Boots grabs Great West Truck Show win

Bruce W. Smith | June 23, 2010

Boots Chivington’s 2002 Kenworth W900. (Photo Bruce Smith)

It was all “Boots & Barbed Wire” under the Las Vegas Convention Center roof at the Custom Rigs Pride and Polish truck beauty show June 19 at the Great West Truck Show.

Boots Chivington’s immaculately prepped and detailed 2002 KW W900L, Boots & Barbed Wire, garnered the highest honor – the Limited Mileage Best of Show.

The Vernal, Utah, owner-operator said the black-and-orange tractor was originally “going to be my retirement truck.”

“But one little custom change led to another,” he continued. “Before long you have a bazillion dollars in it and now all I do with it is go to local truck shows while my real truck hauls oil drilling equipment.”

Neal Holsomback, Pride & Polish show manager, said, “Seven points is all that separated the first five trucks in Limited Mileage,” and only one point [out of 100] separated each of the top three.

Among the other big winners, Michael Most, Phoenix, took Best of Show Working Bobtail with his “Legends & Heroes” 1998 Freightliner Classic.

John Silva/Silva Hay, Chowchilla, Calif., took Best of Show Working Combo with his immaculate 2000 Peterbilt running a matching ’90 Utility double flatbed.

Below are the rest of the Pride & Polish truck beauty show winners:

Working Bobtail  – First Show
1st Place – #313 – Theresa DeSantis, Apache Jct., Ariz. – 1985 Red Peterbilt 359 – “Old #7”
2nd Place – #311 – Carson Stevens/Glade Stevens, Holden, Utah – 2006 Black Peterbilt 379
3rd Place – #318 – Kent Swapp, Gilbert, Ariz. – 1957 Black Kenworth W-923

Working Bobtail – 2005 & Newer
1st Place – #317 –Bill & Marie Sandvik, Valley Centre, Calif. -  2005 Brown & Red Peterbilt 379
2nd Place – #309 – Bruce & Sandra Malmgren, Aurora, Utah – 2006 Silver & Blue Peterbilt 379
3rd Place  Tie – #316 – Dan Richardson/Swift Transportation , Memphis, Tenn. – 2010 Burgundy Kenworth T2000
#314 – Mike Miller, Jerome, Idaho – 2006 Copper & Silver Peterbilt 379

Working Bobtail – 2004 & Older
1st Place – #308 – Michael Most, Phoenix – 1998 Yellow Freightliner  Classic– “Legends and Heroes”
2nd Place – #307 – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, Mich. – 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Legend of Black Pearl”
3rd Place – #310 – Wes Malmgren/Malmgren Transport, Aurora, Utah – 2004 Green & Black Peterbilt 379

Working Combo – Company Truck
1st Place – #134 – Michael Salcido/Arrowhead Water, Riverside, Calif. – 2007 Red Freightliner Columbia/1991 Brenner Tanker
2nd Place  – #131 – Phillip Clayton/Danny Ray, Scottsboro, Ala. – 2005 Red Peterbilt 379/2000 Great Dane Reefer – “Nitro Express”
3rd Place – #126 – Tony Lewis/Golden State Foods, Las Vegas – 2010 White International/2010 Utility – “I Am Loving It”

Working Combo  2005 & Newer
1st Place – #135 – Cliff King/Castle Rock Transportation, Brechin, Ontario – 2007 Brown Peterbilt 386/2006 Wabash Dry Van
2nd Place – #132 – Stephen Ashburn, Sanger, Calif. – 2005 Blue Flamed Peterbilt 379/2006 Boydstun Car Carrier
3rd Place – #133 – Juan Henriquez/Yamko Truck Lines, Long Beach, Calif. – 2010 Black Cherry Peterbilt 388/2002 Container