Hands On A Hardbody

One of the most talked about competitions in East Texas begins in the morning at six o'clock. The 2005 Hands On A Hardbody contest is set and ready to go at Patterson Nissan in Longview. This year's top prize is a 2005 Nissan Titan pickup from Patterson and an R-V camper from Hayes R-V Center. Twenty-four contestants will compete for those prizes.

"As long as we continue to have the interest from the fans, the public and the folks in East Texas who support this just magnificently and the contestants that want to do it, then we will continue to just keep on going." Another sign that this contest is hot as ever: The BBC is in town to shoot a documentary that will air in November.

The 2005 Hands On A Hardbody contest starts at 6 a.m. tomorrow. It's at Patterson Nissan on McCann Road in Longview, and lasts until the last man or woman is standing. Last year's winner went almost 117 hours with her hand on that hardbody.