The 17th annual Shell SUPERRIGS Truck Beauty Contest willbe held June 17, 18, and 19 at the TravelCenters of America Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcot, IA. Working trucks from around the nation will compete for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, plus an opportunity to appear in the 2000 Shell SUPERRIGS calendar. The contest is sponsored by Shell ROTELLA T engine oil.
Truckers will be able to compete in Tractor, Tractor/Trailer combination, and Classic categories, with the top 18 receiving awards. A panel of judges will score the rigs on exterior appearance, design, detail, and workmanship. Only working trucks operating in inter- or intrastate commerce are eligible. State DOT authority or ICC numbers on the truck are required proof for entry.
Rigs will be judged from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 18; and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday June 19. The contest is free and participants can register on arrival and go through the entry line when they're ready. The judging takes approximately 20 minutes and contestants do not have to be present to win. Every entrant will receive a $50 value gift package.
The Shell SUPERRIGS Truck Beauty Contest has grown in popularity over the past 16 years, with many truckers making special arrangements to be in the area during SUPERRIGS weekend. Every day, the contest will have a carnival-like atmosphere with displays, demonstrations, and special events. A free country music concert will close the festivities on Saturday afternoon.