Family reunion held for Peterbilt 379X owners

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Eighteen Peterbilt 379X owners gathered with friends and family to show off their special-edition trucks during the first X Family Reunion, hosted by the Larson Group, which owns and operates seven Peterbilt dealerships.

The reunion was held at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 20. About 350 people attended the event.

Among the activities at the reunion were a barbeque lunch, prize drawings, games and activities for children, displays of a race car and a motorcycle chopper customized with a Peterbilt theme, and a “Best X in Show” truck beauty contest.

Charles Simmons and his wife, Janet — owners of Simmons Trucking Inc. in Gainesville, Texas — won the contest. They added $30,000 worth of lights and chrome accessories to the interior and exterior of their 379X.

The next X Family Reunion is scheduled for Sept. 23, 2006, at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.