In preparation for World of Concrete 2011, Blastrac has launched a search for the oldest operating 1-10D shot blaster still used for surface prep today. The company is offering to prominently feature the qualifying machine in its exhibit during the show.

To submit a Blastrac 1-10D shot blaster for consideration as the oldest model in operation, call Jonn Rippman, National Sales Manager and Training Director, at (800) 256-3440, ext. 3170. To email your submission, include the serial number of the 1-10D machine, a brief description of your use for it, how long you’ve had ownership, and a few photographs to

Blastrac will review submissions and contact the owner of the selected machine to make arrangements to transport the machine to Blastrac for final inspection and testing, and then on to World of Concrete in January.

Submissions must be received no later than October 15, 2010. The winning entrant will receive round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations for three nights, and attendee entrance to WOC 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Further details and photos of some of the entries with the stories behind their success can be seen at