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NAST members head to northern Michigan for Fourth Annual truck beauty contest

Charlie's Country Corner is a sprawling 35-acre travel plaza located on I-75, exit 251, three miles south of Grayling in northern Michigan. The huge asphalt parking lot can accommodate 80 trucks and trailers, and at the end of May, it was host to the Fourth Annual Truck Show.

Sanctioned by the National Association of Show Trucks, the event lured top competitors with more than $15,000 in cash and prizes. Best of Show Combo and Best of Show Bobtail each won $1,500.

and the winners were …

Engine 
3rd Jerry Harker 2003 Peterbilt 379, 2002 Wabash reefer
3rd Bob Long 2000 Peterbilt 379, 2000 Cottrel auto transport
2nd Danny Mizer 1997 Peterbilt 379 EX 
1st Gary Patterson 1982 International 4300, 2002 Great Dane dry van

Lights/DOT - Bobtail
3rd Troy Miron 1997 Kenworth W900L 
2nd Danny Mizer 1997 Peterbilt 379 EX 
1st Bob & Shelly Brinker 2000 Freightliner CL XL

Lights/DOT - Combo
3rd Sheldon Cross 1998 Peterbilt 379, 2000 Great Dane dry van
2nd Bob Long 2000 Peterbilt 379, 2000 Cottrel auto transport
1st Gary Patterson 1982 International 4300, 2002 Great Dane dry van
1st Jody & Laurie Laroue 2000 Freightliner CL XL, 2000 Manac dry van

Lights - Unlimited Bobtail
1st Morgan & Daughter 2000 Kenworth T800S

Lights - Unlimited Combo
1st C&J Bark Hauler 2000 Kenworth W900, 1999 Wilkins walking floor

Graphics - Bobtail 
3rd Mike Dreffs 1997 Kenworth W900L 
2nd Morgan & Daughter 2000 Kenworth T800S 
1st Bob & Shelly Brinker 2000 Freightliner CL XL

Graphics - Combo
3rd Gary Patterson 1992 International 4300, 2002 Great Dane dry van
3rd Joe Switzenberg 1998 Peterbilt 379, 2001 Great Dane dry van
2nd Jody & Laurie Laroue 2000 Freightliner CL XL, 2000 Manac dry van
2nd Jerry Harker 2003 Peterbilt 379, 2002 Wabash reefer
2nd Steve Lewis 2001 Kenworth T2000, 2001 Brenner tanker
1st C&J Bark Hauler 2000 Kenworth W900, 1999 Wilkins walking floor

Mural - Bobtail
3rd Troy Miron 1997 Kenworth W900L 
2nd Morgan & Daughter 2000 Kenworth T800S 
1st Bob & Shelly Brinker 2000 Freightliner CL XL

Mural - Combo
3rd Steve Lewis 2001 Kenworth T2000, 2001 Brenner tanker
2nd W.L. Putnam 1980 Kenworth W900A, 1980 Dorsey drop van
1st Jody & Laurie Laroue 2000 Freightliner CL XL, 2000 Manac dry van

Dry Van Interior - OEM
3rd Jerry Harker 2003 Peterbilt 379, 2002 Wabash reefer 
2nd Bob & Shelly Brinker 2000 Freightliner CL XL 
2nd Gary Patterson 1982 International 4300, 2002 Great Dane dry van
1st Danny Mizer 1997 Peterbilt 379 EX 
1st Bob Long 2000 Peterbilt 379, 2000 Cottrel auto transport

Antique - Non Working Bobtail 
2nd Jim Grey 1936 Cheverlot pickup 
1st Don Sullivan 1957 GMC 630

Multi-Axle 
2nd Rick Hitchcock 1996 Peterbilt 379, 2000 ST&E tanker
1st C&J Bark Haulers 2000 Kenworth W900, 1999 Wilkins walking floor

Specialized
1st Bob Long 2000 Peterbilt 379, 2000 Cottrel auto transport

Company Truck - Bobtail
3rd Goodison Trucking 2000 Kenworth T800
2nd Scott Renwick 2004 Kenworth W900L 
1st Danny Mizer 1997 Peterbilt 379 EX

CompanyTruck - Combo 
2nd Kris Bensinger 2002 Peterbilt 379, 1996 Utility reefer
1st Steve Lewis 2001 Kenworth T2000, 2001 Brenner tanker

’78 or Older - Working Bobtail
1st James Bumpus 1966 Autocar A10264

’79 to ’89 - Bobtail
1st Donald Witaker 1988 Peterbilt 379

’96 to ’00 - Bobtail 
3rd Tim Roelofs 1998 Freightliner FLD 120
2nd Mike Dreffs 1997 Kenworth W900L
1st Bob & Shelly Brinker 2000 Freightliner CL XL

’01 or Newer Bobtail
2nd P.J. McCarthy 2000 Kenworth T600 
1st Wayne Kato 2001 International 9900 IX

’ 79 to ’89 - Combo
2nd W.L. Putnam 1980 Kenworth W900A, 1980 Dorsey drop van 
1st Gary Patterson 1982 International 4300, 2002 Great Dane dry van

’ 96 To ’00 - Combo
3rd Sheldon Cross 1998 Peterbilt 379, 2000 Great Dane dry van
2nd Jody & Laurie Laroue 2000 Freightliner CL XL, 2000 Manac dry van
1st Joe Switzenberg 1998 Peterbilt 379, 2001 Great Dane dry van

’ 01 or Newer Combo
1st Jerry Harker 2003 Peterbilt 379, 2002 Wabash reefer

Professional Show Working Bobtail
1st Morgan & Daughter 2000 Kenworth T800S

Pick up
1st Larry Olsen 2003 Ford F250, 2003 Legend transporter

Bobtail - Best of Show Runners Up
9th P.J. McCarthy 2000 Kenworth 9th Raymond Houghtor 1998 Kenworth W900L 
8th Wayne Kato 2001 International 9900 IX 
7th Scott Renwick 2004 Kenworth W900L 
6th Tim Roelofs 1998 Freightliner FLD 120 
5th Donald Witaker 1988 Peterbilt 379 
4th Troy Miron 1997 Kenworth W900L 
3rd Mike Dreffs 1997 Kenworth W900L 
2nd Danny Mizer 1997 Peterbilt 379 EX 
1st Morgan & Daughter 2000 Kenworth T800S

Best of Show - Bobtail
Bob & Shelly Brinker 2000 Freightliner CL XL

Combo - Best of Show Runners Up
9th W.L. Putnam 1980 Kenworth W900A, 1980 Dorsey drop van
8th Mike Mitosinka 1997 Peterbilt 379, 1996 Utility van
7th Rick Hitchcock 1996 Peterbilt 379, 2000 ST&E tanker
6th Joe Switzenberg 1998 Peterbilt 379, 2001 Great Dane dry van
5th Sheldon Cross 1998 Peterbilt 379, 2000 Great Dane dry van
4th One Last Ride 2000 Freightliner CL XL, 2000 Manac dry van
3rd Bob Long 2000 Peterbilt 379, 2000 Cottrel auto transport
2nd Jerry Harker 2003 Peterbilt 379, 2002 Wabash reefer
1st C&J Bark Haulers 2000 Kenworth W900, 1999 Wilkins walking floor

Best of Show - Combo
Gary Patterson 1982 International 4300, 2002 Great Dane dry van

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