PRIDE & POLISH: OOIDA members stand out at Fitzgerald

By Land Line staff | 8/1/2016

There was no shortage of OOIDA members taking top honors at the Pride and Polish Truck Beauty Contest held at Fitzgerald Glider Kits in Crossville, Tenn., July 16.


OOIDA Life Member Joel Dawes, who always has plenty of help from his son A.J., won Best of Show Working Bobtail with his 2014 Viper red Kenworth T660, “Thrills, Chills & Dollar Bills.”


Joining Dawes in the working truck division was OOIDA Member Eric Turner. Turner was awarded Best of Show – Working Combo for his 2015 Sovereign blue Peterbilt 389 and 2016 WallyMo car hauler trailer, “Show Time.”


OOIDA Member Brian Davis was awarded Best of Show – Limited Mileage Combo with his 2014 blue and white Peterbilt 386 and 2016 Wilson hopper trailer, “Buzz Kill.”


Joining his brother in the winner’s circle was Tom Davis, winning the Best of Show – Limited Mileage Bobtail award with his 1999 black and red Kenworth W900L, “Jaw Breaker.”


Continuing his winning ways this truck show season was OOIDA Member Mike Manual taking Best of Show – Builders Class Combo, with his 2015 Peterbilt 389 and 2017 Mac curtainside trailer, a tribute truck raising awareness for autism, called “One of Many.”


Winning Best of Show – Builders Class Bobtail was Jonathan Eilen with his 1990 pearl white and gray Peterbilt 379, “The Hustler.”

The Pride and Polish Truck Beauty Contest tour takes the top six award winners in the working and limited mileage categories as well as the builder’s classes and sets them up for the big season-ending showdown at the Great American Truck Show to determine the season champions. The six Fitzgerald winners are now finalists with an invitation to compete in the finals.
To see a complete list of all the winners from the season opening Pride and Polish Truck Beauty Contest hosted by Fitzgerald Glider Kits, click here.

The event is sponsored by Overdrive Magazine, 75 Chrome Shop, Dynaflex, Fitzgerald Glider Kits, Hogebuilt, Panelite by Dieter’s, MAC Trailer, ProMiles Software and AITA.
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Previous coverage:
Top working show truck honors go to OOIDA members at Wildwood

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