Photos: Operators showcase custom working, show trucks at GATS Pride & Polish

Updated Aug 25, 2017

Custom working and show trucks began rolling in Wednesday for the annual Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish event in Dallas, Texas.

The trucks will be on-hand throughout the show, and the Best of Show winners will be named in five categories – working bobtail, working combo, limited-mileage bobtail, limited-mileage combo and builders class – on Saturday morning. Winners will also be named in categories related to paint, engine work, interior and more.

Some of the trucks in this year’s contest can be seen below:

Nine-truck fleet owner Ben Cadle of Cadle Trucking is showing this 1982 Freightliner 10464. Cadle...Nine-truck fleet owner Ben Cadle of Cadle Trucking is showing this 1982 Freightliner 10464. Cadle...

Mike Robinson of custom parts supplier Talladega Fiberglass is showing this 1979 Peterbilt 359 to...Mike Robinson of custom parts supplier Talladega Fiberglass is showing this 1979 Peterbilt 359 to...

Fleenor Brothers' 2008 Kenworth W900 is no stranger to Pride & Polish competitions, having won two...Fleenor Brothers' 2008 Kenworth W900 is no stranger to Pride & Polish competitions, having won two...

The iconic Kenworth cabover from TV show 'B.J. and the Bear.'The iconic Kenworth cabover from TV show "B.J. and the Bear."

'The Color of Money,' a 2007 Peterbilt 379, is being shown by Robert Glass, shop manager for..."The Color of Money," a 2007 Peterbilt 379, is being shown by Robert Glass, shop manager for...

Brandon Avant's 2010 Peterbilt 389, 'The Mistress.'Brandon Avant's 2010 Peterbilt 389, "The Mistress."

Geo Cuellar and David Schnautz's 1985 Kenworth K100E.Geo Cuellar and David Schnautz's 1985 Kenworth K100E.

Brad Hartwick's 1978 Kenworth W900A hot rod.Brad Hartwick's 1978 Kenworth W900A hot rod.

Freddie Jimenez's 1994 Freightliner FLB100.Freddie Jimenez's 1994 Freightliner FLB100.

Gerald Cruz's 1999 Peterbilt 379, 'Ghost.'Gerald Cruz's 1999 Peterbilt 379, "Ghost."

Brian Rudisell's 2005 Kenworth W900, 'Gone Green.'Brian Rudisell's 2005 Kenworth W900, "Gone Green."

David Kosar's 1995 Peterbilt 379, 'Texas Pride.'David Kosar's 1995 Peterbilt 379, "Texas Pride."

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