SuperRigs heads to Florida for 23rd annual show

| 4/19/2005

The 23rd annual Rotella SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest is scheduled for June 9-11 at the 75 Chrome Shop in Wildwood, FL. Last year, more than 90 contestants from the United States and Canada participated in the event, which was in Grand Island, NE.

Participants compete for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, and 12 lucky truckers will have their rigs selected to appear on the 2006 Rotella SuperRigs calendar, according to a Shell press release.

A total of 18 working trucks will receive awards for Best of Show, Tractor, Tractor/Trailer Combination and Classic categories. A panel of celebrity judges will score the rigs on exterior appearance, design, detail/finish, originality and workmanship. Judging takes about 20 minutes, and contestants do not need to be present to win.

The contest is free and every entrant will receive a gift package consisting of one gallon of Shell RotellaT SAE15W-40 multigrade engine oil, one gallon of Shell Rotella ELC Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze, a tube of Shell Retinax LC grease, a ROTELLA SuperRigs hat and T-shirt and more, the press release said.

The 75 Chrome Shop is off of Interstate 75 at the 329 Exit State Road 44 in Wildwood, FL.

Entrants can register on site upon arrival and enter the judging line whenever they are ready. Contest hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 11.

“We’re looking for this year’s Rotella SuperRigs event to be our biggest ever,” said Scott Harvey, installed channel manager for Shell Lubricants. “Over the years, the event has evolved into much more than a truck beauty contest. It’s an event for all drivers who want to relax a little and just have some fun.”

This year’s contest will introduce several new opportunities for drivers who are not participants to win prizes, and free meals will be served for CDL holders during the contest.

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