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Lookingglass Corvette Club

Current Newsletter

PAST EVENTS:

Feb. 3: Fun time at the Super Bowl party, even though the game wasn't very exciting. Food and friends were excellent and everyone had a great evening. Thanks to Mark and Kathy Janes for hosting this event every year.

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS

We welcomed new member, "Doc" Edwards of New Baden with a 1963 roadster at the February meeting.

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.)

2019 EVENTS - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

March 9: Bobby's Frozen Custard - opening day! Those interested can meet at Bobby's at 1:00 p.m.; drive your Corvette but if the weather's bad or your 'Vette is still in storage, drive whatever you have and let's get together and welcome back our favorite place for frozen treats.

March 23: SAVE THE DATE for our annual club party. The theme will be "The Wild, Wild West." More on this later - committee is working on decorations, photo ops, etc. Check out the invitation our creative genius, Sandy Morris, dreamed up for us! Cost is $30/person includes open bar starting at 5:30 p.m., buffet dinner provided by Sugarfire, and dancing to DJ music from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Yee Haw! We're thinking those country line dance lessons from the Wilsons will come in handy at this event and that's no bull! Western attire is optional.

March 30: Rock & roll bingo at the Collinsville Rec Center. For those of you who made reservations and prepaid, Linda Astrauskas will have your tickets at the next meeting. She does have a wait list so if you cannot attend, please let her know so that someone on the wait list can be notified.

April 7-8: Ladies' weekender to Brown County, Indiana. A block of rooms has been reserved for our use at the Brown County Inn; you can share with another lady to save cost to spend later when shopping! More on this at an upcoming meeting.

May 31-June 1: Annual Man-Cruz, planned by Manny Lopez and team. This year's run will be an overnighter to Bowling Green, including a trip to the Corvette Museum. A room block has been reserved at the Drury Inn; phone number, group name, etc. is in the newsletter for those who wish to participate.

June 20-22: Bloomington Gold, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. By now, you've probably heard that this will be a Corvette and Camaro show in order to appeal to a larger audience. The jury's still out on how this will be received by Corvette enthusiasts. Time will tell. Lodging update - the Drury Inn that we've stayed at the past few years is now a Peartree (Drury property). They will still have the hot breakfast but only snacks, wine and beer in the evening instead of the "Kickback" that we used to have. Cost has gone down $25/night for the rooms, though. If you booked a room last year, you need do nothing more; your reservation is secure. The club will only have one suite instead of two at the track due to an anticipated drop in participation for 2019.

New Arrivals:

No new arrivals for February.

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: 1989 Corvette Convertible, red, red interior, white top. Very good condition. If interested, call 618-972-2896 and ask for Tom.

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

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

March 3: Automotive swap meet, Lindendale Park, Highland, IL. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!

March 9: Opening day for Bobby's Frozen Custard! Hopefully the ice cream will be the only thing frozen that day as we've gone to opening day before and it was so cold we ate our ice cream treats in the car with the heater on! Happily, Bobby's opening day always means spring is just around the corner.

April 7: 36th annual April Fools Swap Meet, GCS Ball Park in Sauget. Swap meet opens to vendors at 5 a.m., public is welcome at 7:00 a.m. Event concludes at 2:00 p.m. Swap spaces are $20 pre-registered or $25 day of event. This is the biggest automotive swap meet in the area so if you are looking for parts or even a car, stop in!

April 13: 32nd annual Class Pack Swap Meet/Car Show, Effingham County Fairgrounds, Altamont, IL. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., $3/person spectator fee. Swap spaces are $20 each.

April 21: Easter car show, upper and lower Muny lots, St. Louis.

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. 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.

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 Cherry Almond Macaroon Pie

Preheat oven to 400 and mix together the following:

1 - 21 oz. can cherry pie filling

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. lemon juice

Mix together and spread into prepared pie crust and bake 20 minutes.

While that is baking, prepare macaroon topping by mixing together the following:

1 c. coconut

1/2 c. slivered almonds

1/4 c. sugar

1/4 c. milk

1 tbs. butter or margarine, melted

1/4 tsp. almond extract

1/4 tsp. coconut extract

1 beaten egg

When 20 minute mark is reached, remove pie from oven and spread coconut mixture over cherry filling. Return to oven and continue baking another 20-30 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm or cold.

Next meeting: Thursday, March 7th. Dues are now payable - $30/year. They need to be paid by the March 2019 meeting to continue current membership and receive newsletters, club benefits, etc. Dues can be paid at the meeting or sent directly to Jim Heizer. Payment for the annual party can be combined on the same check if you wish.

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 an upcoming 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.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY, EVERYONE!

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

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