After reviewing more than 100 entries in the BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires Third Annual "Cool Rigs" Calendar Contest, six grand prize winners were chosen for having the "coolest rigs." Among the winners were OOIDA members Virginia and Johnny Allen of Plymouth, NC.
"The time these drivers put into beautifying their rigs is obvious with just one glance," said Randy Clark, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. Each grand prize winner receives 10 free BFGoodrich tires and a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses, valued at more than $200, and a director's chair. In addition, the winners will be pictured in the BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires 2002 Cool Rigs Calendar.
The Allens lavender 2000 Freightliner Condo has an image of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse on the sleeper with a sunrise in the background. "We were excited to win the contest and especially excited about the tires," Virginia told Land Line. "We take a lot of pride in the truck and trailer, so it's nice to know that others like it too."
The other winners are Kim Woods, Waterford, WI; Mills Trucking Inc./Glen Mills, Prosperity, SC; Mathew Justiana, Ft. Wayne, IN ; Luis Enrique Sanchez Flores, Fracc. Privada De los Reyes C.P., Mexico; and Blue Line Distribution Limited, Milton, Ontario. The winners were chosen on the basis of creativity and originality of the rig. All rigs are Class 6 through 8 trucks and are operational and in commercial use. --Keith Goble