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.
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.
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
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.
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.