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  • Black Hills, 50th Anniversary, Corvette Classic
    Members Jack & Jan Mooberry, Harry & Mourina Sweet, Mary & Rich Anderson, Connie & Mike Durham and Karen & Johnnie Walker drove to South Dakota and attended the Classic. You’ll find lots of images in our 2021 Photos section.
  • Autocross Info & Help Request
    Mid-Illinois Corvette Club & Glass Favorites Corvette Club will host our 2nd Autocross on Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, 29, 2021 at Grand Prairie Mall (on the east side near the former Grand Prairie Bergner’s Store) 5201W. War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL. Course Set-up, Registration and Tech Inspection will start Friday, August 27, at 5:00 […]
  • June 14, 2021 Meeting Minutes
    The meeting was called to order by President, Steve Rees at 6:40 p.m. with 53 members at Uftrings in Washington, and 3 guests present (Tom Mullen, Torrance Sawyer, and Mike McMullen). Currently there are 153 members and 89 households in the club.This was Tom Mullen’s second participation with the Club, he was unanimously voted into […]
  • April 12, 2021 Meeting Minutes (Face-to-face + virtual)
    The meeting was called to order by President, Steve Rees at 6:35 p.m. with 20 members online and 38 at Timberlake Club, with 3 guests present (John Allen and Bob and Dee Bockler) Currently there are 148 members and 84 households in the club.—–Vice President Lori Redmond took charge of the meeting (with help from […]
  • March 8, 2021 Virtual Meeting Minutes
    The meeting was called to order by President, Steve Rees at 6:30 p.m. with 20 members online and no guests present. Currently there are 150 members and 83 households in the club. Program: Gary Uftring and Joe Knapp talked and gave tips on what to check or look for when getting your car out of […]
  • February 8, 2021 Virtual Meeting Minutes
    The meeting was called to order by President, Steve Rees at 6:30 p.m. with 26+ members online and 4 guests present. Currently there are 150 members and 85 households in the club. Welcome new members Ron and Mindy Cloninger, also Butch and Pat Kubon! They were voted into the club at the meeting. Welcome! Program:  […]
  • MICC 2021 Car Show News
    The MICC St. Jude Car Show Committee had a meeting, Sat. 2-20-21. A number of considerations were discussed:-We will be unable to have the Car Show at Uftring until the COVID restrictions are more relaxed. -We will need to be able to gather with about 150 people.-Hopefully by Sept. a large portion of people will have […]
  • Tale From the Vette Trail (2020)
    From Larry Wood: My 49 year old nephew, Corey and I took a road trip last summer to tour most of Tennessee and continued to Kentucky to see the Corvette Museum. I understand that most of you have been there but this was our first time.  We both enjoyed the experience and each took a […]
  • January 2021 Virtual Meeting Minutes
    The January 11 meeting was called to order by President Steve Rees at 6:30 p.m. with 18   members and 4 guests present.  Currently there are 145 members and 83 households in the club.Visitors present: Al and Pat Kubon, Ron and Mindy Cloninger Program:  None Treasurer’s Report: A detailed report was presented and accepted by the membership.  A […]
  • 1959 Chevy Corvette From “Animal House” Up for Sale After Being Lost for Decades
    …”According to available information – check out a recent interview (embedded below) with Paul Smith, owner of the 1959 Corvette that starred in “Animal House” – this Chevy was purchased back in 1975 from a Eugene, Oregon dealer and then loaned three years later to Universal Studios for the production of the cult classic.” MORE […]
  • RIP, Kasky family
    We have learned that Elaine Kasky’s father passed away in Myrtle Beach.  Terry Innes was 79.  Cremation rites are being accorded, with a memorial service later.  Please keep Elaine and Roger in your thoughts and prayers, during this difficult time.  A sympathy card will be sent on behalf of the club.
  • St. Jude Drive Virtual Information Meeting: Feb. 23, 7pm
    As many of you know, the Mid-Illinois Corvette Club is a strong supporter of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The club was instrumental in the founding of the Drive, and continues to have several members that participate each year. There is an information session on the St Jude Corvette Drive that is coming up soon, and […]
  • December 2020 (virtual) meeting minutes
    December 14, 2020The meeting was called to order by President Steve Rees at 6:32 p.m. with 20 members and 2 guests present. Currently there are 162 members and 92 households in the club. Our guests, Jess and Tamara Knight requested to become members of Mid-Illinois Corvette Club. They were voted in to the club during […]
  • RIP, Uftring Family
    Kathleen Bertke, Angie (Jeff) Uftring’s mother, recently passed away. Please keep the Uftring family, in your thoughts and prayers. A sympathy card has been sent on behalf of the club.
  • With Sadness, RIP
    One of our members has passed away.  Craig Curry was a member of our club since 2016.  Please keep his wife Linda, and family, in your thoughts and prayers.  A sympathy card has been sent on behalf of the club.
  • MICC Monthly Meeting (Virtual) Minutes, November 9, 2020
    The meeting was called to order by President Steve Rees at 6:36 p.m. with 25 members and 1 guest present. Currently there are 162 members and 94 households in the club. ProgramNone Treasurer’s Report:A detailed report was presented and accepted by the membership.Motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report by Elaine Kasky and seconded by Ed […]
  • Winterize & Storage
    Rich A. suggests: Fill the tank w/gas to prevent condensation build up. Plug in my battery tender to keep the battery at full charge. Put the full winter cover on it, to protect from dust and accidental scratches. Robin J. writes that “Hasse has told me for years 1. Have your oil changed before letting […]
  • Meeting Minutes, October 2020
    October 12, 2020 Virtual Meeting Minutes: The meeting was called to order by President, Steve Rees at 6:38 p.m. with 23 members and 0 guests present.   Currently there are 162 members and 92 households in the club. Program:None Treasurer’s Report:A detailed report was presented and accepted by the membership.  A motion was made to accept […]
  • Virtual Meetings Continue
    With the increasing numbers of COVID cases, monthly meetings will continue to be virtual (using Zoom).  For those members that may be nervous about how to use the virtual tool (Zoom), here are a couple of videos that should answer most questions: Step-by-step guide to get started How to Use Zoom to Stay Connected Keep in […]
  • 2020-21 Dining Tour Books
    We have the Dining Tour Books for sale.They are $30 and have 306 coupons. If you use just 4, you can get your money back. Don’t say, “but I don’t live in Peoria.” We know you come in town. Also, there are 7 locations in Washington, 7 in Bartonville, 8 in Chillicothe, 6 in Morton, […]
  • Meeting Minutes September 2020
    September 14, 2020 Virtual Meeting Minutes The meeting was called to order by President, Steve Rees at 6:30 p.m. with 26 members online and 1 guest present.   Currently there are 161 members and 94 households in the club. Welcome new member Rob Meyer!  He was voted into the club at the meeting.  They have a […]
  • Annual Dues: Please send a.s.a.p
    It’s that time of year again! The 2021 dues for the Mid-Illinois Corvette Club are $71.00 for a couple and $61.00 for a single. Please make your check out to MICC. Tracy Adamson(address listed in member’s only area in the file: MICC 2021 CLUB DUES INVOICE.doc) Please fill out and return the form, MICC 2021 […]
  • Chevy’s Little Engine That Could
    NYT article about the Chevy small-block engine that provide Corvette power.Generally, one can read one NYT article at time; then the paywall kicks in. If you can’t read the article, clear your browser’s cache (or use a different browswer or machine). Click on the heading of this post to go to the news page that […]
  • New Webmaster: Send Images and Info to Ed Lamoureux
    We will celebrate Don’s great work, service, and friendship at the appropriate time. For now, we will simply relieve him of some club-related burdens. Please submit information for the website to Ed Lamoureux <ell@bradley.edu>. Pictures of cars and of known locations need not include captions. Please include the names of people in the images that […]
  • Meeting Minutes August 2020 (Virtual)
    The meeting was called to order by President, Steve Rees at 6:32 p.m. with 32 members and 0 guests present.   Currently there are 160 members and 93 households in the club. Program:  None Treasurer’s Report:  A detailed report was presented and accepted by the membership.  A motion was made to accept the Treasurer’s Report by […]
  • Meeting Minutes July 2020 (Virtual)
    July 13, 2020 Virtual Meeting Minutes The meeting was called to order by Vice President, Lori Redmond at 6:40 p.m. with 22 members and 0 guests present.   Currently there are 160 members and 93 households in the club. It was discussed that next month’s meeting might be at Uftring Chevy at that time, but it […]
  • June 2020 Meeting Minutes (Virtual)
    The meeting was called to order by President, Steve Rees at 6:30 p.m. with 26 members and 0 guests present.   Currently there are 160 members and 93 households in the club. Program:  None Treasurer’s Report:  A detailed report was presented and accepted by the membership.  A motion was made to accept the Treasurer’s Report by […]
  • Club Thanks Essential Workers
    The Club chose to spend time thanking some of our Essential Workers with a Club Caravan.  The drive also served as a fundraiser for St Jude, with more than $1000 raised. A video recording of some of the drive will appear on this site in the near future.
  • May 2020 Meeting Minutes
    Mid-Illinois Corvette Club May  18, 2020 Meeting Minutes The meeting was called to order by President, Steve Rees at 6:30 p.m. with 29 members and 1 guest present.  Currently there are 160 members and 93 households in the club. Welcome new member Chris Carr, she was voted into the club at the meeting.  She has […]
  • May Governor’s Report 2020
    MICC  Governor’s Report  May 2. 2020 There wasn’t a Governor’s Meeting May 1-2, 2020, in St. Louis, MO., due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.  Instead we held a conference call on May 2nd with our region following the agenda used for our meeting.  At this time they are still planning to have the convention in […]
  • Lands End Ordering Instructions
    http://business.landsend.com/store/MICC 1. Set up an account, your email address, and password 2. Sign in 3. Pick out item ( if the item is “promotional item” a large quantity is required) 4. Pick size, color, and quantity 5. Apply logo. Account number 6890725. Logo number 1615853. Cost for logo is $6.95 6. Mid Illinois Corvette Club […]
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  • September 2017 Meeting Minutes
    Mid-Illinois Corvette ClubMembership MeetingSeptember 11, 2017 Minutes Opening ·        Introduction of Guests and Visitors – Michael & Susan Andresen from Westminster Village, Rod Wand (2017 Z06), and 2nd time visitor Ron Zimmerman. 76 members were in attendance. ·        Tonight’s Greeters – Dan Hittinger, Harry Sweet, Paul Boyd Officer Reports ·        President – Dave Bowles – […]
  • September 2017 Governor’s Report
    Governor’s MeetingSeptember 8-9, 2017 In 1977 Roger Clancy formulated a plan for the NCCC to be involved with charity work within our communities by sponsoring a Corvette giveaway. The Roger Clancy Humanitarian Award is given annually to a NCCC member who has gone the extra mile.  Two of the three nominees for 2017 are our […]
  • August 2017 Meeting Minutes
    Mid-Illinois Corvette ClubMeeting MinutesAugust 14, 2017 The meeting was called to order at 6:33 p.m. by President Dave Bowles. There were 61 members and 2 guests present. Our first-time visitors were Jim and Laurie Redmon. Dave shared his President’s comments (posted to website on August 1), as well as acknowledged those who celebrate birthdays and […]
  • Hog Roast
    Members traveled to Toulon, IL to have a hog roast. The over 150 pounds hog was finished and stripped before feasting with food brought by everyone. The weather was great and there was even tractor wagon rides after the meal. View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize More Photos
  • Hannibal Car Show
    The 11th annual All Corvette Car Show presented by Mark Twain Corvette Club in Hannibal, MO was a fantastic time this year. We had nine MICC couples and one guest couple attend for nine plastic cars and one metal car. Only around three hours away Hannibal is a quaint little town with a main street […]
  • July 4th West Peoria Parade
    Fireworks—Flags—Fun and CANDY! And I mean a lot of candy. We had 11 Corvettes join in the July 4th West Peoria Parade this year to acknowledge the St. Jude Drive 2017. The lead car this year was Robyn and Lisa Jones with their white 2017 C7 Coupe which they had decorated (really Lisa did all the work with […]
  • President’s Comments for August 2017
    As our club grows, we are no longer a smaller car club, but one of the larger corvette clubs in the Midwest. Also as our club grows, it is exciting to meet and greet new members as they come in and share the excitement we have for our club. The future success of our club […]
  • July Meeting Photos
    View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize St. Jude Runners Check Presentation Paul Boyd joined the club at the July meeting. Welcome, Paul. It’s great to have you.
  • St. Jude 4th of July West Peoria Parade Photos

    Fireworks—Flags—Fun and CANDY!  And I mean a lot of candy.  We had 11 Corvettes join in the July 4th West Peoria Parade this year to acknowledge the St. Jude Drive 2017.  The lead car this year was Robyn and Lisa Jones with their white 2017 C7 Coupe which they had decorated (really Lisa did all the work with the decorations) in Red-White and Blue stars and decals.  They even had patriotic music streaming from their car that was enjoyed by all.

    We had sunny weather, many smiles and a lot of laughs.  After the parade it has become tradition that we all go to the 50’s Diner at the Metro Center and enjoy lunch.  We reminisce on these very special moments to celebrate OUR COUNTRY and this years parade.  We are Blessed to live in this country…. Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE.

  • Dayton, Ohio Trip
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  • Union Jack Pub in Indianapolis
    This was the lunch stop in Indianapolis, Indiana on our way to Dayton, Ohio. It was like eating in a museum. What a fabulous place to stop at. Great job, Dan Hittinger, lining this up. View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize More Photos
  • July 2017 Meeting Minutes
    Mid-Illinois Corvette ClubMeeting MinutesJuly 10, 2017 The meeting was called to order at 6:32 pm by President Dave Bowles. There were 36 members and 1 guest present. Our first-time guest was Jerry Lancaster. Jerry purchased his 1995 Corvette green convertible from Dale Nelson, Harry Sweet’s uncle. Big welcome to Jerry! In attendance at the meeting […]
  • President’s Comments for July 2017
    As I write this, July is almost upon us. Where did the time go? The Air Force Museum trip will be one for the books by our next monthly club meeting. “I Spy A Wish” is coming up and is a fun event for a worthy cause. July 22 is the Volo, IL Auto Museum […]
  • Kep’s & June Club Meeting
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  • Blacksmith Steak House
    Members had a great time and good food at the Blacksmith Steak House on June 17th. View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize
  • Corvette Adventures
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  • Meeting Minutes for June 2017
    The June 12, 2017 meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Dave Bowles. There were 52 members and 3 guests present. The guests were: Ron Zimmerman and Chuck & Brenda Croxton. Dave thanked everyone for their help with the 19th Annual MICC Charity Car Show supporting the St. Jude Runners. The amount […]
  • President’s Comments for June 2017
    Thanks to everyone who helped us have a great MICC Car Show for the St. Jude runners! This could not have happened without people volunteering to help. The morning started out misty, then became overcast, then gave way to sunshine! Last I heard, we had 164 vehicles registered. Again, thanks to all. Please remember that […]
  • Elmwood Strawberry Festival
    Several club members attended the 29th Annual Elmwood Strawberry Festival Car Show. Held in downtown Elmwood on the first Saturday of June every year, this event features crafters, vendors, cars, and of course lots of strawberries. View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize More Strawberry Festival Photos
  • Car Show 2017 Recap and Photos
    The 2017 St. Jude Runners’ Car Show was a great success. We had an amazing turnout with sixty-five Corvettes and ninety-nine other vehicles. The show saw some very unique and interesting cars. We would like to thank everyone for bringing their cars and those who came to see and hear the stories of them. Especially those […]
  • A Special Thanks to Gary Uftring
    The car show saw many members helping out to create an inviting and interesting experience for all. We are especially proud of our sponsor, Gary Uftring, for his entry and help at the car show. He sold drinks for several hours at the car show and stayed until the end to help take down the […]
  • St. Jude Corvette Drive Send Off
    The 2017 St. Jude Corvette Drive leaving on May 18th from Uftring in Washington, IL on the way to Memphis, TN and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • May 2017 Club Meeting Photos
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  • Meeting Minutes for May 2017
    The May 8, 2017 meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm by President David Bowles. There were 75 members and 3 guests present. Our guests tonight were Paul Boyd, Wayne Isbell & Earl David. Welcome all! David commented that good weather is coming and so are good times. The activity committee has worked diligently […]
  • First 2017 Cruise to Harvest Cafe in Delavan, Illinois
    Cruise to Harvest Cafe in Delavan with continuation to J &J Drive Inn in Mackinaw. View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize More Cruise to Harvest Cafe Photos
  • President’s Comments for May 2017
    As I wait for consistent Corvette cruising weather, I am reminded how impatient we can all sometimes be when things do not go as we have planned. Just like good weather is coming, so are good times if we are patient and follow the right path. As the song says “We don’t all follow the […]
  • Six new members in April
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  • Meeting Minutes for April 2017
    The April 10, 2017 meeting was called to order at 6:33 PM by club president David Bowles. There were 68 members present and 7 guests.  Welcome all!! Check the website for the coming events, and your e-mail for invites to all the events the club has to offer. David wished Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary […]
  • MICC Car Show Flyer for May 27th 2017 event
    Attaching the MICC Car Show flyer here – Download
  • The Mid-Illinois Corvette Club 19th Annual Charity Car Show Supporting St. Jude Runners – May 27th
    To: All members of the Mid-Illinois Corvette Club (MICC)From:  Linda Picton, Chairperson Elaine Kasky who chaired the car show for many years is not available this year, so I was asked by Jim Gehrig to be the Chairperson of the MICC 2017 Charity Car Show. We are two months behind schedule trying to get ready […]
  • Meeting Minutes for March 2017
    The March 13, 2017 membership meeting was called to order @ 6:30 PM by President David Bowles as President Kevin Stremlau resigned on Mar 11, 2017. There were 60 members present and 3 guests. David thanked everyone present for coming and commented on what a GREAT club we have. He also thanked Gary Uftring for his sponsorship. […]
  • Two New Members in March
    Mary & Rich Anderson

The meeting was called to order by President, Steve Rees at 6:30 p.m. with 26 members online and 1 guest present.   Currently there are 161 members and 94 households in the club.
Welcome new member Rob Meyer!  He was voted into the club at the meeting.  They have a 2020 Corvette.  Welcome!