RLC Car Show raises $1,500 for student scholarships

INA, Ill. (Oct. 10, 2019) – Ninety cars, trucks and motorcycles rolled into Ina on Saturday to attend the Rend Lake College 7th Annual Car Show. Participants enjoyed a beautiful fall day with some beautiful vehicles. There were 24 awards for Car Show entrants (all judged by RLC Automotive students), plus an award for club participation. The Car Show also handed custom, student-built participation trophies, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle winner. All events raised funds for scholarships for Automotive Technology students. All told, an estimated $1,500 was raised for RLC Automotive scholarships. The RLC Culinary Program was also on hand, selling concessions to raise money for their program.

George Benak (Makanda) won best in show with his 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air.

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Check out the college’s flickr album for images of the participating vehicles.

RLC Student Choice Awards

Best Ford: Ernie and Marilee Holloway (Mt. Vernon) 1964 Ford F100
Best GM: Zane Wilson (Mt. Vernon) 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS
Best Mopar: Steve Falmier (West Frankfort) 1971 Plymouth Cuda
Best Chevy: Kevin Cux (Makanda) 1970 Chevelle SS
Best Dodge: David Lovell (Edwardsville) 1977 Dodge Aspen RT
Best Orphan: Travis Dunbar (Marion) 1999 Mazda Miata
Best 4X4: William Lampley (Benton) 1957 Chevy 4x4
Best Street Rod: Jerry Lee (Mt.Vernon) 1968 VW
Best Truck: Terry Savage(McLeansboro) 1966 Ford F250
Best Motor: Jerry Lampp (Tinley Park) 1963 Chevy Nova
Best Wheels and Tires: Steve Dearon (Carterville) 1961 Chevy Impala
Best Paint: Tick Zumberac (Sesser) 1957 Chevy Coupe
Best Soundsystem: Kyle Webb (McLeansboro) 1977 Chevy C-10
Motorcycle: Starr Williams (Mt. Vernon) 2007 Kawaski Ninja Custom
Best Exhaust: Keith Bragg (Benon) 2012 Camero ZL1
Rat Rod: Clay Dunbar (Woodlawn) 1964 Ford F-100
Best Interior: Vince Brown (Mt. Vernon) 1955 Chevy Bel Air
Best Corvette: Jeff Bagwell (Zeigler) 1978 Chevy Corvette
Best Mustang: John Fields (Carmi) 1968 Shelby GT 500 AR
Best Camaro: Mark Wilson (Wood River) 1968 Chevy Camaro
Best Race Car: Brian Burwell (Mt. Vernon) 1955 Chevy
Best Unrestored: Larry Williams (Fairfield) 1991 Cadillac Eldorado
Best in Show: George Benak (Makanda) 1955 Chevy Bel Air
Most Club Participation: Kingsman Auto Club (Mt. Vernon)
Favorite Street Rod: Curt Erwin (Benton) 1932 Ford
Outstanding Hot Rod: Louis Shrum (Mt. Vernon) 1928 Ford Model A


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