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Lookingglass Corvette Club

Current Newsletter

PAST EVENTS:

Aug. 16-19: Galena trip! Thirty plus cars journeyed to Galena for a long weekend of tourist attractions, shopping, and finding great little dining establishments. The highlight of the event was the trip to Field of Dreams - what a great time! There were lots of stories and no shortage of improbable but typical things that happen to the members of LGCC when we have events such as these. Thanks to Mark and Kathy Janes for their efforts in planning a fun weekend.

Sept. 3: Labor Day Party at the Grays was well attended as usual, with oodles of great food and good company. Considering the weather the last few years this event was held, the Grays are thinking of renaming it "Hottest Day of the Year" party instead. Our thanks to Rick and Lori for hosting and providing the main course.

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS

Welcome to our newest members, Steve Perry & Deb Hatfield of Collinsville; Scott & Suzanne Mank of Lebanon; Carol Voyles & Clay Lowery of Alton; and welcome BACK, Marc & Elaine Hoffmann of New Baden. Hope to see you at an upcoming event!

UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS (the following is an overview only, please check your newsletter or Yahoo site reminders for details such as addresses, contact info, etc. This is done to protect our members' privacy, particularly when events take place at members' residences.)

2018 EVENTS - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Sept. 20-23: 25th anniversary of Corvette FunFest in Effingham. Registration is now open via the Mid America website - and in honor of their 25th anniversary, entry is FREE. Make your reservation now! The concert on Saturday night will feature Decades Rewind, songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Oct. 3-4 and 10-5 to 10/7. Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend. Call the Best Western Eureka Inn to check for vacancies. Anyone wishing to visit Siloam Springs, AR will depart on Weds., 10/3 and spend the night at the Cherokee Casino and Hotel. If interested in this side trip to Siloam Springs, contact Holly at 918-422-8501 and tell her you are with the Corvette Club.

Oct. 13: Annual club bonfire at Keith and Sue Scobbie's home. Check your directory for the address if you do not know their location. Club will furnish angus dogs, members should bring a cup of chili (one per person), cooler with your favorite beverage, chairs, and a side dish to share. More on this at the October meeting.

Oct. 14: Corvette display at Lindendale Park, Highland. Details will be forthcoming as they are shared with the club.

October 18-22: Return to Lynchburg, TN for the Jack Daniel's BBQ, and also Tail of the Dragon, Devil's Triangle, etc. First night's stay is planned for the Drury Inn in Nashville, TN. Please see your newsletter, club Facebook page or Yahoo site for details regarding lodging and itinerary. More on this as plans progress.

October 27: Rock & Roll bingo, Collinsville Rec Club, 427 S. Mulberry Road, Collinsville, IL. Doors open at 6, bingo begins at 7:00. We had a blast at this the last time and want to do it again. Linda Astrauskas is handling details; there will be a limited number of tickets - first come, first served - right now, Linda is sold out but has a wait list if you are interested.

Nov. 10: Veterans' Day golf scramble at Oak Brook Golf Club in Edwardsville; 10:00 a.m. shotgun/4 person scramble. $20 to veterans, free for active military, all others $60. Includes breakfast, 18 holes of golf, lunch and prizes. Contact Joe Revelle (618-806-0769) with questions.

New Arrivals:

Congratulations to James and Tommie Midgley on the purchase of their handsome blade silver 2017 coupe! Also, Ron and Marcia Leveque have purchased a beautiful Torch Red 2018 ZO6 (you'll wonder where the yellow went - bye bye, banana wagon). Gorgeous cars, enjoy!

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Please welcome Steve Schmitt Chevrolet in Highland as our sponsor! Many of us already know Steve and his staff, having purchased cars or service from them in the past. FYI, Steve was our original sponsor during our inception in 1976 and is also the individual responsible for naming our club. It's great to have him back! When thinking about a purchase, talk with Steve, Chris, or Scott about a deal on a new Corvette or other GM product that they offer.

Please support the Corvette Museum's store when shopping for Corvette apparel or other items. You can do so by visiting www.corvettestore.com or clicking on the link below:

CARS FOR SALE OR CARS WANTED

For Sale: 1993 40th anniversary Corvette roadster, both tops, ruby red with ruby red leather interior, 47K miles, automatic, many options, looks and drives great, clean Carfax and clear title. Asking $14,500. Call 618-210-5420 for more information.

For Sale: 1979 Corvette, has T-tops and 1 pc. tinted top, light beige with pinstriping. Lots of options. 55,511 miles. Asking $14,500. Call Ron Schwinn in Maryville at 618-409-8019 if interested.

Dues: Cost is $30 a year, pro-rated from the month you join until year's end. If you are unable to pay at the meeting, please send a check ASAP payable to LGCC, P.O. Box 82, Highland, IL 62249. New members also pay a one-time $15 installation fee unless active military. Anyone whose dues are delinquent after the February meeting of each year, you will lose your membership privileges so please be prompt.

NEW round static cling club decals are now available for $2 each - free to all new members, especially those joining after we ran out of the old decals.

CAR SHOW WINNERS

Mike Teague, 1st place at the DARE show; Gary Sanders and Terry Renaud, first place in their respective classes at the VFW car show. Congrats!

Upcoming Swap Meets, Area Car Shows, Local & National Events

Sept. 20-23: 25th anniversary of Corvette FunFest in Effingham. Registration is now open via the Mid America website - and in honor of their 25th anniversary, entry and concert is FREE. Make your reservation now!

Sept. 22: Oktoberfest Car Show, East Main in downtown Belleville. Registration 8 - noon, $10 entry fee. A portion of this fee goes to local charities.

Sept. 30 - Wine and Wheels car show; this show has moved to Silver Creek Saloon in Belleville. Registration is from 9 - noon, music, door prizes, 50/50.

Oct. 4-7: Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend - arrive on Thursday, 10/4 and depart on Sunday.

Oct. 7: Central IL Corvette Club is hosting a 50th anniversary Corvette show at Friendly Chevrolet, 2540 Prairie Crossing Dr., Springfield, IL. Show runs from 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. This is a free show.

For an on-line schedule of local and national car clubs, show information, and buying tips, you can visit St. Louis Car News' website: www.StLouisCarNews.com or Hemmings.com and check the Lakers' site.

Recurring Cruise-Ins

O'Fallon KC Hall will begin hosting classic car displays every Weds. evening (weather permitting) beginning in May, from 4:30 - 9 p.m. Brats, wings, burgers, $2.00 longnecks, $2.50 rail drinks and wine specials.

New Baden cruise-in/car show, held at Three Way Creations Shed, 6th & E. Hanover Street, 6:00 p.m. 1st Friday of each month from May thru October.

Mexico Tipico car cruise, Lebanon, IL - 3rd Friday of each month, May - October.

Piston Pushers' car cruise, 4th Saturday of the month from April thru October, 1254 University Dr., Edwardsville. 5-8 p.m., dash plaques, DJ music.

Randy's House of BBQ car cruise, Highland - 2nd Friday of each month beginning in April and running thru October, 6-9 p.m. Rib specials will continue as in the past.

Downtown Lebanon cruise "on the brick road" - held 1st Saturday of each month from May thru October, 6 - 8 p.m. Go really early if you want a good parking space, this fills up fast. Hosted by Lakers Car Club.

Dairy Queen cruise in, Troy, IL - Oct. 6, 5-8 p.m.

Culver's cruise-in, Collinsville, IL - 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning April thru October.

Rusty Rodz cruise-ins will begin at its new location, downtown Highland on the square, held the last Saturday of each month, May thru October.

Cars & Coffee at Gateway Classic Cars will be held the fourth Saturday of each month, starting in March, from 9 a.m. - noon. Free coffee and donuts.

Silver Creek Saloon, Belleville, has a car cruise the 3rd Saturday night of each month, beginning in May.

Syberg's in O'Fallon will begin car cruises every Weds. evening, 4 p.m. Half price appetizers and $1.50 domestic longnecks. They have taken over the cruises that used to take place at the now defunct Dandy Inn.

Cook's Corner - LGCC Favorites!

Suzie Wildhaber's Little Smokies in Sweet Crescents

2 pkgs. Little Smokies

2 tubes Crescent rolls

1 stick of butter, melted

3 tbs. brown sugar

3 tbs. honey

Mix together melted butter, sugar, and honey.

Roll out crescents and cut each triangle into halves (can do thirds if you prefer)

Roll each weenie up in the dough.

Spray or line and spray a 9x13 pan. Place rolled weenies close together in pan.

Pour butter mixture evenly over weenies. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until dough is browned. Serve warm.

Special posthumous thanks to Mary Ann Myers who shared this recipe with me during a Barrett Jackson party at Jim & Sandy Shepard's home. We all miss her so much!

Next meeting: Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. NOTICE: October's meeting will be a week later than normal due to Eureka Springs Corvette weekend - plan on attending October 11th instead of October 4th!

As a reminder, weather conditions that create treacherous driving may cause us to postpone our monthly meeting. We care about our members' safety, so if in doubt, contact the KC Hall to make sure of the meeting's status when Mother Nature is making the roads hazardous. In the meantime, let's hope good weather remains so that we can fill the parking lot with Corvettes at the next meeting!

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Should you want additional information regarding joining our club, you can contact us via email at the "email me" link below, or call 618-654-9919.

Please check out our sponsor, Steve Schmitt Chevy/Buick/GMC at www.steveschmittauto.com. They are located in Highland, IL and are ready to serve your automotive needs.

Links

Mid-America, home of the Funfest
Check out your car's history on CarFax
Steve Schmitt Chevy/Buick/GMC, our sponsor
Corvette Museum Store
Music dedicated to Vietnam Vets

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