Back on the Square 2021
Elite Event Sponsors
We are happy to announce the Rend Lake Care Show will return to the Benton Square for 2021! 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.
This is a special year, not only because we will be returning to the Square, but also because the date for our show falls on "911 Patriot Day". Due to the magnitude of the date, we will take time to honor our first responders and remember the lives lost 20 years ago. We will also feature two "First Responder Choice" awards that will be determined by representatives of both Fire and Police Departments. 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. So, encourage your friends and family to come out and bring the kids.
We will be raffling a Rend Lake Car Show T-Shirt Quilt at the event. 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, 2021 and will be sold up to 8:00 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 31, 2021. Those who register after the cut-off date will not get a t-shirt or raffle ticket for the pre-registration prizes.
Construction of the new courthouse means 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 Courthouse construction also means there will be space restrictions, so we ask that you locate your tent and chairs behind your car and not beside it.
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. Due to the construction of the courthouse we will be very limited on space to move cars around the square.
Registration Prizes and Door Prizes
Participants are encourage to pre-register for the Rend Lake Car Show. Deadline for preregistration is 8/31/2021. Registration includes a dash plaque, event shirt, goodie bag filled with items provided by local businesses and sponsors. Ticket for the Preregistration Drawing,
T-SHIRT QUILT RAFFLE
Tickets can be purchased at the Benton / West City Area chamber of Commerce and will be sold day of the event.
For those traveling in from out of town:
DEALERS CHOICE PRIZES
Chevrolet & GMC- 1968 Chevy Chevelle - Bruce Briley
Chevrolet & GMC -1962 Cadillac Coupe - Leroy Ingersoll
Chevrolet & GMC - 1955 Chevy Belair - Jim Dorris
Chevrolet & GMC - 1964 Chevy Chevelle - Caroll Toller
Chrysler 1994 -1973 Cuda - Mark Malkovich
Chrysler - 1956 Plymoth Savoy - Perry Reed
Chrysler - 1970 Cuda - Dave Sanders
Chrysler - 1972 Dodge Demon - David Newlin
Ford - 1932 Ford Coupe - Aaron Asbury
Ford - 1930 Model A - Kevin Johnson
Ford - 1950 Ford Mercury - Keith Ward
Ford - 1936 Ford Truck - Bob Murphy
Best in Show - 1964 Chevy Chevelle - Caroll Toler
Mayor's Choice - Mayor Fred Kondritz of Benton: 1968 Chevy Chevelle - Bruce Briley
Best Paint - 1964 Chevy Chevelle - Caroll Toler
Best Interior - 1965 Pontiac Tempest - Ronald Chamness
Best Engine - 1968 Chevy Chevelle - Bruce Briley
Club Participation - Road Rebels
Rat Rod:- 1930 Ford Coupe - Paul Adams
If you have questions, please contact the Benton/West City Area Chamber of Commerce at info@BentonWestCityChamber.com or call 618-438-2121.
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SCD REA & SONS INSURANCE
US BANK - LAUREN JOHNSON
J & L CUSTOM AUTOMOTIVE
CLASSIC CAR sPONSORS
STATE FARM - HUGH FRAILEY
DAVID GARAVALIA ATTORNEY AT LAW
COMMISSIONER CATHY GARAVALIA
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