Highlight will be the “Giants of Joplin” Truck Parade on Friday Night
The 34th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs Event will roll into the Joplin Convention and Trade Center from June 9 through 11. The event, which is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks in North America, has been themed the “Giants of Joplin.” The entire event is free and is designed to be a fun time for the whole family.
“Shell Rotella SuperRigs has a long history in Joplin and we look forward to being back here this year and bringing a great event for everyone in the area,” said David Waterman, N.A. Marketing Manager for Shell Rotella. “Shell Rotella SuperRigs is like the best car show you’ve ever seen, except we feature amazing looking big rig trucks that you’ll rarely see anywhere else.”
Judging will take place all day Thursday and Friday, as well as Saturday morning prior to the awards ceremony at 2:00 p.m. There will be lots of great looking trucks, games, activities and a variety of vendors to make Shell Rotella SuperRigs a fun event for the whole family.
Friday Night Downtown Parade
The highlight of the weekend will be the truck parade that will take place on Friday night when many of the SuperRigs competitors will travel from the convention center to historic downtown Joplin where they will stage their rigs, turn on their lights, pump up the music and start the street party. The festivities will begin around 6:00 p.m. and will include judging of the annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs lights contest, a fireworks display and a live performance by country music artist Tony Justice.
The evening is a great opportunity to bring the whole family to see the big rigs up close, meet the drivers, visit the shops and restaurants in Joplin, and hear some great music.
For the complete schedule and more information, visit the SuperRigs page at Rotella.com. Be sure to follow Shell Rotella to see photos of all the great looking trucks competing at Shell Rotella SuperRigs on Facebook at ShellRotella, on Twitter at @ShellRotella and on Instagram at ShellRotellaT.
Shell Rotella SuperRigs Schedule
Thursday, June 9 7:30am – 7.00pm
– Judging Line Open 8:00am – 7:00pm
– Concessions and Vendor Booths Open
Friday, June 10 7:30am – 5.00pm
– Judging Line Open 8:00am – 5:00pm
– Concessions and Vendor Booths Open 5:30pm
– Trucks Begin to Depart for Downtown Joplin 6:00pm – 10:00pm
– SuperRigs Truck Parade, Best Lights Judging, Tony Justice Concert, Fireworks
Saturday, June 11 7:30am – 11:30am
– Judging Line Open 8:00am – 4:00pm
– Concessions and Vendor Booths Open 2:00pm – 3:00pm
– Shell Rotella SuperRigs Awards Presentation
Note: All events take place on the Joplin Convention & Trade Center grounds with the exception of the Truck Parade on Friday night, which takes place on Main Street in downtown Joplin.