Photo gallery: Pride & Polish trucks prepping, staging for showdown

| August 20, 2014

The 2014 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship finale officially begins Thursday, and in preparation for that and the annual Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish competition, dozens of the top show and working show rigs in the country have made their way to the Dallas Convention Center, where their owners are cleaning and prepping the rigs for the week’s contest.

Here’s a look at some of the trucks that have made their way to the show floor so far:

The trucks competing in the Limited-Mileage Combo category in the Pride & Polish National Championship.
The trucks competing in the Limited-Mileage Combo category in the Pride & Polish National Championship.

 

Austin Ashley's 2007 Peterbilt 379, competing in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category in the Pride & Polish National Championship.
Austin Ashley’s 2007 Peterbilt 379, competing in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category in the Pride & Polish National Championship.

 

Vinnio Diorio's 2013 Peterbilt 379 and matching Mac trailer are looking to defend their Pride & Polish championship from 2013 in the Limited-Mileage Combo category.
Vinnio Diorio’s 2013 Peterbilt 379 and matching Mac trailer are looking to defend their Pride & Polish championship from 2013 in the Limited-Mileage Combo category.

 

Brubaker's 2014 Peterbilt 389 and Wilson livestock trailer are competing in the LImited-Mileage Combo category.
Dan Brubaker’s 2014 Peterbilt 389 and Wilson livestock trailer are competing in the LImited-Mileage Combo category.

 

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Brian Davis’ 2008 Peterbilt 379, competing in the Pride & Polish National Championship

 

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Competitors in the Working Combo category in the Pride & Polish National Championship.

 

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Bill Rethwisch’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 and matching Polar tanker

 

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Jerry MIes’ 2013 Peterbilt 389, competing in the Pride & Polish National Championship, Working Combo category.

 

Josh Skidmore's 2007 Peterbilt 379, competing in the Limited-Mileage Combo category in the Pride & Polish National Championship.
Josh Skidmore’s 2007 Peterbilt 379, competing in the Limited-Mileage Combo category in the Pride & Polish National Championship.

 

Joel Dawes' 1988 Peterbilt 379 is competing in the Working Bobtail category in the Pride & Polish National Championship.
Joel Dawes’ 1988 Peterbilt 379 is competing in the Working Bobtail category in the Pride & Polish National Championship.

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Mike Manuel's 1984 Peterbilt 359, competing in the Working Combo category in the Pride & Polish National Championship.
Mike Manuel’s 1984 Peterbilt 359, competing in the Working Combo category in the Pride & Polish National Championship.
  • Joe Yoder

    Wow. Glad I’m not judging. Somebody with some serious talent and taste have produced some of the most beautiful vehicles on the road. Period.

  • noid93

    Wow! More Peterbilts. How much more unoriginality can be seen at one show. I hope a 359 shows up. That would be impressive! Same girl different skirt. Get out the $1 bills. Just like the strip club.

  • David Marcotte

    noid93 you must have missed Mike Manuels AWESOME 359. Where pictures do not do it justice. And I’m sure they will get some W9′s and maybe a Freight shaker too. Good luck to all in competition.

  • noid93

    I’m sure they will. But they won’t place top because they don’t fit the cookie cutter outline that every show elects as the best. Gotta love a sweet looking rig, but for gods sake will we see something original? Or just more Peterbilts in different paint. U must admit its getting pretty boaring to see “3?9″ on every page as the highlight. I hope to see a KW or FL actually be considered or even a W*. Not the same old same old.

  • DonQ

    Not much you can do to a truck anymore, it’s all been done. What yall are doing now, we did in the 90s in the Bob and BJ Montgomery age. Nothing original anymore. Same trucks same winners.

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