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Lookingglass Corvette Club

Current Newsletter


May 8: A small group turned out for an early lunch at Koke's in Fairmont City, and then we traveled to nearby Fairmount Park for Horse Hooky Tuesday. It was a perfect day for going to the track. Nobody got rich but it was a lot of fun. Thanks, Pokie Wildhaber, for suggesting this event.

May 12: A large number of LGCC members participated in the Exotic Car Display in Clayton, MO. The turnout by exotics of all makes and models was fantastic - there were Ferraris, Mazeratis, Vipers, of course Corvettes, a Mosler, and even a vintage Alfa Romeo. It was a beautiful sight on a beautiful day! Thanks to all members who helped make this event a success.


We welcomed Tom Klein of Trenton and Bill Frazier of O'Fallon, visiting the meeting in May and becoming members at the end of the 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.)


May 27: Brunch at Country Café, 10:00 a.m. at St. Clair County Event Center, 1550 E. State Route 15, Belleville. Breakfast buffet is $6.99 or $11.00 brunch buffet, or order off the menu if you prefer. There is a bloody Mary bar as well. Please contact Guy Germaine at if you plan to attend so that sufficient seating can be arranged.

May 28: Memorial Day parade in Highland - lineup from noon to 1 p.m. at the St. Paul Church/School parking lot (corner of 9th and Olive Streets). Parade steps off at 1 p.m. and takes a short trip to the VFW. You can take beads or candy to throw if you want. Afterwards, we will journey to Jerry & Betty Wilson's home for lunch, catered by Cygan Delaney. Iced tea and water will be provided, bring your own beverage, chairs, and a dish to share. Catered menu will consist of fried chicken, pulled pork, green beans, potato salad, and buns at a cost of $8/person. Please contact Betty to sign up; cost is $8/person prepaid and RSVP needed by May 18.

June 2: Housewarming for Chad and Brittany Lager, bring your own beverages and a dish to share. More on this at the May meeting.

June 9: 10th annual Man Cruz - Manny Lopez, Mike Teague, and Tim Warner are working on details which were included in an email blaster. This year, you have a choice of event shirts that can be ordered via Sew Time in Maryville. Please call or visit to place your order and prepay. Shirts will be ready for pickup well before the event date.

June 16: Pre-Bloomington party at the Astrauskas' garage. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. and bring a dish to share, your beverage of choice, and chairs. Angus dogs will be furnished as the main course.

June 21-23: Bloomington Gold, Indianapolis Speedway. The club will once again have two climate controlled suites for members to relax, dine, cool off, dry off, warm up (you never know what the weather is going to be). Special parking for club suites will also be available; John Mullane will have wristbands at the June meeting which will allow you parking and suite privileges. Registration is now open and can be done on-line or over the phone. There may still be rooms available at the Drury Inn on Michigan Ave., please see your newsletter for the group number.

August 11: Night at the races, Fairmount Park. We have reservations for 90; the cost is $22.95/person for seating along the windows of the Black Stallion Room, buffet with desserts and soft drinks, and racing program. Suzie Wildhaber will have a sign-up sheet at all meetings leading up to the event and will be collecting payment during the meetings. You must be reserved and prepaid before the end of July.

Aug. 17-19: Return to Galena, IL. At this time, rooms have been secured at both the Best Western and the Ramada just down the street. Best Western may be full by now but Ramada still has space. A trip to Field of Dreams is planned, and if you are interested in taking the trolley tour of Galena, let Kathy Janes know so that she can make the proper arrangements for our group. Great American history, shopping, and restaurants await!

Sept. 6-19: 13 day Alaskan cruise, planned by Gary & Sue Mersinger. Cost is $3546/person (air fares, trip insurance, and land excursion costs are NOT included) See your newsletter for details.

Sept. 20-23: 25th anniversary of Corvette FunFest in Effingham. Details to follow as the event draws closer.

Oct. 13 - Annual club bonfire at the Scobbie residence. Mark your calendars, more on this as time grows nearer.

October 18-22: Return to Lynchburg, TN for the Jack Daniel's BBQ, followed by Tail of the Dragon. First night's stay is planned for Nashville, TN. 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. More info to follow!

New Arrivals:

Congratulations to Ed and Cindy Staub on the birth of twin granddaughters - double the fun and love. Congrats also to Keith and Sue Scobbie on the birth of their third grandson, as well as Mike and Dawn Stillwell who welcomed a new granddaughter.


Our new board of directors is - Dave Newell, President; John Mullane, VP; Kathy Janes, Secretary; Jim Heizer, Treasurer; and Danny Delaney, Sgt. at Arms. Thanks to all who served on the board as well as those who will continue to lead the club for the next year.

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:


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.


None at this time.

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


May 26: St. Rose, IL Sesqicentennial, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., St. Rose Church Grounds, classic car cruise and antique tractor show.

June 9: 6th annual MDA Make a Muscle charity car and bike show, St. Louis Regional Airport, 8 Terminal Dr., East Alton, IL. Registration 8-noon; awards 3 p.m.

June 10: 21st annual all wheels drive in car show, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., State & Belle Streets, downtown Alton, IL. Live music, 50-50 drawing. $15 entry fee, $10 display only.

June 15: Cruise in at Mexico Tipico, 501 S. Madison, Lebanon, IL, 5-8 p.m.

June 16: Greenville Graffiti car show, around the square. Guests will be from the movie, Grease.

June 17: Cruise in at Buffalo Wild Wings, 5600 Belleville Crossing St., Belleville, 4-8 p.m.

June 21-23: Bloomington Gold Corvette Show, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (see information under upcoming events).

July 15: 2nd annual automotive swap meet, Crehan's Pub, Belleville, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vendor fee - $10 with vendor set up at 6 a.m. Cruise in at this same location from 4-8 p.m.

August 19: Cruise in at Jefferson's Restaurant, 6980 W. Main, Belleville, 4-8 p.m.

Sept. 9: 23rd annual car show, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Crehan's Pub, Belleville. Cruise the longest Main Street in the USA at 4 p.m.

Sept. 16: Cruise in at Schatze's Bar, 2301 E. Main, Belleville, 4-8 p.m.

Sept. 20-23: Corvette FunFest, Mid America Motorworks campus, Effingham, IL.

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

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.

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.

Huddle House car cruise, Mascoutah, IL - 2nd Saturday of each month beginning May thru October, 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by Piston Pushers. Concluded for the year.

Downtown Lebanon cruise "on the bricks" - held 1st Saturday of each month from May thru October, 6 - 9 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 - May 5, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, 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, June 7, 7:30 p.m.

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