Texas leads Pride & Polish winners

Published September, 17 2009

When Overdrive’s Pride & Polish awards ceremony concluded last Saturday at the Great American Trucking Show, the winners list contained many trucks and names new to competition, including several from Texas.

“We had nearly 50 custom rigs here at the Great American Trucking Show,” said Diana Owens, the overseer of show-truck registrations and the awards list. “There’s quite a contingency from Texas and a number of new builds. What surprised us was the level of quality of the Texans showed here at Pride & Polish.”

This year’s Pride & Polish set a new level for creativity and quality according to many truck beauty show regulars and the Pride & Polish organizing staff.

“What we saw here this weekend is an incredible number of really fine custom rigs from everyday working rigs to the all-out custom rigs,” says Bruce Smith, editor of Custom Rigs.

Show attendees had a chance to scope out rigs built by the Texas Chrome Shop (Project 1) and Chrome Shop Mafia (Ivy’s Poison), as well as working-class combos owned by Lindamood Demolition, Farmers Oil, Hall’s Trucking, Z-Bar Transportation and Jade Transport, to name a few.

More stories about the Pride & Polish show can be found at www.customrigsmag.com. Here’s a complete list of 2009 GATS winners at Overdrive’s Pride & Polish:

BEST OF SHOW WORKING BOBTAIL
Floyd Moore, Cagle Rock Trucking, 2000 Peterbilt 379

BEST OF SHOW WORKING COMBO
Brad Johnson, Lindamood Demolition, 2007 Peterbilt 379 with a 2008 CPS round bottom dump

BEST LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL
Roland Mendez, Texas Chrome Shop, 1997 Peterbilt 379

BEST LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO
Jeremey Graves, Farmers Oil, 2007 Peterbilt 379 with a 2008 Mississippi tank

PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER
Jeremey Graves, Farmers Oil, 2007 Peterbilt 379 with a 2008 Mississippi tank

ROADWORKS BEST USE OF CHROME
Larry Swingle, Kenny Year Trucking, 1978 Kenworth W900

TRUK RODZ BEST THEME
Jerry Kissinger, 1991 Mac Superliner with a 2006 Great Dane reefer

FIRESTONE’S MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED CAB
Roland Mendez, Texas Chrome Shop, 1997 Peterbilt 379

VALLEY CHROME PLATING BUMPER TO BUMPER AWARD
Pete Zamora, Z-Bar Transportation, 2002 Peterbilt 379 with a 2006 CTS end dump

CLASS WINNERS

WORKING BOBTAIL
FIRST Mike Bresino. Lindamood Demolition, 2006 Pete 379
SECOND Floyd Moore, Cagle Rock Trucking, 2000 Peterbilt 379
THIRD J.R. Schleuger, Lifetime Nut Covers, 2003 Kenworth W900

NEW TRUCK BOBTAIL, UNDER 75,000 MILES
FIRST New Venture Award, Kenny and Stacy Yeary, 2010 Kenworth W900
SECOND Victor Maiden, Stevens Transport, 2010 Kenworth T660

FIRST SHOW BOBTAIL
FIRST Rising Star Award, Elvis Williamson, Southern Miss Trucking, 1995 Peterbilt 379
SECOND Mark Elkins, William Parker, 1988 Peterbilt 379
THIRD Michael Holland, 2007 Peterbilt 379

ANTIQUE, NON-WORKING
FIRST Grand Antique, Jimmy Wiley, Kenny Yeary Trucking, 1986 Kenworth W900
SECOND Larry Swingle, Kenny Yeary Trucking, 1978 Kenworth W900
THIRD Justin Smith, US Truck Parts, 1967 Mack B61

WORKING COMBO 2002 & OLDER
FIRST Kelly Ast, 1987 Peterbilt 359 extended hood with a 2010 Timpte grain trailer
SECOND James McPherson, Lindamood Demolition, 2002 Peterbilt 379 with a 2008 Reitnouer flatbed
THIRD Tommy Roach, 1999 Peterbilt 379 extended hood with a 2005 Wilson CF-900 flatbed

WORKING COMBO 2003 & NEWER
FIRST Jonathan Dyck, Jade Transport, 2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy with a 2000 Polar tanker
SECOND David Kosar Jr., Rite Way, 2007 Peterbilt 379 with a 1998 Great Dane
THIRD Greg Wood, 2004 Peterbilt 379 with a 2006 Timpte hopper bottom

SPECIALIZED COMBO
FIRST Brad Johnson, Lindamood Demolition, 2007 Peterbilt 379 with a 2008 CPS round bottom dump
SECOND Pete Zamora, Z-Bar Transportation, 2002 Peterbilt 379 with a 2006 CTS end dump
THIRD Henry Hall, Halls Trucking of Texas, 2004 Peterbilt 379 with a 2007 Clements dump

FIRST SHOW COMBO
FIRST Rising Star Award, Justin Hall, 2003 Kenworth W900L studio with a 2008 Clement Starlite dump
SECOND Bill Hall Jr., 2004 Green Peterbilt 379 with a 2000 Travis Powerlite end dump
THIRD Tie Larry Payne 2005 Peterbilt 379 with a 2007 Barret Livestock Trailer; Cody Lindamood, Lindamood Demolition, 2000 Peterbilt 379 with a 2000 J & J dump

INTERIOR, CAB ONLY
FIRST Jake Lindamood, Lindamood Demolition, 2007 Peterbilt 379 with a 2008 CPS round bottom dump
SECOND Kenny Ast, 1987 Peterbilt 379 extended hood with a 2010 Timpte grain trailer
THIRD Jonathan Dyck, Jade Transport, 2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy with a 2000 Polar tanker

INTERIOR, OEM SLEEPER
FIRST Henry Hall, Hall’s Trucking of Texas, 2004 Peterbilt 379 with a 2007 Clements dump
SECOND Kenny Yeary, 2010 Kenworth W900
THIRD Floyd Moore, Cagle Rock Trucking, 2000 Peterbilt 379

MOBIL DELVAC WORKING ENGINE CLASS
FIRST Jake Lindamood, Lindamood Demolition, 2007 Peterbilt 379 with a 2008 CPS round bottom dump
SECOND Pete Zamora, Z-Bar Trucking, 2002 Peterbilt 379 with a 2006 CPS end dump
THIRD Henry Hall, Hall’s Trucking of Texas, 2004 Peterbilt 379 with a 2007 Clements dump

BOBTAIL CUSTOM PAINT & GRAPHICS OR MURAL
FIRST Kenny Yeary, 2010 Kenworth W900
SECOND Floyd Moore, Cagle Rock Trucking, 2000 Peterbilt 379

COMBO CUSTOM PAINT & GRAPHICS OR MURAL
FIRST Jake Lindamood, Lindamood Demolition, 2007 Peterbilt 379 with a 2008 CPS round bottom dump
SECOND Pete Zamora, Z-Bar Trucking, 2002 Peterbilt 379 with a 2006 CPS end dump
THIRD Jonathan Dyck, Jade Transport, 2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy with a 2000 Polar tanker

LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL
SECOND Isaac Aguilar, Sandvik Trucking, 1992 Peterbilt 379
THIRD Thomas Ivy, 1986 Peterbilt 359

LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO
SECOND Jerry Kissinger, 1991 Mac Superliner with a 2006 Great Dane reefer
THIRD RJ Martin, Taylor Transportation, 2007 Peterbilt 379 with a 2008 Mac flatbed

MOBIL DELVAC BEST LIMITED MILEAGE TRUCK ENGINE
Isaac Aguilar, Sandvik Trucking, 1992 Peterbilt 379

PRIDE & POLISH BEST LIMITED MILEAGE INTERIOR
Roland Mendez, Texas Chrome Shop, 1997 Peterbilt 379

PRIDE & POLISH BEST LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL PAINT
Thomas Ivy, 1986 Peterbilt 359

PRIDE & POLISH BEST LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO PAINT
Jeremey Graves, Farmers Oil, 2007 Peterbilt 379 with a 2008 Mississippi tank

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10-4 Magazine; 75 Chrome Shop; Custom Rigs Magazine; Dynaflex Exhaust Technologies; Firestone; Howes Lubricator Products; Truk Rodz by Jones Performance; Mobil Delvac; OOIDA; Overdrive Magazine; Overdrive Radio Network; PPG; Rand McNally; Roadworks Manufacturing; Rockwood Products; Valley Chrome/Wingmaster; and WTI Fenders.

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