Folks entered in the Mid-America Trucking Show‘s PKY Truck Beauty Contest had something extra to contend with Wednesday as they prepared their trucks for the judges: snow, and plenty of it.
It started snowing Tuesday and when it stopped and was measured at 11 a.m. Wednesday, a total of 8.4 inches had fallen.
However, truck show participants continued getting their trucks ready for the judges … including shoveling the heavy, wet slush around them.
John Barker pushed a large shovel moving snow from alongside the horse hauler he had entered in the show.
“I could have stayed home and done this,” said Barker, who is from Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Snow-covered PKY Truck Beauty Contest entrants
One of the many truck show entries needing to be cleared of snow Wednesday
Jim Flikkema cleans off his Kenworth W9 PKY Truck Beauty Contest entry
Steve Sontag's appropriately named Dreamsicle, a 2007 Peterbilt 379
Dom Falson shovels around the 2007 Peterbilt 379 Dreamsicle
Snow-covered PKY Truck Beauty Contest entrants lined up at MATS
Tim Brandow cleans off a PKY Truck Beauty Contest entry
1980 International 4070B owned by Zeeland Freight Service of Zeeland, Michigan
Barry Kasdorf of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada cleans his tank trailer
Taking a break from shoveling at MATS (from left) Jay Holsomback, Jason West, David Talley and Daniel Jolly.
Daryl Couch brushes snow of his 2015 Western Star
Daryl Couch's Western Star
Record snow covered the PKY Truck Beauty Contest at MATS
Lisa Martin created this snowman at MATS' PKY Truck Beauty Contest entrants
Lisa Matin's Peterbilt logo snow sculpture at the PKY Truck Beauty Contest at MATS