Shell Rotella SuperRigs ’08 25th anniversary calendar hot off the press

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The Shell Rotella SuperRigs 2008 25th anniversary calendar is now available. Included in this year’s calendar is a 25th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs commemorative DVD. Filmed in Joplin, Mo., the video chronicles all three days of the silver anniversary event.

Drivers can pull into any participating oil change facility this November for a Shell Rotella T oil change (minimum 10 gallons) and receive a free calendar. The offer is good through the end of the month or while supplies last.

This year was one of the biggest ever for SuperRigs, with almost 120 trucks entering the beauty contest for active trucks. Owner-operators from the United States and Canada competed for $25,000 in cash prizes and a spot on the cover of this year’s calendar. Curtis Christians of Rockford, Mo., captured “Best of Show” honors, taking home a cash prize of $10,000 for his 2005 Peterbilt 379 tractor and 2005 Great Dane trailer combination.

A select group of 12 other truckers also appear beside their trucks in the calendar. A special addition to the back cover of this year’s calendar includes the before-and-after images of Bob and Geri Martin’s 1995 Peterbilt 379, which received a $50,000 truck makeover from Shell Rotella.

Les Sullivan is the first in the calendar’s history to be chosen to have his truck featured two years in a row. Sullivan’s ivory and orange 2007 Western Star 4900 EX is his eighth Western Star, and is tricked out with flame graphics and chrome by Roadworks Manufacturing in Lafayette, Ind.

Since going into service in March 2007 as an LTL reefer, Sullivan’s truck already has participated in several truck beauty contests, placing in one. “It is an honor to have my truck included among such impressive company,” Sullivan says. “It’s truly a dream come true.” Sullivan’s previous truck — also a 4900 EX — was featured in the 2007 calendar.

The Shell Rotella SuperRigs 2008 25th anniversary calendar can be purchased online at www.rotella.com.

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