SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 - BENTON PUBLIC SQUARE Elite Sponsors
We are happy to announce the Rend Lake Care Show will return to the Benton Square for 2022! We have many fun and exciting plans for this year. We will host a vendor fair in the Campbell Building parking lot. We hope to have at least 30 vendors. We will make regular updates as our vendor list grows. There will be special displays by Gateway Bronco and Off Road Audio and Accessories. We will also feature a "Kids Choice Award" that will be determined by kids in attendance under the age of 12. Each child will be given a ballot, and once they have cast their vote, they will be given a token they can turn in for a free snow cone for the first 100 kids. So, encourage your friends and family to come out and bring the kids.
This is a special year, not only because we will be returning to the Square, but also because The Army Corp. of Engineers are Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Rend Lake. To Celebrate the Anniversary the Benton/West City Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Concert at the Spillway Amphitheater . After the awards ceremony we will cruise to Rend Lake Spillway Event Parking lot. The Gluten 3 will open at 7:00pm and David Ball will take the Stage at 8:00pm.
David Ball is a Grammy-winning Country Artist from Nashville. David has 14 singles that have entered the Billboard Hot County Songs Charts. "Thinking Problem" - "Riding With Private Malone" - "What'll I Do" - " When The Thought of You Catches Up With Me" and many more.
We will be raffling a Tokheim Phillips 66 Gas Pump. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at the Benton West City Area Chamber of Commerce starting August 1, 2022 and will be sold up to 5:00 p.m. the night of the event. Registration prizes will be given throughout the evening, but registration prizes are only available to those who pre-register for the Car Show. Pre-registration cut-off is August 20, 2022. Those who register after the cut-off date will not get a t-shirt, dash plaque or raffle ticket for the pre-registration prizes.
Construction of the new courthouse is complete but unfortunately we no longer have the lovely shade trees, so please remember to bring lawn chairs and/or tents with you. Due to unpredictable weather, we suggest you bring a weight for your tent, in case the wind picks up. The good news is that we will have speakers at all 4 corners of the Courthouse so Audio will be available through out the Square. This is going to be a record year and we look forward to seeing all of you.
Club Participation award
We will award a trophy for Club Participation to the club with the most members PREREGISTERED. Members of the Club must be preregistered and in attendance the day of the show in order to qualify. Please make sure that you include your club Affiliation when registering for the car show. Unfortunately we will not be able to save spots or leave spots empty. We will park cars according to when they arrive. If you wish to park next to friends please arrange to arrive together.
Registration Prizes and Door Prizes
Participants are encourage to pre-register for the Rend Lake Car Show. Deadline for preregistration is 8/20/2022. Registration includes a dash plaque, event shirt, goodie bag filled with items provided by local businesses and sponsors. Ticket for the Preregistration Drawing,
Casey's $200 Gas Card
Easy Up Tent
Functioning Stop Light
Black Diamond Gift Basket
Gateway Bronco Gift Basket
and much, much, more.
Gas Pump Raffle
Tickets can be purchased at the
Benton / West City Area chamber of Commerce and will be sold day of the event.
$10 each or 3 for $25
For those traveling in from out of town:
DEALERS CHOICE PRIZES
Chevrolet & GMC - Austin Haynes - 1970 Chevy C-10
Chevrolet & GMC - Ken Springhorn - 1955 Chevy
Chevrolet & GMC - Christina Adams - 1965 Chevy C-10
Chrysler 1994 -Matt Zgonina - 1966 Plymouth Fury
Chrysler - Dave Sanders - 1970 Plymouth Cuda
Chrysler - Perry Reed 1956 Plymouth Savoy
Ford - Dave Robbins - 1956 T-Bird
Ford - David Butler - 1944 Ford GPW
Ford - Keith Ward - 1955 Crown Vic
Best in Show - Terry Gibbs - 1967 Chevy Chevelle
Mayor's Choice - Mayor Fred Kondritz of Benton: Denise Minor - 2007 For Mustang
Mayor's Choice - West City: Bob Jones - 1965 Pontiac GTO
First Responders Choice -Police: Erik Haney - 2007 Chevy Corvette
First Responders Choice - Fire: Ron Rankin - 1966 Chevy Chevelle SS396
Best Paint - Steve & Linda Volz - 1971 Chevy Nova
Best Interior - Gerry Avery - 1967 GTO
Best Engine - Mark Wilson - 1968 Chevy Camaro
Club Participation - Road Rebels
Kids Choice - Peggy Irwin - 1957 Chevy
If you have questions, please contact the Benton/West City Area Chamber of Commerce at info@BentonWestCityChamber.com or call 618-438-2121.
Special Thanks to
Rend lake area tourism council
WILKINS AUTO BODY
BENTON SUPER LUBE
MR D's DRIVE IN
KATHALYNAS SPINE, SPORT AND REHAB.
JAMERSON ATUO SALES
OFF ROAD AUDIO & ACCESSORIES
APRIL'S TROPICAL SNOW
HOT ROD SPONSORS
ERWIN BUILDERS INC.
SCD REA & SONS INSURANCE
WEST CITY McDONALD'S