August Spirit Night - Wildwood Pub and Grill
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

August Spirit Night - Wildwood Pub and Grill

The Wildwood Pub, a local favorite since 2008, is a great watering hole for any crowd, featuring the newest trends in beers, liquors and mixed drinks. Choose from a varied menu of appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pastas, pizzas, entrees, kids’ meals and desserts.

Our guest speaker will be John Hartman who will give us a presentation on the Bobby Darrin car currently on display at the Museum of Transportation.

Hosted by Alan Franz and John Lowell.

 

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June Spirit Night - Granite City Food & Brewery
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

June Spirit Night - Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City Food & Brewery is a polished casual restaurant with an on-site brewery. The on-site brewery, with award-winning hand crafted micro-brews, is visible from the main dining and bar areas. The restaurant also showcases an open kitchen featuring chef developed, handcrafted made-from-scratch cuisine, including innovative signature entrees, flatbreads and more. 

Granite City Food & Brewery’s signature brews, which are made on-site, include The Duke (Pale Ale), The Bennie (Bock), The Batch 1000 (Double IPA), The Northern (American Style Light Lager) and The Stout. Seasonal brews are featured throughout the year.

Hosted by Tom Roberson

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Chrysler Turbine Car Showing
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Chrysler Turbine Car Showing

  • The National Museum of Transportation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Noted Chrysler Turbine Car expert, Mike Eberhardt, who was our guest speaker at the 2017 SSR Annual Meeting last November, will be firing up the museum’s Chrysler Turbine Car at 11:00 AM at The Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center.  This car is one of 55 produced by Chrysler in 1963, and is the only operational Turbine Car on public display.

Also, the annual Pumpers and Pistons Show is scheduled for Saturday as well and will feature a variety of fire engines and trucks on display from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Come on out and make a day of it at the MOT!

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May Spirit Night - Big Chief Roadhouse
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

May Spirit Night - Big Chief Roadhouse

Big chief roadhouse has a celebrated history dating back to 1929. Located near Pond, Missouri, Big Chief Roadhouse was originally built by William Clay Pierce, of the Pierce-Pennant Oil Company, as part of the Big Chief Highway Hotel to serve transcontinental travelers on the now famed Route 66. According to local historians and tourist guides from the period, Big Chief was one of the largest tourist cottage courts in Missouri.

Big chief differed from average cottage courts of the time in that it offered relatively elaborate and elegant dining. The uniqueness is rumored to have attracted star baseball legend, Babe Ruth, as well as infamous gangster, Al Capone. 

Over the years, Big Chief has gone through many transformations. After Route 66 was diverted to follow the path of what is now Interstate 44, Big Chief lost most of its visitors and eventually closed. Since then, Big Chief was revived as a re-sale shop, landscaping company, and once again a restaurant. 

Re-opening as a restaurant in the mid 1990's, Big Chief has for the past 20 years or so, remained a dining destination. The cabins are gone, but it is one of the last remaining full-service restaurants on the famed roadway.

Today, the restaurant boasts a diverse menu with dishes ranging from classic comforts like the country fried steak and chicken pot pie, to modern takes on classics like the toasted lasagna and smoked pork chop. 

We welcome you to come in and enjoy a homemade meal and take in a little part of Missouri's storied history. 

Sponsored by Larry Hassel

(excerpts from the Big Chief Roadhouse website)

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2018 National CCCA Annual Meeting
Apr
11
to Apr 15

2018 National CCCA Annual Meeting

  • Hilton Branson Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are cordially invited to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Classic Car Club of America, April 11-14, 2018 in Branson, Missouri. Club business meetings, car collections, scenic tours and live entertainment will take place during the four-day event, all against a backdrop of CCCA camaraderie.

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March Spirit Night - Circa STL
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

March Spirit Night - Circa STL

It all started with a young teen's small collection and a passion for St. Louis history.  Years later, a restaurant was born of that collection, and a desire to share the remarkable past of a village once called Frenchtown.  We are a totally St. Louis themed Restaurant & Tavern; both the decor and menu feature St. Louis memorabilia and food favorites!

Spirit Nights are a great opportunity to join fellow Club members in a spirit of fellowship and camaraderie in a relaxed atmosphere over a nice dinner. 

This is the first Spirit Night of 2018.  Don't miss out!  

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SSR-CCCA Membership Kick-off Meeting at Hyman Ltd.
Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

SSR-CCCA Membership Kick-off Meeting at Hyman Ltd.

Since 1989 Hyman Ltd. has been internationally known as a purveyor of fine pre and post-war antique, Classic and special interest automobiles.  From the Scottsdale Auctions to Classic sales in Europe and even television shows, Mark Hyman and his crew are well known in car collecting circles worldwide.

We encourage you to bring family and friends to this annual event! You will hear about the state of the collector car market, and see the recent acquisitions in the collection.  Find out what our club has been up to and what we will be doing in 2018.  And weather permitting, drive your Classic.  

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January Beer and Wine Tasting
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

January Beer and Wine Tasting

ATTENTION ALL YOU SouthCity Sipsters!!  We have the January Line-up for everyone! Here it is:
BEER brought to you by ShowMe Beverages and Missouri Beer Company:
1) Kolsch
2) English Dark Mild
3) Red Rye IPA

WINE brought to you by Steve Wood from Vintegrity St. Louis.  We will be tasting 2 New World Styles and 1 Old World Style of Cabernet Sauvignon.
1) California Cabernet
2) Australian Cabernet
3) French Bordeaux Left Bank

The tasting starts at 6 PM and goes until 9 PM.
If you are already a member, we look forward to seeing you!  If you have not yet joined, no need to fret.......you can join that day.
$40 for Beer tasting and Specials for one year or,
$50 for Beer and Wine tasting and Specials for one year.
$15 for you and/or a friend covers the tasting and all the Specials for that one night.

The membership or entry fee gets you the following:
1) Tasting of Beer and/or Wine
2) 1/2 Priced Appetizers all night
3) $6 Big Beers all night
4) $7 Wines by the Glass from our extensive Wine List or the Wines being poured that night
5) All Wines by the Bottle will be at To-Go Pricing
6) Pop up specials for all Sipster Members throughout the month


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2017 SSR - CCCA Annual Meeting
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

2017 SSR - CCCA Annual Meeting

Opened in April 2009 by Joe Edwards as part of his vision for adding vibrancy to the Delmar Loop neighborhood, the eight-story Moonrise Hotel blends cool modern design and quirky sophistication to create a truly unique experience.  We will dine in the Twilight Room, an all-season indoor/outdoor space perched on the 8th floor rooftop, affording year-round dazzling views of downtown St. Louis and Forest Park.

As an added feature, our guest speaker will be Mike Eberhardt, an expert on the Chrysler Turbine Car.  Mike is the curator of the only operational Chrysler Turbine Car (only 55 were made originally) on public exhibit which resides in the Museum of Transportation.

Reservations may be made online via the Store link on the website, or by mail by completing the tear off portion of the reservation form that was sent to you via email.

RSVP By October 20, 2017.  Seating is limited to 80 guests.

 

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Annual Picnic at the Quicks
Oct
22
1:00 PM13:00

Annual Picnic at the Quicks

The annual picnic at the home of Thomas and Kristy Quick is one of the most popular and well attended activities of the year.  The beautiful Quick home is a perfect setting for this event, and Thomas' two level workshop is the focal point of those gathered for an afternoon of good food and fellowship.

Members are encouraged to drive their Classics, but all interesting automobiles are welcome.  This is one of the last activities of the year for our Region and should not be missed.

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Friendship Village Sunset Hills 1st Annual Vintage Car Show
Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

Friendship Village Sunset Hills 1st Annual Vintage Car Show

The Spirit of St. Louis Region has been invited to display their Classic cars at the Friendship Village Sunset Hills 1st Annual Vintage Car Show.  Our own Bill Albertin is a resident at Friendship Village and will be displaying one of his cars.

As a not-for-profit community, Friendship Village is run by a local Board of Directors which puts the residents first and foremost. They feel that the car show will bring back happy memories to the residents and will attract the local community to Fountain View.

Friendship Village is looking for 12-14 participants to display their vintage cars at their event to help “drive” traffic to their community.

The event will be free to spectators, and food and beverage will be provided for all. There will be a prize raffle, and each person showing a car will receive a small gift.  This is a non-juried show simply for the enjoyment of all spectators. 

For more information, contact Carmen Worley at 314-960-1637, email: worleycarmen@friendshipvillagestl.com, or John Lowell at 314-724-1493, email: jlowell@lowellmfg.com.

 

 

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October Spirit Night - Hendel's Market Cafe
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

October Spirit Night - Hendel's Market Cafe

Opened in 1873 as a grocery and general store, stepping into Hendel's Market Cafe is like visiting another time.  From New York Strip Steaks to specialty pastas and fresh from the garden salads, Hendel's does everything perfectly to order befitting this much loved Florissant landmark.

Hendel's is located in historic old town Florissant across from Sacred Heart Church. PH; 314-837-2304.

www.hendelsrestaurant.com

Please note that the October Spirit Night will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of October due to a conflict with the 2017 AACA Eastern Fall Meet (Hershey).  This will be the last Spirit Night of the year.

Hosted by Ron and Shannon Olson

 

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2017 AACA Eastern Fall Meet - Hershey
Oct
4
to Oct 7

2017 AACA Eastern Fall Meet - Hershey

  • AACA Eastern Fall Meet - Hershey (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet takes place each year during the 1st full week in October. The Hershey Region began hosting the show in 1955 and has done so each year since then.

The meet is located in beautiful Hershey, PA on the grounds and parking lots surrounding Hersheypark and The Giant Center. Hershey is considered one of the largest antique automobile shows and flea markets in the United States.

It consists of over 9,000 flea market spaces, over 1,000 car corral spaces, and approximately 1,500 show cars. Each year the show attracts visitors from all over the United States and many countries throughout the world. Some of the most unusual cars and parts can be found at Hershey. If you love antique cars, Hershey is the place to be.

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