Pride and Polish

2013 GATS Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Shawn Gibson’s 2013 Pete 389

Shawn Gibson has a wicked obsession with chrome, and he and his team made that known with their award-winning 2013 Peterbilt 389.

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2013 National Champion, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Jerad Wittwer’s ’01 Peterbilt 379

Family Buziness combined the work of two of last year’s powerhouses: Todd Roccapriore and last year’s Working Bobtail winner – Jerad Wittwer’s company truck from Performance Diesel Inc. in St. George, Utah.

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2013 GATS Best of Show, Working Combo: Jerry Mies’ 2013 Peterbilt 389

This profile is part of a two-week series in which Overdrive will be publishing stories about the four Pride & Polish National Championship winners — crowned in August at The Great American Trucking Show — and the four best of show winners from the event.

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2013 National Champion, Working Bobtail: Josh Skidmore’s ’07 Pete 379

When Josh Skidmore set out to build his National Championship award winner, he didn’t want it to be overwrought or complicated. “We wanted to be simpler than everyone else. Clean lines, not a lot of flash – a real functional, working truck.”

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2013 GATS Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Combo: Brian Davis’ 2005 Pete 379

For the folks at Davis Bros. in Owensville, Ind., music and trucking are a natural duo, and they always name their trucks after song titles. Finding a name for their 2005 Peterbilt 379, however, was a struggle, but they eventually found a winner.

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2013 National Champion, Limited-Mileage Combo: Vinnie Diorio’s ’13 Pete 389

When Vinnie Diorio finished working on his award-winning 2013 Pete, he knew it had ideas others would replicate, so he dubbed the truck, appropriately, Trend Settin'.

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Trend Settin’, Family Buziness crowned Pride & Polish national champs

Vinnie Diorio and Todd Roccapriore have to find some room in their already packed trophy cases for one more award from a 2013 show truck tour that saw them each take top honors at Pride & Polish stops all around the country. This award, however, is the culmination of that yearlong tour, as each has been named the winner of the 2013 Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship in their respective categories. See a full list of winners ...

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Legends and Heroes: Custom ’99 Freightliner Classic

Mike Most is a self-proclaimed Freightliner man, having driven one for years, but he never had seen a Freightliner compete in a truck show and win. So in 2006, he decided to amend his bystander-seen Freightliner track record. “I wanted to slowly but surely show that a Freightliner Classic could compete with Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks and win Best of Show,” says Most, who feels that after seven Best of Show awards, “I think we’ve ...

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Truckers’ Choice: Vote now for your favorite Pride & Polish truck

New to this year's Pride & Polish National Championship is the Truckers' Choice award, in which online voters will decide which truck they think deserves to be crowned No. 1.

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Pat Eilen’s Iron Outlaw II

Pat bought his 2010 Peterbilt 389 in January 2010 and immediately began tearing it apart and rebuilding it as a working show truck.

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