Elite Event Sponsors
The past will meet the future on the Benton Public Square on September 7, 2019 when the annual Rend Lake Car Show will meet for the final time with the 144-year-old Franklin County Courthouse as a back drop.
The annual event will take on special meaning this year with the old Courthouse scheduled for the wrecking ball in November and construction set to begin on a new $17 million courthouse in January 2020. And because of that aspect attached to this year’s car show we have decided to feature the picture from last year on the posters and T-shirts to commemorate this historic event.
With these dramatic changes taking place in downtown Benton we are confident we will have record attendance and many people will want to keep the shirts and posters to mark this nostalgic car show.
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. We will do our best to keep all clubs reserved spots together but this is not guaranteed.
click here to print a Registration form
For those traveling in from out of town:
Registration Prizes and Door Prizes
Participants are encourage to pre-register for the Rend Lake Car Show. Deadline for preregistration is 8/26/2019. Registration includes a dash plaque, event shirt, goodie bag filled with items provided by local businesses and sponsors. Ticket for the Preregistration Drawing TBA
2018Pre-Registration Prizes & Winners
1st place- Duralast 2 ton Engine Hoist w/Craftsman Floor Jack and Jack Stands. - William Lampley
Congratulations to William Lampley
The Benton West City Area Chamber of Commerce hopes that you put your new Engine hoist, floor Jack and stands to good use! We look forward to seeing you at next years Car Show!
2nd Place- 2 Rhino Ramps / 2 Ranger Auto Carts - Denise Minor
3rd Place- Yetti Cooler w/lid & Gift Card.............
Congratulations to Joy Luster
We hope to see you and your Yetti Cooler at next years Rend Lake Car Show Event
2018 prize winners
DEALERS CHOICE: sponsored by Jack Russell Fish Co.
Chevy - 153 Brice Briley Chevrolet Chevelle
Chrysler - 141 Denise Minor Ford Mustang conv.
Chrysler - 91 Mark Malcovich Chrysler Plymouth Cuda
any - 164 Ms Dee Volkswagen Beetle
DEALERS CHOICE : Sponsored by Weeks Benton
Chevy - 156 Jodie Hall Chevy Corvette
Ford - 38 John Fields Ford Shelby Mustang
Chrysler - 117 George Slankard 1955 Chrysler
Any - 191 John Gray International KB2
AUTO CREDIT OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Chevy 104 Sherr Reid Corvette
CITY OF BENTON
Ford - 69 Hal Jerrals 1932 ford
Chrysler - 187 K pierce Dodge Challenger
Any - 143 Art Gostowski Polaris Slingshot
BENTON (Fred Kondritz) - 70 Hal Jerrells 1937 Chevrolett
WEST CITY (Ron House) - 6 Jeffrey Brown 1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula
BEST PAINT - Sponsor Peoples National Bank 184 Larry Brown Chevrolet Camaro
BEST INTERIOR -Sponsor State Bank Of Whittinginton 143 Art Gostowski Polaris Slingshot
BEST CLUB PARTICIPATION; sponsor Benton Super Lube Sesser Road Rebbles
BEST ENGINE: Sponsor Changing Seasons Ace Hardware 141 Denise Minor Ford Mustang Convertable
RAT ROD: 142 Kim Wohlfeil 1926 Rat Rod
BEST OF SHOW; 153 BRUCE BRILEY CHEVROLET CHEVELLE
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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Classic car sponsors
The Buzz Café
Hugh Frailey - State Farm Insurance
McDonalds of Benton
hot rod sponsors
SCD Rea & Sons Insurance
Severin Garden Center & Landscaping