Pride and Polish

2016 GATS Best of Show winner, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Candice Cooley’s classically new 389

Candice Cooley wanted to build a truck with a vintage feel without having to restore an older model. She decided to take a 2017 Peterbilt 389 and custom build it from top to bottom to give it a classic finish while still being a newer model.

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2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Builders Class Bobtail: From ‘ratted out’ to rat rod

Following a few years off from the showing his small fleet’s trucks, Minnesota-based aggregates hauler Jonathan Eilen said he wanted to “come back and make a statement” on the Pride & Polish circuit this year. Just six weeks after qualifying, Eilen left GATS with his statement made and a National Championship trophy in hand.

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2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Builders Class Combo: A father’s special truck build

The Virginia-based small fleet owner says he’s been writing down ideas for an autism-dedicated truck build for years. When Manuel picked up a brand new ‘15 389 glider from Fitzgerald last year, he set to work right away, tearing the truck down and prepping it to actualize his list of ideas.

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2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Limited-Mileage Combo: Jordan Jay takes the family mantle

Jay’s company, Jay Transport out of Rigdy, Idaho, hauls specialized over-length shipments on the West Coast. The fleet runs 23 trucks total, most of them leased owner-operators. But the seven fleet trucks owned by Jay himself all sport the two-tone look. “It’s kind of my thing,” he says. “My dad kinda had his theme, and I have my theme. I wanted it to be similar -- classy and clean just like his, but in my ...

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2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Working Bobtail: The original ‘Icon’

The 2015 Kenworth W900 Icon shown jointly by Kyle Cousins and Sid Calangelo is a rarity on the show circuit simply by way of being an Icon. However, Cousins’ KW is even more of a rarity: It’s the first-ever Icon edition built by Kenworth, numbered 000.

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2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Working Combo: Joe Regalado’s 2000 Pete doubles up

Regalado has only entered two shows -- last year’s GATS and this year’s. “I showed it last year for the first time, and we won Best of Show. I go back this year to the nationals and win. I’m spoiled now,” he says. Profiling the winners of 2016's Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish...

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360-degree views of custom truck interiors from GATS Pride & Polish

Interactive videos showing 360-degree views of some of the most unique and customized truck interiors shown at the Great American Trucking Show last month.

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Beauty shots of Pride & Polish champs/winners, full list of winners from GATS

The 2015-2016 Overdrive's Pride & Polish season concluded Saturday at the Great American Trucking Show, where six trucks and their owners were named the season's national champions. Here are beauty shots of those rigs, along with shots of the show's five Best of Show rigs.

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Year’s top show trucks crowned Pride & Polish champs at GATS

Here are the winners of the 2015-2016 Pride & Polish National Championship season, along with the five Best of Show winners from this year's Great American Trucking Show.

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Custom Kenworth ‘Project TOC’ the newest showstopping build from Texas Chrome

"Project TOC," a 2000 Kenworth W900, rolled out of the company's shop in San Antonio and into the Great American Trucking Show this week, where it's competing in the Builders Class category against some of the country's other top custom builds.

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