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2017 GATS Best of Show, Working Combo: Two circles, five awards

The rehab project on the '96 Kenworth W900, originally painted blue, included rebuilding the engine, adding a new transmission, cutting and stretching the frame, doing the paint job and more.

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2017 GATS Best of Show, Builders Class: Puzzle comes together for autism theme

Of the nearly 2,000 puzzle pieces on the custom-built rig, some are welded into the cab floor and the deck plate, as well as on the wheels. He says more than 600 man-hours went into the welding of the floor and deck plate alone.

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2017 GATS Best of Show, Limited Mileage Bobtail: Blazing back from obscurity

It was originally black with orange flames, but to make it consistent with the rest of the fleet, Lindamood painted the truck silver with blue flames.

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2017 GATS Best of Show, Limited Mileage Combo: Striking look for viper red KW

The custom interior features shag carpeting and a mini-disco ball hanging in the large studio sleeper. Also inside are more than 800 buttons in the upholstery, each of which had to be sanded, primed, painted and clear-coated viper red to match the rest of the rig.

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2017 GATS Best of Show winner, Working Bobtail: ‘Poison Ivy’ gets stripes right

The rig's striping was originally dark green, so he had it restriped by Thunder Grafix in Joplin to make the bright green pop even more. He also had the cab lights and sleeper lights shaved down, and flush bullet lights were installed.

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Knockout shots of the country’s top show rigs, full list of winners from GATS Pride & Polish

See a full list of winners from the GATS Pride & Polish show, held last week, along with beauty shots of the show's top winners...

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Photos: Pride & Polish day 3 at GATS

Check out Pride & Polish show trucks from the final day of the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Lindamood, Manuel continue winning ways with Best of Show victories at GATS Pride & Polish

Best of Show winners were announced in five categories – working bobtail, working combo, limited-mileage bobtail, limited-mileage combo and builders class – along with the People's Choice winner in a ceremony held at GATS on Aug. 26.

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Photos: Day 2 of Pride & Polish trucks at the Great American Trucking Show

Trucks shine bright for Pride & Polish competition at GATS.

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Photos: Operators showcase custom working, show trucks at GATS Pride & Polish

Pride & Polish trucks began rolling into the Great American Trucking Show Wednesday. See photos of some of the competitors here. Check back throughout the week for more Pride & Polish and GATS coverage.

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