr, Grand Prairie, TX – 2009 Blue Peterbilt 379/1998 Great Dane Van – “Just Passin Thru”

2nd Place  - #129 – Rick Crenshaw/J D Delivery Svc, Glenpool, OK – 1999 Primer Gray Peterbilt 379/1989 Great Dane Van

3rd Place – #130 – Victor Maiden/Stevens Transport, Dallas, TX – 2011 Black Kenworth T700/2011 Utility Reefer

Working Combo - 2001 & Newer

1st Place – #116 – Melissa Hall, Vonormy, TX – 2004 Black Peterbilt 379/2007 Clements Dump

2nd Place – #115 – Justin Hall – 2003 Blue Kenworth W900/2011 Wink Dump – “El Patron”

3rd Place – #117 – Jeremy Leavitt, LeGrand, CA – 2005 Red Peterbilt 379/2002 Western Drop Deck

Working Combo – 2000 & Older

1st Place – #112 – Ray Rodriguez, Jr/Lil Ray’s Transport, Salinas, CA – 1988 Purple & Lavender Peterbilt 379/2003 Flatbed – “Hardway”

2nd Place – #113 – Ray Rodriguez, Jr/Lil Ray’s Transport, Salinas, CA – 2000 Purple & Lavender Peterbilt 379/2006 Transcraft Flatbed – “El Patron”

3rd Place – #128 – Tommy Roach, Robert Lee, TX – 1999 White Peterbilt 379/2005 Wilson Flatbed – “Twang Thang”

Working Combo – Specialized

1st Place – #118 – Jonathan Eilen, Hampton, MN – 2010 Black & Orange Peterbilt 389/2007 Mac – “Iron Afflicted”

2nd Place – #114 – Jerry Cruz/Bill Hall Jr Trucking, San Antonio, TX – 2001 Baby Blue Peterbilt 379/2010 Wink Dump – “True Blue”

3rd Place – #119 – Jerry Redwine/Redwine Trucking, Nederland, TX – 2007 Blue Peterbilt 378/2007 Palmer Dump & Pup Trailers

Interior – Cab Only

1st Place – #118 – Jonathan Eilen, Hampton, MN – 2010 Black & Orange Peterbilt 389/2007 Mac – “Iron Afflicted”

2nd Place – #339 – Mitch Larson/Pat Eilen Trucking, Hampton, MN – 2010 Black & Lime Green Peterbilt 389

3rd Place - #323 – Bruce Smith/Tim Ables, Kilgore, TX – 2005 Brown & Tan Peterbilt 379

Interior – OEM Sleeper

1st Place – #327 – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI – 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Legend of the Black Pearl”

2nd Place  Tie – #324 – Ron & Jan Huey/L.B. Trucking, Inc, Greensburg, IN – 2010 Warm Gray Metallic International ProStar Limited

2nd Place  Tie –#334 – Bill Sandvik, Valley Center, CA – 2005 Tan & Red Peterbilt 379

3rd Place – #116 – Melissa Hall, Vonormy, TX – 2004 Black Peterbilt 379/2007 Clements Dump

Engine

1st Place – #118 – Jonathan Eilen, Hampton, MN – 2010 Black & Orange Peterbilt 389/2007 Mac – “Iron Afflicted”

2nd Place – #116 – Melissa Hall, Vonormy, TX – 2004 Black Peterbilt 379/2007 Clements Dump

3rd Place – #327 – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI – 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Legend of the Black Pearl”

Custom Paint – Bobtail

1st Place –#339 – Mitch Larson/Pat Eilen Trucking, Hampton, MN – 2010 Black & Lime Green Peterbilt 389

2nd Place – #327 – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI – 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Legend of the Black Pearl”

3rd Place –#340 – Cory Jones, Atascosa, TX – 2007 Green Peterbilt 379 – “Hustle & Flow”

Custom Paint – Combo

1st Place – #118 – Jonathan Eilen, Hampton, MN – 2010 Black & Orange Peterbilt 389/2007 Mac – “Iron Afflicted”

2nd Place – #112 – Ray Rodriguez, Jr/Lil Ray’s Transport, Salinas, CA – 1988 Purple & Lavender Peterbilt 379/2003 Flatbed – “Hardway”

3rd Place – #117 – Jeremy Leavitt, LeGrand, CA – 2005 Red Peterbilt 379/2002 Western Drop Deck

Builders Class – BEST OF SHOW - #543 - Kevin McIntyre/Outlaw Custom Trucks, Denver, CO – 1984 White Diamond & Sunset Orange Peterbilt 359

2nd Place - #542 – Bruce Smith/Thomas Ivy, Kilgore, TX – 1986 Blue Peterbilt 359 – “Ivy’s Poison”

3rd Place - #541 – Josh Foster/The Chrome Shop, Bald Knob, AR – 1984 Purple Peterbilt 359 – “Chrome Junkie”

Limited Mileage Bobtail- BEST OF SHOW - #505 – Andy Zary, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – 1959 Purple Mack B-61

2nd Place – #507 – Isaac Aguilar/Sandvik Trucking, Valley Center, CA – 1992 Burgundy Peterbilt 379 – “Still Deliriouz”

3rd Place – #516 – David Kosar, Sr, Dallas, TX – 2008 Red & White Peterbilt 389 – “A Touch of Class”

Limited Mileage Combo - BEST OF SHOW - #702 – Jake Lindamood, Irving, TX – 2007 Brown & Tan Peterbilt 379/2007 CPS Dump Trailer – “Pumped Up”

2nd Place – #701 - Jeff Hardage, Garland, TX – 1986 Black Peterbilt 359/2004 Utility Van – “Aggies Pride”

3rd Place – #703 – Gary Collins, ElDorado Springs, Mo – 1993 Red Kenworth W900/2000 Wabash Drop Deck Van – “Boss Racing”

BEST OF SHOW – WORKING BOBTAIL -#339 – Mitch Larson/Pat Eilen Trucking, Hampton, MN – 2010 Black & Lime Green Peterbilt 389

BEST OF SHOW – WORKING COMBO - #118 – Jonathan Eilen, Hampton, MN – 2010 Black & Orange Peterbilt 389/2007 Mac – “Iron Afflicted”

The event was sponsored by: Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions; Freightliner Daimler Trucks North America; Custom Rigs Magazine; 75 Chrome Shop; Alt Wheels; Chrome Shop Mafia; Elizabeth Truck Center; Hogebuilt; Howes Lubricator Products; Lincoln Chrome; PPG Industries; Sprint; Swift Transportation; Truckin’ For Kids; US Lube; and WTI Fenders.

Dorothy Cox of The Trucker staff may be contacted to comment at dlcox@thetrucker.com.

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