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Photos: Show trucks ready for competition

| March 21, 2013

Johnny Byers gets the best of both worlds.

He gets to drive some for L.L. Carter & Son, Ruther Glen, Va., delivering pipe and other construction materials locally. He also gets to work in the shop — and that includes beautifying a stunning 1988 Freightliner FLC, with a few others at the shop helping out.

The rig is one of dozens competing in the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show. In last year’s competition here, the FLC won third place in its category, Working Bobtail.

How will Byers fare this year? “I don’t know,” he said. “There’s a lot of competition.”

The show trucks are behind the center’s West Wing.

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Johnny Byers prepares his 1988 Freightliner for competition.

Werner Enterprises Freedom Truck

Werner Enterprises is showing its Operation Freedom truck at the Young competition.

Shawn Gibson Trucking

This truck is shown by Shawn Gibson Trucking of Broken Bow, Okla.

First Class Services

First Class Services, a major show truck competitor, has this truck entered this year.

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