Pride and Polish Winners

2016 pride and polish winners

Well, this year’s Pride & Polish has ended. And this year’s six winners have been announced. The culmination of the events took place at the Great American Trucking Show Saturday.

In addition to the six winning trucks and the winners of all the other categories, from interior to engine, there were also five more named Best of Show at the general P & P event, kicking off the coming year’s phase.

The winners:

  1. Joe Regalado’s 2000 Peterbilt and CTS dump; National Champion, Working Combo
  2. Jon Eilen’s 1990 Peterbilt 379; National Champion, Builders Class Bobtail
  3. Sid Calangelo’s and Kyle Cousins’ 2015 Kenworth W900 Icon; National Champion, Working Bobtail
  4. Mike Manuel’s 2015 Peterbilt 389 and 2017 MAC curtainside; National Champion, Builders Combo
  5. Jordan Jay’s 2015 Peterbilt 389 and Western flatbed (pictured here as a curtainside); ational Champion, Limited-Mileage Combo

For more information about the full event, as always the place to go for Pride & Polish is Overdrive.

World record for longest gingerbread train

For the second time in five years, a Norwegian train station is home to the world’s longest gingerbread train.

In Norway, a new train station is home this season to the 370.75 meter long gingerbread train. Note: for this record, there can’t even be 1mm gaps between cars. The gaps were filled with sugar.

The previous record — from 2011 — was 206 meters.

How much ginger bread is that? 700 kilograms. It took 800 kids in cooperation with local Holmestrand, Hof and Sande businesses to do it.

Photos: Lise Åserud

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1,000 Cars Given Away to Company Staff as Holiday Present

So in India this month Hari Krishna Exports diamond company just made a substantial gift to it’s staff: Savji Dholakia gave 1,000 cars and 400 apartment suites away to staff considered to be doing a good job by the company.

The festival the holiday gift was tied to? It’s called Diwali. It’s a Hindu festival of Lights.

The tycoon gave away almost 500 cars and 200 apartments last year in a similar fashion. (Click image to make larger).

The company, Hari Krishna Exports, will take on part of the loan installments on the cars and apartments for 5 years. The apartments were given to people who already had cars.

Image: Deccan Chronicle / Hari Krishna Exports