Combos shine in Florida

More than two dozen customized bobtails and combos – from as far away as Wisconsin and New York – competed in Overdrive’s Pride & Polish truck beauty show at the 75 Chrome Shop in Wildwood, Fla., April 20.

Most notable was the strong showing of combos. Two of the most impressive were Todd and Beth Roccapriore’s 1993 Peterbilt dump combo, Chopped ’93, from Clean Slate Environmental of Hebron, Conn., and the dump combo of Lindamood Demolition, of Irving, Texas.

Taylor Transport in Carterville, Ga., also took home more than its share of hardware. The Taylor gang rolled in two bobtails and a combo, and left with Best of Show Working Bobtail; Best Limited Mileage Bobtail; tied for Second in Working Combo 2001-Newer; Second in Interior, Cab Only; Second in Mobil Delvac Working Engine Class; Second and Third in Bobtail Lights; Third in Combo Lights; and Pride & Polish Best Limited Mileage Interior.

Paul Stanchio’s 2009 Pete 388 and 2009 Cottrell Car Carrier, Hot Wheels, won the Best Limited Mileage Combo award – just as it did in Louisville, Ky., in March. The hot orange-flamed street-rod-like paint makes this car hauler a standout.

Meanwhile, Roadworks Best Use of Chrome went to Raymond Brown of Central Florida Xpress for his Cracker Coalition, a 2008 Kenworth W900L pulling a 1997 Utility reefer. Chris and Denise Jones won the Rising Star Award for their super-sleeper 2007 Kenworth W900L, and Wayne Hollingsworth and son Wayne Jr. captured Bobtail Lights with their unique twin-sleeper 1995 Pete 379.

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