Marking time

| August 01, 2001

The contest is sponsored by Shell Rotella T heavy-duty multigrade motor oil. The show has three classes: Tractor, Tractor-trailer Combination and Classic.

First place overall for the competition went to Vladimir Bilik Jr., an owner-operator from Santa Clarita, Calif. Bilik, whose truck also made the calendar, says he’s added a lot of small chrome details since he bought the truck in July 2000. Those additions included a wider bumper with a recessed license plate holder, 90-degree elbows on the stacks and a chrome bottom cover that hides most of the drive axle.

“I love coming to these competitions just to meet the other truckers,” he says. “Everyone here competes for different reasons, but we all have a lot in common.”

By Sean Kelley


First Place Vladimir Bilik Jr., Santa Clarita, Calif., 2001 Peterbilt 379, 2001 Great Dane Reefer
Second Place Tod L. Job, Jefferson City, Mo., 1996 Peterbilt 379, 1997 Great Dane
Third Place Rick Torres, Valley Center, Calif., 1992 Peterbilt 379, 1993 Ravens Flatbed


First Place Larry and Kim Dyck, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1987 Peterbilt 359
Second Place Bill Culver, Ratcliff, Ark., 1990 Peterbilt 379, 1997 CMC End Dump
Third Place Albert D. Wilbanks, San Antonio, 1971 Peterbilt
Fourth Place Andy Van Es, Smithville, Ontario, 1957 Peterbilt
Fifth Place Ray Barnes, Castroville, Texas, 1991 Peterbilt 379


First Place Darian Stephens, Hereford, Pa., 1995 Freightliner Classic XL
Second Place Chuck Prigge, Valley Center, Calif., 1996 Peterbilt 379
Third Place Russ and Debbie Brown, Oklahoma City, 1999 Kenworth W900
Fourth Place Chris Lewis, Jackson, Mo., 1999 Peterbilt 379
Fifth Place Steve and Melissa Woodard, Joplin, Mo., 1998 Peterbilt 379


First Place David Geer, Fruitvale, Texas, 1998 Peterbilt 379, 1998 Utility R2000
Second Place Victor Verret, New Iberia, La., 1994 Kenworth W900L, 1995 Wilson Covered Wagon
Third Place Roger and Heather Hogeland, Bloomington, Calif., 1999 Kenworth W900L, 2000 48-Foot Reefer – Spread Axle
Fourth Place Trev Timblin, West Bend, Wis., 2001 Freightliner XL 132 Classic, 2001 Great Dane Classic Dry Van
Fifth Place Curtis Christians, Rock Port, Mo., 2000 Peterbilt 379L, 2001 Great Dane

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