Despite Hurricane Ian threat, Mayberry Truck Show a huge success

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As Hurricane Ian bore down on the Carolinas last Friday and Saturday, the Mayberry Truck Show and its organizers at Bottomley Enterprises in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, were determined to make the second-annual event a success -- and that it was.

One of the main goals of the event is to raise money for the Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This year, the show raised more than $410,000 for the cause. 

"None of it could have been possible without all of our amazing employees and volunteers, and our trucking community," said show organizer Mitchell Bottomley in a Facebook post. "I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. Y’all are not just employees and volunteers, y’all are truly family. I am truly blessed to have all of you as part of the Bottomley family."

Dozens of trucks were also recognized in a variety of categories at the show.

Complete 2022 Mayberry Truck Show Results

Oldest truck: Michael Waddell, of Mount Airy, North Carolina, 1947 Diamond T Model 509

Farthest traveled: Shawn Dirksen, 2019 Peterbilt 389

Best Paint: Kelly Richardson, 2023 Kenworth W900

Brent Hall's 2014 Peterbilt 386Lowest truck: Brent Hall, of North Mankato, Minnesota, 2014 Peterbilt 386Lawson Rudisill

Best lights: Kason Akers, of Columbia, Kentucky, 1995 Peterbilt 379

Best interior: Clayton Driskill, of Montgomery, Texas, 2018 Kenworth W900L

Austin Kiser's 2018 Peterbilt 389 engineBest Engine: Austin Kiser, of Rosedale, Virginia, 2018 Peterbilt 389Lawson Rudisill

Best of show: Robert Eddins/Troy Massey, of Nacogdoches, Texas, 2005 Peterbilt 379

Don Wood's 2003 Peterbilt 379Mayberry pick by Mitchell Bottomley: Don Wood, of Denmark, Wisconsin, 2003 Peterbilt 379Todd Dills at the 2021 Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Mayberry pick by Mitchell Bottomley's sons: Luke Mathis, of Roaring River, North Carolina, Peterbilt 389

Great 8:

Clayton Driskill's 2018 Kenworth W900LClayton Driskill, of Montgomery, Texas, 2018 Kenworth W900LMatt Cole at the 2021 Shell Rotella SuperRigs

Jason Akers, of Columbia, Kentucky, 2000 Peterbilt 379
Brandon Smith, of Raleigh, North Carolina, 1996 Peterbilt 379
Jacob Bonham, of Carthage, Texas, 2007 Peterbilt 379
Cody Warner, of Riverton, West Virginia, 2022 Peterbilt 389
Don Wood, of Denmark, Wisconsin, 2003 Peterbilt 379
Todd Gribble, of Somerset, Pennsylvania, 2012 Peterbilt 389
Robert Hallahan's 2022 Peterbilt 389Robert Hallahan, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 2022 Peterbilt 389

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Top Notch 10 -- Trucks from North Carolina and Virginia

Danny Mattox, Statesville, North Carolina, Kenworth W900
Eury Castro, Cary, North Carolina, Freightliner Cascadia
Michael Gerber, Taylorsville, North Carolina, Kenworth W900
Bryan Rominger, Mocksville, North Carolina, Western Star 4964F
Cecil Gillespie, Dobson, North Carolina, Kenworth W900
Luke Strickland, Middlesex, North Carolina, Kenworth W900
Justin Austin, Marshville, North Carolina, Peterbilt 379
Joe Taylor, Faison, North Carolina, Peterbilt 379
Luke Mathis, Roaring River, North Carolina, Peterbilt 389

Chase Hedgepeth's Kenworth W900Chase Hedgepeth, Wendell, North Carolina, Kenworth W900 daycabLawson Rudisill

Fine Nine -- 1990 and older trucks

Chris Burke, Clarkesville, Georgia, 1987 Peterbilt 359
David Williams, Cana, Virginia, 1985 Peterbilt 359
John Stewart, Elk Park, North Carolina, 1988 Peterbilt 378
Luke Kissner, Church Road, Virginia, 1982 Kenworth W900A
Michael Waddell, Mt Airy, North Carolina, 1947 Diamond T 509
Michael Teague, Lenoir, North Carolina, 1979 Kenworth W900A
Chase Hartman, Maysville, West Virginia, 1987 Peterbilt 359
Mitchell Wright, Mt. Airy, North Carolina, 1970 Kenworth W900
Rick Sowers, Cana, Virginia, 1980 Kenworth W900A

Calendar spot holders:

  • David Strickland & Danny Glea
  • Rob Hallahan
  • Cody Warner
  • Todd Gribble
  • Dale Bennett
  • Oscar Lizano
  • Boe DelaBarre & Greg Butcher
  • Don Wood
  • Eagle Car Port
  • Evan Steger, Brent Hall & Brian Holshouser
  • Tim Cody & Logan Taylor
  • Terry/Kasey Aslinger & Jay/Megan Westgate 
  • Troy Massey

Video transcript

Brandon Burroughs:
We're at the 2022 Mayberry Truck Show.

Austin Kiser: 
Right here in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Bryan Lee Wagner: 
It's for the Brenner Children's Hospital. It's a really good foundation.

Joe White: 
I just like to come out and let people look at what we was doing 40, 50 years ago.

John Highley: 
It's just one of those places where everybody feels welcome, and you feel at home here.

John Rooney: 
It really has turned out to be a great turnout. I love doing things for a good cause.

Brandon Burroughs: 
I just love the people, man. Everybody coming up talking to me about my truck, seeing all the cool trucks. It's awesome.

Austin Kiser: 
It's one of my favorite shows because it's good for the kids and more family-oriented. They had Diesel Freak truck doing donuts.

John Rooney: 
There's a truck parade that runs through Mount Airy. It takes a couple mile ride through the countryside. I'm going to take part in that.

Joe White: 
As long as I can, I'll keep coming back to these shows.