More from Fitzgerald Pride & Polish show: Beauty shots of top 4 rigs, full winners list

Updated Jul 26, 2015

The last stop of the 2014-2015 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship season was held this weekend in Crossville, Tenn., at Fitzgerald Glider Kits’ annual show, and five more trucks qualified to compete in the championship judging round next month at the Great American Trucking Show.

Click here to read Overdrive’s coverage of the four Best of Show winners from the Fitzgerald event, and click here to see a gallery of photos of some of the trucks in competition.

Below are beauty shots of the Best of Show winners, a full list of winners from the show’s various categories and a few photos and stories of the some of the weekend’s competitors from Overdrive‘s Todd Dills. (Beauty photos by Shift Creative Group’s Brian Bourke.)

Best of Show, Working Bobtail: Vinnie Diorio, 1985 Peterbilt 359:

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Best of Show, Working Combo: Rod Miller, 2014 Peterbilt 389, 2015 Great Dane

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Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Austin Ashley, 2007 Peterbilt 379:

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Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Combo: Jeremy Hassevoort, 1986 Peterbilt 359, ’01 Utility reefer:

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After a comprehensive new color scheme on this intricately striped 1985 Peterbilt 359, owner-operator Hayden Eady put the truck into service in October of last year, hauling open-deck freight leased to Bama Truck Lines. A custom headache rack he pulled from a salvage yard and painted, extending the truck’s lines and colors onto the box, among other unique features.After a comprehensive new color scheme on this intricately striped 1985 Peterbilt 359, owner-operator Hayden Eady put the truck into service in October of last year, hauling open-deck freight leased to Bama Truck Lines. A custom headache rack he pulled from a salvage yard and painted, extending the truck’s lines and colors onto the box, among other unique features. Bama Truck Lines-leased owner-operator Hayden Eady of northern Alabama.Bama Truck Lines-leased owner-operator Hayden Eady of northern Alabama. Owner-operator David McDaniel of Jefferson City, Tenn., hauls glass leased to Knoxville-based Moore Freight Lines.Owner-operator David McDaniel of Jefferson City, Tenn., hauls glass leased to Knoxville-based Moore Freight Lines. David McDaniel’s 2002 Peterbilt 379, “The Mistress”David McDaniel’s 2002 Peterbilt 379, “The Mistress” Might the Davis Bros. aerodynamic 2015 Peterbilt 386, dubbed “Buzz Kill” by Indiana-based small fleet owner Brian Davis, signify a future for aero-truck mods? If Pride & Polish competitors are any indication, many thought so – the truck garnered enough votes from competitors to win the “Participants’ Choice” crown at the show. The rig also scored a Pride & Polish National Championship invite, as Best of Show winner Austin Ashley gave the two tied-for-second runners-up in the class, Davis and owner-op Bob Harley, his invite.Might the Davis Bros. aerodynamic 2015 Peterbilt 386, dubbed “Buzz Kill” by Indiana-based small fleet owner Brian Davis, signify a future for aero-truck mods? If Pride & Polish competitors are any indication, many thought so – the truck garnered enough votes from competitors to win the “Participants’ Choice” crown at the show. The rig also scored a Pride & Polish National Championship invite, as Best of Show winner Austin Ashley gave the two tied-for-second runners-up in the class, Davis and owner-op Bob Harley, his invite.

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Full winners list:

BOBTAIL –ANTIQUE
1st Place Jim Thelen/Navid Yavari, Suwanee, GA; 1964 Yellow Mack B-61

BOBTAIL – SPECIALIZED
1st Place: Earl Millirons, Forest Park, GA; 2005 Red & Black Peterbilt 379 Wrecker
2nd Place: Ronnie Reed, Crossville, TN; 1997 Red Kenworth W900L Wrecker
3rd Place: Jeff Proffitt, Crossville, TN; 1999 Blue Peterbilt 379 Dump

BOBTAIL – 2000 & Older
1st Place: Randy Victory, Jonesboro, AR; 1999 Black flamed Peterbilt 379- “Wild Child”
2nd Place: Kiegan Nelson/Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 1985 2-tone Turquoise Peterbilt 359 – “Kickin’ It Old Skool”
3rd Place: Bill Parks, Belzoni, MS; 1999 White & Black Peterbilt 379 – “Hard But Fair”

BOBTAIL – 2001 – 2005
1st Place: Casey Carlson, Britt, IA; 2003 Blue Kenworth W900L – “The Blue Baron”
2nd Place: Bill Long/Bill Long Trucking, Polk, OH; 2003 Maroon, White, Tan & Black Peterbilt 379 – “Street Rod Pete”
3rd Place: David McDaniel, Jefferson City, TN; 2002 Purple & Raspberry Peterbilt 379 – “The Mistress”

BOBTAIL – 2006 & Newer
1st Place: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, IA; 2014 Green Peterbilt 389 – “All In”
2nd Place: Ben Cadle/Cadle Trucking, Augusta, GA; 2013 White & Green Freightliner Coronado
3rd Place Tie: Jed Kasperbauer, Dedham, IA; 2014 Diamond White Peterbilt 389 – “Last One”
3rd Place Tie: Coby Heard, Alexander, AR; 2015 Blue Peterbilt – “Lucille”

COMBO
1st Place: Corey McCaslin/Chance2Transport, Millersburg, OH; 2014 Red Peterbilt 389/2015 Great Dane Van
2nd Place: Dustin Pope, Greenville, TX; 2003 Viper Red Kenworth W900L/2010 Utility Reefer – “Cash On The Barrelhead”
3rd Place: Dan Raible, White Oak, PA; 2005 Red & White Peterbilt 379/2016 MAC Flatbed

INTERIOR – CAB ONLY
1st Place: Corey McCaslin/Chance2Transport, Millersburg, OH; 2014 Red Peterbilt 389/2015 Great Dane Van
2nd Place: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, IA; 2014 Green Peterbilt 389 – “All In”
3rd Place: Dan Raible, White Oak, PA; 2005 Red & White Peterbilt 379/2016 MAC Flatbed

INTERIOR – OEM SLEEPER
1st Place: Kiegan Nelson/Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 1985 2-tone Turquoise Peterbilt 359 – “Kickin’ It Old Skool”
2nd Place: Bill Parks, Belzoni, MS; 1999 White & Black Peterbilt 379 – “Hard But Fair”
3rd Place: Earl Millirons/New Image Towing & Recovery, Inc, Forest Park, GA; – 2005 Red & Black Peterbilt 379

BEST INTERIOR – LIMITED MILEAGE
1st Place: Jeremy Hassevoort/Rabbit River Transport, Allegan, MI; 1986 White & Gold Peterbilt 359/2001 Utility Reefer – “Gold Digger”

PAINT – BOBTAIL
1st Place: Kiegan Nelson/Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 1985 2-tone Turquoise Peterbilt 359 – “Kickin’ It Old Skool”
2nd Place: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, IA; 2014 Green Peterbilt 389 – “All In”
3rd Place: Bill Long/Bill Long Trucking, Polk, OH; 2003 Maroon, White, Tan & Black Peterbilt 379 – “Street Rod Pete”

PAINT – COMBO
1st Place: Dustin Pope, Greenville, TX; 2003 Viper Red Kenworth W900L/2010 Utility Reefer – “Cash On The Barrelhead”
2nd Place: Corey McCaslin/Chance2Transport, Millersburg, OH; 2014 Red Peterbilt 389/2015 Great Dane Van

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE – BOBTAIL
1st Place: Austin Ashley, Raleigh, MS; 2007 White & Purple Peterbilt 379 – “Double Take”

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE – COMBO
1st Place: Jeremy Hassevoort/Rabbit River Transport, Allegan, MI; 1986 White & Gold Peterbilt 359/2001 Utility Reefer – “Gold Digger”

ENGINE
1st Place: Kiegan Nelson/Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 1985 2-tone Turquoise Peterbilt 359 – “Kickin’ It Old Skool”
2nd Place: Corey McCaslin/Chance2Transport, Millersburg, OH; 2014 Red Peterbilt 389/2015 Great Dane Van
3rd Place: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, IA; 2014 Green Peterbilt 389 – “All In”

BEST ENGINE – LIMITED MILEAGE
Austin Ashley, Raleigh, MS; 2007 White & Purple Peterbilt 379 – “Double Take”

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