Walcott Truckers Jamboree draws nearly 43,000

Updated Mar 4, 2020
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The 39th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree drew a crowd of nearly 43,000 people to Iowa 80 Truckstop last weekend.The 39th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree drew a crowd of nearly 43,000 people to Iowa 80 Truckstop last weekend.

The 39th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree drew a crowd of nearly 43,000 truck drivers, families and local residents this past weekend at the Iowa 80 Truckstop.

Visitors from 22 states and one Canadian province showed their trucks in the event held June 12-14. There were 91 contestants in the Super Truck Beauty Contest, an antique truck display with more than 170 trucks, Trucker Olympics, carnival games and free concerts throughout the show.

Terry Aslinger’s 1996 Peterbilt 379 and 2018 Sun Country, “Old Glory,” won the award for Best Overall Theme at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.Terry Aslinger’s 1996 Peterbilt 379 and 2018 Sun Country, “Old Glory,” won the award for Best Overall Theme at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

Terry Aslinger and his 1996 Peterbilt 379, nicknamed “Old Glory,” picked up the award for Best Overall Theme in the show, with John Jaikes and his 1999 Kenworth W900L earning the Trucker’s Choice award.

There were winners in 28 other categories at the show, including Matt Schleuger’s 1993 Kenworth K100E winning in the Working Truck Cabover category; Jake Robak’s 2006 Peterbilt 379 car hauler winning in the Working Truck Specialty category; Lynn Ragels’ 1995 Peterbilt 379 winning in the Show Class; and more.

A full list of winners and photos of all of the trucks can be found here. Some photos from the Super Truck Beauty Contest and other events at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree can be seen below:

John Jaikes’ 1999 Kenworth W900L and 2006 Utility reefer was named Trucker’s Choice at the show.John Jaikes’ 1999 Kenworth W900L and 2006 Utility reefer was named Trucker’s Choice at the show. This 1993 Kenworth K100E, owned by Matt Schleuger, picked up a win in the Working Truck Cabover category at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.This 1993 Kenworth K100E, owned by Matt Schleuger, picked up a win in the Working Truck Cabover category at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Lynn Ragels’ 1995 Peterbilt 379, “Rock Bottom,” won first place in the Show Class category.Lynn Ragels’ 1995 Peterbilt 379, “Rock Bottom,” won first place in the Show Class category. Donald Bates and his 2000 Freightliner Classic XL, “Rebel Soul,” won first place in the Lights at Night – Bobtail – Show Only category. He also picked up a third place in the 1994-2000 Working Truck Bobtail Conventional and Interior-OEM Conversion Sleeper categories at the show.Donald Bates and his 2000 Freightliner Classic XL, “Rebel Soul,” won first place in the Lights at Night – Bobtail – Show Only category. He also picked up a third place in the 1994-2000 Working Truck Bobtail Conventional and Interior-OEM Conversion Sleeper categories at the show. A fireworks show was held during the Jamboree.A fireworks show was held during the Jamboree. A 1918 Independent, built in Davenport, Iowa, celebrated its 100th birthday at the show.A 1918 Independent, built in Davenport, Iowa, celebrated its 100th birthday at the show.
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