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Shell Rotella SuperRigs comes to historic Lexington, Va.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Trucks like the one above will take center stage during Shell SuperRigs, the premier truck beauty contest for working trucks.
Trucks like the one above will take center stage during Shell SuperRigs, the premier truck beauty contest for working trucks.

The 28th Shell Rotella SuperRigs will be held in the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia from June 10-12 at the LEE HI Travel Plaza in Lexington, Va. Shell Rotella SuperRigs, the premier truck beauty contest, will feature a number of fun and entertaining events for drivers, their families, and the entire community.

Some exciting events taking place include Trucker’s Movie Night featuring Smokey and the Bandit at one of the last Drive-in Movie theaters left in America on Thursday, June 10.  As a show of support and interest in Shell Rotella SuperRigs, the local community is organizing a parade on Friday night which will showcase some of the contest entrants and a special collection of antique trucks as well as local community and civic organizations.  The parade will proceed through downtown Lexington and end at LEE HI Travel Plaza where a spectacular fireworks show will kick off the Big Rig light contest.

A carnival will be held daily during SuperRigs at the LEE HI Travel Plaza.  The schedule is as follows: Thursday, June 10, 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Friday, June 11, 7 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 12 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.  There will be a different band playing each night and the Big Rig Lights Contest is scheduled for Friday night.  Additional details will be announced as they become available.

The Shell Rotella 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 valued at $25,000.  Additionally, 12 lucky drivers will be selected to have their trucks featured in the 2011 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.  Every entrant in the contest will be awarded with 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, 25 working trucks receive awards for categories such as Best of Show, Tractor, Tractor/Trailer Combination and Classic categories.

Lexington and the Rockbridge Area

Lexington, founded in 1777, is home to Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute. 

Dorothy Cox of The Trucker staff may be reached to comment on this article at

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