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September 2020

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September 2020 | Overdrive | 41 W hile there wasn't an in-person Overdrive's Pride & Polish this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Overdrive put on a virtual event, based on photo submissions, to celebrate the nation's premiere show trucks. You can find results of the contest on OverdriveOnline.com, and they'll also be cov- ered this fall in the pages of Overdrive. Winners were chosen in seven categories: Working CUSTOM RIGS Pride & Polish favorites through the years BY MATT COLE "Dreamsicle," a 2012 Peterbilt 389 with a matching "Dreamsicle," a 2012 Peterbilt 389 with a matching Polar tanker owned by Wisconsin-based Bill Rethwisch, Polar tanker owned by Wisconsin-based Bill Rethwisch, won Working Combo Best of Show at the 2013 Pride & won Working Combo Best of Show at the 2013 Pride & Polish in Crossville, Tennessee, to qualify for the year 's Polish in Crossville, Tennessee, to qualify for the year 's National Championship round of judging at the Great National Championship round of judging at the Great American Trucking Show. The truck impressed judges American Trucking Show. The truck impressed judges in Dallas, and it took home the 2013 Pride in Dallas, and it took home the 2013 Pride & Polish Working Combo National & Polish Working Combo National Championship. Championship. Joe Regalado's 2000 Peterbilt 379 and 2018 Armor Lite end dump, "Blue," won the 2016 Pride & Polish National Championship in Working Combo. In addition to the blue and silver paint job – and a slight use of green trim – "Blue" sports suicide doors, custom interior upholstery and a few one-off metal parts. Dan Brubaker 's "All In," a 2014 Peterbilt 389 and 2015 Wilson livestock hauler, won Best of Show in Working Combo at the 2014 Pride & Polish event in Crossville, Tennessee. The project started as a moderate interior makeover that turned into an "All In" rebuild. Former "American Trucker " host Robb Mariani showed this 1974 Ford W9000 cabover, "Low Patrol," at the 2014 Pride & Polish event in Crossville, Tennes- see, where it won fi rst place. At the time, the truck still had its original 290 Cummins and Rockwell 3:73 rear end with only 53,000 original miles. Mariani bought the truck in 2004 from a car lot owner in Smithville, Tennessee. (Continued on page 42)

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