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Beautiful Trucks Rule at NAST Show in Michigan

May 16, 2001

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High fives to the Best of Show winners at Charlie’s Country Corner truck show held in Grayling, Mich. May 4-6. This was a Truck-Lite Trophy event produced by the National Assn. of Show Trucks.
Grayling's Best of Show trucks are Lynette Myers' 2000 Kenworth W900 (left) and Ron Baird's 2000 Peterbilt 379 and 2000 Heil Pneumatic tanker, owned by Kevin Hoffman, Hoffman Transportation.
Grayling's Best of Show trucks are Lynette Myers' 2000 Kenworth W900 (left) and Ron Baird's 2000 Peterbilt 379 and 2000 Heil Pneumatic tanker, owned by Kevin Hoffman, Hoffman Transportation.
Forty-two trucks entered and 38 were judged.
Steel hauler Lynette Myers earned a $1,500 check for besting a field of bobtail competitors with her 2000 Kenworth W900 called "Precious Dreams." Her OEM bunk is a spectacular combination of tucked black vinyl with bright pink for contrast. Chubby baby angels highlight her first place graphics.
Top combo winner Ron Baird drives "March Madness," a 2000 Peterbilt 379 and 2000 Heil Pneumatic Tanker owned by Kevin Hoffman, Hoffman Transportation. He, too, scored a $1,500 prize against tough competition by sweeping first place wins in Mural, Lights and Class, plus wins in OEM Sleeper and Engine.
A total of $15,000 in cash, prizes and trophies was awarded to the following winners:
Best of Show Combo
1st -- Ron Baird, 2000 Peterbilt 379/2000 Heil Pneumatic Tanker, owner, Kevin Hoffman, Hoffman Transportation
2nd -- David Blondeau, 1998 Kenworth/Benson Dumps, L. Blondeau & Sons
3rd -- Chad Smith, 2000 Kenworth/1994 WalkFloor Trailer, C&J/Buddy Smith
4th -- Rob Harris, 1994 Kenworth/1994 Kenworth W900L / 1987 Dorsey, H & H Transportation
5th -- John & Branda Nance, 1995 3/4 size Double Drop Flatbed
6th -- Jodie & Laurie Laroue, 2000 Freightliner
7th -- Larry Olson, 1996 Kenworth/1993 Great Dane reefer
8th -- Joe Bukoski, 1999 Peterbilt/2000 Great Dane
9th -- Stan Aldridge, 1989 Peterbilt/1995 Great Dane reefer, Donley Trucking
10th -- Joe Switzenburg, 1998 Peterbilt/2001 Great Dane, Sheldon Cross
Best of Show Bobtail
1st -- Lynette Myers, 2000 W900 Kenworth
2nd -- Gary Kinder, 2000 Peterbilt, Marv & Barb Knight, Knight Transportation
3rd -- Jim & Narleen Patterson, 1999 Mack
4th -- Rob Naerebout, 2000 Peterbilt, Lum Hughston
5th -- Bob Williams, 1996 Peterbilt, Will Transportation
6th -- Terry Ramthun, 1993 Kenworth
7th -- Al Burnett, 1951 Chevy
8th -- Mike Dreffs, 1996 Kenworth
9th -- Bill Washburn, 2000 Western Star, Peninsula Transportation
10th -- Howard Yoder, 1957 Mack, Beer & Slabaugh
First Show
1st -- Wade Jensen, 2001 Freightliner, MLT Inc.
2nd -- Mike Dreffs, 1996 Kenworth
3rd -- Brian & Janice Naswall, 2001 Freightliner, J.B. Hunt
OEM Sleeper
1st -- Lynette Myers, 2000 W900 Kenworth
2nd -- Ron Baird, 2000 Peterbilt, Kevin Hoffman
3rd -- Jodie & Laurie Laroue, 2000 Freightliner
Custom Paint / Graphics Combo
1st -- Chad Smith, 2000 Kenworth/1994 WalkFloor Trailer, C&J/Buddy Smith
2nd -- Rob Harris, 1994 Kenworth/1994 Kenworth W900L / 1987 Dorsey, H & H Transportation
3rd -- Joe Bukoski, 1999 Peterbilt/2000 Great Dane
Custom Paint / Graphics Bobtail
1st -- Lynette Myers, 2000 Kenworth
2nd -- Gary Kinder, 2000 Peterbilt, Marv & Barb Knight, Knight Transportation
3rd -- Mike Dreffs, 1996 Kenworth
3rd -- Rob Naerebout, 2000 Peterbilt, Lum Hughston
Combo 86 to 94
1st -- Stan Aldridge, 1989 Peterbilt/1995 Great Dane reefer, Donley Trucking
2nd -- Rob Harris, 1994 Kenworth/1994 Kenworth W900L / 1987 Dorsey, H & H Transportation
Combo 77 to 85
1st -- W. L. Putnam, 1980 Kenworth, W. L. Putnam
Bobtail 77 to 85
1st -- Ross & Diana Hempsted, 1979 Kenworth
Engine
1st -- David Blondeau, 1998 Kenworth/Cat, L. Blondeau & Sons
2nd -- Ron Baird, 2000 Peterbilt/Cat, Kevin Hoffman
3rd -- Joe Bukoski, 1998 Peterbilt/Cat
Combo 95 to New
1st -- Jody & Laurie Laroue, 2000 Freightliner/2000 Manac
2nd -- Bob Long, 2000 Peterbilt, Long Motor
3rd -- Joe Switzenburg, 2001 Peterbilt/2001 Great Dane, Sheldon Cross
Bobtail 95 to New
1st -- Jim & Narleen Patterson, 1999 Mack
2nd -- Lynette Myers, 2000 Kenworth
3rd -- Rob Naerebout, 2000 Peterbilt, Lum Hughston
Custom Paint / Mural Combo
1st -- Ron Baird, 2000 Peterbilt/2000 Heil, Kevin Hoffman
2nd -- David Blondeau, 1998 Kenworth/2001Benson Dumps, L. Blondeau & Sons
3rd -- Jody & Laurie Laroue, 2000 Freightliner/2000 Manac
Custom Paint / Mural Bobtail
1st -- Jim & Narleen Patterson, 1999 Mack
2nd -- Troy Miron, 1997 Kenworth
Lights Combo
1st -- Ron Baird, 2002 Peterbilt 379/2000 Heil, Kevin Hoffman
1st -- Chad Smith, 2000 Kenworth/1994 WalkFloor Trailer, C&J/Buddy Smith
2nd -- David Blondeau, 1998 Kenworth/2001 Benson dumps, L. Blondeau & Sons
3rd -- Larry Olson, 1996 Kenworth/1993 Great Dane reefer
Lights Bobtail
1st -- Gary Kinder, 2000 Peterbilt, Marv & Barb Knight
2nd -- Rick Hemchak, 1978 Ford
2nd -- Lynette Myers, 2000 Kenworth
3rd -- Rob Naerebout, 2000 Peterbilt, Lum Hughston
3rd -- Bob Williams, 1996 Peterbilt, Will Transportation
Company Truck Combination
1st -- Ron Baird, 2000 Peterbilt 379/2000 Heil, Kevin Hoffman
2nd -- John Travis, 2001 Peterbilt, MLT Inc.
Company Truck Bobtail
1st -- Gary Kinder, 2000 Peterbilt, 77 Express
2nd -- Bob Williams, 1996 Peterbilt, Will Trans
3rd -- Bill Washburn, 2000 Western Star, Peninsula Transport
Antique Non-Working
1st -- Howard Yoder, 1957 Mack, Beer & Slabaugh
2nd -- Butch Hamman, 1964 Mack, Beer & Slabaugh
3rd -- Curt Miller, 1957 GMC, MFMFC
Multi-Axle
1st -- Chad Smith, 2000 Kenworth, C&J /Buddy Smith
2nd -- Davis Blondeau, 1998 Kenworth, L. Blondeau & Sons
3rd -- Kenneth Wonnacott, 2001 International, Handrich Trucking
Specialized Class
1st -- Terry Ramthun, 1993 Kenworth
2nd -- Rick Hemchak, 1978 Ford
3rd -- Jim Gray, 2000 GMC, Grays Towing Service
Professional Show Truck
1st -- John & Brenda Nance, 1995 3/4 size Custom
2nd -- Al Burnett, 1951 Chevy



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