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TruckerFest Participants Cruise and Compete in the Reno Heat

August 16, 2007

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Forty-eight trucks competed for trophies in a variety of classes at the 9th Annual TruckerFest, held at the Alamo Petro in Sparks, Nev., Aug. 10-11 as part of Reno's annual Hot August Nights classic car celebration. In addition to
Bill and Marie Sandvik took the top honors in the limited mileage combo class with their 1998 White Peterbilt 379 and 1993 Ravens flatbed.
Bill and Marie Sandvik took the top honors in the limited mileage combo class with their 1998 White Peterbilt 379 and 1993 Ravens flatbed.
the truck show, TruckerFest also featured Trucker Games, vendor booths and free food. The turn-out was great: More than 1,000 free steak and chicken dinners were served to CDL holders over the two days.
The show trucks again joined the classic cars for a "cruise" through downtown Reno on Friday nights, an event one driver termed "just awesome."
Paul Stanchio, Port Washington, N.Y., won Best of Show Working Combo with his 2005 blue Peterbilt 379, "Hot Wheels" and a 2006 Boydston car carrier.
Two truckers tied for Best of Show Working Bobtail honors - a Stars & Stripes first. Michael Most, Phoenix, Ariz., with a 1999 Corvette Yellow Freightliner Classic, "Legends & Heroes," and Randy and Jona Rebillard, Gimli, Manitoba, with a 2002 Dark Blue Peterbilt 379, "Tired Iron," shared top honors in their class.
Andy and Irene Zary, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, won Best of Show in the Limited Bobtail class with their beautiful purple 1959 B61 Mack.
Bill and Marie Sandvik, Valley Center, Calif., who won Best of Show in the Limited Mileage Combo class with a 1998 White Peterbilt 379 and Ravens flatbed trailer.
Next year's TruckerFest at Hot August Nights is scheduled for August 7-9.

2007 TRUCKER FEST WINNERS LIST

WORKING BOBTAIL, FIRST SHOW
Fifth - William Moore, Silver Springs, Nev., 1987 Red Pearl Autocar
Fourth - Bret Schmid, Sublimity, Ore., 1997 Black Peterbilt 379 EXD
Third - David Candy, Covington, Wash., Gordon Trucking, 2005 Smurf Blue Freightliner Classic
Second - Tom Briton, Canby, Ore., 1997 Yellow Kenworth 900L
First - Barb Wallace, Carlin, Nev., Gordon Trucking, 2007 Smurf Blue Freightliner Columbia

ANTIQUE NON-WORKING BOBTAIL
Third - Phil Callen, Escondido, Calif., 1971 Orange Kenworth
Second - Matt Bryan, La Mesa, Calif., 1956 Red/Black Kenworth
First - Juan Gonzalez, Fresno, Calif., 1957 Red Peterbilt 350

WORKING BOBTAIL, 2-AXLE
Tie for Second
Second- Paula Fimbres, Apple Valley, Calif., 2006 Mack Vision
Second- Markie Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif., 1987 Purple Freightliner cabover
First - Alex Fimbres, Apple Valley, Calif. 2005 Teal Peterbilt 379

LIGHTS, BOBTAIL
Third - Gayron Hopper, Kingman, Ariz., 2000 Blue & White Peterbilt 379
Second - Cary Bess, West Jordan, Utah, 2005 White/Yellow Kenworth W900L
First - Alex Fimbres, Apple Valley, Calif., 2005 Teal Peterbilt 379

WORKING BOBTAIL
Fifth - Nick Mitchell, Phoenix, Ariz., 2006 Purple Muraled Freightliner Classic
Fourth - Gayron Hopper, Kingman, Ariz., 2000 Blue & White Peterbilt 379
Third - Cary Bess, West Jordan, Utah, 2005 White/Yellow Kenworth W900L
Second - Truett Novosad, Caldwell, Texas, 2001 White/Blue Peterbilt 379
TIE FOR BEST OF SHOW BOBTAIL
Best Bobtail - Michael Most, Phoenix, Ariz., 1999 Yellow Freightliner Classic
Best Bobtail - Randy and Jona Rebillard, Gimli, MB, 2002 Dark Blue Peterbilt 379

BEST THEME - PRESENTED BY TRUCK RODZ BY JONES PERFORMANCE
Gayron Hopper, Kingman, Ariz., 2000 Blue & White Peterbilt 379, Flames of Freedom

WORKING COMBO, FIRST SHOW
Third - John Jackson, Reno, Nev., 2006 White Volvo 670 with van trailer
Second - James & Ronda Thurmand, Columbia, Mo., 2007 Raspberry Freightliner Coronado w/ Utility trailer
First - Troy Points, Salem, Ore., 2003 Black Peterbilt with East flatbed

LIGHTS, COMBO
Third - Paul Stanchio, Port Washington, N.Y., 2005 Blue Peterbilt 379 w/ Boydston car carrier
Second - Shawn Hood, Riverdale, Calif., 1994 Yellow/Green/White Peterbilt cabover w/ flatbed trailer
First - Tommy & Kim Turner, Cynthiana, Ky., 1995 Teak&Beige Peterbilt 379 with Transcraft step deck

WORKING COMBO
Fifth - Jeremy Smith, Canby, Ore., 1994 Green Peterbilt 379 w/ Wilson curtain van
Fourth - Charlie Rogers, Yellem, Wash., 1993 Blue Peterbilt 379 w/ Utility van
TIE FOR THIRD
Third - James Davis, Medford, Ore., 1994 Orange/Black Peterbilt 379 w/ 2007 Wilson curtain van
Third - Tommy & Kim Turner, Cynthiana, Ky., 1995 Teak & Beige Peterbilt 379 w/ 2003 Transcraft step deck
Second - Bob Cretton, Montague, Calif., 1996 Orange Peterbilt 379 w/ Western curtain Van
Best of Show Working Combo - Paul Stanchio, Port Washington, N.Y., 2005 Blue Peterbilt 379 w/ Boydston car carrier

MOST OUTSTANDING GRAPHICS - Chuck Prigge, Valley Center, Calif., 1996 White Peterbilt 379

MOST OUTSTANDING MURAL - Michael Most, Phoenix, Ariz., 1999 Yellow Freightliner

MOST OUTSTANDING PAINT - James Davis, Medford, Ore., 1994 Orange/Black Peterbilt 379 long hood

HIGH POINT FLEET - Gordon Trucking, Pacific, Wash., w/ 5 trucks

LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL
Fourth - Colton Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif., 2001 Purple Freightliner
Third - Chuck Prigge, Valley Center, Calif., 1996 White Peterbilt 379
Second - Melvin Maggini, Riverdale, Calif., 1962 Yellow Peterbilt
Best Limited Mileage Bobtail - Andy & Irene Zary, Saskatoon, Sask., 1959 Purple Mack B61

ROADWORKS BEST HEAD-TURNING CHROME or STAINLESS
TIE
Juan Gonzalez, Fresno, Calif., 1957 Red Peterbilt 350
Andy and Irene Zary, Saskatoon, Sas, 1959 Purple Mack B61

LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO
Third - Gary Berrington, Wellington, Nev., 1986 Rose Peterbilt 359 w/ Wilson drop deck
Second - Mike Maggini, Riverdale, Calif., 1998 Yellow Peterbilt with Utility flatbed
Best Limited Mileage Combo - Bill Sandvik, Valley Center, Calif., 1998 White Peterbilt 379 w/ Ravens flatbed

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