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Old 04-04-2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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Just checking to see if there are any Vette owners in the Alton, IL area. If there is a club close by? If not if there is enough of us maybe we can start our own ;-)

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Old 04-05-2007, 12:30 AM   #2
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:27 AM   #3
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We're not too far away....O'fallon.... little bit of a drive, not bad at all when you're in a vette!
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:51 AM   #4
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Just checking to see if there are any Vette owners in the Alton, IL area. If there is a club close by? If not if there is enough of us maybe we can start our own ;-)

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Here in Godfrey!
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:23 AM   #5
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I'm a member of the Looking Glass Corvette Club in O' Fallon IL. John M sent you info. We meet first Thurs each month at a restaurant in O' Fallon just off IL 158.

Jack Schmitt Chevrolet is our corporate sponsor they host our monthly newsletter on their web site - http://www.jackschmitt.com/
Click on the Looking Glass Corvette Club link in the lower left of the screen. I'm guessing we have about 150 members.

I live in Swansea but work at Scott AFB.

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There used to be Mississippi Valley Corvette Association in Alton. I don't know if they are still around. Several guys around years ago were Bob Jourdain, Dave Dawdy, Merle Hazelwonder, Bill May, Dan Garner, Dwight Werts (Werts Welding, Wood River), Gary Claxton, Mike Funk, and a bunch that I'd have to look up names.

Not sure if Bill May is still around. He ran a body shop on Broadway for years. Dan Garner had a Corvette shop on Broadway near the steel mill and then later in the Islands, but he sold that years ago. Don't know if he is fooling with that anymore or not.

Check with Bob Patterson, who has a car lot in East Alton just past the railroad tracks. He used to have several Corvettes for sale all the time.

Some of the old glory days.
http://www.geocities.com/cd_mvca/

I don't find much on a Yahoo or Google search, so I really don't know if they have anything. You could always check with Boone Trail Corvettes and find out. MVCA was leaning heavily to the NCRS side of things in the '80s so maybe the St. Louis NCRS chapter would know someone to contact.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:03 AM   #7
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There used to be Mississippi Valley Corvette Association in Alton. I don't know if they are still around. Several guys around years ago were Bob Jourdain, Dave Dawdy, Merle Hazelwonder, Bill May, Dan Garner, Dwight Werts (Werts Welding, Wood River), Gary Claxton, Mike Funk, and a bunch that I'd have to look up names.

Not sure if Bill May is still around. He ran a body shop on Broadway for years. Dan Garner had a Corvette shop on Broadway near the steel mill and then later in the Islands, but he sold that years ago. Don't know if he is fooling with that anymore or not.

Check with Bob Patterson, who has a car lot in East Alton just past the railroad tracks. He used to have several Corvettes for sale all the time.

Some of the old glory days.
http://www.geocities.com/cd_mvca/

I don't find much on a Yahoo or Google search, so I really don't know if they have anything. You could always check with Boone Trail Corvettes and find out. MVCA was leaning heavily to the NCRS side of things in the '80s so maybe the St. Louis NCRS chapter would know someone to contact.

Thanks for the info!
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There used to be Mississippi Valley Corvette Association in Alton. .....

Some of the old glory days.
http://www.geocities.com/cd_mvca/

Thanks for the posting -- enjoyed the photos of "the glory days."

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Old 04-07-2007, 04:35 PM   #9
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Here in Bethalto.
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:51 PM   #10
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Another in Edwardsville
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We should set a time to meet somewhere and cruise the River Road, maybe meet in Grafton at the Loading Dock?

It seems all the motorcycles in the bi-state area do this...
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We should set a time to meet somewhere and cruise the River Road, maybe meet in Grafton at the Loading Dock?

It seems all the motorcycles in the bi-state area do this...
If you are trying to locate any club members or attract other Corvette owners, you should pick a spot to end with a good place to eat and drink.

Then pick a spot in the middle things, like Wood River at WalMart. Start in Wood River, drive up Edwardsville Road through East Alton and onto Broadway until you get to the River Road. Pick a place to stop before getting on the River Road, like the parking lot by the casino or if there is a parking stop at the beginning of the River Road.

This way, your starting point may attract attention, your drive with several cars together will, and the stop in Alton before the River Road will give anyone who runs across you a chance to stop and talk before you take off.

As long as the guy in front understands he has a few cars behind who may not make each traffic light, and adjusts speed to try to get them all through together, it is a great way to attract attention. Make sure a couple of drivers halfway back in the group (better - all of the drivers) know where you are going in case you get separated, then you might get a lot more than you think.

And at the end, you should have a few who have joined you.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:23 AM   #13
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Here is some more information about that club in Alton.

The NCRS TDB has discovered this thread apparently.

http://www.ncrs.org/forum/tech.cgi/frames/read/281240
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:26 PM   #14
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WOW I fall a sleep for a few days and get posts all over the place!

Mako72, I am over on Abbott, where are you?

What do you have?

I have an appointment on the 26th to see Performance by Joe for a Dyno tune ;-)

Nice to see a few close by, lets get together for sure!

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Old 04-11-2007, 10:27 PM   #15
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If you are trying to locate any club members or attract other Corvette owners, you should pick a spot to end with a good place to eat and drink.

Then pick a spot in the middle things, like Wood River at WalMart. Start in Wood River, drive up Edwardsville Road through East Alton and onto Broadway until you get to the River Road. Pick a place to stop before getting on the River Road, like the parking lot by the casino or if there is a parking stop at the beginning of the River Road.

This way, your starting point may attract attention, your drive with several cars together will, and the stop in Alton before the River Road will give anyone who runs across you a chance to stop and talk before you take off.

As long as the guy in front understands he has a few cars behind who may not make each traffic light, and adjusts speed to try to get them all through together, it is a great way to attract attention. Make sure a couple of drivers halfway back in the group (better - all of the drivers) know where you are going in case you get separated, then you might get a lot more than you think.

And at the end, you should have a few who have joined you.
You must be from arround this are, but now in Florida! My wife and I vacation in PCB eavery year ;-)
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I'm here in Swansea, IL so not to far way. We all should set up a St. Louis area cruise!
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You must be from arround this are, but now in Florida! My wife and I vacation in PCB eavery year ;-)
From Roxana, years ago. Go up to Moro and look up my buddy Denny with the '72 orange ragtop with the BB hood. Tell him to go for a cruise with all of you.
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From Roxana, years ago. Go up to Moro and look up my buddy Denny with the '72 orange ragtop with the BB hood. Tell him to go for a cruise with all of you.
Is he on the forums here?
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Looks like we go enough to get a group together, Not sure where to go with this from here but until this weather is more kind, not much can happen ;-)

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We should set a time to meet somewhere and cruise the River Road, maybe meet in Grafton at the Loading Dock?

It seems all the motorcycles in the bi-state area do this...
Loading Dock is a nice place to visit, lots of room, and not too many teenie bopers ;-)
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