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Lookingglass Corvette Club

Current Newsletter


October 13: Annual bonfire at Keith and Sue Scobbie's was held on a crisp, cool evening. There was a roaring bonfire to keep us warm along with adult beverages, angus dogs prepared by our own Ron Leveque, and oodles of side dishes to enjoy. This is always a well-attended event and lots of fun. Thanks to all who participated but mostly to our gracious hosts, the Scobbies, and Ron, the Grand Weenie Meister, for tending the grill.

Oct. 14: Corvette display at the KC Hall in Highland brought only 8 Corvettes due to the cold and drizzly weather. They hope to try to hold this again in the spring when weather may cooperate a bit better. Thanks to those to came out and took home prizes and trophies.

October 18-21: Tail of the Dragon, Jack Daniel's, Devil's Triangle, etc. trip looked like great fun and enjoyed by all who participated. Thanks to Dawn Stilwell for handling the lodging and other details. Can't wait to hear the stories at the November meeting!

Oct. 27: Rock & Roll bingo was a lot of fun, and the club had two winners - Betty Wilson won $75 on a special game, and Phil Astrauskas won a basket of booze. Another one of these is planned for March 30, 2019 - check with Linda Astrauskas if you would like to participate as tickets are limited.

Oct. 28: Witches' Night Out in Lebanon started with a wonderful meal at James & Tommie Midgley's beautiful home, after which the warlocks took the witches to downtown Lebanon to cast spells but mainly work their magic on credit cards. Some of the costumes were fantastic, looks like we might be doing this event again next year as our warlocks want to join in the fun instead of hanging back and watching TV.


Welcome to our newest member, Pat Riley of Carlyle with a 1964 roadster. 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.)


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.

Nov. 10: Veterans' Day parade in St. Louis - contact Ken Koehn if you are able to participate and carry a dignitary.

Nov. 11: Edwardsville Veterans Day Parade, rain or shine. Contact Joe Revelle for time, meeting location, etc.

Nov. 17: Santa Holiday parade, Granite City - line up at 12:30, with step off at 1:00. Line up is behind the senior high school. There is also a chili cook-off, tree contest, food vendors, etc. Contact Mark Yehling with questions.

December 1: Annual Gateway Classic Cars Christmas event in O'Fallon, IL. They are asking for us to display our Corvettes in their back showroom again. Move-in will be November 30th or before 9 a.m. on December 1st.

December 6: Annual LGCC Christmas cheer during the December meeting at the KC hall. Dinner will be catered by Cygan Delaney and the abbreviated meeting will begin at 7:00 instead of 7:30 with the meal being served around 8 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Cost to members is $5/person, with LGCC paying the balance. You MUST BE prepaid to participate; your prepayment will serve as your RSVP with all payments required by November 21st in order to give the caterer a correct head count. Also, we will be collecting canned goods or non-perishables for area food pantries in both November and December; please bring to either or both monthly meetings. Thank you!

Dec. 7: Ladies night out at Courage and Grace Painting Studio, 300 W. State Street, O'Fallon. Please sign up with Sandy Morris by November 30 if interested. Snacks and adult beverages are permitted. Doors open at 6:15, party begins at 6:30 and lasts approximately 2-1/2 hours.

Dec. 12: "Junkin' with Dennis" - save the date, details later.

We will also be distributing our Reflection Fund to this year's recipients at the December meeting - Playground for All Abilities, Highland; Moms on a Mission; DAV Chapter 90, Glen Carbon; and Laney Grace Organization. Thanks to the committee for the difficult task of deciding which of the deserving charities would receive funding and also to our members for providing us with very worthwhile charitable causes.

New Arrivals:

No new arrivals for November.


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 or clicking on the link below:


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.


Pat Riley got a top ten award with his 64 Corvette at the New Baden car show and chili cook-off.

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

December 1: Christmas at Gateway Classic Cars, free admission with an unwrapped toy. Indoor Corvette display by Lookingglass in the back room. Free food and beverages available from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. Event runs from 10 - 3. Participants can bring their cars in on November 30th or before 9 a.m. on December 1st.

For an on-line schedule of local and national car clubs, show information, and buying tips, you can visit St. Louis Car News' website: or 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. Event has concluded for the season.

Mexico Tipico car cruise, Lebanon, IL - 3rd Friday of each month, May - October. This cruise has concluded for the season.

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. This monthly cruise has concluded for the season.

Randy's House of BBQ car cruise, Highland - 2nd Friday of each month beginning in April and running thru October, 6-9 p.m. Cruise in has concluded for the season.

Downtown Lebanon cruise "on the brick road" - held 1st Saturday of each month from May thru October (October's will be a week later due to conflict), 6 - 8 p.m. Go really early if you want a good parking space, this fills up fast. Hosted by Lakers Car Club, this has concluded for the season.

Dairy Queen cruise in, Troy, IL - done for the year.

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

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. This is now over for the season.

Caffeine and Chrome at Gateway Classic Cars will be held the fourth Saturday of each month, 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. Concluded for the season.

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. Concluded for the season.

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, December 6th. MEETING BEGINS AT 7:00, AND MEAL WILL BE SERVED AROUND 8 P.M., $5/PERSON, members and spouses/dates only. Your prepayment is your RSVP and must be paid by November 21. Checks can be sent to either the club PO Box or to Jim Heizer, club treasurer.

Dues will soon be payable - $30/year. They need to be paid before the February 2019 meeting to continue current membership and receive newsletters, club benefits, etc. They can be paid at the meeting or sent directly to Jim Heizer.

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!

Most of the graphic images on this website are courtesy of Angelfire's Animation Factory.

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 They are located in Highland, IL and are ready to serve your automotive needs.



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
Our car friends at Okaw Valley