custom rigs

Fitzgerald Pride & Polish winners: Ashley’s ‘Double Take’ Pete, father-son duo take top billing

A quick look at the four Best of Show winners, and two other notables, from this year's Fitzgerald Truck Show Pride & Polish.

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PHOTOS: Pride & Polish in Tennessee, Day 1

Some views on the first, overcast day of the Overdrive's Pride & Polish truck-beauty competition in Crossville, Tenn., at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits facility.

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Minty tough: Owner-op, custom Pete brave tough times together

Chris VanPelt and his 2007 Peterbilt 379 have been through some tough times together, including a divorce and two bankruptcies. But he and the rig have pulled out some good times of late riding the show truck circuit.

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Custom built: Independent’s drill hauling Pete

Independent owner-operator Randy Green of Lufkin, Texas, has his own company, A Team Heavy Haul, hauling mostly drilling rigs with his custom-built Peterbilt.

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River States Customz winners: Diorio continues streak, 2 others added to championship

Two more competitors have punched their tickets for the 2014 Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship series, earning Best of Show victories at the River States Customz Pride & Polish event held June 27-28. They are joined by two seasoned veterans as the show's top rigs.

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1977 TranStar 4200: Old-school ‘patina’ at Pride & Polish

High Gear Photography proprietor and Precision of New Hampton hauler Kenny Hubka's Transtar harks the first rig he ever steered, his father's 1972 model.

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Oldest known complete Peterbilt ever built restored, on display

The oldest known complete and operable Peterbilt, a 1939 Model 260 — just one of 15 built by the truck maker that year — is currently on display at Peterbilt’s facility in Denton, Texas.

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Pride & Polish circuit continues this month at River States Customz in Wisconsin

The year's second Overdrive's Pride & Polish truck beauty competition and the fourth stop in the Pride & Polish National Championship season takes place June 27-28 at River States Customz in La Crosse, Wis.

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Video: Paul Rissler’s Custom ’96 Peterbilt 379, ‘The Risslerbilt’

Paul Risslers 1996 Peterbilt 379 and matching Great Dane reefer won Best of Show - Third Runner-Up at the 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition last month. See photos of the truck and hear him talk about its features and the build process.

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All in the family: Joel Dawes’ ’88 Pete represents three generations

Dawes came up with the green and white paint scheme with the help of his son and his father. The green stripes represent Dawes’ son and his dad, standing for the color of two of the family’s Camaros.

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