Photos: Top working show trucks on display in Joplin at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

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Updated Jun 16, 2016

Shell Rotella SuperRigs, the annual working show truck beauty contest, is being held June 9-11 in Joplin, Mo.

Competing and staged at the event are some of the country’s top working show trucks, shown by owner-operators and small fleet owners from around the U.S. vying for the event’s $10,000 top prize and the 12 coveted spots in the annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.

Below are some of the trucks on display and competing in the SuperRigs competition.

Joel Dawes’ 1988 Peterbilt 379, on display at SuperRigs, has won several Overdrive’s Pride & Polish Best of Shows in recent years.Joel Dawes’ 1988 Peterbilt 379, on display at SuperRigs, has won several Overdrive’s Pride & Polish Best of Shows in recent years. David Foster’s 2005 Kenworth W900David Foster’s 2005 Kenworth W900 Lanita Transport’s 2015 Kenworth W900L and Mac trailer. The combo is featured in the 2016 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.Lanita Transport’s 2015 Kenworth W900L and Mac trailer. The combo is featured in the 2016 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar. JTC Transport owner and operator Chad Sand built this 2016 Peterbilt 389 in house. Sand’s 15-truck JTC Transport, based in St. Cloud, Minn., hauls scrap iron and coils regionally.JTC Transport owner and operator Chad Sand built this 2016 Peterbilt 389 in house. Sand’s 15-truck JTC Transport, based in St. Cloud, Minn., hauls scrap iron and coils regionally. One of Ray Rodriguez’ custom purple Peterbilts. This one, a 2015 389, won the Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship last year. Rodriguez and his California-based Lil’ Ray’s Transport haul equipment and metal.One of Ray Rodriguez’ custom purple Peterbilts. This one, a 2015 389, won the Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship last year. Rodriguez and his California-based Lil’ Ray’s Transport haul equipment and metal. This 2014 Peterbilt 389 glider was built in-house by Howeing Trucking. Th e truck’s driver, Kevin Benson, is showing the combo at SuperRigs.This 2014 Peterbilt 389 glider was built in-house by Howeing Trucking. Th e truck’s driver, Kevin Benson, is showing the combo at SuperRigs. One of Ray Rodriguez’ custom purple Peterbilts. This one, a 1988 379, won third place in Shell’s SuperRigs competition in 2015. Rodriguez and his California-based Lil’ Ray’s Transport haul equipment and metal.One of Ray Rodriguez’ custom purple Peterbilts. This one, a 1988 379, won third place in Shell’s SuperRigs competition in 2015. Rodriguez and his California-based Lil’ Ray’s Transport haul equipment and metal. Owner-operator Sean McEndree’s custom Purple Heart Peterbilt, built by DB Customs. McEndree is a Purple Heart medal recipient. He was wounded in Iraq in the early 00s.Owner-operator Sean McEndree’s custom Purple Heart Peterbilt, built by DB Customs. McEndree is a Purple Heart medal recipient. He was wounded in Iraq in the early 00s. Owner-operator Sean McEndree’s custom Purple Heart Peterbilt, built by DB Customs. McEndree is a Purple Heart medal recipient. He was wounded in Iraq in the early 00s.Owner-operator Sean McEndree’s custom Purple Heart Peterbilt, built by DB Customs. McEndree is a Purple Heart medal recipient. He was wounded in Iraq in the early 00s. A custom Peterbilt built and shown by Lindamood Demolition out of the Dallas, Texas, area.A custom Peterbilt built and shown by Lindamood Demolition out of the Dallas, Texas, area. A custom Peterbilt built and shown by Lindamood Demolition out of the Dallas, Texas, area.A custom Peterbilt built and shown by Lindamood Demolition out of the Dallas, Texas, area.
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