Pride of Charlotte

Bruce W. Smith | November 01, 2010

Darren Hinson, Rick Green and Ronald Millsaps didn’t know quite what to expect when they turned their Peterbilts down the six-lane-wide promenade at the famed z-Max Dragway in Concord, N.C. As it turned out, the crowd at the first Charlotte Diesel Super Show was eager to see the parade of trucks entered in Pride & Polish and the less competitive Wash-and-Show.

L. Brent Greer of Ontario, Canada, won Best of Show Bobtail with his 1996 Peterbilt 379. Best of Show Limited Mileage Bobtail went to Travis Lyon, of Kingsport, Tenn., who showed his 1987 Kenworth K100E, Motormaster.

Hinson, owner-operator of D. Hinson Trucking out of Kershaw, S.C., and Millsaps, a cattle hauler hailing from Statesville, N.C. live about an hour from Charlotte and Concord, the heart of NASCAR country. Green, who leases to Starnes Pallete Service, lives in Charlotte.

They were among thousands of people who attended the show last month. The two-day event also included truck racing and other truck and construction equipment attractions.

“My adrenaline is pumping from the drag racing, and I’ve had a blast being part of a Pride & Polish beauty show,” said Mitch Broderson, who showed his Western Star. “This whole outdoor expo is really great.” n

The proximity of the Charlotte event made it easy for Kershaw, S.C., owner-operator Darren Hinson to enter his Peterbilt in the Wash-and-Show competition.

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