Bringing home the hardware: 10 trucks leave MATS with Best of Show honors

Updated Apr 19, 2017
Billy Powell’s “BP1” 1993 Peterbilt 362 with a 2012 Trailease step deck trailer won the People’s Choice award at the PKY Truck Beauty Championship at MATS last week.Billy Powell’s “BP1” 1993 Peterbilt 362 with a 2012 Trailease step deck trailer won the People’s Choice award at the PKY Truck Beauty Championship at MATS last week.

A number of show trucks made the trip to Louisville, Ky., last week to participate in the Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

The Best of Show, People’s Choice and other winners from the competition can be seen below. Photos and information about all of the winners and entrants can be found here.

Best of Show Working Bobtail: Aaron Spiniolas’ “Cream of the Crop” 2001 Model 379 EHXD

Best of Show Working Combo: Eric Turner Sr.’s “Show Time” 2015 Peterbilt 389 with Wally-mo 8-car carrier

Best of Show Limited Mileage Bobtail: Bob Harley’s “Bad Attitude” 1972 Peterbilt 358A

Best of Show Limited Mileage Combo: Sid Calangelo’s “Ace In The Hole” 2008 Kenworth W900L

Best of Show Working Dump Combo: Jon Donadio’s “006” 1996 Kenworth W900 with 2017 East Double Grain trailer

Best of Show Limited Dump Combo:  Bill Warner Jr.’s 1987 Peterbilt 359 with a 2010 Mac dump

Bill Warner Jr. celebrated with his 1987 Peterbilt 359 and Mac frameless dump combo after the awards program in the PKY championship Saturday. Warner is owner of the small fleet that bears his name in Circleville, W.Va. The truck also took home a Best Use of Chrome award in the combo category. Catch a video run through the truck via this link.Bill Warner Jr. celebrated with his 1987 Peterbilt 359 and Mac frameless dump combo after the awards program in the PKY championship Saturday. Warner is owner of the small fleet that bears his name in Circleville, W.Va. The truck also took home a Best Use of Chrome award in the combo category. Catch a video run through the truck via this link.

People’s Choice: Billy Powell’s “BP1” 1993 Peterbilt 362 with a 2012 Trailease step deck trailer

Best Use of Chrome – Bobtail: Grant Alderman’s “Milk Money” 2008 Peterbilt 389

Best Use of Chrome – Combo: Bill Warner Jr.’s 1987 Peterbilt 359 with a 2010 Mac dump trailer

Among numerous other honors at the show included class awards, including the 3rd in Working Bobtail and 2nd in Working Interior, OEM Sleeper, taken home by Georgia-based owner-operator Jay Holsomback and his 1996 Kenworth W900L. Since Overdrive checked in with Holsomback last fall, the interior in particular got a sizable revamp.Among numerous other honors at the show included class awards, including the 3rd in Working Bobtail and 2nd in Working Interior, OEM Sleeper, taken home by Georgia-based owner-operator Jay Holsomback and his 1996 Kenworth W900L. Since Overdrive checked in with Holsomback last fall, the interior in particular got a sizable revamp.

Runnin’ Late Award: Aaron Spiniolas’ “Cream of the Crop” 2001 Peterbilt 379 EXHD

Pride In Your Ride: Jason Krouse’s “Flash Back” 2015 Peterbilt 389

Best Peterbilt: Brandon Avant’s 2001 Peterbilt 389

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