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Canadian show trucks to be featured in book

CALGARY, Alta. - Truck News, and Pro-Trucker Magazine are teaming up to publish a pictorial look back on the 2008 Show'n'Shine season.

CALGARY, Alta. –Truck News,Wowtrucks.comand Pro-Trucker Magazine are teaming up to publish a pictorial look back on the 2008 Show’n’Shine season.

The coffee table-style book will highlight hundreds of show trucks that attended Canada’s most well-known Show’n’Shines, such as the Fergus Truck Show, Rodeo du Camion and the B. C. and Alberta Big Rig Weekends.

Photographer David Benjatschek, founder of,took hundreds of photos at the shows and wanted to honour the trucks he photographed through publication of a photo tribute.

The 10″x8″ collector’s item will be available for purchase online in both hardcover and softcover editions.

Orders will be taken by Nov. 15 and will ship on time for Christmas. The plan is to publish an annual edition of the book.

“Chances are that if you entered your truck at one of the four major Show’n’Shines across the country, it will be captured in this book,” says Benjatschek.

Trucks from regional shows such as the Vancouver Island Truck Show, the Forestry Expo in Prince George, B. C., the 1,000 Islands truck show and the Stirling Truck Show are also included.

Wowtrucks: Canada 2008 recognizes a great mix of working trucks, show trucks and some of those incredible race trucks like Canada’s own Gord Cooper in his Smokin’ Gun Kenworth,” says Benjatschek.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Wowtrucks and Pro-Trucker to offer this photographic tribute to Canadian show trucks,” added James Menzies, executive editor of Truck News. “As summer turns to fall, Canada’s summer show’n’shines become a distant memory. But now show-goers will have a real collector’s item to keep and cherish for years to come. And Canadian truckers will be able to take great pride in having their truck showcased in this unique book, which will serve as a tribute to all the hard work they put into getting their rig show-ready.” will have further updates, including ordering information, as details become available.

You can also check out Benjatschek’s work by visiting his Web site:

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