Truckers light up St. Ignace

| Monday, September 23, 2002

The high points of the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show held in St. Ignace, MI, Sept. 13-15 was the National Association of Show Trucks (NAST) truck beauty contest and the Parade of Lights. Here are the winners:

Mayor's Choice bobtail

Jerry and Janetta Grills

Mayor's Choice combo

One Last Ride

Legend Award

Larry Weaver, Rhett Butler Trucking

Competitor's Choice

Selec Trucks

MBA Pick combo

Larry Weaver, Rhett Butler Trucking

Chicken Lights Award

Sam Watson

Best of Show bobtail

Sam Watson

Best of Show combo

Larry Weaver

Engine

1st Larry Weaver

2nd Chuck Prigge

3rd Sam Watson

Lites/DOT Bobtail

1st (tie) Robert Custer, Chuck Prigge, Long Motor Carrier and Jerry and Janetta Grills

2nd Whitaker Trucking

3rd Troy M. Miron

Lites/DOT Combo

1st David Blondeau

2nd (tie) Mike Falsetty, Rick Hitchcock, John Vandeville, and Dallas and Barb Hughston

3rd (tie) Gary and Janet Patterson, Richard Walter and Bogie's Express

Lites/DOT Plus Bobtail

1st Sam Watson

2nd Ken Stone and Ken O'Rear

3rd Rod Obbink

Lites/DOT Plus Combo

1st Larry Weaver

2nd One Last Ride

3rd C&J Bark Haulers

Custom Paint Bobtail

1st Sundown Express

2nd Whitaker Trucking

3rd Rod Obbink

Custom Pain Combo

1st C&J Bark Haulers

2nd Rick Hitchcock

3rd Gary and Janet Patterson

Graphics Bobtail

1st Robert and Shelly Brinker

2nd Ken Stone and Ken O'Rear

3rd Chuck Prigge

Graphics Combo

1st Dan Carey

2nd Jerry Harker

3rd C&J Bark Haulers

Mural Bobtail

1st Robert and Shelly Brinker

2nd Jerry and Janetta Grills

3rd Ken Stone and Ken O'Rear

Mural Combo

1st One Last Ride

2nd W.L. Puttman

3rd Larry Weaver

Interior Cab Only

1st Sam Watson

2nd Long Motor Carrier

3rd Gary and Janet Patterson

Interior OEM Sleeper

1st (tie) Robert and Shelley Brinker, Larry Weaver

2nd (tie) Rick Hitchcock, Dallas and Barb Hughston

3rd Ken Stone and Ken O'Rear

Pickup Truck

1st Delivery Service

Antique Non-Working Bobtail

1st Ennis Trucking

2nd Butch Hamman

3rd Don Sullivan

Antique Non-Working Combo

1st Sam (William Nyland)

Long Commercial Vehicle

1st David Blondeau

2nd Dan Carey

3rd H.J. Deaton

Multi-axle

1st Justin Smith

2nd John Vandeville

3rd Rick Hitchcock

Specialized

1st Long Motor Carrier

2nd Randy Stone

3rd Dave Dertien

Company Truck Bobtail

1st Ken Stone and Ken O'Rear

2nd Duane Conklin

3rd Bob Schoof

Company Truck Combo

1st Bogie's Express

2nd Barry Bigelow

3rd David Sercombe

'77 or Older Working Bobtail

1st Sam Watson

2nd Barry Bass

3rd Larry Brown

'78 to '88 Bobtail

1st Whitaker Trucking

2nd Nationwide Financial Adjusters

'89 to '94 Bobtail

1st Gary Smith

2nd Robbie Harris

'95 to '99 Bobtail

1st Jerry and Janetta Grills

2nd Chuck Prigge

3rd Troy M. Miron

'00 or new bobtail

1st Robert and Shelley Brinker

2nd RCA Trucking

3rd George Herclift

'78 to '88 combo

1st Gary and Janet Patterson

2nd Dave Johanningsmeier

3rd B&G Transportation

'89 to '94 combo

1st Dave Marcotte

'95 to '99 combo

1st Joe Switzenberg

2nd Dallas and Barb Hughston

'00 or newer combo

1st One Last Ride

2nd Mike Doucette

3rd Mike Falsetty

New truck combo (less than 50k miles)

1st Jerry Harker; 2nd Sercombe Trucking

Profession show working combo

1st Larry Weaver

2nd Bob Bissell

Professional show truck non-working

1st Aaron Waldron Trucking

Best display

1st Bob Bissell

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