Canadian show trucks to be featured in collector’s edition coffee table book

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CALGARY, Alta. — Truck News, and 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 1000 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. 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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