Beauty and pride on 18 wheels
Stars & Stripes on the MATS calendar March 25-27

Whether you pronounce it Louisville, Looavull or Looievill, it all means the same thing in March. The Mid-America Trucking Show. And that means beautiful show trucks competing for awards and recognition.

The 4th Annual Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Championship, presented by Stars & Stripes Show Truck Events, will be held March 25-27. Once again, more than 100 beautiful working show trucks, working and non-working antique trucks and limited mileage working trucks will be in head-to-head competition to bring home awards for being at the top of their game.

The 2004 truck show season kicks off with the toughest competition of the year. Every show truck participant dreams of being one of the best at MATS. This very special truck beauty contest is sponsored by Peterbilt Motors Co., Chevron Corp., RoadStar Magazine, OOIDA, PPG Industries, Rockwood Products, Valley Chrome Plating, Donaldson Co. Inc., Alcoa Wheels, Bridgestone/Firestone Tire Co., Howes Lubricator Products, Roadworks Manufacturing and Truk Rodz by Jones Performance Products.

Don’t miss this exciting display of the most awesome trucks ever to roll down the road delivering freight. These trucks and their drivers represent much of what’s terrific about the trucking industry — pride, character, determination — they’re driven to succeed. At Stars & Stripes, they call it “Beauty & Pride on 18 Wheels.”

—by Suzanne Stempinski

Suzanne Stempinski can be reached at wheelz624@aol.com.