No doubt the 2011 PickupTrucks.com/Cars.com Truck of the Fair competition will fan the flames of debate for years to come, having both Ford and Chevy fans making accusations and calling for cell-phone investigations. But all the votes have been tabulated in our four-week State Fair of Texas texting campaign, and a winner has been declared.
We’ve seen voting fluxuate quite a bit over the month, with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 taking the early lead. In both of our previous updates, voting was steady and consistent with the GM product outperforming Ford’s F-150 by a good distance.
But all that changed over the past 10 days. Maybe all the Ford fans waited until the final days of the fair to show up, texting their votes for their favorite truck. In the end, the F-150 took the lead, eventually pulling away from the competition by a healthy margin.
Here are the Top five finishers:
Fifth Place: Ford F-250
Fourth Place: Ram 1500
Third Place: Nissan Frontier
Runner-Up: Chevy Silverado 1500
2011 Truck of the Fair Winner: 2012 Ford F-150