Meet the 2021 Overdrive's Pride & Polish champs

Updated Aug 19, 2021


The 2021 Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish virtual contest concluded Thursday afternoon with six trucks and their owners being named champs across seven categories.

Three finalists were chosen in each of seven categories by Overdrive reader voting over a three-week period ending July 11. Custom truck owners submitted 64 entries into the contest in multiple categories, and these entries received hundreds of online votes. Winners were selected by a panel of editorial judges. (Catch all the finalists, too, in video replay of the broadcast above.)

The 2021 Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish contest winners are:

Limited Mileage | Rob Hallahan’s 2022 Peterbilt 389

Rob Hallahan’s 2022 Peterbilt 389

Rob Hallahan’s 2022 Peterbilt 389

Interior | Daniel and Phyllis Snow’s 1996 Freightliner Classic XL

Daniel and Phyllis Snow’s 1996 Freightliner Classic XL

Daniel and Phyllis Snow’s 1996 Freightliner Classic XL

Antique | Ron Kelsey’s 1981 Peterbilt 359

Ron Kelsey’s 1981 Peterbilt 359

Ron Kelsey’s 1981 Peterbilt 359

Working Bobtail, 2009 & Newer | Mark Havens’ 2019 Peterbilt 389

Mark Havens’ 2019 Peterbilt 389

Mark Havens’ 2019 Peterbilt 389

Working Combo, 2001 & Newer | Howard Smith’s 2020 Peterbilt 389

howard Smith’s 2020 Peterbilt 389

howard Smith’s 2020 Peterbilt 389

Working Bobtail, 2008 & Older | Christopher Kulow’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

Christopher Kulow’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

Christopher Kulow’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

Working Combo, 2000 & Older | Daniel and Phyllis Snow’s 1996 Freightliner Classic XL

Daniel and Phyllis Snow’s 1996 Freightliner Classic XL

Daniel and Phyllis Snow’s 1996 Freightliner Classic XL

The full list of finalists is as follows:

Limited Mileage
First place – Robert Hallahan, 2022 Peterbilt 389, “Joke’s on You”
Second place – Kevin Berry, 2004 Peterbilt 379
Third place – Sammy Redmon. 2007 Peterbilt 379, “Boomer”

Interior
First place – Daniel and Phyllis Snow, 1996 Freightliner Classic XL, “The Goose”
Second place – Robert Hallahan, 2022 Peterbilt 389, “Joke’s on You”
Third place – Ron Kelsey, 1981 Peterbilt 359, “Sunrise Express”

Antique
First place – Ron Kelsey, 1981 Peterbilt 359, “Sunrise Express”
Second place – Daniel and Phyllis Snow, 1996 Freightliner Classic XL, “The Goose”
Third place – David Hurlburt, 1995 Kenworth K100, “Joy”

Working Bobtail, 2009 & Newer
First place – Mark Havens, 2019 Peterbilt 389
Second place – Mark & Holly O'Donnell, 2018 Peterbilt 579
Third place – Charles Thomas, 2010 International LoneStar, “Pearl”

Working Combo, 2001 & Newer
First place – Howard Smith, 2020 Peterbilt 389, “Beverly II”
Second place – Mike Hall, 2004 Peterbilt 379 (company truck for C. Bean Transport)
Third place – Deon Davenport, 2006 Kenworth W900L, “Nelly Belle”

Working Bobtail, 2008 & Older
First place – Christopher Kulow, 2007 Peterbilt 379, “Long Term Affair”
Second place – Lavern Cross, 1982 Kenworth W900A
Third place – Ron Kelsey, 1981 Peterbilt 359, “Sunrise Express”

Working Combo, 2000 & Older
First place – Daniel and Phyllis Snow, 1996 Freightliner Classic XL, “The Goose”
Second place – Matthew Locker, 1978 Kenworth W900A
Third place – Edward Vince, 1998 Kenworth T800H, “It Ain’t My Fault”

Catch photos of the rigs of the first and second runners-up via this link to our finalist announcement. 

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