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Where Rigs Rule - The Shell Rotella SuperRigs Show

It's Eye-Opening

Bob Carpenter
Oct 4, 2013
Photographers: Bob Carpenter
If you're a truck person, then chances are you've always liked big rigs. Mack, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, you name it. The bigger, the better. And when the truck has custom paint, lots of chrome, or a plethora of lights, it's just that much more awesome.
Maybe these semitrucks bring out the kid in all of us, but attending the 31st Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs show in Tomah, Wisconsin, was a definite highlight for the year.
The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner/operator truckers from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes valued at approximately $25,000. Twelve drivers were also selected to have their truck featured in the 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.
Jonathan Eilen of Hampton, Minnesota, captured Best of Show honors with his '07 Peterbilt 379, which was part of the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull. The winning truck also captured First Place in the Best Engine category.
William Rethwisch of Tomah, Wisconsin, won Best of Show first runner-up and $4,000 with his '12 Peterbilt 389. He also won for Best Interior. Jeremy Hassevoort of Hamilton, Michigan, was awarded Best of Show second runner-up and $2,500, and Best Chrome for his '86 Peterbilt 359.
Photo 2/50   |   Shell Rotella Superrig Winners
All category winners also received a case of Shell Rotella T6 full- synthetic engine oil. 
Hardworking truckers who couldn't attend Rotella SuperRigs entered the Rotella Virtual SuperRigs. Drivers uploaded a photo of their truck for a chance to be the Rotella Virtual SuperRigs People's Choice winner. The truck with the most votes won $500.

Complete '13 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Results
Best of Show
$10,000 from Shell Rotella, $5,000 from Mac Trailer, and a spot in the '14 Rotella SuperRigs Calendar
Jonathan Eilen
Hampton, Minnesota
'07 Peterbilt 379, '13 Mac tri-axle frameless
Best of Show 1st Runner-Up
$4,000 from Shell Rotella and $3,000 from Mac Trailer
William Rethwisch Jr. Tomah, Wisconsin
'12 Peterbilt 389, '08 Polar Quest trailer
Best of Show 2nd Runner-Up
$2,000 from Shell and $2,000 from Mac Trailer
Jeremy Hassevoort
Hamilton, Michigan
'86 359 Peterbilt, '01 3000R Utility reefer trailer

Complete '13 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Results
Hardworking Truck
$500
Josh Hainstock
St. Michael, Michigan
'05 Peterbilt 379
People's Choice
$500
Carl L. Chase
Camp Douglas, Wisconsin
'93 Peterbilt 359
Best Show Truck
Vinnie Diorio
Richfield, Wisconsin
'13 Peterbilt 389
Best Engine
Jonathan Eilen
Hampton, Michigan
'07 Peterbilt 379EXHD, '13 Mac tri-axle frameless
Best Lights
Moe Whitchurch
Chico, California
'08 International 9900, '14 Wilson AF1080
Best Chrome
Jeremy Hassevoort
Hamilton, Michigan
'86 359 Peterbilt, '01 3000R Utility reefer trailer
Best Theme
Jonathan Alison Dyck
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
'07 Peterbilt 379
Best Interior
William Rethwisch Jr.
Tomah, Wisconsin
'12 Peterbilt 389

Complete '13 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Results
1st Place Tractor/Trailer Division $1,500
Kevin Pascavis
Richfield, Wisconsin
'13 Peterbilt 389
2nd Place Tractor/Trailer Division $1,000
Chris VanPelt
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
'07 Peterbilt 379, '13 Mac flatbed
3rd Place Tractor/Trailer Division $750
Paul Rissler
California, Missouri
'96 379 Peterbilt
4th Place Tractor/Trailer Division $500
TJ Timblin
West Bend, Wisconsin
'13 Peterbilt 389
5th Place Tractor/Trailer Division $250
Moe Whitchurch
Chico, California
'08 International 9900

Complete '13 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Results
1st Place Tractor Division $1,500
Troy Kunshier
Hastings, Minnesota
'09 389 Pete
2nd Place Tractor Division $1,000
Dallas McCord
Anderson, Indiana
'07 Peterbilt 379
3rd Place Tractor Division $750
Martin Warner
Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada
'13 Peterbilt 388
4th Place Tractor Division $500
Mitch Broderson
East Peoria, Illinois
'07 Western Star 4900EX
5th Place Tractor Division $250
David Foster
Joplin, Missouri
'05 Kenworth W900L Studio

Complete '13 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Results
1st Place Classic Division $1,500
Mike Meyer
Theilman, Missouri
'84 Kenworth W900B
2nd Place Classic Division $1,000
Joel Dawes
Waterford, Wisconsin
'88 Peterbilt 379
3rd Place Classic Division $750
Trev Timblin
West Bend, Wisconsin
'82 Peterbilt 362
4th Place Classic Division $500
Andy Zary
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
'59 Mack B61
5th Place Classic Division $250
Troy Huddleston
Yale, Illinois
'91 Freightliner 120 Classic

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