Todd Roccapriore of Hebron, CT and his sharp dressed rig "Widow Maker" captured most of the top honors at the 2010 Shell Rotella SuperRigs contest. Roccapriore captured Best in Show honors and $10,000 with his custom built 2004 Peterbilt 379 -- automatically garnering him a slot in the 2011 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar -- and also took home awards for Best Interior, Best Theme, Best Chrome, Best Lights and Best Engine. Roccapriore, along with his wife Beth, designed and fabricated the custom built dark lime green and black truck which includes a modified trailer as well. The interior is also customized and includes handmade seats, as well as 64 speakers. Photo by Sean Kilcarr
Jerry Beaudoin of Southington, CT, won $4,000 for first runner-up for Best of Show with his black and orange 2007 Peterbilt. His company's one-of-a-kind logo -- "SRS" and seen on the battery box -- stands for "Soil Recovery Services."
Jonathan Eilen of Hampton, MN, walked away with $2,500 after being named second runner-up for Best of Show with his black 2010 Peterbilt 389 with orange flames at Shell's 2010 SuperRigs contest.
Scott Diller of Bethel, Pennsylvania took top honors in the Tractor/Trailer Division with his 2007 Kenworth W900L and 2008 Mac Stepdeck.
Truckers participating in Shell's 2010 SuperRigs contest spent hours -- and in some cases days -- cleaning and polishing their rigs. Wolf Motor Lines of Roanoke VA actually entered two of their distinctive white and teal rigs in the 2010 SuperRigs contest.
Some drivers turned the SuperRigs contest into a summer vacation of sorts for their families. Kirby Martin of Kirby Martin Trucking out of Gettysburg PA bobtailed his tractor down to Lexington VA to participate in the contest, while his family followed in a camper. The boy helping him clean Martin's truck for the show is actually the son of a fellow trucker and friend also participating in the 2010 SuperRigs event.
Many "old school" truckers were in evidence at this year's SuperRigs show. V&M Trucking out of Harrisonburg VA, for example, entered two of their older Mack tractors in the contest.
"Clean & Mean" might've been the look of choice at the 2010 SuperRigs contest -- exemplified by Nathan Deacon's 2005 Peterbilt 379, featuring subtle two-tone paint job, clean lines, smoothed fenders, and little of the chrome and light "bling" common to many SuperRig contestants. Deacon -- based right in Lexington VA where SuperRigs was held this year -- nabbed 5th place in the tractor division, taking home $250.
Trophies awaited the Shell Rotella Super Rigs winners, June 12, 2010 in Lexington, Virginia. Photo by Don Petersen
Todd Roccapriore of Hebron, CT won the Shell Rotella Super Rigs Best in Show award with this rig. Photo by Don Petersen
An interior look at Todd Roccapriore of Hebron, CT's SuperRig, the Shell Rotella Super Rigs Best in Show Winner. Photo by Don Petersen
The People's Choice winner was the 1991 Mack Superliner owned by Jerry Kissinger of Stoughton, WI. Photo by Don Petersen
Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×