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The First Annual Veterans War Memorial Car Show Report!

July 18th, 2009

Well the Veterans War Memorial Charity Car Show at the Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum is in the books! The show proved to be a major success for the War Memorial and was great fun for all who attended! All the proceeds went to help Bob Dondeville finish a memorial that he built in a park in Mt. Zion. The weather helped to bring those cars out and we had a fantastic showing. Not counting club cars, and those vehicles that arrived late in the day after registration closed, we estimate all in all that there were over 400 cars at the event, with over 300 automobiles from all over the region registering.

There were a number of events that took place to keep the massive crowd entertained including a very emotional Military presentation by Bob Dondeville, The Barber Shop Quartet, Model T rides, Pinewood Derby Contest, burn out from Larry Bullock and his 1967 Bullock Garages Camaro drag car and much much more!!

There were 36 classes for this judged show with 3 trophies in each class! There were also several specialty awards and those were some very unique trophies! This turned out to be a first class car show with great door prizes and give a ways from a lot of sponsors. Fat Boys DJ Service was here spinning the tunes! Raffle Tickets and much, much more made it a successful event!

Below are some photos from the day!

Some views from our rooftop !!!
Bob Dondeville takes the stage for the Military
Chad Watson, a veteran that lost his leg in the gulf war
and who's images appears on the memorial.
Veterans from all branches of service and from all
theaters of conflict stepped forward to be honored.

Some of our guests and entrants during the ceremony.

The Fox 106.7 broadcast live from the car show.
Larry Bullock doing a burn out in his 1967
Camaro Dragster.
One of the many trophies that were given out
during the day.

We have a lot of great sponsors that made this all possible and we want to thank all of them. Please don't forget to support our sponsors, listed below. We hope to have a bigger and better event for next year, so watch our website as we start the planning and get it scheduled!

Also, a big thanks to those who attended and entered their cars in our show!

LaVelle Hunt

Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum South Shores Automotive Services, Inc. Ripple's Auto Body
Building Systems of Illinois, Inc Morgan Distributing Inc. Original Designers
Creekmur Mufflers Sliderz Bar and Grille, Inc. Timbuktu Saloon Inc.
Billingsley's Auto Service Billingsley BP Amoco Ming Auto Body
Newell's Auto Body, Inc. Fishers Auto Repair & Sales Stephen & Sarah Mixell
Bodine Environmental Services Auto Glass Center Quality Concrete & Excavating
M & M Motors Available Used Auto Donnelly Automotive
Chris Aubert Ron Dunn Miles Chevrolet
Prairieland Towing Wall Street Embroidery/Silk Screening Staley Credit Union
Baum Chevrolet Romano Co., Inc. Stripmasters
Decatur Earthmover Credit Union Boarman's Auto Sales 121 Motorsports, Inc.
Bruce Harshman Signature Salon Mac's Custom Interiors
Larry Bullock Garages, Inc Decatur Dental Care LaVelle & Tracie Hunt
Danny Goad Bob & Bev Dondeville Les & Patty Aubert
Dave & Sherry Shoot John & Marsha Norman Rick & Christi Arthur
Larry & Nancy Bullock Mike & Heidi Bullock Bill Aubert
Lonnie & Carol Jent Ken & Linda Murray Alan Kroencke
Dave Corman Phyllis Bodine Randy Flaugher
Misty Hunt El Corral Mexican Restaurant ICPC
WalMart R-Kat Inc. DBA Pop's Place
Shelter Insurance Air King, Inc. John Norman
Mid America Motor Works Pastabilities Ruby Tuesday
Buffalo Wild Wings Jackson Family Dealerships Niantic State Bank
Main Hanger Restaurant Texas Roadhouse The Little Theatre
Rigdon Glass B & B Glass Jim Green
Nick Platis Glass Speciality Ted's Garage American Classic Grill
Monical's Pizza Filippos DynaGraphics/Fast Impressions Scott Bowers
Dreamers Diner Audio Express HPR Sullivan
D to Z Sports Kenny's Ace Hardware Michael Goss Custom Cabinets
Krieger's Sports Grill    

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