DRYDEN, Ont. — The first-ever Dryden Truck Show took place on June 24-26, with organizers calling the northern Ontario event a “great success with plenty of sunshine and smiles.”
The event was hosted by Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #63 and held at the Agricultural Fairgrounds in Dryden, about five hours northwest of Thunder Bay.
The show boasted more than 16 categories for its show n’ shine competition, where more than $10,000 in prizes was up for grabs.
The show and shine winners are as follows:
Best Pre-1990 Truck Working James Piche, 1986 Peterbilt, Delmor Trucking
Best Chip Hauler 1st place – 2012 Western Star, Dale Fenwick 2nd place – 2012 Kenworth, Wayne Peters Trucking
Best Artistic Paint 2009 Godbout Towing
Best Heavy Hauler 1st place – 2012 Western Star, Dale Fenwick 2nd place – Godbout Towing
Furthest Travelled Dave Tinkler (2012 Peterbilt) of New Hamburg, Ont.
Best Conventional without sleeper working 1st place – Dale Fenwick 2nd place – Manitoulin Transport
Best Conventional with sleeper working 1st place – Dave Tinkler 2nd place – Godbout Towing
Best Logging Truck Dale Fenwick
Best Dump Truck Elk’s Contracting
Best Tow Truck Heavy 1st place – Godbout Towing 2nd place – Elk’s Contracting
Best Tow Truck light John Middland
Best Tanker Morgan Fuel
Best Truck of the Show 2012 Peterbilt, Dave Tinkler (Erb Transport) of Thunder Bay
Show of Lights Award 1st place – Delmor Trucking 2nd place – Godbout Towing 3rd place – Thunder Bay Peterbilt
Organizers say planning for a 2012 edition of the show is already in progress.
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