Throngs celebrate at Walcott Jamboree

| July 19, 2011

Nearly 30,000 drivers and their families from 23 states and Canada joined festivities at last week’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop.
For this year’s 32nd jamboree, visitors were entertained with more than 175 exhibits, a Super Truck Beauty Contest with 59 contestants, an antique truck display of more than 200 vehicles, an Iowa pork chop cookout, Trucker Olympics, carnival games, a concert by Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and fireworks.
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum celebrated a centennial for its 1911 Walker Electric Truck. Guests sang along to a version of “Happy Birthday” by the truck’s favorite singer/songwriter Leland Martin.
Next year’s jamboree will be Thursday and Friday, July 12 and 13, 2012.
For more information visit the Walcott Trucker’s Jamboree website.
For a list of Super Truck Beauty Contest click here.

Trucker Olympics winners

July 14, 2011

Tire Flip
1st: Daryl Kauffman
2nd: Gerald Lehman
3rd: Marlin Reiff

Ring Toss
1st: Ron Chrisop
2nd: John Martin
3rd: Robert Maun

Water Balloon Toss
1st: Marlin and Merle Reiff
2nd: Jesse Mills and James Wright
3rd: Brian Robinson and David Johnson

Tire Roll
1st: Robert Maun
2nd: Brian Robinson
3rd: JR Schlenger

Strong Pull – Men
1st: JR Schlenger
2nd: Merle Reiff
3rd: Charles Carett

Strong Pull – Women
1st: Joni Driskell
2nd: Nellie Marshall

July 15, 2011

Tire Flip
1st: JR Schlenger
2nd: Merle Reiff
3rd: Joe Eden

Ring Toss
1st: Robert Maun
2nd: Gloria Federspiel
3rd: Lee Driskell

Water Balloon Toss
1st: Lee Driskell and Robert Maun
2nd: Merle and Marlin Reiff
3rd: JR Schlenger and Joe Eden

Tire Roll
1st: JR Schlenger
2nd: Merle Reiff
3rd: Robert Maun

Strong Pull – Men
1st: JR Schlenger
2nd: Merle Reiff
3rd: Marlin Reiff

Strong Pull – Women
1st: Gloria Federspiel
2nd: Joni Driskell

Barbecue cook-out prize drawing winners

$150 winner
Rollie Kruse, Toronto, SD

$125 winner
Will Schmidt, Frenchtown, MT

$100 winner
Joe Eden, Woden, IA

$75 winners
Shawn Swanson, Prophetstown, IL
Mike Stoneman, Payette, ID
Gerald Lehman, Wolcottville, IN
Andy Kemp, Dubuque, IA

$50 winners
Ryan Avenarius, Dubuque, IA
Todd Workman, Morrison, IL
Ivan Yoder, Shipshewane, IN
Jerry Howard, Fairborn, OH

$25 winners
David Wood, Kankakee, IL
Steve Hilker, New London, WI
Doug Perkins, LeCenter, MN
Hank Good, Monticello, NY
Mike Harbison, Morning Sun, IA

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