Pleasant temps make for enjoyable event at Walcott

| Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Last week's 2002 Walcott Truckers Jamboree, held at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, IA, was one of the best Iowa 80 shindigs since the first one in 1979, say exhibitors, competitors and visitors. The event's history of scorching temps gave way to mild days to create a perfect setting for exhibits, the Super Truck Beauty Contest, and a record setting antique truck display and more.

OOIDA members David and Allyson Geer of Oklahoma City, OK, fresh from their June "Best of Show" at the Shell Rotella Superrigs in Ontario, CA, won the Trucker's Choice award at Walcott in the Super Truck Beauty Contest. Their 1998 Peterbilt 379 & 1998 Utility Trailer is known as "Marooned."

Here's the list of winners.

First place class winners were:
Working Truck: Cabover -- Mike Rickard, 1984 International 9670
Working Truck: 2003-2000 Bobtail Conventional -- Buzz Sweeden, "Simple Pleasures," 2001 Kenworth W900
Working Truck: 1999-1993 Bobtail Conventional -- Fred Forcelle, "Gray Wolf," 1999 International 9400 Eagle
Working Truck: 1992-1986 Bobtail Conventional -- Darrel Madden, 1986 Mack Superliner
Working Truck: 1985-1978 Bobtail Conventional -- Steve Brooks, 1985 Peterbilt 359
Working Truck: 1977 & Older Bobtail Conventional -- Bob Evans, 1975 Kenworth W900A
Working Truck: 2003-1998 Combination -- OOIDA member David Geer, "Marooned," 1998 Peterbilt 379 & 1998 Utility Trailer
Working Truck: 1997-1989 Combination -- David Marcotte, "Liquid Chicken," 992 Peterbilt 379 & 1978 Heil Tanker
Working Truck: 1988 & Older Combination -- Mike Brooks, "Gertrude," 1973 Peterbilt 359 & 1996 Great Dane Trailer
Custom Paint/Graphics (Bobtail) -- OOIDA member Kary Winebrenner, 1999 Kenworth W900L
Custom Paint /Murals (Bobtail) -- Ken Stone & Ken Orear, "The Gambler," 2000 Peterbilt
Custom Paint/Graphics (Combo) -- David Marcotte, "Liquid Chicken," 1992 Peterbilt 379 & 1978 Heil Tanker
Custom Paint/Murals (Combo) -- Dale & Connie Ison, "Dragon Master," 2000 Kenworth & 2000 Featherlite trailer
Polish & Detail -- Ernie Vole, 1998 Peterbilt 378 wrecker
Interior - OEM Sleeper -- Buzz Sweeden, "Simple Pleasures," 2001 Kenworth W900
Interior - OEM Conversion Sleeper -- Ken Stone & Ken Orear, "The Gambler," 2000 Peterbilt 379
Interior - Custom Sleeper -- Jerry & Judy Reese, 2001 Kenworth W900L & 1996 Kentucky Trailer
Lights at Night - Bobtail -- Ernie Vole, 1999 Peterbilt 378 Wrecker
Lights at Night - Combination -- David Marcotte, "Liquid Chicken," 1992 Peterbilt 379 & 1978 Heil Tanker
Best Overall Theme -- Ken Stone & Ken Orear, "The Gambler," 2000 Peterbilt 379
Show Class: -- Dale & Connie Ison, "Dragon Master," 2000 Kenworth T2000 & 2000 Featherlite trailer

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