Check out the eye candy at the PKY Truck Beauty Championship

March 23, 2018

Suzanne Stempinski


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Some beautiful trucks were on display at the PKY Truck Beauty Championship at MATS 2018.

Find the trucks in Lot J behind the West Wing/Pavilion.

A PKY Truck Beauty Championship awards presentation is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, in South Wing Conference Rooms B101-B103 on Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

Lots of love, hard work and pride went into each of the trucks on display. Together, they are the substance of one of the premier custom show trucks in North America.

While you are checking out the trucks, be on the lookout for OOIDA’s tour truck and trailer, the Spirit of the American Trucker. There’s a good bet you will find The Spirit’s skipper, Jon Osburn, there and well as his co-pilot, Sassi.

The show was named in honor of Paul K. Young, who founded the Mid-America Trucking Show show in 1972.

The photos were taken by Suzanne Stempinski, contributing field editor for Land Line Magazine.

"Out of the Blue" 1996 Kenworth W900 C
“Out of the Blue”1996 Kenworth W900 C
Jay Holsomback,  Babara Holsomback and Neal Holsomback


John Jaikes Only KW Class
John Jaikes
“Only KW Class”
1999 Kenworth W900L
2005 Utility trailer


Terry Aslinger interior
Terry Aslinger interior


Robbie Bassie Long Time Coming
Robbie Basse
2016 Kenworth Icon W900
2016 Fontaine Infinity Step trailer


Rat Rod @ MATS 2018
Rat Rods! Outside the Kentucky Exposition Center at MATS 2018.


Josh Gentry Long Time Coming
Josh Gentry
“Long Time Coming”
2018 Peterbilt 389
2018 Timpte trailer


Josh Gentry, 2018 Peterbilt 389
Josh Gentry’s truck “Long Time Coming” – a 2018 Peterbilt 389


Josh Gentry, Long Time Coming
Interior of Josh Gentry’s 2018 Peterbilt 389, “Long Time Coming”


Jaden Lindamood one day may have a big truck to display at the PKY Truck Beauty Championship.