Early views from 40th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs

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Updated Jun 12, 2022

Bubba Branch's 1996 Kenworth W900One of the first trucks you see as you walk onto the SuperRigs lot is "Just a Phase," a 1996 Kenworth W900 shown by Bubba Branch with Atlas Heavy Haul.

The 40th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck show, primarily for working trucks, officially kicked off Thursday at the Branson Landing along the banks of the White River in Branson, Missouri. The show runs through Saturday afternoon.

As of Thursday, there were approximately 50 trucks -- all in pristine, show-worthy condition -- on display with something for fans of all types of trucks, from conventionals to cabovers and antiques to newer builds. As is often the case for SuperRigs, owners are likely to continue to enter and park up through Friday.  

Here, catch a sample. And if you're in the area, come by and check out the hard work these owners and drivers have put into these rigs.

SuperRigs at Branson LandingAn early drone shot gives a good perspective of the show's location on the banks of the White River at the Branson Landing in Branson, Missouri.Shell Rotella/Coyne PR

Randy Victory's 1999 Peterbilt 379"Wild Child" is a 1999 Peterbilt 379 owned by Randy Victory. It's one of two trucks Victory brought to the show.

Randy Victory's 1986 Peterbilt 359Victory's other truck, "Nut Buster," is a 1986 Peterbilt 359.

David Foster's 2005 Kenworth W900LThis 2005 Kenworth W900L is being shown by David Foster.

Fleenor Brothers' 'The Duke' 2016 Kenworth W900LCarthage, Missouri-based Fleenor Brothers brought a number of trucks to SuperRigs, including "The Duke," this 2016 Kenworth W900L glider.

Dean DeSantis' 2018 Peterbilt 389Dean DeSantis brought his well-known "Career Gambler" 2018 389, leased to Long Haul Trucking, to the show. Catch a video of the rig at the link.

Theresa DeSantis' 1985 Peterbilt 359Alongside Dean's "Career Gambler" is his wife Theresa DeSantis' "Witches Inn" 1985 Peterbilt 359.

Blue Trucking's 1982 Peterbilt 362And finally, for cabover fans, "Back Home" is a 1982 Peterbilt 362 owned by Blue Trucking.

Keep tuned for show results, and plenty more over the next weeks about these and other tractors at SuperRigs. 

[Related: 'Career Gambler' Dean DeSantis and his aptly-named 2018 389 with 124-inche ARI sleeper]

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