OOIDA member trucks grab their share of wins in Pride & Polish competition

| Thursday, September 13, 2001

Darian Stephens, OOIDA member from Hereford, PA, won Best of Show, bobtail, at the Pride & Polish show in Dallas last week. The truck beauty contest was held during the Great American Trucking Show. Darien's knock-out ride is an orchid metallic 1995 Freightliner, Keystone JR, that also got the nod from the judges in several other catagories (see below).

The Participants Choice award was shared between OOIDA members Rhonda and Norman Pike of Denham Springs, LA, and Curtis Stoltz of Myerstown, PA. The Pikes (who took home two other firsts) show a stunning bronze and midnight metallic mist 1998 Peterbilt.

Texas members Curtis and Donna Turk won first in conventional bobtail 2000 or newer with their very hot Peterbilt, "Cat House," painted white with flames. Other Texas members Sam & Kala Padgett showed "Splash," their spick and span 1999 purple/black purple Pete 379 for second in conventional bobtail 1998-99. Louisiana member Victor Verret's 1994 KW W900L, "Blew by U" (great name for a Louisiana truck, eh?) earned second in conventional combo 1987-94.

Members Earl and Debbie Peterson and "Kersplat" had a good show with two impressive seconds with their snazzy 1997 iris/purple Peterbilt. Member John C. Schmitz of Odessa, TX, won third place in conventional bobtail 2000 and newer with the Schmitz family's neat Pete, "Saddle Up." Member David P. Schnautz of Batson, TX, earned first place in specialty bobtail with his very cool 1985 blue KW K100E. OOIDA member Robert Hall showed the Crafty Catcher, his handsome 1997 black Mack CH613 to a third place in conventional combo 1995-98.

List of winners:

Conventional Bobtail, 1995-97
First, Darian Stephens, Keystone J.R., 1995 Orchard Metallic, Freightliner Classic XL, Detroit
Second, Earl Peterson, Kersplat, 1997 Iris/Peterson Purple Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar
Third, David Kosar, Texas Pride, 1996 Red Peterbilt 379, Cummins

Conventional Bobtail 1998-99
First, Norman and Rhonda Pike, Ole Rag, 1998/Bronze/Midnight/Metallic Mist, Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar
Second, Sam and Kala Padgett, Splash, 1999 Purple/Black Purple, Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar
Third, Riteway Truck Rental, John Patterson, Texas Star, 1999 Purple Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar

Conventional Bobtail 2000-01
First, Curtis and Donna Turk, Cat House, 2001 White with Flames, Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar
Second, Curtis Stoltz, Sammy's Limo, 2001 Purple Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar
Third, Truck 27, Schmitz Family, Saddle Up, 200 Stardust Gold/Hunter Green, Peterbilt 379, Detroit

Working Antiques
First, Rick Bower, driver for A.Van Es Haulage, 1957 Tan/Deep Cherry, Peterbilt 281, Caterpillar

Specialty Bobtail
First, David Shnautz, 1985 Blue Kenworth K100E, Cummins
Second, Chris Cribb, driver for Clark Freight Lines, Stylin' and Profilin' 1996 Black, Kenworth, T-600, Caterpillar
Third, Jerry and Judy Reese, My Last Dream, 2001 Red Pearl Kenworth W900L, Caterpillar

Conventional Combo 1995-98
First, David Geer, Marooned, 1998 Maroon Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar
Second, Art Parrino, 1995 Indian Silver/Raspberry, Freightliner FLD 120, Detroit
Third, Robert Hall, Crafty Catcher, 1997 Black Mack, CH613, Mack

Conventional Combo 1987-94
First, Bill Culver, Tonight We Ride, 1990 Yellow/Red, Peterbilt, 379, Caterpillar
Second, Victor Verret, Blew By U, 1994 Blue Kenworth W900L, Caterpillar
Third, Ray and Sue De Ridder, drivers for owner Andy Van Es, 1987, Silver/Deep Cherry Peterbilt 359, Caterpillar

Conventional Bobtail 1986-88
First, Michael Ladd, Rosie, 1987 Two-Tone Purple Peterbilt 359, Caterpillar
Second, Justin Thornhill and Tim Thornhill, 1986 Mocha Frost/Maroon Peterbilt 359, Caterpillar
Third, Ron Watt, 1988 Maroon/Silver Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar

Engine
First, Tim Thornhill and Justin Thornhill, 1985 Mocha Frost/Maroon Peterbilt 359, Caterpillar
Second, Darian Stephens, Keystone J.R., 1995 Orchard Metallic Freightliner Classic XL, Detroit
Third, tie: Curtis Stoltz, Sammy's Limo, 2001 Purple Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar; Deb and Earl Peterson, Kersplat, 1997 Iris/Peterson Purple Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar

Specialty Class Working Trucks
First, Kenneth G. Mullins, Big Dog, 1992 White/Blue, Freightliner FLO, Detroit

Interior - Excluding Sleeper
First, Tim Thornhill and Justin Thornhill, 1986 Mocha Frost/Maroon Peterbilt 359, Caterpillar
Second, Bill Culver, Tonight We Ride, 1990 Yellow/Red Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar
Third, Norman and Rhonda Pike, Ole Rag, 1998 Bronze/Midnight/Metallic Mist, Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar

Interior - OEM Sleeper
First, Michael Ladd, Rosie, 1987 Two-Tone Purple, Peterbilt 359, Caterpillar
Second, Deb and Earl Peterson, Kersplat, 1997 Iris/Peterson Purple Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar
Third, tie: Curtis Stoltz, Sammy's Limo, 2001 Purple Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar; David Kosar, Texas Pride, 1996 Red Peterbilt 379, Cummins

Interior - Custom After Market Sleeper
First, Jerry and Judy Reese, My Last Dream, 2001 Red Pearl Kenworth W900L, Caterpillar
Second, David Geer, Marooned, 1998 Maroon Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar
Third, Curtis and Donna Turk, Cat House, 2001 White with Flames Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar

AT&T
First, David Geer, Marooned, 1998 Maroon, 1998 Maroon Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar
Second, Curtis Stoltz, Sammy's Limo, 2001 Purple Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar
Third, Curtis and Donna Turk, Cat House, 2001 White with Flames Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar

Chrome Corner
External, Michael Ladd, Rosie, 1987 Two-Tone Purple Peterbilt 359,
Caterpillar Internal, Michael Ladd, Rosie, 1987 Two-Tone Purple Peterbilt 359, Caterpillar
Engine and undercarriage, Darian Stephens, Keystone J.R., 1995 Orchard Metallic Freightliner Classic XL, Detroit
Overall beauty, Darian Stephens, Keystone J.R., Freightliner Classic XL, Detroit

Peterbilt
First, Norman and Rhonda Pike, Ole Rag, 1998 Bronze/Midnight/Metallic Mist Peterbilt, 379, Caterpillar
Second, Curtis Stoltz, Sammy's Limo, 2001 Purple Peterbilt, 379 Caterpillar
Third, Michale Ladd, Rosie, 1987 Two-Tone Purple Peterbilt 359, Caterpillar

Participants' Choice
Curtis Stoltz, Sammy's Limo, 2001 Purple Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar

Charity's Choice
David Geer, Marooned, 1998 Maroon Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar

Best of Show - Bobtail
Darian Stephens, Keystone J.R., 1995 Orchard Metallic Freightliner Classic XL, Detroit

Best of Show - Combination
David Geer, Marooned, 1998 Maroon Peterbilt 379, Caterpillar

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