Believe it or not, this 1998 Kenworth W900 operated by the Detroit Radiator Company has over 1 million miles on its odometer.
This 2000 Kenworth W900L owned and operated by Ron Saris doesn't look like a million mile truck, does it? But Ron says it's got 1 million and 69,000 and "something" miles on it.
Hoewing Trucking LLC out of Canton, MO, brought one of its seven sharp pieces of iron to the 2012 SuperRigs event.
Here 10-year veteran Hoewing driver Kevin Vinson nervously watches the judges go over his company's entrant in the 2012 SuperRigs contest.
Your eyes do not deceive you; that's indeed Bryan Martin, top dog of the famous Chrome Shop Mafia, putting the final touches on one of his firm's display trucks at the 2012 SuperRigs event.
The Chrome Shop Mafia's tent at the 2012 SuperRig show.
Don't let the white & purple motif of Berry Trucking fool you; owners Chad and Lisa Berry are based out of Medford, WI, and bleed Green Bay Packer green and gold, thank you very much.
While husband Chad does the driving, wife Lisa handles the books, finds loads, and a little of everything else; including cleaning and polishing when required. "I grew up with trucking neighbors so I knew what I was getting into," she tells FO.
The one and only mini mod champion driver Larry Koester with teammate (and sometimes rival!) Adam Koester, putting a last few touches on their display at the 2012 SuperRigs show.
Speedco, which hosted the 2012 SuperRigs event at its Joplin, MO, facility just off I-44, operates its very own tractor-pull team; one that operates the "big" tractors mind you.
Veteran SuperRigs competitor Jerry Kissinger, owner of Independent Operator Inc., out of Cottage Grove, WI, never misses a chance to put a little more sheen and shine on his million-plus mile Mack tractor and trailer.
You can catch a glimpse of world-famous truck photographer Roger Snider on the right hard at work snapping pics during the 2012 SuperRigs show.
Let's face it: gull wing doors are just cool, on trucks especially.
Reminds you of 'Smokey & The Bandit' doesn't it?
It proved to be hot work juding all the gleaming iron at the 2012 SuperRigs show ... especially since the judges performed their walk arounds on a sizzling concrete parking lot.
Fortunately the judges could retreat to an air conditioned RV provided by Shell, as seen here in this pic on the left.
Prepping trucks for the 2012 SuperRigs show is tiring work, as can be attested to by the littlest member of the Cielke family, whose dad, Shawn Cielke, owns and operates Sweet Rides Logistics out of the great state of Montana.
Lots of big and bight iron took center stage at the 2012 Shell SuperRigs show, held at Speedco's Joplin, MO, truck lube facility off I-44 -- along with some other unusual sights as well.
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