OOIDA members take top honor at GATS truck competition

| Friday, September 13, 2002

One of the high points of the Great American Truck Show held in Dallas last week was the 2002 Pride & Polish truck contest. OOIDA members, Norman and Rhonda Pike, Denham Springs, LA, won Best of Show for the bobtail division, dazzling the judges with their 1998 Pete 379, "Ole Rag."

Here's a complete list of the winners:

Best of Show Bobtail
Norman & Rhonda Pike 1998 Peterbilt 379 Ole Rag

Best of Show Combination
Neal & Barbara Holsomback 1988 Peterbilt 379 Plum Classy

Engine
1st Norman & Rhonda Pike 1998 Peterbilt 379 Ole Rag
2nd Sam Watson 1974 Kenworth W900 Rainbow
2nd Justin & Tim Thornhill 1986 Peterbilt 359 Brutus
3rd Russ & Debbie Brown 1999 Kenworth W900 Razors Edge

Conventional Bobtail 2000-Newer
1st Stanley Fudge 2002 International 9900i
2nd Darrell Caldwell 2002 Freightliner Century Just In Time
3rd Landry Dunsing 2000 Kenworth W900 Big Boy's Toy

Conventional Bobtail 1998-1999
1st Norman & Rhonda Pike 1998 Peterbilt 379 Ole Rag
2nd Russ & Debbie Brown 1999 Kenworth W900 Razors Edge
3rd Gary Willbanks 1999 Freightliner Classic XL Memoir Take Two

Conventional Bobtail 1996-1997
1st Victor Garza 1997 Peterbilt 379 Caspers Custom Cruiser
2nd Bob & Nancy Kapitan 1997 Volvo Kats R Jammin
3rd Carl Andrioff 1997 Freightliner FLD Rocket Ship

Conventional Bobtail 1984-1991
1st Justin & Tim Thornhill 1986 Peterbilt 359 Brutus

Interior Custom Aftermarket Sleeper
1st Judy & Jerry Reese 2001 Kenworth W900 My Last Dream
2nd Mitchel Herring 2000 Peterbilt 379 Family Affair
3rd Doug Day 1955 Peterbilt 351 Lucy

Interior Excluding Sleeper
1st Sam Watson 1974 Kenworth W900 Rainbow
2nd Justin & Tim Thornhill 1986 Peterbilt 359 Brutus
2nd Gary Wright 2001 Peterbilt 379 Barney
3rd Bill Culver 1990 Peterbilt 379 Tonight We Ride

Interior OEM Sleeper
1st Russ & Debbie Brown 1999 Kenworth W900 Razors Edge
2nd Norman & Ronda Pike 1998 Peterbilt 379 Ole Rag
2nd Frankie Story 2000 Kenworth W900 Same Ol Story
3rd Mike Ladd 1987 Peterbilt 359 Rosie

Conventional Combination 1988-Newer
1st Neal & Barbara Holsomback 1988 Peterbilt 379 Plum Classy
2nd Steve Vidrine 2001 Peterbilt 379 Tiger Fan
3rd Judy & Jerry Reese 2001 Kenworth W900 My Last Dream

Fleet-Owned Combination
1st James Thomas 2001 Freightliner Men's Wearhouse
2nd Chris Cribb 1996 Kenwoth T600 Stylin & Profilin
2nd Billy Hopkins 2000 Peterbilt 379 Rocking H

Fleet-Owned Bobtail
1st Owen Free Jr. 2001 Peterbilt 379 Pride of Texas
2nd Gary Wright 2001 Peterbilt 379 Barney

Specialty Class Tow Truck
1st Kelby Hubbard 2002 Peterbilt 378 American Pride
2nd Kenneth Mullins 1992 Freightliner FLD Big Dog

Specialty Class
1st Bill Culver 1990 Peterbilt 379 Tonight We Ride
2nd Gary Mitchell 2003 Peterbilt 379 Ole Gray

Antique Working
1st Sam Watson 1974 Kenworth W900 Rainbow
2nd Rick Walker 1953 Peterbilt 350 MisBehaving
3rd Doug Day 1955 Peterbilt 351 Lucy

Custom Paint Mural Bobtail
1st Mike Ladd 1987 Peterbilt 359 Rosie
2nd Mitchell Herring 2000 Peterbilt 379 Family Affair
2nd Adrian Rocamentes 1998 Peterbilt 379 Back Draft

Custom Paint Non-Mural
1st Keith Bell 2002 Peterbilt 379 Texas Nights
2nd Schmitz Family 2000 Peterbilt 379 Saddle Up
2nd Frankie Story 2000 Kenworth W900 Same Ol' Story

Participant's Choice
Sam Watson 1974 Kenworth W900 Rainbow

Charity's Choice
Bart Phillips 1997 Freightliner FLD Bartman

Dupont-Imron Most Deserving
Mitchel Herring 2000 Peterbilt Family Affair

Chevron Chrome Corner Overall
Norman & Rhonda Pike 1998 Peterbilt 379 Ole Rag
Russ & Debbie Brown 1999 Kenworth W900 Razors Edge

Chevron Chrome Corner Interior
Russ & Debbie Brown 1999 Kenworth W900 Razors Edge

Chevron Chrome Corner Engine
Neal & Barbara Holsomback 1988 Peterbilt 379 Plum Classy

Chevron Chrome Corner Exterior
Norman & Rhonda Pike 1998 Peterbilt 379 Ole Rag
Mike Ladd, 1987 Peterbilt 379 Rosie
Mitchel Herring, 2000 Peterbilt 379, Family Affair

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