Eva Knelsen’s 2018 Kenworth W900L and 2018 Wabash reefer won People’s Choice and 2015-2020 Combo in the 2020 Virtual Walcott Truckers Jamboree Super Trucks Beauty Contest. (Photos courtesy Iowa 80 Group)
The 41st annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, including the annual Super Trucks Beauty Contest that’s held at the event each year, was held in a virtual format July 9-11 instead of at the Iowa 80 Truckstop due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, winners of the Super Trucks Beauty Contest were named in 14 categories. Iowa 80 said there were 67 entrants into the contest. Winners were decided in online voting.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Larry DeGroot and his 1979 Peterbilt 352H won in the Show Class category.
Eva Knelsen, of Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, won the People’s Choice award with her 2018 Kenworth W900L and 2018 Wabash reefer. Her rig also won in the 2015-2020 Combo class.
Larry DeGroot, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, picked up first place in Show Class with his 1979 Peterbilt 352H.
The other 11 categories covered working trucks. Winners in those classes were:
Cabover – Matt Schleuger, Wesley, Iowa, 1993 Kenworth K100E, Not Daddy’s Money
Company Truck, Bobtail – Steve Bradford, Waterloo, Iowa, 2003 Kenworth W900L, Blue Bull
Company Truck, Combo – Su Schmerheim, Commerce Township, Michigan, 2008 Kenworth T800 & 2016 Doyle Horse Van, Act with Class
Specialty – Rod Hannifey, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia, 2011 Kenworth K200
2017-2020 Bobtail Conventional – Aaron Walters, Pipestone, Minnesota, 2019 Peterbilt 389, Blue Moon
2010-2016 Bobtail Conventional – Erik Heidenreich, Ancona, Illinois, 2011 Kenworth W900
2002-2009 Bobtail Conventional – Paul Saline, Rio, Illinois, 2009 Kenworth W900L, Satisfaction
1996-2001 Bobtail Conventional – John Biddle, Maple Park, Illinois, 1996 Kenworth W900L
1995 & Older Bobtail Conventional – Scott Sokach, Kernersville, North Carolina, 1986 GMC General
2006-2014 Combo – Wade Riffey, Reedsburg, Wisconsin, 2014 Peterbilt 386 and 2018 Timpte
2005 & Older Combo – John Jaikes, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, 1999 Kenworth W900L and 2005 Utility, Only Class