Kermit Gribble won best-of-show combo at the recent 75 Chrome Shop Truck Expo 2001 in Wildwood, Fla., while Darian Stephens and Jerry and Allan Asbury tied for the award in the bobtail category. Truckers News was a sponsor of the fourth annual show held at the 75 Chrome Shop.
David Geer took the people’s choice honor, and competitors’ choice went to Billy Baker.
Other winners included Kermit Gribble, combo 1993 or newer; Billy Baker, combo 1980-92; Ricki Wallace, bobtail new truck (less than 50,000 miles); Jerry and Allan Asbury, bobtail 1993 or newer; Tim Thornhill, bobtail 1992-84; Dexter Brooks, company combo; Brian Shaw, company bobtail; Virgil Hawkins, antique working; P.R. Briggs, specialized truck; Stan Barfield, local truck; Patty Earhart, first time show bobtail; Ron Saris, first time show combo; Gary Knotts, dump truck; P.R. Briggs, interior cab forward; Kermit Gribble, interior OEM sleeper; Darian Stephens, interior custom sleeper; Billy Baker, paint/graphics combo; Darian Stephens, paint/graphics bobtail; David Geer, paint/mural combo; Jack Leasing, paint/mural bobtail; Kermit Gribble, lights combo; Jerry Asbury, lights bobtail; Darian Stephens, motor.