Nearly 60 custom working and show trucks are on display at this year’s Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish competitions, where five rigs and their owners will leave with top honors: Best of Show in the five key categories.
Bubba Branch, driving for Dawes Contract Cartage out of Waterford, Wis., shows this 2016 Kenworth T660 with a 2018 Globe RGN named "Pure Attitude."
A 2016 Pride & Polish Best of Show winner, this 1986 Peterbilt 359 and 2016 Etnyre tanker is owned by Kary Bryce.
Darrell Caldwell out of Mansfield, Texas, brought his 1989 White Freightliner COE, "Still Shakin'," to GATS.
Chad and Janie Claypool and Kyle Cousins' 2017 Kenworth W900, "Poison Ivy," is on display for Carthage, Mo.-based Fleenor Bros.
Pablo Cuellar and David Schnautz's 1973 Kenworth K125, "Kenny."
Dennis Durrant and Jade Transport's 2017 Kenworth W900.
Glen Rose, Texas-based Wes Ezell is showing his 2017 Kenworth W900, "Already Gone," at Pride & Polish.
Jay Hawthorne's 2015 Peterbilt 389, "It Is What It Is," is being shown at GATS.
Delbert Jones' "Cherry Bomb," a 1999 Kenworth W900.
"Class Pays." David Kosar's 2008 Peterbilt 389.
Danny Lea's fully restored 1963 Mack B-75 was rebuilt by Lea in his home town of Tylertown, Miss. Lea, owner of Danny Lea Trucking, bought the truck six years ago and began rebuilding it two years ago. The rebuild took 18 months. GATS is the first show the truck has appeared in, and Lea plans to enter it in more shows in the future.