Puttin' on the Shine

75 Chrome Shop owner Debbie Farkus, along with her family and Wildwood, Fla., officials, cuts the ribbon on the new, larger store.

More than 2,000 truck fans and the owners of more than 40 show trucks came out October 11-12 to celebrate the grand opening of 75 Chrome Shop’s new 10,000-square-foot store and enjoy the competition of the sixth annual Truck Expo.

The new 75 Chrome Shop is next door to its former location in Wildwood, Fla., off Interstate 75. The store now includes additional truck parking, a game room, laundry facilities, showers, a tire and truck alignment department and CAT scales.

Winners List:

Best of Show Combination
Clarence Falk – 1998 Peterbilt 379
Prize – chrome/rosewood shift boot cover, set of steer tires

Best of Show Bobtail
Asbury Trucking – 1990 Kenworth 900L
Prize – chrome/rosewood armrest, set of steer tires

People’s Choice
(Sponsored by Valley Chrome Plating)
Clarence Falk – 1998 Peterbilt 379
Prize – custom chrome bumper of choice and Shell Rotella black leather jacket

Combo

New truck
(less than 50,000 miles)
(Sponsored by Shell Oil)
1. Cody Stone Trucking – 2003 Peterbilt 379
2. Sercombe Trucking, Gary Ragland –
2004 Freightliner Coronado

1999 or newer
1. Brian Jones – 1999 Kenworth 900L
2. Ron Saris – 1999 Kenworth 900L

1993-98
1. Clarence Falk – 1998 Peterbilt 379

1975-83
1. Billy Baker – 1982 Peterbilt 359
2. WL Putnam – 1980 W900A

A vibrant ocean theme helped Clarence Falk’s 1998 Peterbilt 379 earn the honors for Best of Show Combination and People’s Choice. The truck started out purple, Falk says, so he wanted a theme that looked good with that color.

Bobtail

New truck
(less than 50,000 miles)
(Sponsored by Shell Oil)
1. John Davis – 2004 Peterbilt 379

1999 or newer
1. Asbury Trucking – 1999 Kenworth 900L
2. Ron and Jan Huey – 2000 International 9400
3. Randy and Jona Rebillard – 2002 Peterbilt 379

1993-98
1. Garza Bros Inc. – 1997 Peterbilt 379
2. Mike and Ruth Konetovich – 1998 Peterbilt 379

1984-92
1. Trees Forever, Tony King – 1986 Peterbilt 359
2. Harry Griffin – 1987 Peterbilt 359

Company Truck Combination
1. Mike McLane – 2003 Kenworth 900L
2. Van Eerden Trucking – 1997 Peterbilt 379

Company Truck Bobtail
1. Mike Auker, TDT – 1985 Peterbilt 359
2. Raven Transport – 2000 770 Volvo

Professional Show Truck
1. Marv and Sue Van Kampen – 1999 Kenworth 900L

Antique Working
1. Western Distributing, Rick Walker – 1953 Peterbilt 350A
2. Bob and Joyce Thrift – 1973 Peterbilt 288TA
3. Virgil Hawkins – 1974 Marmon

First Time Show
1. Dan and Jim Young – 2000 International Eagle
2. NMT, William Kemper – 2002 Peterbilt 379
3. G.K. Pope, Rusty Montgomery – 1995 Peterbilt 379

Dump Truck
1. Todd Bowser – 2003 Kenworth 900L
2. Tyler Bowser – 2003 Kenworth 900L
3. Vincent L. Lubrano – 1984 Mack

Interior
(Sponsored by Rockwood Products)

Cab Forward
1. Trees Forever, Tony King – 1986 Peterbilt 359
2. Garza Brothers, Victor Garza – 1997 Peterbilt 379
3. Ron and Jan Huey – 2000 International 9400

Brothers Jerry and Allan Asbury of Dayton, Ohio, took home the prize for Best of Show Bobtail with their 1990 Kenworth 900L. They named the truck “Trophy of Grace” and had a special mural painted inside the hood depicting a road rolling into the protecting hands of Jesus.

OEM Sleeper
1. Randy and Jona Rebillard – 2002 Peterbilt 379
2. Asbury Trucking – 1999 Kenworth 900L
3. Western Distributing, Rick Walker – 1953 Peterbilt 350A
4. Mike and Ruth Konetovich – 1998 Peterbilt 379

Custom Sleeper
1. Marv and Sue Van Kampen – 1998 Peterbilt 379
2. Clarence Falk – 1998 Peterbilt 379

Paint

Custom Paint/Graphics Combo
1. Marv and Sue Van Kampen – 1999 Kenworth 900L
2. Van Eerden Trucking, Jerry Harker – 2003 Peterbilt 379
3. Sercombe Trucking, Gary Ragland – 2004 Freightliner Coronado

Custom Paint/Graphics Bobtail
1. Trees Forever, Tony King – 1986 Peterbilt 359
2. Asbury Trucking – Kenworth 900L
3. Garza Brothers, Victor Garza – 1997 Peterbilt 379

Custom Paint/Mural Combo
1. Western Distributing – 1953 Peterbilt 350A
2. Clarence Falk – 1998 Peterbilt 379
3. W.L. Putnam – 1980 Kenworth 900A

Custom Paint/Mural Bobtail
1. Randy and Jona Rebillard – 2002 Peterbilt 379

Lights

Combination
1. Clarence Falk – 1998 Peterbilt 379
2. Brian Jones – 1990 Kenworth 900L
3. Western Distributing, Rick Walker – 1953 Peterbilt 350A
4. Max Haertling – 1997 Kenworth 900L
5. Marv and Sue Van Kampen – 1999 Kenworth 900L

Bobtail
1. Asbury Trucking – 1999 Kenworth 900L
2. Garza Brothers, Victor Garza – 1997 Peterbilt 379
3. Vincent C. Lubrano – 1987 Mack Superliner

Motor
1. Trees Forever, Tony King – 1986 Peterbilt 359
2. Asbury Trucking – 1999 Kenworth 900L
3. Western Distributing, Rick Walker – 1953 Peterbilt 350A

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