The votes are in and the finalists announced –
Overdrive's 2021 Pride & Polish truck beauty championship will conclude on this page Thursday, August 5, beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern time. Finalists were determined by Overdrive reader voting over a three-week period that ended July 11. (See all the finalist trucks below, with owner listings in each category.)
Guided by your votes, winners in each category were then selected by a panel of editorial judges.
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Antique finalists, representing rigs at least 25 years old, are: Ron Kelsey's 1981 Peterbilt 359, "Sunshine Express" (top left); Daniel and Phyllis Snow's 1996 Freightliner Classic XL, "The Goose" (top right); and David Hurlburt's 1995 Kenworth K100, “Joy”. The finalists in the Interior class are: Ron Kelsey's 1981 Peterbilt 359, "Sunshine Express" (top left); Robert Hallahan's 2022 Peterbilt 389, "Joke's on You" (top right); and Daniel and Phyllis Snow's 1996 Freightliner Classic XL, "The Goose." In the Limited Mileage category, for builders' custom creations and rigs that generally don't experience the level of wear tear as full-time working trucks, the finalists are: Sammy Redmon's 2007 Peterbilt 379, “Boomer” (top left); Kevin Berry's 2004 Peterbilt 379 (top right); and Robert Hallahan's 2022 Peterbilt 389, “Joke’s on You.” Finalists in the Working Bobtail, 2008 & Older class are: Lavern Cross' 1982 Kenworth W900A (top left); Christopher Kulow's 2007 Peterbilt 379, “Long Term Affair” (top right); and Ron Kelsey's 1981 Peterbilt 359, “Sunshine Express”. Working Bobtail, 2009 & Newer finalists are: Mark Havens' 2019 Peterbilt 389 (top left); Charles Thomas' 2010 International LoneStar, “Pearl” (top right); and Mark & Holly O'Donnell's 2018 Peterbilt 579, "The Family Tree." Working Combo, 2000 & Older finalists are: Matthew Locker's 1978 Kenworth W900A (top left); Daniel and Phyllis Snow's 1996 Freightliner Classic XL, “The Goose” (top right); and Edward Vince's 1998 Kenworth T800H, “It Ain’t My Fault.”
The finalists in the Working Combo, 2001 & Newer class are: Deon Davenport's 2006 Kenworth W900L, “Nelly Belle” (top left); Mike Hall's 2004 Peterbilt 379 company truck for C. Bean Transport (top right); and Howard Smith's 2020 Peterbilt 389, “Beverly II.”