Here’s proof that even the COVID-19 can’t keep a good truck show down.
When the pandemic forced the cancellation of the annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, organizers at the Iowa 80 truck stop moved its popular Super Trucks Beauty Contest online. The virtual truck show attracted 67 entries and voting by the trucking public chose the winners.
The People’s Choice winner was Eva Knelson’s 2018 Kenworth W900L and 2018 Wabash reefer. She also won the 2015-2020 combo award.
Here are all the winning entries.
Eva Knelson’s 2018 Kenworth W900L and 2018 Wabash reefer won People’s Choice and 2015-2020 Combo in the 2020 Virtual Walcott Truckers Jamboree Super Trucks Beauty Contest. (Photos courtesy Iowa 80 Group)
Larry DeGroot, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, picked up first place in Show Class with his 1979 Peterbilt 352H.
Cabover – Matt Schleuger, Wesley, Iowa, 1993 Kenworth K100E, Not Daddy’s Money
Company Truck, Bobtail – Steve Bradford, Waterloo, Iowa, 2003 Kenworth W900L, Blue Bull
Company Truck, Combo – Su Schmerheim, Commerce Township, Michigan, 2008 Kenworth T800 & 2016 Doyle Horse Van, Act with Class
Specialty – Rod Hannifey, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia, 2011 Kenworth K200
2017-2020 Bobtail Conventional – Aaron Walters, Pipestone, Minnesota, 2019 Peterbilt 389, Blue Moon
2010-2016 Bobtail Conventional – Erik Heidenreich, Ancona, Illinois, 2011 Kenworth W900
2002-2009 Bobtail Conventional – Paul Saline, Rio, Illinois, 2009 Kenworth W900L, Satisfaction
1996-2001 Bobtail Conventional – John Biddle, Maple Park, Illinois, 1996 Kenworth W900L
1995 & Older Bobtail Conventional – Scott Sokach, Kernersville, North Carolina, 1986 GMC General
2006-2014 Combo – Wade Riffey, Reedsburg, Wisconsin, 2014 Peterbilt 386 and 2018 Timpte
2005 & Older Combo – John Jaikes, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, 1999 Kenworth W900L and 2005 Utility, Only Class
And, there still is time to enter your truck in another virtual truck show. Overdrive is accepting online photo submissions for its virtual 2020 Pride & Polish event through Tuesday, July 21. Finalists will be chosen through online reader voting. Judges will determine categories and winners. The winners will be announced during Overdrive‘s GATS Week, Aug. 24-28, when virtual events will be held in lieu of events that had been scheduled for the Great American Trucking Show that week.
Entries must be uploaded by midnight Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Enter here.