OOIDA member named second Truck-Lite Trophy qualifier

| Friday, June 20, 2008

The second show of the National Association of Show Trucks season for 2008 kicked off with a spectacular light display – courtesy of both Mother Nature and the competitors.

Light judging kicked off the Great Lakes Fifth Annual Truck Show Friday, May 30, in Tecumseh, MI. Mother Nature got in on the act with lightning lighting up the sky while NAST competitors lit up the parking lot.

Best of Show Non-Working went to Bill and Debbie Morgan from Willis, MI. This father-daughter team displayed Bill’s custom 2000 Kenworth T800s. This single-axle KW has a Wild West stagecoach theme with lights of every shape, size and color.

OOIDA member Brian Patrick and his wife, Marie, picked up Best of Show Working Bobtail honors. These heavy haulers hail from Chelsea, MI. Named “The Patriot,” their 2007 Peterbilt 379 hauls military equipment across the country proudly displaying murals of our country’s heritage.

Best of Show Working Combination was presented to Phil Knowlan. This flatbedder out of Coldwater, MI, is no stranger to the show world. Phil’s 1994 Peterbilt 379 was one of NAST top award-winning trucks in 2007 and was one of the finalists in Louisville, KY, for the 2007 season Truck-Lite Trophy.

Brian and Marie Patrick were named a Truck-Lite trophy finalist for the 2008 season. Their truck is the second Truck-Lite Trophy qualifier out of six that will be competing at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March 2009 for top honors: the Truck-Lite Trophy and bragging rights.