Third annual Warrior Fest, Car Show deemed successes

INA, Ill. (Sept. 23, 2015) – Hundreds of locals and Car Show participants came to Rend Lake College’s campus last Saturday to enjoy a beautiful day at the third annual Warrior Fest. Events were spread across campus, including a Car Show with more than 60 participants on the east side, children’s activities and the annual Big Truck Day on the west side, and a flea market and vendors in the middle.

ChildrenOnTractorBigTruckDay2015WChildren explored big trucks, tractors, emergency vehicles, and many more items during Big Truck Day at the Rend Lake College Foundation Children's Center last weekend at Warrior Fest. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

Proceeds from the Car Show went toward scholarships for future RLC students interested in the Automotive Technology program. One RLC student also received a “Pathway to Success” scholarship, courtesy the RLC Foundation.

AmeriCorpsOnInflatablesBigTruckDay2015WRend Lake College AmeriCorps students help a child on the Velcro inflatable wall as part of Big Truck Day at the RLC Foundation Children's Center. Children could also participate in a petting zoo and free dental checks throughout the day. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

There were 16 special awards for Car Show entrants. The results are as follows:

Best of Show: Steve Farris of McLeansboro: 1928 Ford Model A

SteveFarris28FordModelAWSteve Farrisof McLeansboro stands with his 1928 Ford Model A and Best of Show trophy Saturday afternoon at the end of the Warrior Fest Car Show. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

Best Ford: Don Nichols of Mt. Vernon: 1967 Ford Mustang

Best GM: Terry Hale of Waltonville: 1970 Chevy Nova

Best Mopar: Rod Wallace of Harrisburg: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Best Orphan: Rich Tygett of Sesser: 1933 Willys 77

Best Street Rod: Jim Dorris of Sesser: 1937 Chevy Sedan

Best Paint: Tick Zumberac of Sesser: 1957 Chevy Bel Air Coupe

Best Interior: Rick Taylor of Woodlawn: 1968 Chevy Camaro

Best Motor: Jerry Lampp of Tinley Park: 1963 Chevy Nova SS

Best Rat Rod: Terry Travis of West Frankfort: 1937 Dodge Coupe

Best Truck: Daniel Dent of Bonnie: 1972 Chevy C-10

Best Sport Car: Bill Schulte of Mt. Vernon: 1971 Morgan 4/4

Best American Motorcycle: Michael Wright of Murphysboro: 2009 Springer Softail

Best Asian Motorcycle: Kevin Clinton of Woodlawn: 1975 Yamaha RD 250

Best Custom Motorcycle: Tim Heathcoat of Benton: 2007 Harley Custom

Club Participation: Kingsman Car Club of Mt Vernon

To check out all the Car Show photos, visit the RLC Flickr account here.

FacePaintingBigTruckDay2015WRend Lake College Thespians paint faces at the RLC Foundation Children's Center Big Truck Day. The tent was a popular place for children at Warrior Fest. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

There were also several door prize winners, thanks to several event sponsors. RLC sponsored nine prizes, which were won by Chuck Cimera of Mt. Vernon, Gary Cimera of Centralia, Tim Heathcoat of Benton, Jim Hutchason of Mt. Vernon, Bob Jones of Whittington, Frank Stein of Pinckneyville, Jim Veach of Herrin, Tick Zumberac of Sesser, and Hannah Zyc of Dubois.

Other winners and sponsors are as follows: Mark Malkovich of Benton, prize by Hutchason Trailer Sales of Mt. Vernon; Terry Travis of West Frankfort, prize by Martin Custom Auto Body of Waltonville; Tim Heathcoat of Benton, prize by Jeff Co Schools Credit Union of Mt. Vernon; Terry Hale of Waltonville and Michael Wright of Murphysboro, prizes by Auto Zone of Benton; Gary Maynor of Mt. Vernon, prize by Wilkey’s Café Mt. Vernon Airport; Jack Bicanich of Waltonville, prize by Rend Lake NAPA of Christopher; Cowboy of Mt. Vernon, prize by Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts of Benton; Byford Klebba of Mt. Vernon, prize by Federated Auto Parts of Mt. Vernon; Daniel Dent of Bonnie and Duane Essex of West Frankfort, prizes by ILMO Welding Supplies of Mt. Vernon; Larry Severs of Opdyke, prize by King City Chrysler of Mt. Vernon; Geoff Smith of Mt. Vernon, prize by Don’s Stereo & Speed Center of Mt. Vernon; Dixie Miller of Sesser, prize by Purcell Tire of Mt. Vernon; Domingo Medina of Centralia, prize by Audio Visionz of Mt. Vernon; Louis Schrum of Mt. Vernon, prize by Ford Square of Mt. Vernon; and Paul Shockley of Benton and Larry and Bonnie Taylor of Sesser, prizes by Schmidt Chevy Cadillac of Mt. Vernon.

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