FERGUS, Ont. - The Fergus Truck Show continued at a record-breaking pace for its 22nd installment, boasting "massive" crowds of more than 71,000 over the four-day event July 26-29. Organizers' statist...
SPECTATORS GO ALL IN: Doug Fisher had a “full house” at his truck display, as dozens of spectators gathered to admire his “The Gambler”-themed mural on his 2007 Pete. Fisher, a driver with Transport N Service in Guelph, Ont. walked away with two first place finishes at the show: Best 2007 or Newer Company Working Tractor and Best Mural Straight or Tractor-Trailer combo.
QUITE A’PEELING: Kevin Ridgeway’s orange and white Pete was one of 535 rigs which competed in the show and shine competition.
GREEN MONSTER: Adam Brackenbridge’s 2007 Pete caught our attention with its striking green paint job.
RUSTIC RIG: Al Zinn of Luckhart added a little Mexican spice to his 2007 Freightliner.
REACHING FOR THE CLOUDS: The back end of Mike Zischler’s 2005 Kenworth offered a bird’s eye view of the show.
GIMME SHELTER: Brianna (left) and sister Brooklyn, did their best to escape the sun on a particularly hot and humid afternoon at Fergus.
LIGHT IT UP: Cliff King’s light show was enough to earn him a second place finish in the Best Light Show Single category. The driver with Castle Rock Transportation also took home first place in the Best Tractor-Trailer – Van category and a second place in the Best 2007 or newer O/O Working Tractor contest.
FERGUS, Ont. – The Fergus Truck Show continued at a record-breaking pace for its 22nd installment, boasting “massive” crowds of more than 71,000 over the four-day event July 26-29. Organizers’ statistics show that the event’s numbers have risen each year since it first hit the Fergus Fairgrounds in 1986. The event was named one of Ontario’s top 50 festivals for the third straight year in 2007.
About 1,000 volunteers and 25 service groups helped organize and run the event, which hosted 266 vendors in the trade show.
There were 291 participants which battled for their piece of the $80,000 prize payout in the truck and tractor pulls, with about half from the USA Pulling series. The only decrease in numbers came from the show and shine competition, where 535 trucks participated – a decrease of 65 trucks from 2006. Organizers have blamed increased fuel costs on the decline in competitor numbers. (For a list of winners, see pg. 58).
While most truck show participants and visitors are from Ontario, several truck enthusiasts from other provinces and countries made their way out to the event. This year, the show welcomed guests from the US, England, Holland, Germany, Spain, France and Mexico.
Best Working Conventional Tractor without Sleeper:
Clayton Proctor (Proctors Cartage)
Best Working Cabover Tractor:
Glenn Myer (12 Guage Customs)
Best 2007 or newer Company Working Tractor:
Doug Fisher (Transport N Service)
Best 2007 or newer O/O Working Tractor:
Laverne Davis (Laverne Davis)
Best ’05 to ’06 Company Working Tractor:
Blair Dormer (Transport N Service)
Best ’05 to ’06 O/O Working Tractor:
Troy Bunney (Tandet Logistics)
Best ’03 to ’04 Company Working Tractor:
Brett Akey (J Syvret)
Best ’03 to ’04 O/O Working Tractor:
Randy Coupland (Arnold Brothers)
Best ’99 to ’02 Company Working Tractor:
Steve Joyce (Sleeman)
Best ’99 to ’02 O/O Working Tractor:
Surjit Johal (Diesel Truck Centre)
Best ’88 to ’98 Company Working Tractor:
Jason Albrecth (12 Guage Customs)
Best ’88 to ’98 O/O Working Tractor:
Cory Holman (FedEx Ground)
Best Pre ’88 Working Tractor:
Don Street (Calway Trucking)
Best Restored Non Working Tractor:
Sean Bowker (Sunrise Equipment)
Best Paint Scheme – Straight or Tractor-Trailer combination:
Dan and Cheryl Lubberts (Luberts Trucking)
Best Old School Paint Theme (recreation of 70’s or 80’s factory paint scheme):
Frank Perkins (Rosedale)
The above is just a sampling of some of the winners from the Fergus Truck Show show’n’shine. Space does not permit us to reprint the list of all winners here. For a complete list of winners, visit www.fergustruckshow.com.