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PHOTOS: Pride & Polish in Tennessee, Day 1

Some views on the first, overcast day of the Overdrive's Pride & Polish truck-beauty competition in Crossville, Tenn., at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits facility.

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Minty tough: Owner-op, custom Pete brave tough times together

Chris VanPelt and his 2007 Peterbilt 379 have been through some tough times together, including a divorce and two bankruptcies. But he and the rig have pulled out some good times of late riding the show truck circuit.

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Oldest known complete Peterbilt ever built restored, on display

The oldest known complete and operable Peterbilt, a 1939 Model 260 — just one of 15 built by the truck maker that year — is currently on display at Peterbilt’s facility in Denton, Texas.

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Video: Paul Rissler’s Custom ’96 Peterbilt 379, ‘The Risslerbilt’

Paul Risslers 1996 Peterbilt 379 and matching Great Dane reefer won Best of Show - Third Runner-Up at the 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition last month. See photos of the truck and hear him talk about its features and the build process.

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All in the family: Joel Dawes’ ’88 Pete represents three generations

Dawes came up with the green and white paint scheme with the help of his son and his father. The green stripes represent Dawes’ son and his dad, standing for the color of two of the family’s Camaros.

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Long Haul Survivor benefit totals announced

May 17, the raffle winner, Brittany Dunigan, picked up the rig in Iowa, and it was revealed the rig raised a grand total of $142K on its yearlong fund-raising tour.

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Bill Rethwisch wins back-to-back SuperRigs titles, takes this year’s with ’13 Pete

Wisconsin-based owner-operator Bill Rethwisch won Best of Show at the 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs show with his green and white 2013 Peterbilt 389 and matching tanker. Austin Ashley from Raleigh, Miss., won Best of Show first runner, and Paul Rissler of California, Mo., won Best of Show second runner up.

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Photo gallery: Working show trucks and more from SuperRigs

Here's another sampling of the trucks (along with some other sights) competing at Shell Rotella's SuperRigs show at the zMax Dragway this weekend.

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Video: Needle-nosed 1982 Peterbilt 359 with a Corvette dash

Billy Baker talks the history of his classic 1982 Peterbilt 359, which has more than 3 million miles. The Pete also has an aftermarket needle-nose and a Corvette dash.

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Photo gallery: Trucks under the sun on day 2 of SuperRigs

It's early yet on the second day of Shell Rotella's SuperRigs competition, but trucks are rolling through the judging line and lots of others are staging themselves on the lot at the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. Here's a quick peak at some of the trucks on hand this morning.

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