Photo gallery: 75 Chrome Pride & Polish competitors, full list of winners from year’s first show

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The Overdrive’s Pride & Polish lot at the 75 Chrome Shop show held this weekend.The Overdrive’s Pride & Polish lot at the 75 Chrome Shop show held this weekend.

Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish show truck contest wrapped up Sunday in Wildwood, Fla., at the 75 Chrome Shop, where dozens of competitors showed to participate in the annual April-held event.

The show, the third in the 2015-2016 Pride & Polish National Championship season, also sent six more trucks to compete in this year’s Pride & Polish championship finale, scheduled for this August in Dallas at the Great American Trucking Show.

National Championship awards will be given in six categories: Limited-Mileage Combo and Bobtail, Working Combo and Botail, and Builders Class Combo and Bobtail. A Trucker’s Choice champion will also be named. The six Best of Show winners and their photos can be seen at this link, from Overdrive‘s coverage of the show this weekend.

Below is a gallery of some of the other trucks that competed in the event, along with a full list of winners from the 75 Chrome Pride & Polish.

The Overdrive's Pride & Polish lot at the 75 Chrome Shop show held this weekend.The Overdrive's Pride & Polish lot at the 75 Chrome Shop show held this weekend.

Erlys Gonzalez of Opa Locka, Fla., won second place in the Bobtail - 2001-2007 category with this 2005 Peterbilt 379.Erlys Gonzalez of Opa Locka, Fla., won second place in the Bobtail - 2001-2007 category with this 2005 Peterbilt 379.

Kevin Hlavac's 1988 Kenworth K100EKevin Hlavac's 1988 Kenworth K100E

Brian Fretwell's 2016 Kenworth W900L and 2015 MAC flatbed won third place overall in the Limited-Mileage Combo category.Brian Fretwell's 2016 Kenworth W900L and 2015 MAC flatbed won third place overall in the Limited-Mileage Combo category.

Bill Rethwisch's 2013 Peterbilt 389 and 2012 Polar tanker, shown by Jeff Schultz at the 75 Chrome show, won first place in the Combo - 2013 & Newer category, as well as first place in the Interior - OEM Sleeper category and several other awards. The truck took home a Pride & Polish National Championship in 2014.Bill Rethwisch's 2013 Peterbilt 389 and 2012 Polar tanker, shown by Jeff Schultz at the 75 Chrome show, won first place in the Combo - 2013 & Newer category, as well as first place in the Interior - OEM Sleeper category and several other awards. The truck took home a Pride & Polish National Championship in 2014.

Keith Smart Jr.'s 2015 Peterbilt 389 won third place in the Limited Mileage Bobtail category.Keith Smart Jr.'s 2015 Peterbilt 389 won third place in the Limited Mileage Bobtail category.

Clint Dicks' 2017 Volvo VN630/2016 Utility flatbed combo won second place in the Interior - Cab Only category and second place in the Combo 0 2013 & newer category.Clint Dicks' 2017 Volvo VN630/2016 Utility flatbed combo won second place in the Interior - Cab Only category and second place in the Combo 0 2013 & newer category.

Livan Calvo's 1992 Peterbilt 379/2012 MACLivan Calvo's 1992 Peterbilt 379/2012 MAC

Anthony Deblaise's 1974 Kenworth W900Anthony Deblaise's 1974 Kenworth W900

Luke Leister's 2016 Peterbilt 389 and 2016 MAC dump won second place overall in the Limited-Mileage Combo category.Luke Leister's 2016 Peterbilt 389 and 2016 MAC dump won second place overall in the Limited-Mileage Combo category.

John Jaikes' 1999 Kenworth W900L and 2006 Utility reefer won third place in the Combo - 1992-2012 category.John Jaikes' 1999 Kenworth W900L and 2006 Utility reefer won third place in the Combo - 1992-2012 category.

Leonard Whitaker's 2017 Kenworth W900L and 2017 Travis dump, dubbed 'Red Riding Hood,' tied of first place in the Combo - 2011 & Newer category.Leonard Whitaker's 2017 Kenworth W900L and 2017 Travis dump, dubbed "Red Riding Hood," tied of first place in the Combo - 2011 & Newer category.

Scott Lagestee of Crown Point, Ind., showed this 2003 Peterbilt 379, which he's dubbed 'Optimus Lime.'Scott Lagestee of Crown Point, Ind., showed this 2003 Peterbilt 379, which he's dubbed "Optimus Lime."

Bobby Garcia's 1994 Peterbilt 379 and '07 Great Dane.Bobby Garcia's 1994 Peterbilt 379 and '07 Great Dane.

Adam Kimball's 1990 Peterbilt 379 won second place in the Antique category.Adam Kimball's 1990 Peterbilt 379 won second place in the Antique category.

The Roque Brothers of A&A Stainless Steel won first place in the Bobtail - 2001-2007 category.The Roque Brothers of A&A Stainless Steel won first place in the Bobtail - 2001-2007 category.

Scott Goldman of Walker Transportation showed this 2014 Peterbilt 389 and 2015 MAC flatbed.Scott Goldman of Walker Transportation showed this 2014 Peterbilt 389 and 2015 MAC flatbed.

 

BEST OF SHOW – BUILDERS CLASS BOBTAIL

Best of Show – Bob Harley, Burbank, OH; 1972 Purple Peterbilt 358A – “Bad Attitude”

BEST OF SHOW – BUILDERS CLASS COMBO

Best of Show – Michael Manuel, Front Royal, VA; 2015 Blue Peterbilt 389/2017 MAC Curtainside – “One of Many”

BEST OF SHOW – LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL

Best of Show – Doug Jameson/James Williams, Springfield, MO; 2015 Red and Black Peterbilt 389 – “Contender”

Runner Up – Keving Hlavac, Canton, GA; 1988 Brown Kenworth K100E – “Unconventional”

3rd Place – Brian Fretwell/Taylor Transport, Cartersville, GA; 2016 Blue Kenworth W900L/2015 MAC Flatbed

BEST OF SHOW – WORKING BOBTAIL

Sig Calangelo/Kyle Cousins, Carthage, MO; 2015 Purple Kenworth W900L

BEST OF SHOW – WORKING COMBO

Shawn Cielke, Haugan, MT; 2005 Burnt Orange Kenworth T600/2017 Wabash – “Redneck Low”

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Michael Manuel, Front Royal, VA; 2015 Blue Peterbilt 389/2017 MAC Curtainside – “One of Many”

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ANTIQUE

1st Place – Keith Capone, Wimauma, FL; 1947 Green Mack LJt

2nd Place – Adam Kimball, Cummings, GA; 1990 Seafoam Green Peterbilt 379 – “High Roller”

3rd Place – Gene Patterson, Dade City, FL; 1956 Black Diamond t 921

BEST ENGINE – LIMITED MILEAGE OR BUILDERS

Bob Harley, Burbank, OH; 1972 Purple Peterbilt 358A – “Bad Attitude”

BOBTAIL – SPECIALIZED

1st Place – Daniel Bingel, Jr./Sean Ioscalzo, Davie, FL; 2013 Green Kenworth T800 Wrecker – “Crane Train”

2nd Place – Earl Millirons/New Image Trucking, Forest Park, GA; 2005 Red and Black Peterbilt 379 Wrecker

3rd Place – Douglas Lancaster, Orlando, FL; 2016 Red and Black Peterbilt 389 Wrecker

BOBTAIL – 2000 AND OLDER

1st Place – Eric Bilgo, Jackson, WI; 1995 Black and Copper Peterbilt 379

2nd Place – Brian Cooper, LeMars, IA; 2000 Light Blue and Plum Kenworth W900L – “Best of Both Worlds”

3rd Place – David and Tonya Smith, Richmond, KY; 1984 White and Black Peterbilt 359

BOBTAIL – 2001-2007

1st Place – Roque Brothers/A&A Stainless Steel, Opa Locka, FL; 2003 Blue Peterbilt 379

2nd Place – Erlys Gonzalez/A&A Stainless Steel, Opa Locka, FL; 2005 White Peterbilt 379

3rd Place – Brian Rudisell/Kuhnle Bros, Inc; 2005 Green Kenworth W900 – “Gone Green”

BOBTAIL – 2008 AND NEWER

1st Place Tie – Stan Rudnitsky, Orlando, FL; 2008 Red Kenworth W900 – “Big Red”

1st Place Tie – Sid Calangelo/Kyle Cousins, Carthage, MO; 2015 Purple Kenworth W900L

2nd Place – Joel Dawes/Dawes Contract Cartage, Waterford, WI; 2014 Viper Red Kenworth T660 – “Thrills, Chills & Dollar Bills”

3rd Place – Dan VanDyke/Opel Logistics, Hudsonville, MI; 2015 Dark Red Peterbilt 389

COMBO – FIRST SHOW

1st Place – Tony Amodeo, Palm Coast, FL; 2006 White and Red Freightliner Classic XL/2001 Great Dane – “Bad Apple”

2nd Place – Jonathan Terry, Crossville, TN; 1995 White Kenworth W900L/2005 Reitnour – “Driveway Dream”

COMBO – 1992-2012

1st Place – Shawn Cielke/ Haugan, MT; 2005 Burnt Orange Kenworth T600/2017 Wabash – “Redneck Low”

2nd Place – Chad Berry, Medford, WI; 2012 Black and Purple Peterbilt 386/2017 MAC Curtainside – “The Next Episode”

3rd Place – John Jaikes, Naticoke, PA; 1999 Purple Kenworth W900L/2006 Utility Reefer – “O.N.L.Y. C.L.A.S.S.”

COMBO – 2013 AND NEWER

1st Place – Jeff Schultz/Rethwisch Transport, Elroy, WI; 2013 White and Green Peterbilt 389/2012 Polar Tanker – “Blood, Sweat & Gass”

2nd Place – Clint Dicks/CDT, Inc., Lake City, FL; 2017 Orange Volvo VN630/2016 Utility Flatbed

3rd Place – Casey Moro, Ft. Meyers, FL; 2016 Kenworth T370/2016 Rolls Right

INTERIOR – CAB ONLY

1st Place Tie – Joel Dawes/Dawes Contract Cartage, Waterford, WI; 2014 Viper Red Kenworth T660 – “Thrills, Chills & Dollar Bills”

1st Place Tie – Randy Menkel/James Williams, Springfield, MO; 2013 Black Peterbilt 389/2015 Etnyre Detachable Heavy Haul

2nd Place Tie – Daniel Bingel, Jr./Sean Ioscalzo, Davie, FL; 2013 Green Kenworth T800 Wrecker – “Crane Train”

2nd Place Tie – Clint Dicks/CDT, Inc., Lake City, FL; 2017 Orange Volve VN630/2016 Utility Flatbed

3rd Place – David and Tonya Smith, Richmond, KY; 1984 White and Black Peterbilt 359

INTERIOR – OEM SLEEPER

1st Place – Jeff Schultz/Rethwisch Transport, Elroy, WI; 2013 White and Green Peterbilt 389/2012 Polar Tanker – “Blood, Sweat & Gass”

2nd Place – Chad Berry, Medford, WI; 2012 Black and Purple Peterbilt 386/2017 MAC Curtainside – “The Next Episode”

3rd Place – Sid Calangelo/Kyle Cousins, Carthage, MO; 2015 Purple Kenworth W900L

BEST INTERIOR – LIMITED MILEAGE OR BUILDERS

Michael Manuel, Front Royal, VA; 2015 Blue Peterbilt 389/2017 MAC Curtainside – “One of Many”

PAINT – BOBTAIL

1st Place – Eric Bilgo, Jackson, WI; 1995 Black and Copper Peterbilt 379

2nd Place – Erlys Gonzalez/A&A Stainless Steel, Opa Locka, FL; 2005 White Peterbilt 379

3rd Place Tie – Joel Dawes/Dawes Contract Cartage, Waterford, WI; 2014 Viper Red Kenworth T660 – “Thrills, Chills & Dollar Bills”

3rd Place Tie – Roque Brothers/A&A Stainless Steel, Opa Locka, FL; 2003 Blue Peterbilt 379

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL OR BUILDERS

Doug Jameson/James Williams, Springfield, MO; 2015 Red and Black Peterbilt 389 – “Contender”

PAINT – COMBO

1st Place – Chad Berry, Medford, WI; 2012 Black and Purple Peterbilt 386/2017 MAC Curtainside – “The Next Episode”

2nd Place – Jeff Schultz/Rethwisch Transport, Elroy, WI; 2013 White and Green Peterbilt 389/2012 Polar Tanker – “Blood, Sweat & Gass”

3rd Place – Shawn Cielke, Haugan, MT; 2005 Burnt Orange Kenworth T600/2017 Wabash – “Redneck Low”

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO OR BUILDERS

1st Place – Brian Davis/Davis Bros Trucking/ Owensville, IN; 2014 Blue and White Peterbilt 386/2016 Wilson Grain Trailer – “Buzz Kill”

ENGINE

1st Place – Randy Menkel/James Williams, Springfield, MO; 2013 Black Peterbilt 389/2015 Etnyre Detachable Heavy Haul

2nd Place – Jeff Schultz/Rethwisch Transport, Elroy, WI; 2013 White and Green Peterbilt 389/2012 Polar Tanker – “Blood, Sweat & Gass”

3rd Place – Sid Calangelo/Kyle Cousins, Carthage, MO; 2015 Purple Kenworth W900L

-Deanne Winslett contributed to this report

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