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Bill Rethwisch’s “Blood, Sweat & Gass”
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There’s a good reason Overdrive calls its custom truck competition Pride & Polish. Both were in full bloom at the Great American Trucking show in Dallas last week.

The winners of the year-long competition were announced. And, here they are …

LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL

  • Best of Show: Jerry Kissinger, Stoughton, WI; 1978 Black Cherry Mack Superliner – “Puff”
  • Runner Up – Dustin Allen/Texas Chrome Shop, Atascosa, TX; 1984 Black Peterbilt 359
  • 3rd Place – Rusty Whitson, Elk City, OK; 2013 Teal & Silver Peterbilt 389 Glider – “All Hers”

LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO

  • Best of Show: Ray Rodriguez, Salinas, CA; 2015 Lavender & Purple Peterbilt 378/2015 Western Step Deck – “Wicked”

WORKING COMBO

  • Best of Show: Dustin Pope, Greenville, TX; 2003 Viper Red Kenworth W900L/2010 Utility Reefer – “Cash On The Barrelhead”

BEST OF SHOW WORKING BOBTAIL

  •  Best of Show: Mike Lemley, Mustang, OK; 2000 Viper Red Peterbilt 379 – “Cathouse”

ANTIQUE BOBTAIL: 

  •  1st Place – Geo Cuellar/David Schnautz, Pasadena, TX; 1985 Blue Kenworth K100E
  •  2nd Place – David Schnautz Pasadena, TX; 1981 Blue Kenworth W900A – “A Dream Come True”
  • 3rd Place – Wade Wardlaw, Woodville, TX; 1975 White & Copper Peterbilt 359 –“ Wade’s Pride & Joy”

ANTIQUE COMBO 

  • 1st Place – Doug Scholten/Rabbit River Transport, Holland, MI; 1986 White & Gold Peterbilt 359/2001 Utility Reefer – “Gold Digger”

WORKING BOBTAIL – FIRST SHOW

  • 1st Place – Carlos Acevedo/Texas Chrome Shop, Atascosa, TX; 2005 White & Red Peterbilt 379 – “Mi Orgullo”
  • 2nd Place – Diesel Truck/Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE; 2015 Blue Freightliner Cascadia
  • 3rd Place – Alan Harmer/American Moving, Leesville, LA; 2014 White Kenworth T370

WORKING BOBTAIL – COMPANY TRUCK

  • 1st Place – David Kosar, Jr, Dallas, TX; 2004 Blue Peterbilt 379 – “Just Passin’ Thru”
  • 2nd Place – David Kosar, Sr, Dallas, TX; 2008 White, Red & Gold Peterbilt 389 – “Touch of Class”
  • 3rd Place – Robert Freeman/Brad Parson, Tulsa, OK; 1996 Grey/Orange/Blue Peterbilt 379 – “Up In Smoke”

WORKING BOBTAIL –2000 & Older

  • 1st Place – Mike Lemley, Mustang, OK; 2000 Viper Red Peterbilt 379 – “Cathouse”
  • 2nd Place – Caleb Eilers, Odessa, TX; 2000 Green & Black Peterbilt 379 – “Blood Sweat & Tears”
  • 3rd Place – Voris Steward, Pearland, TX; 1994 Black Kenworth W900L – “Redeemer”

WORKING BOBTAIL –2001 – 2004

  • 1st Place – Albert Aguero/Texas Chrome Shop, Atascosa, TX; 2003 White & Blue Peterbilt 379 – “Cotulla Blue”
  • 2nd Place – Billy Wheeler, Lowell, IN; 2004 Blue & Black Peterbilt 379
  • 3rd Place – Shane Boullion, Carencro, LA; 2001 Dark Rose Grey Peterbilt 379

WORKING BOBTAIL – 2005 & Newer

  • 1st Place – Mitch Broderson, E Peoria, IL; 2007 White & Black Western Star Lowmax 4900ex – “Live to Ride”
  • 2nd Place – Tom Davis/Davis Bros. Trucking, Owensville, IN; 2013 White & Orange Peterbilt 389
  • 3rd Place – David Foster, Joplin, MO; 2005 Red & Silver Kenworth W900L

WORKING COMBO – FIRST SHOW

  • 1st Place – Ladarren Jones/Stevens Transport, Inc., Dallas, TX; 2015 White Mack; 2015 Southern Vac Tanker
  • 2nd Place – Charles Bassett/Stevens Transport, Inc., Dallas, TX; 2015 Black Kenworth T680/2015 Utility Reefer
  • 3rd Place – Steve Shackelford/Denton Sand & Gravel, Sanger, TX; 2015 Red Kenworth T880 /2015 Rogue Custom Pup Trailer

WORKING COMBO –COMPANY TRUCK

  • 1st Place – Dave Conkling/Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE; 2013 Blue Freightliner Cascadia/2014 Wabash Van
  • 2nd Place – Pablo Cuellar/Clark Freight Lines, Pasadena, TX; 2014 Black Kenworth T660/1995 Utility Curtainside – “Pato Negro”

WORKING COMBO – 2000 & Older

  • 1st Place – Ray Rodriguez, Salinas, CA; 1988 Lavender & Purple Peterbilt 379/2003 Fruehauf Flatbed – “Hardway”
  • 2nd Place – Ray Rodriguez, Salinas, CA; 2000 Lavender & Purple Peterbilt 379/2006 Transcraft Flatbed – “El Patron”
  • 3rd Place – Gilbert Velasquez/GoTex Trucking, Dallas, TX; 2000 White Peterbilt 379/2013 Great Dane Van

WORKING COMBO -2001 – 2007

  • 1st Place – Dustin Pope, Greenville, TX; 2003 Viper Red Kenworth W900L/2010 Utility Reefer – “Cash On The Barrelhead”
  • 2nd Place – Dean Jay, Ucon, ID; 2007 Off White & Buckskin Peterbilt 379/2013 MAC Flatbed – “Cream Puff”
  • 3rd Place – Billy Enoch, Slidell, AR; 2007 Blue & Black Peterbilt 379/2013 MAC Pneumatic Tank – “Blue Bell”

WORKING COMBO – 2014 & Newer

  • 1st Place – Michael Hernandez/Lindamood Demolition, Irving, TX; 2014 Baby Blue Peterbilt 389/2014 Clements Round Belly End Dump – “It’s A Boy”
  • 2nd Place – Henry Lopez, San Antonio, TX; 2014 Green Peterbilt/2014 Travis End Dump – “Mr. Mr.”
  • 3rd Place – Warren Carter/Steve & Kaci Snow, Calumet, OK; 2015 Beige & Orange Peterbilt 389/2015 Manac Belly Dump

INTERIOR – CAB ONLY

  • 1st Place – Caleb Eilers, Odessa, TX; 2000 Green & Black Peterbilt 379 – “Blood Sweat & Tears”
  • 2nd Place – Tom Davis/Davis Bros. Trucking, Owensville, IN; 2013 White & Orange Peterbilt 389
  • 3rd Place – Dustin Pope, Greenville, TX; 2003 Viper Red Kenworth W900L/2010 Utility Reefer – “Cash On The Barrelhead”

INTERIOR – OEM SLEEPER

  • 1st Place – Doug Scholten/Rabbit River Transport, Holland, MI; 1986 White & Gold Peterbilt 359/2001 Utility Reefer – “Gold Digger”
  • 2nd Place – Mike Lemley, Mustang, OK; 2000 Viper Red Peterbilt 379 – “Cathouse”
  • 3rd Place Tie – Mitch Broderson, E Peoria, IL; 2007 White & Black Western Star Lowmax 4900ex – “Live to Ride”
  • 3rd Place Tie – Dean Jay, Ucon, ID; 2007 Off White & Buckskin Peterbilt 379/2013 MAC Flatbed – “Cream Puff”

BEST INTERIOR – LIMITED MILEAGE/BUILDERS’ CLASS

  • Ray Rodriguez, Salinas, CA; 2015 Lavender & Purple Peterbilt 378/2015 Western Step Deck – “Wicked”

ENGINE –WORKING TRUCK

  • 1st Place – Doug Scholten/Rabbit River Transport, Holland, MI; 1986 White & Gold Peterbilt 359/2001 Utility Reefer – “Gold Digger”
  • 2nd Place – Ray Rodriguez, Salinas, CA; 2000 Lavender & Purple Peterbilt 379/2006 Transcraft Flatbed – “El Patron”
  • 3rd Place – Ray Rodriguez, Salinas, CA; 1988 Lavender & Purple Peterbilt 379/2003 Fruehauf Flatbed – “Hardway”

BEST ENGINE – LIMITED MILEAGE or BUILDERS CLASS

  • Ray Rodriguez, Salinas, CA; 2015 Lavender & Purple Peterbilt 378/2015 Western Step Deck – “Wicked”

CUSTOM PAINT – COMBO

  • 1st Place – Ray Rodriguez, Salinas, CA; 1988 Lavender & Purple Peterbilt 379/2003 Fruehauf Flatbed – “Hardway”
  • 2nd Place – Dean Jay, Ucon, ID; 2007 Off White & Buckskin Peterbilt 379/2013 MAC Flatbed – “Cream Puff”
  • 3rd Place – Dustin Pope, Greenville, TX; 2003 Viper Red Kenworth W900L/2010 Utility Reefer – “Cash On The Barrelhead”

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO

  • Ray Rodriguez, Salinas, CA; 2015 Lavender & Purple Peterbilt 378/2015 Western Step Deck – “Wicked”

CUSTOM PAINT – BOBTAIL

  • 1st Place – Mike Lemley, Mustang, OK; 2000 Viper Red Peterbilt 379 – “Cathouse”
  • 2nd Place – Robert Freeman/Brad Parson, Tulsa, OK; 1996 Grey/Orange/Blue Peterbilt 379 – “Up In Smoke”
  • 3rd Place – Albert Aguero/Texas Chrome Shop, Atascosa, TX; 2003 White & Blue Peterbilt 379 – “Cotulla Blue”

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL or BUILDERS CLASS

  • Tie – Jerry & Kay Kissinger, Stoughton, WI; 1978 Black Cherry Mack Superliner – “Puff”
  • Tie – Dustin Allen/Texas Chrome Shop, Atascosa, TX; 1984 Black Peterbilt 359

BUILDERS CLASS BOBTAIL

  • 1st Place – Robert Moneypenny, Shawnee, OK; 1988 Orange & Black Peterbilt 379 – “Wildside”
  • 2nd Place – Jerry Cruz, San Antonio, Tx; 2000 Black & Orange Peterbilt 379 – “Ghost”

LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL

  • Runner Up  – Dustin Allen/Texas Chrome Shop, Atascosa, TX; 1984 Black Peterbilt 359
  • 3rd Place – Rusty Whitson, Elk City, OK; 2013 Teal & Silver Peterbilt 389 Glider – “All Hers”

Pride & Polish is sponsored by Overdrive Magazine; 75 Chrome Shop; Fitzgerald Glider Kits; Lincoln Chrome; River States Customz, Performance Diesel, Inc (PDI); American Independent Truckers Association (AITA); Blue Tiger; Diesel Boss Apparel; Dynaflex; Fowler Petroleum; Hogebuilt; MAC Trailer; PrePass; ProMiles and Show Stopper Wax Products.

Mike Lemley's Cathouse

Dustin Pope's Cash on the Barrelhead

Jerry Kissinger's Puff

Ray Rodriguez's Wicked

Vinnie Diorio's Trendsettin'

Bob and Shelly Brinker’s Legend of the Black Pearl

Bill Rethwisch's Blood, Sweat & Gass

Austin Ashley's Double Take