INA, Ill. (Oct. 11, 2017) – Nearly 90 cars, trucks and motorcycles braved the weather Saturday to attend the Rend Lake College Fifth Annual Warrior Fest Car Show with hopes of taking home the big trophy. There were 13 special awards for Car Show entrants, plus an award for club participation. The Car Show also handed out awards for the top 45 vehicles, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle winner. All events raised funds for scholarships for Automotive Technology students. Warrior Fest also featured a dozen craft and art vendors, children and family-friendly events such as Big Truck Day, and much more.
Best of Show: Kurt Richter of Aviston, 1941 Willy's Coupe
Best Ford: Rod Wallece of Harrisburg, 1970 Ford Mustang
Best GM: Richard Brewer of Tamaroa, 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible
Best Mopar: Chuck Overbey of Opdyke, 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
Best Street Rod: Vince & Cheryl Brown of Mt. Vernon, 1932 Ford Roadster
Best Paint: Jerry Lampp of Tinley Park, 1963 Chevy Nova
Best Modified: Joe Johnson of Walnut Hill, 1999 Chevy S10
Best Motor: Bruce Briley of Collinsville, 1968 Chevy Chevelle
Best Rat Rod: Eddie Burgess of Mt. Vernon, 1946 Ford Pickup F1
Best Orphan: Marylee Holloway of Mt. Vernon, 1959 Nash Metropolitan
Best Truck: Hope Sugg of Greenville, 1968 Chevy C10
Best Sports Car: Corey Kimmel of Benton, 1964 Chevy Corvette
Best Motorcycle: Starr Williams of Mt. Vernon, 2007 Kaw ZX-14 Ninja
Top Club Participation: Kingsman Car Club of Mt Vernon
To check out all the Car Show photos, visit the RLC Flickr account here.
Several RLC clubs and organizations were also involved at Warrior Fest, including the Culinary Arts Club, the Radiologic Technology Club, the RLC Golf Outlet, the Bookstore, the Automotive Technology Club, the Amateur Radio Club, the Nursing Club, the Health Information Technology Club, the Learning Resource Center, the RLC Foundation, and Studio RLC. Each club and organization offered their own activities and goodies, including snacks, a silent auction, fall and Hhalloween decor, and more. Click on the photos below for larger views.