Putting a New Spin on Class

Plum Classy is one of the top award winners in the history of Pride & Polish, with 22 trophies.

What do you get when you combine plum-colored fenders and Peterbilt’s “class” theme? Plum Classy, owned by Neal and Barbara Holsomback of Sugar Valley, Ga. The 1988 Peterbilt 379 has shown its class time and again by becoming one of the all-time winning trucks at Pride & Polish shows.

When he’s not busy showing his truck, Holsomback, who has his own operating authority, hauls carpet and hurricane window panels in the Southeast. He says Plum Classy was the first show truck to have trailer spinners, a touch that draws plenty of attention.

“I try to fuel late at night, because you’re held up 30 minutes with everybody coming to look at them during the day,” he says. “Once they start on that, they pick out everything I’ve done to the truck.”

Gawking four-wheelers notice, too. “When an old woman gives you a thumbs-up,” Neal says, “you’ve got to be looking pretty good.”