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​Second Annual Semi-Casual Truck Show

By Pam Pollock

June, 2018

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Fitzgerald Peterbilt’s Second Annual Semi-Casual Truck Show was held on May 4-5 at the Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tennessee. This is a self-judged, laid-back truck show geared towards the entire family. The show began with a dinner on the tower at the drag strip on Friday night for the drivers entered in the truck show, as well as the vendors. There was also a truck wash and polishing station set up for the drivers’ convenience.

There was nonstop entertainment during the weekend, including a breakfast for drivers and vendors, children’s activities, face painting, jugglers, thrilling drag races, a stunt show by Jesse and Rodney. Saturday night featured a concert by Foghat and a truck light show. Brian Bourke, from Fitzgerald Peterbilt commented, “The Foghat concert was a blast. The concert culminated with a huge, professional fireworks show just as the band finished their last set.”

Bourke continued, “There were 53 trucks registered for the show and 11 more trucks participated in the drag racing. We are confident that we will have 100 trucks next year, as well as another great band to perform at the show. The Semi-Casual Truck show helps to show kids and the general public the fun and positive side of trucking. This is just a fun, kickback, relaxed and casual show. We invite everyone to come down to Bristol next year for the 3rd Annual Semi-Casual Truck Show, which will be held on May 31-June 1, 2019.”

Winners from the show are as follow:

1st- Eric Turner- Turner Transport – 2015 Peterbilt 389 – Blue & Black Car Hauler

2nd - Tom Davis - Davis Bros Trucking – 2018 Peterbilt 389 - W/ 2016 Wilson Trailer

3rd - Brian Davis - Davis Bros Trucking – 2018 Peterbilt 389 - Green Bobtail

4th - Randy Menkel - J&L Contracting – 2013 Peterbilt 389 – Black Tri-Axle

5th - Rick Shrout - Michael Manual Trucking – 2017 Peterbilt 389

6th-10th - Bob Harley - R&D Excavating & Trucking – 2016 Peterbilt 389; Israel Turner - H&O – 1979 Peterbilt 389 – Yellow Bobtail; Billy Rethwisch - Rethwisch Transport – 2013 Peterbilt 389 – Green & White Gas Hauler; Billy Rethwisch - Rethwisch Transport - 2017 Peterbilt 389 - Yellow & White Bobtail; Billy Zirkle - Michael Manual Trucking – 2014 Peterbilt 389

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