Pride & Polish

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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Mooooo! Pride & Polish winner a dairy delight

Jerry Mies' Pete won Best of Show Working Combo in Overdrive's Pride & Polish at GATS.

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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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Showing strong: Kling Towing & Recovery’s 2013 FL 122SD

The truck represents the first such 112SD built out as a heavy-haul wrecker, and Kling put no small measure of pride and sweat into the customizations.

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Video: Yamko’s custom Peterbilt 388

Yamko Truck Lines fleet manager John Gonzales talks about his fleet's No. 136, a shipping container hauler that has a part-time gig winning trophies at Pride & Polish shows.

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New SuperRigs show winner named after eligibility audit

Video, pictures of the newly-named winning rig, Wisconsin-based small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle-paint-schemed 2012 Peterbilt 389 and Polar tanker.

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Mystery Machine: The Peterbilt ‘369’ of Ronald Millsaps

Millsaps' 2002 Peterbilt 379's hood and other elements of the front end have been modified to more closely resemble those on a class 1980s Peterbilt 359.

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VIDEO: Look into one wicked custom-detailed Caterpillar engine

Brian Davis' "Blowing money" Caterpillar engine detail is shown here in video shot at the Fitzgerald Truck Show and Overdrive's Pride & Polish event in Crossville, Tenn., June 2013.

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Kenny Yeary’s Untouchable: 2010 KW W900

Small fleet owner and frac sand hauler Kenny Yeary’s 2010 Kenworth W900, which he bought new in March 2009, is the brainchild of his son Gary and son-in-law Jimmy Wiley, who convinced him to turn the stock rig into something different.

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Stunning flatbed airbrush work — and a benefit of customizing

Mike Manuel on his small flatbed fleet's custom showpiece, "Custombilt 359": "I'm in the hauling business, so my trucks will represent me." What a representative it is!

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