Bridgestone/Firestone to sponsor truck beauty competitions

Jan. 15, 2004

Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT) is sponsoring the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Events again in 2004.

Stars & Stripes consists of four truck beauty competitions. At each show, competitors vie for top honors and cash prizes. Show categories include Best of Show Bobtail and Combination Awards, and the Competitor’s Choice Award for working trucks. The event also recognizes professional show trucks.

"All of the trucks at these events are best-in-show. They are beautiful, impeccably maintained and outfitted with only the very best. It's only natural that Bridgestone/Firestone's truck and bus group sponsor the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Event and we’re pleased to be part of the shows," said Don Darden, manager, marketing communications and advertising, commercial tire marketing, BFNT.

In addition to sponsoring the Stars & Stripes Truck Events, competitors and show attendees will win gifts and prizes from Bridgestone/Firestone.

The Paul K. Young Memorial Championship kicks off the first Stars & Stripes event at the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Louisville, Ky., Fair & Exposition Center on March 20-22.

Next, the Stars & Stripes event moves to Baltimore, Md., for the North American Truck Show on April 29-31.

The third event is The Truck Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev., on June 10-12.

The final event is Truckerfest at the Alamo/Petro in Reno, Nev., August 5-7. The highlight of this show is the Hot August Nights truck parade and cruise through downtown Reno.