Fredericksburg, Va., Company Captures Second Place Prize

Michael's Towing & Recovery

Michael's Towing & Recovery of Fredericksburg, Va., captured the Second Place Award for Light-Duty Tow Truck in the national Shine 'n Star Tow Truck Photo Beauty Contest, hosted by Tow Times magazine and powered by Ford Trucks.

The winner is a 2015 Ford F450 with Jerr-Dan MPL 40 eight-ton recovery boom towing equipment. It sports a custom green and white vinyl wrap with hand-applied door jam striping. The Ford F450 winning tow truck also boasts a bumper extension for a Warn 12,000-lb. winch, aluminum wheels, visor and stainless steel on the rear deck.

It was chosen out of 550 entries submitted in five categories this year from around the country and Canada. The Shine 'n Star Tow Truck Photo Beauty Contest second-place award adds another notch to Michael's Towing's 24 years of service in Fredericksburg and surrounding areas.

The annual Shine 'n Star Tow Truck Photo Beauty Contest taps into towing operators' pride in their fleet, providing an opportunity to show off the beauty and brawn of their equipment. And like many tow truck operators, Michael Powell of Michael's Towing loves his fleet of over 13 trucks, which regularly appear in the winner's circle.

Michael's Towing was the Grand Prize winner in the 2014 Shine 'n Star Tow Truck Photo Beauty Contest for a Kenworth T800 twin steer with a Century 1140 rotator. In addition, this year's winner also took First Place Prize in Chattanooga's Tennessee Tow Show tow truck beauty contest hosted by Tow Times magazine.

The Shine 'n Star national tow truck photo beauty contest - which in 2016 celebrates 25 years - offers 16 cash prizes, with second-place winners such as Michael's Towing also featured in a future issue of Tow Times magazine.

For more information about the Shine 'n Star Tow Truck Photo Beauty Contest, contact Tow Times' Publisher Clarissa Powell at 407-936-2491 or email

Reach Michael Powell of Michael's Towing & Recovery, Fredericksburg, Va., at 540-846-8383.

Source: Tow Times magazine

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