Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bright, shiny objects fascinate MATS goers

More than 80 vehicles entered the Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Truck Show. Rigs ranged from a beautifully restored and maintained 1949 Kenworth cabover (which is in a LOT better shape than this writer, who shares a birthday with it), to virtually brand-new vehicles entered in low-mileage classes. There were extreme vehicles, such as an homage to all things John Deere, and the chopped-and-lowered look was popular.

After a stormy Thursday night that saw temps drop from the 60s to the low-30s, bringing with it snow flurries and scattered icing on the just judged trucks, Friday dawned cold but clear. Saturday promised milder weather - perfect for the anticipated crush of visitors on the show's last day.

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