Bill Rethwisch wins back-to-back SuperRigs titles, takes this year’s with ’13 Pete

| May 19, 2014
SuperRigs Charlotte, NC (Conrad Schmidt/Shell)

Bill Rethwisch’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 and matching Polar tanker

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Wisconsin-based owner-operator Bill Rethwisch won Best of Show at the 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs show with his green and white 2013 Peterbilt 389 and matching tanker, earning him $10,000 from Shell Rotella, $5,000 from MAC Trailer and 50,000 Shell Rotella MyMilesMatter points. 

This marks Rethwisch’s second SuperRigs Best of Show in as many years, following his win last year with his orange and white 2012 Peterbilt 389 and matching Polar tanker. 

Shell’s 32nd SuperRigs competition was held at the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., May 15-17. 

Austin Ashley's 2007 Peterbilt 379 won Best of Show, first runner up.

Austin Ashley’s 2007 Peterbilt 379 won Best of Show, first runner up.

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Austin Ashley from Raleigh, Miss., won Best of Show first runner up and $4,000 with his 2007 Peterbilt 379 and $3,000 from MAC Trailer. Paul Rissler of California, Mo., was awarded Best of Show second runner up and $2,000 from Shell Rotella and $2,000 from MAC Trailer for his 1996 Peterbilt 379.

Shell’s annual contest is a truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Trucks are judged by members of trucking media and are rated on exterior appearance, design, detail and finish, originality and workmanship. 

Paul Rissler's

Paul Rissler’s 1996 Peterbilt 379 and matching reefer

Shell also chose 12 trucks for its annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar, and that list will be released soon.

Rethwisch’s truck also recently won Best of Show, Working Combo at the 75 Chrome Shop Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish show in Wildwood, Fla. His 2012 orange and white Pete also won the Pride & Polish National Championship in the same category.

Here’s the full list of winners from the show and the prizes associated with each category:

Best of Show

Bill Rethwisch

Tomah, Wis.

2013 Peterbilt 389

$10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from MAC Trailer

 

Best of Show 1st Runner Up

Austin Ashley

Raleigh, Miss.

2007 Peterbilt 379

$4000 from Shell Rotella and $3,000 from MAC Trailer

 

Best of Show 2nd Runner Up

Paul Rissler

California, Mo.

1996 Pete 379, 2008 Great Dane Reefer

$2000 from Shell Rotella and $2,000 from MAC Trailer

 

Working Truck- Limited Mileage

Vinnie Diorio

Richfield, Wis.

2013 Peterbilt, 2008 Mac trailer

$250

 

Hardworking Truck

Shawn Cielke

Haugan, Mont.

2007 KW T600, 2014 Wabash 53′ Reefer

$500

 

People’s Choice

Billy Griffin

Irving, Texas

2011 Peterbilt

$500

 

Best Show Truck

Shown by Brad Wike, owned by Rob Mariani

Lincolnton, N.C.

1974 Ford W9000

Best Engine

Bill Rethwisch

Tomah, Wis.

2013 Peterbilt 389

 

Best Lights

Daniel & Phyllis Snow

Harrison, Ark.

1996 Freightliner Classic XL, 2006 Utility Trailer

 

Best Chrome

Austin Ashley

Raleigh, Miss.

2007 Peterbilt 379

 

Best Theme

Austin Ashley

Raleigh, Miss.

2007 Peterbilt 379

 

Best Interior

Bill Rethwisch

Tomah, Wis.

2013 Peterbilt 389

 

1st Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Eric Bilgo

Jackson, Wis.

1995 Peterbilt 379, 2014 Mac Flat Bed Trailer

$1,500

 

2nd Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Kevin Pascavis

Waukesha, Wis.

2013 Peterbilt 389, 2010 Mac Trailer

$1,000

 

3rd Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Jackie Lewis

Grayson, Ky.

2007 Peterbilt 379, 2015 Mac B-Train

$750

 

4th Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Brandon Odstrcil

Caldwell, Texas

2010 Peterbilt 389, 2006 MAC Trailer

$500

 

5th Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Shawn Cielke

Haugan, Mont.

2007 KW T600, 2014 Wabash 53′ Reefer

$250

 

1st Place Tractor Division

Truitt Novosad

Caldwell, Texas

Peterbilt 389

$1,500

 

2nd Place Tractor Division

Gary Davis

Fallston, Md.

2013 Kenworth W900

$1,000

 

3rd Place Tractor Division

David D Foster

Joplin, Mo.

2005 Kenworth W900L Studio

$750

 

4th Place Tractor Division

Roger Nelson

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

$500

 

5th Place Tractor Division

Steve Harrison

Lexington, Va.

2007 Peterbilt 379

$250

 

 

1st Place Classic Division

John Byers Jr.

Rutherglen, Va.

1989 Freightliner Classic FLC

$1,500

 

2nd Place Classic Division

Troy Huddleson

Yale, Ill.

1991 Freightliner Classic 1.4 million miles

$1,000

 

3rd Place Classic Division

Brandon Smith

Raleigh, N.C.

1996 Peterbilt 379 Extended Hood

$750

 

4th Place Classic Division

Hayden Eady

Danville, Ala.

1999 KW 900, ’95 Featherlite Trailer

$500

 

5th Place Classic Division

Michael Mullins

Bealteon, Va.

1999 Kenworth

$250

 

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