Reigning national champs continue victory streak at 75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish

| April 28, 2014

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Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Joel Dawes' 1988 Peterbilt 379

Familiar faces earned the top spots at the 75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish show in Wildwood, Fla., this weekend.

Click here to see more photos from the show. 

Reigning Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish National Champion Vinnie Diorio’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 and 2008 MAC trailer, which he’s dubbed Trendsettin’, won Best of Show in the Limited-Mileage Combo category, while another reigning champ, Bill Rethwisch, won another Best of Show victory, though with a different truck — a 2013 Peterbilt 389 and matching Polar Tanker, which he’s named Blood, Sweat & Gass. 

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Perennial Pride & Polish competitor — and regular victor — Bob Brinker scored another Best of Show in the Working Bobtail category with his pirate-themed 2000 Freightliner Classic, Legend of the Black Pearl.

Joel Dawes, who won Best of Show with his 1988 Peterbilt 379 in last year’s Fitzgerald Truck Show Pride & Polish, won Best of Show in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category. 

All four trucks are now qualified to compete in the Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish National Championship in August in Dallas at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Rethwisch now has two trucks qualified for the National Championship, as his 2012 Pete and matching Polar Tanker also won Best of Show at the PDI Dyno Event and Truck Show Pride & Polish in November.

Diorio and Rethwisch also notched a few wins in the 2013 circuit. 

Diorio won Best of Show at last year’s 75 Chrome Shop show, but with a different truck — another 2013 Peterbilt 389 out of his small fleet — and won Best of Show with the National Championship truck at the Crossville, Tenn.-based Fitzgerald Truck Show Pride & Polish show in July. 

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Rethwisch’s 2012 Pete and matching tanker won Best of Show in the Working Combo category at the Fitzgerald show.

Below are some photo highlights from the show and the full list of winners. 

Pride & Polish is sponsored by Overdrive, the 75 Chrome Shop, Performance Diesel Inc., Lincoln Chrome, Fitzgerald Glider Kits, River States Customz, American Independent Truckers Association, Dynalfex, MAC Trailer, Hogebuilt, Blue Tiger, ProMiles, Show Stopper Wax Products, Over the Road Financial Network. 

Armando Garcia's 1997 Peterbilt 379, named "Danger", won First in the Builder's Class category.

Armando Garcia’s 1997 Peterbilt 379, named “Danger”, won First in the Builder’s Class category.

 

This 2013 Peterbilt 389 and matching 2010 MAC trailer — shown by Vinnio Diorio and Kevin Pascavis in the Wash & Show portion of the event — won Best of Show at last year's 75 Chrome Shop show.

This 2013 Peterbilt 389 and matching 2010 MAC trailer — shown by Vinnio Diorio and Kevin Pascavis in the Wash & Show portion of the event — won Best of Show at last year’s 75 Chrome Shop show. The truck won Best of Show in the Wash & Show

 

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Austin Ashley’s 2007 Peterbilt 379, dubbed Double Take, picked up awards in paint, engine and interior categories. The truck won the Trucker’s Choice National Championship in last year’s Pride & Polish series.

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Full winners list: 

WORKING BOBTAIL 

BEST OF SHOW — Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI; 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Legend of the Black Pearl”

WORKING COMBO 

BEST OF SHOW – Bill & Sayra Rethwisch, Tomah, WI; 2013 Green & White Peterbilt 389/2013 Polar Tanker – “Blood, Sweat & Gass”

LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL  

BEST OF SHOW – Joel Dawes, Waterford, WI; 1988 White & Green Peterbilt 379 – “Family Tradition”

Runner Up – Tom Davis/Davis Bros Trucking, Owensville, IN; 2014 White & Orange Peterbilt 389

LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO 

BEST OF SHOW – Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 2013 Orange & Purple Peterbilt 389/2008 MAC Curtainside – “Trendsettin’”

Runner Up – Brian Davis/Davis Bros Trucking, Owensville, IN; 2005 Black & Blue Peterbilt 379/2012 Wilson Grain Hopper – “Superfreak”

BUILDERS CLASS

1st Place – Armando Garcia, Opa Locka, FL; 1997 Black Peterbilt 379 – “Danger” 

BOBTAIL –ANTIQUE

1st Place – Lou DeBerardinis/DeBerardinis Trucking, Orlando, FL; 1929 Red & Black Mack AK

2nd Place – Darrin Kling/Kling Towing & Recovery, Fruitland Park, FL; 1955 Red Chevy Cabover

3rd Place – Mike O’Brien/Robert Pini, St Cloud, FL; 1971 Berry Red Peterbilt 282

BOBTAIL – SPECIALIZED

1st Place – Darrin Kling/Kling Towing & Recovery, Fruitland Park, FL; 2012 White Kenworth W900 Wrecker

2nd Place – Jeff Revis, Wildwood, FL; 2014 Red Peterbilt 388 Wrecker

BOBTAIL – COMPANY TRUCK

1st Place – Austin Ashley/Ashley Farms Trucking, LLC, Raleigh, MS; 2007 Purple & White Peterbilt 379 – “Double Take”

2nd Place – Brian Fretwell/Taylor Transport, Inc, Cartersville, GA; 2013 Black Kenworth W900

3rd Place – William Reynolds, Plant City, FL; 2012 Blue Kenworth T660

BOBTAIL – WORKING

1st Place – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI; 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Legend of the Black Pearl”

2nd Place – Troy Huddleston, Yale, IL; 1991 Viper Red Freightliner Classic – “Flirtin’ With Disaster”

3rd Place – David Foster, Joplin, MO; 2005 Red & Silver Kenworth W900L 

COMBO – SPECIALIZED

1st Place – Michael LeCrenier/Walpole, Inc., Okeechobee, FL; 2014 Kenworth T880/2008 Polar Tanker

2nd Place – Tim Fisher, Groveland, FL; 2000 Black & Silver Peterbilt 330/2012 Titan Enclosed Service Trailer

3rd Place – Scoobey Meltcher, Orlando, FL; 1991 Red & White Kenworth 100E-S/2005 Wally Car Hauler

COMBO – 2000 & OLDER

1st Place – Ryan Derrickson, Sturgeon Bay, WI; 1999 White & Blue Peterbilt 379/2014 Great Dane Reefer – “Down Incognito”

2nd Place – Paul Rissler, California, MO; 1996 White & Green Peterbilt 379/2008 Great Dane Reefer – “RisslerBilt”

3rd Place – Doug Scholten/Rabbit River Transport, Holland, MI; 1986 White & Gold Peterbilt 359/2001 Utility Reefer – “Gold Digger” 

COMBO – 2001 & NEWER

1st Place – Bill & Sayra Rethwisch, Tomah, WI; 2013 Green & White Peterbilt 389/2013 Polar Tanker – “Blood, Sweat & Gass”

2nd Place – Shawn Cielke, Haugan, MT; 2007 Grey & Green Kenworth T600/2014 Wabash Reefer – “Out Cast”

3rd Place – Jim Gambrell/CDT, Inc, Lake City, FL; 2014 White & Orange Kenworth T660;2014 Utility Reefer

INTERIOR – CAB ONLY

1st Place – Austin Ashley/Ashley Farms Trucking, LLC, Raleigh, MS; 2007 Purple & White Peterbilt 379 – “Double Take”

2nd Place – Troy Huddleston, Yale, IL; 1991 Viper Red Freightliner Classic – “Flirtin’ With Disaster”

3rd Place – Jeff Revis, Wildwood, FL; 2014 Red Peterbilt 388 Wrecker

INTERIOR – OEM SLEEPER

1st Place – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI; 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Legend of the Black Pearl”

2nd Place – Bill & Sayra Rethwisch, Tomah, WI; 2013 Green & White Peterbilt 389/2013 Polar Tanker – “Blood, Sweat & Gass”

3rd Place – Ryan Derrickson, Sturgeon Bay, WI; 1999 White & Blue Peterbilt 379/2014 Great Dane Reefer – “Down Incognito”

BEST INTERIOR – LIMITED MILEAGE

Tie – Brian Davis/Davis Bros Trucking, Owensville, IN; 2005 Black & Blue Peterbilt 379/2012 Wilson Grain Hopper – “Superfreak”

Tie – Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 2013 Orange & Purple Peterbilt 389/2008 MAC Curtainside – “Trendsettin’”

PAINT – BOBTAIL

1st Place – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI; 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Legend of the Black Pearl”

2nd Place – Austin Ashley/Ashley Farms Trucking, LLC, Raleigh, MS; 2007 Purple & White Peterbilt 379 – “Double Take”

3rd Place – Darrin Kling/Kling Towing & Recovery, Fruitland Park, FL; 1955 Red Chevy Cabover

PAINT – COMBO

1st Place – Bill & Sayra Rethwisch, Tomah, WI; 2013 Green & White Peterbilt 389/2013 Polar Tanker – “Blood, Sweat & Gass”

2nd Place – Ryan Derrickson, Sturgeon Bay, WI; 1999 White & Blue Peterbilt 379/2014 Great Dane Reefer – “Down Incognito”

3rd Place – Shawn Cielke, Haugan, MT; 2007 Grey & Green Kenworth T600/2014 Wabash Reefer – “Out Cast”

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL

Tom Davis/Davis Bros Trucking, Owensville, IN; 2014 White & Orange Peterbilt 389 

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO

Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 2013 Orange & Purple Peterbilt 389/2008 MAC Curtainside – “Trendsettin’”

ENGINE

1st – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI; 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Legend of the Black Pearl”

2nd Place – Bill & Sayra Rethwisch, Tomah, WI; 2013 Green & White Peterbilt 389/2013 Polar Tanker – “Blood, Sweat & Gass”

3rd Place – Austin Ashley/Ashley Farms Trucking, LLC, Raleigh, MS; 2007 Purple & White Peterbilt 379 – “Double Take” 

BEST ENGINE – LIMITED MILEAGE

Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 2013 Orange & Purple Peterbilt 389/2008 MAC Curtainside – “Trendsettin’”

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