Beautiful trucks, sure. But the most striking aspect of a SuperRigs show is the people: friends and families, many familiar with one another through the truck show circuit, give the event the feel of reunion. And first timers are welcomed like the cousin nobody’s seen in years.
Most importantly, this family loves trucking. Smiles may be hard to come by on most truck parking lots when the temperature is 100 degrees and the sun is relentless, but not at Retama Park near San Antonio last weekend.
The unofficial count was almost 100 trucks entered in the beauty pageant, a record. The winner, incidentally, is hardly old enough to get hired as driver—in fact, Kiegan Nelson is barely older than the refurbed 1985 Pete Model 359 he drives for Rollin’ Transport.
But the flatbedder brought along his next delivery, just in case anyone questioned whether the teal beauty, “Kickin’ it old skool,” was indeed a working rig.
Still, going on the theory that a picture’s worth a thousand words, let’s get to the galleries. Over on the Fleet Owner side of the web, we’ve got a good general roundup to give you the feel of this year’s SuperRigs. But if you’re looking for more—especially photos of the trucks—we’ve got plenty here on American Trucker, broken out into categories: tractors, flatbeds and heavy haulers, bulk haulers and tankers, hood ornaments, and just assorted fun stuff.