Pride and Polish

2017 GATS Best of Show, Builders Class: Puzzle comes together for autism theme

Of the nearly 2,000 puzzle pieces on the custom-built rig, some are welded into the cab floor and the deck plate, as well as on the wheels. He says more than 600 man-hours went into the welding of the floor and deck plate alone.

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2017 GATS Best of Show, Limited Mileage Bobtail: Blazing back from obscurity

It was originally black with orange flames, but to make it consistent with the rest of the fleet, Lindamood painted the truck silver with blue flames.

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2017 GATS Best of Show winner, Working Bobtail: ‘Poison Ivy’ gets stripes right

The rig's striping was originally dark green, so he had it restriped by Thunder Grafix in Joplin to make the bright green pop even more. He also had the cab lights and sleeper lights shaved down, and flush bullet lights were installed.

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Knockout shots of the country’s top show rigs, full list of winners from GATS Pride & Polish

See a full list of winners from the GATS Pride & Polish show, held last week, along with beauty shots of the show's top winners...

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Photos: Pride & Polish day 3 at GATS

Check out Pride & Polish show trucks from the final day of the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Photos: Day 2 of Pride & Polish trucks at the Great American Trucking Show

Trucks shine bright for Pride & Polish competition at GATS.

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The Contenders: Top show trucks compete for top billing in premier Pride & Polish event this month

Some of the hottest rigs on the continent will be on display later this month at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, with custom bobtails and combos squaring off for top billing in the Overdrive’s Pride & Polish contest, the country’s premier show truck event.

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Registration open for GATS Pride & Polish show

GATS will be held Aug. 24-26 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas.

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2016 GATS Best of Show winner, Builders Bobtail: The next ‘Project’

The crew out of Triple R Diesel’s Texas Chrome Shop showed its latest highly custom build for the first time at GATS, culminating more than a year-long venture that Texas Chrome’s Roland Mendez says “sets a new bar” for the company’s show rigs.

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2016 GATS Best of Show winner, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: The Premier 359

Owner-operator Kary Bryce of Sibley, La., founded his fleet in 1988 with a single Peterbilt 359. He’s always had 359s running in his operation, now at 116 trucks, he says. What’s now Bryce’s most-famed 359 he bought in 1996.

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