In a ceremony last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Peterbilt announced Rick McClerkin of San Jose, Calif., as the winner of its SuperFan search. Peterbilt General Manager Kyle Quinn presented the keys of Peterbilt’s one millionth truck, a Model 567 Heritage, to the ultimate SuperFan.
“I want to congratulate Rick as the ultimate Peterbilt SuperFan,” Quinn said. “We are sure this rugged, reliable and powerful Model 567 will take his business to the next level. This was such an amazing experience and it was truly an honor to share the stories of our five finalists.”
The five finalists were chosen out of more than 1,500 submissions. While the ultimate SuperFan walked away with the keys to Peterbilt’s one millionth truck, the four runners-up didn’t go away empty-handed. Each runner-up was awarded $10,000 courtesy of the key sponsors of the grand finale and was presented with a special commemorative gift from Peterbilt. The four runners-up were:
• Jake Bartos of Columbus, Neb.;
• Cathy Bauder of Harmony, Penn.;
• Josh Hainstock of Albertville, Minn.;
• Sheldon Hyatt of Campbell River, B.C., Canada.
The Model 567 Heritage equipped with a PACCAR powertrain, including an MX-13 engine, PACCAR Automated Transmission and the PACCAR 40k rear axle. Custom chrome finishing work was provided by Chrome Shop Mafia in Joplin, Missouri. Sponsors of the SuperFan promotion include Bendix, Eaton, Meritor and Michelin. PACCAR Parts and Chevron also sponsored additional giveaways for the five finalists.