Peterbilt Pride & Class Truck Show

Pam Pollock
June 2023

TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, FORT WORTH, TX…. Peterbilt rolled out the red carpet for the 2023 Peterbilt Pride & Class Truck Show held at the Texas Motor Speedway on May 8-10.  The event was held I conjunction with the Reveal of the Peterbilt Model 589 on May 9th. 

The event was, to quote Peterbilt, “Legendary.”  The parking lot in front of the Texas Motor Speedway was host to over 200 chromed out, shiny, and spectacular Peterbilt Trucks.  An estimated 3,000 attendees came through the gates during the 3 days, including Professional Truck Drivers, Media, Peterbilt Truck Dealers, Employees of the nearby Peterbilt factory in Denton, and curious local residents.

Trophies were presented to the Truck Show winners on Tuesday night before the Peterbilt Model 589 Reveal.  Best of Show was won by Zach Strayer of Strayer Sow Farms.  Best Combo was presented by Troy Massey of Massey Motor Freight.  Best Bobtail was won by Josh Burch, East Texas Truck Center.  People’s Choice was presented to Conrad Shada and his 2020 Peterbilt 389 and livestock trailer.  There was a tie for Best Antique: Rick McClerkin, Roadway Antique Trucks and Jake and Rosie Wheeler.

The Peterbilt 589 Reveal was immediately after the awards ceremony and the air was electric from the crowd gathered on the lawn adjacent to the raceway’s track. The curtains finally rose, and the cellphones were busy capturing every angle of the Peterbilt 589 and the 589 with the Legendary Package.  Addressing the crowd, Peterbilt’s General Manager Jason Skoog proclaimed, “In a word, it is Legendary!”

The next day, I was invited back to the race track to test drive the 589, which was the first for me for being behind the wheel of a Big Rig!  The interior is absolutely gorgeous and spacious.  It was a very smooth and quiet ride.

Check out my extensive gallery of photos from the 3 day event on our Online Truck Show Gallery of photos here