Shell Rotella SuperRigs winners announced

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More than 10,000 people attended the 25th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition June 21-23 at the Petro Stopping Center in Joplin, Mo. The event had 118 trucks entered in the truck beauty contest for actively working trucks.

Of the 118 working trucks entered in the beauty contest, the Best of Show prize of $10,000 went to the 2005 Peterbilt tractor and 2005 Great Dane trailer combination owned by Curtis Christians of Rockford, Mo.

The other big winners at SuperRigs were Bob and Geri Martin of Lafayette, Ind., who were awarded a $50,000 truck makeover for their 1995 Peterbilt 379. Attendees selected the winner from six nominated trucks. S&J Truck Sales of Fort Wayne, Ind., will do the makeover, to be unveiled in August at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Partners for the makeover include Alcoa, Bridgestone and Pana-Pacific.

The 2000 Freightliner Classic XL of Bob and Shelley Brinker of Grayling, Mich., took home the People’s Choice award, selected by contestants and spectators.

A select group of 13 truckers also won the bragging rights to appear beside their trucks in the 2008 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar. For more information and photos from the event, visit www.rotella.com.

2007 25th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs Winners

Truck Makeover
Bob and Geri Martin
Lafayette, Ind.
1995 Peterbilt 379

Best Theme
Tom and Kim Turner
Cynthiana, Ky.
1995 Peterbilt 379

Best Mural
Jerry Dickson
Perry, Okla.
2007 Peterbilt 379

Best Interior
Bob and Shelley Brinker
Grayling, Mich.
2000 Freightliner Classic XL

Best Chrome
Dave and Vicki Weldon
Joplin, Mo.
2003 Peterbilt 379

Best Engine
Harvey and Karen Zander
St Louis Park, Minn.
2003 International 9900

Best Lights
Rusty Wyrick and Tina Lomax
Mansfield, Ohio
1998 Western Star Constellation

Classic

  • First Place
    Jerry Howard
    Fairborn, Ohio
    1954 Autocar DC-75
  • Second Place
    Steve Hendershot
    La Porte City, Iowa
    1985 Kenworth K-100
  • Third Place
    Gerald Kissinger
    Stoughton, Wis.
    1991 Mack Superliner
  • Fourth Place
    Bob Steffy
    Oak Forest, Ill.
    1985 Freightliner Cabover
  • Fifth Place
    Ron Elledge
    Hampton, Va.
    1994 Kenworth W900L
  • Tractor

  • First Place
    Randy and Jona Rebillard
    Gimli, Manitoba
    2002 Peterbilt 379
  • Second Place
    Toney and Donna Bennett
    Macks Creek, Mo.
    2007 Peterbilt 379
  • Third Place
    Harvey and Karen Zander
    St Louis Park, Minn.
    2003 International 9900
  • Fourth Place
    Sean McEndree Sr.
    Copperas Cove, Texas
    2005 Peterbilt 379
  • Fifth Place
    Rusty Wyrick and Tina Lomax
    Mansfield, Ohio
    1998 Western Star Constellation
  • Tractor-Trailer

  • First Place
    Clint Dicks
    Lake City, Fla.
    2000 Peterbilt 379 and 2006 Mac Flatbed
  • Second Place
    Brad Caton
    Hampton, Mass.
    2007 Peterbilt 379 and 2007 Mac End Dump
  • Third Place
    Brian Jones
    New Brunswick, N.J.
    1999 W900L Kenworth Studio and 2008 Mac ’53 Step Deck
  • Fourth Place
    Mike Penrod
    Fargo, N.D.
    2000 Freightliner Classic and 1998 Great Dane Reefer Spread Axle
  • Fifth Place
    Mickey and Tyler Gwillim
    Carlinville, Ill.
    1986 Peterbilt 359 and 2001 Great Dane Stainless Spread
  • People’s Choice
    Bob and Shelley Brinker
    Grayling, Mich.
    2000 Freightliner Classic XL

    Best of Show

  • Best of Show: $10,000 winner
    Curtis Christians
    Rockford, Mo.
    2005 Peterbilt and 2005 Great Dane
  • First Runner-up: $4,000 winner
    Tom and Kim Turner
    Cynthiana, Ky.
    1995 Peterbilt 379 and 2003 Transcraft Stepdeck
  • Second Runner-up: $2,000 winner
    Bob and Shelley Brinker
    Grayling, Mich.
    2000 Freightliner Classic XL
  • 2008 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Calendar

    The following are the drivers and trucks that were photographed to appear in the 2008 calendar. The months in which they will appear have not been determined.

  • Adam Russell, Fieldon, Ill., 2005 Peterbilt 379
  • Scott Diller, Bethel, Pa., 2006 Kenworth W900L
  • Carl Priest, Lancaster, Pa., 1995 Kenworth W900
  • Les Sullivan, Springfield, Ill., 2007 Western Star
  • Toney & Donna Bennett, Macks Creek, Mo., 2007 Peterbilt 379
  • Curtis Christians, Rockford, Mo., 2005 Peterbilt 379
  • Sean McEndree Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 2005 Peterbilt 379
  • Mike Penrod, Fargo, N.D., 2000 Freightliner Classic
  • Brad Caton, Hampton, Md., 2007 Peterbilt 379
  • Mickey & Tyler Gwillim, Carlinville, Ill., 1986 Peterbilt 359
  • Ron Elledge, Hampton, Va., 1994 Kenworth W900L
  • Steve Hendershot, La Porte City, Iowa, 1985 Kenworth K-100
  • Tim Cole, Sedro-Woolley, Wash., 2007 Peterbilt 379
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