Brinkers, Eilens take top awards in Concours d'Elegance

| Wednesday, August 25, 2004

In addition to the elegant, the spectacular certainly passed through Elkhart Lake, WI, during the recent Road America Super Truck Concours d’Elegance, an OOIDA sponsored NAST truck show.

While the American LeMans Series and Speed World Challenge cars competed on Road America’s four-mile race circuit, show truck competitors vied for awards and recognition as well as those ever-valuable Truck-Lite series points.

Best of Show Bobtail went to Bob and Shelly Brinker, Grayling, MI, their second in as many years at Road America. Pat Eilen, Hampton, MN, a newcomer to the Concours, won Best of Show Combination. The Brinkers won best engine, best mural and their class with their 2000 Freightliner Classic XL, “Dragon On.” Eilen took top honors in unlimited lights, graphics for combos and OEM sleeper with his 2003 Peterbilt dump truck.

Other trophy winners included Gary Patterson, last year’s Best of Show Combination winner. The Fredonia, PA, driver’s 1982 International took third in engine, first in lights-combination and second in graphics-combination. Danny Mizer, Elyria, OH, who came in third for the 2003 Truck-Lite Trophy in his 1997 Peterbilt 379 owned by Brandau Transport, took second in graphics-bobtail, third in OEM sleeper and first in both company truck-bobtail and lights-bobtail.

Trev Timblin, West Bend, WI, took second in lights-bobtail and graphics-bobtail. He won in class, ’02 and newer bobtail, with his 2004 Kenworth. Jay Bumpus, Hillsdale, MI, came in second in mural – bobtail and won ’79 or Older Working Antique class with his 1966 Autocar. David Nett, Greenbush, WI, won ’97 to ’99 bobtail in his 1999 Kenworth.

In this year’s Truck-Lite Trophy standings through Aug. 22, Gary Patterson leads Bob and Shelly Brinker, with Jay Bumpus in third.

The following are the winners of the Elkart show:

Engine
1st      
Bob & Shelly Brinker, Grayling, MI — 2000 Freightliner
2nd      Duplainville Transport/Chuck Krintz, Sussex, WI — 2001 Peterbilt
3rd       Gary Patterson, Fredonia, PA — 1982 International/Great Dane

Lights — Bobtail
1st       
Brandau Transport/Danny Mizer, Elyria, OH — 1997 Peterbilt
2nd      Blue Leasing Corp./Trev Timblin, West Bend, WI — 2004 Kenworth
3rd       Bob & Shelly Brinker, Grayling, MI — 2000 Freightliner

Lights Unlimited — Bobtail
1st       
Duplainville Transport/Chuck Krintz, Sussex, WI — 2001 Peterbilt
2nd      Jay Bumpus, Hillsdale, MI — 1966 Autocar

Lights — Combo
1st      
Gary Patterson, Fredonia, PA — 1982 International/Great Dane

Lights Unlimited — Combo
1st      
Eilen & Sons Trucking/Pat Eilen, Hampton, MN — 2003 Peterbilt/Mac trailer

Mural — Bobtail
1st      
Bob & Shelly Brinker, Grayling, MI — 2000 Freightliner
2nd      Jay Bumpus, Hillsdale, MI — 1966 Autocar

Graphics — Bobtail
1st      
Blue Leasing Corp./Trev Timblin, West Bend, WI — 2004 Kenworth
1st       Duplainville Transport/Chuck Krintz, Sussex, WI — 2001 Peterbilt
2nd      Brandau Transport/Danny Mizer, Elyria, OH — 1997 Peterbilt

Graphics — Combo
1st      
Eilen & Sons Trucking/Pat Eilen, Hampton, MN — 2003 Peterbilt/Mac trailer
2nd      Gary Patterson, Fredonia, PA — 1982 International/Great Dane trailer

Interior — OEM Sleeper
1st      
Eilen & Sons Trucking/Pat Eilen, Hampton, MN — 2003 Peterbilt/Mac trailer
2nd      Bob & Shelly Brinker/Bob & Shelly Brinker, Grayling, MI — 2000 Freightliner
3rd       Brandau Transport/Danny Mizer, Elyria, OH — 1997 Peterbilt
3rd       Gary Patterson, Fredonia, PA — 1982 International/Great Dane trailer

Interior — After-market Sleeper
1st       
Duplainville Transport/Chuck Krintz, Sussex, WI — 2001 Peterbilt

Specialized
1st      
Eilen & Sons Trucking/Pat Eilen, Hampton, MN — 2003 Peterbilt/Mac trailer

Company truck — Bobtail
1st       
Brandau Transport/Danny Mizer, Elyria, OH — 1997 Peterbilt
2nd      Duplainville Transport/Chuck Krintz, Sussex, WI — 2001 Peterbilt

’79 or Older — Working Bobtail
1st      
Jay Bumpus, Hillsdale, MI — 1966 Autocar

’80 to ’96 — Bobtail
1st      
Marvin Hembel, Jackson, WI — 1986 Peterbilt

’97 to ’99 — Bobtail
1st      
David Nett, Greenbush, WI — 1999 Kenworth

’00 to ’01 — Bobtail
1st      
Bob & Shelly Brinker, Grayling, MI — 2000 Freightliner

’02 or newer — Bobtail
1st      
Blue Leasing Corp./Trev Timblin, West Bend, WI — 2004 Kenworth

’80 to '97 — Combo
1st      
Gary Patterson, Fredonia, PA — 1982 International/Great Dane trailer

Best of Show — Bobtail
1st      
Bob & Shelly Brinker, Grayling, MI — 2000 Freightliner

Best of Show — Combo
1st      
Eilen & Sons Trucking/Pat Eilen, Hampton, MN — 2003 Peterbilt/Mac trailer

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