Custom Rigs Pride & Polish announces National Championship Series

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Top truck beauty show winners from across the country will meet in Dallas this August to compete for the Custom Rigs Pride & Polish National Championship. Best of Show winners from all five Pride & Polish events will be invited to attend the first-ever nationally recognized National Championship at the Dallas Convention Center, Aug. 25-27, 2011, during the Great American Trucking Show.

The road to the National Championship began Oct. 8-9, 2010, at the Charlotte Diesel Super Show Pride & Polish and continued Oct. 24, 2010, with the Truckin’ For Kids event in Irwindale, Calif. Future shows leading up to the National Championship include the 75 Chrome Shop Show in Wildwood, Fla., April 8-10,, 2011; the Great West Truck Show, June 9-11, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev.; and at GATS prior to the final event.

“All of our Pride & Polish events are strategically located throughout the country,” says Alan K. Sims, vice president/executive director of the Randall-Reilly Events Group, which produces the Pride & Polish events and the Great American Trucking Show. “Once the news is out about this format, we believe we’ll have more competitors than ever before and we’ll truly have all of the finest trucks in the country competing.”

All Best of Show winners that come to Dallas to compete for the National Championship will receive a travel allowance and hotel accommodations during the show. In addition to the regular Pride & Polish contest, which is staged within the Dallas Convention Center at the Great American Trucking Show, Best of Show winners from the four preliminary events will enjoy a specially staged area to showcase their trucks. National Championship winners from each Best of Show category will receive top-of-the-line trophies and additional cash prizes of $1,500, $1,000 and $500 for first, second and third places.

“We’re thrilled to offer this opportunity where the trucks and the owners can be recognized nationally for having not just the finest truck at a single show, but the finest truck in the country,” Sims says.

For information about competing in or sponsoring the Custom Rigs Pride & Polish National Championship series, contact Alan Sims at (205) 248-1339, or check out