Six trucks will emerge from the Great American Trucking Show in late August holding a prized possession among show truck builders and owners: An Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship trophy.
This year, GATS will again host the show truck circuit’s annual finale. More than 20 finalists will be specially staged at the event, and a special round of judging will decide the six Pride & Polish national champs in six categories: Working Bobtail, Working Combo, Limited-Mileage Bobtail, Limited-Mileage Combo, Builders Class Bobtail and Builders Class Combo.
This is the first year the Pride & Polish National Championship will feature the Builders Class categories. Working and Limited-Mileage categories are based on annual truck mileage, whereas the Builders Class categories feature trucks that aren’t street-legal and are built solely for show.
Finalists have been selected at Pride & Polish shows across the country in the last year, starting at the 2015 GATS. Best of Show winners from all of this season’s Pride & Polish events are invited to compete in the championship round of judging.
GATS takes place Aug. 25-27 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center in downtown Dallas.
In addition to the staged National Championship competitors, GATS will host dozens of other working show trucks in the general Pride & Polish competition, the first of the 2016-17 season. The six Best of Show winners named there will qualify to compete in next year’s Pride & Polish National Championship.
Click here to learn more about GATS or to register to attend. Registration for all truckers is free for those who pre-register.
To see the competitors who have qualified to compete so far in the Pride & Polish National Championship, click the links below. Six more trucks will qualify next month at the Overdrive’s Pride & Polish show set to be held at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits facility in Crossville, Tennessee.