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Fourth Annual Car Show set for Saturday at RLC MarketPlace‏

Springtime brings with it warm weather, sunny days, and for local residents, the annual Car Show at the Rend Lake College MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. The show will begin at 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 16.

Vehicle registration will be held from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for $10 each in the east parking lot of the MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. All proceeds from the event will go toward student scholarships in the Automotive Technology program, and the first 100 registrants will be given a dash plaque for participating.

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Diane Morgan of Centralia won Best of Show at the Second Annual MarketPlace Car Show with her 1967 Chevy Nova in 2014. Over 50 cars participated in the event.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information

Judges will begin inspecting vehicles at 10:30 a.m. for a 2 p.m. trophy presentation. The awards this year include Best of Show, Best Ford, Best GM, Best Mopar, Best Street Rod, Best Truck, Best Rat Rod, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Motor, and Club Participation. Awards will also be given to the Top Five vehicles 1995 and newer, Top 10 vehicles from 1975-1994, and Top 25 vehicles 1974 and older.

The event will be held rain or shine. Food and soft drinks will be served, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Across the street, the RLC MarketPlace will be offering a number of sales and promotions, including 25 percent off clothing and 20 percent off shoes at the RLC Golf Outlet.

For more information, contact Nigel Thompson at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1806 or [email protected].