Cruisers Veterans Day Car & Bike Show – Nov 11, 2023

Greetings Cruisers! We are entering Florida’s PERFECT weather for Car Shows! This is why people from all over America flock to Florida for winter vacations.

The next Lake Country Cruisers Veterans Day Car & Bike Show is Saturday, November 11, 2023. The show starts at 10 am and wraps up at 1:30 pm. Legion Grill-Master, Larry will be cooking up American food for lunch; hot dogs, hamburgers, and cheeseburgers.

Veterans Day falls on the same day as our regular 2nd Saturday of the month scheduled show at the American Legion Post 25 on Rt. 27, in Lake Placid. “Vets and Cars” go together like “peas and carrots”. As the Car Culture was created here in America in the 1920s and 1930s, fun cars and car events are as Americana as it gets!

For our Veterans Day show, we’re offering…

No charge for Vets
Everyone gets an American flag
Coffee & Donuts
Rock’n Roll Music
Grilled Burgers, Cheeseburgers, and Hot Dogs
Door Prizes
Cruiser of the Month

Lake Country Cruisers and American Legion Post 25 are associated with the Veterans Council of Highlands County. As the Car & Bike Show falls on Veterans Day, we are asking our attendees to bring non-perishable items that will be given to the Veteran’s Council of Highlands County’s Pantry.

Many Vets in Highlands County need help. We are asking everyone to bring non-perishable personal care items, non-perishable foods, and gas cards, grocery store cards are perfect. There will be a donation box at the Sign-In table.

If you are planning to come to the show, bring a friend to our car party. And if you have the grandchildren for the weekend, bring them along too. We are dog-friendly, so bring Fido, just keep him on the leash, and clean up after him.

Children can walk about freely!

Hope to see everyone soon! – Scott, Pete, & Ron


A Beautiful Day For Our Vets! – SLIDE SHOW

Greetings Cruisers! Our November Lake Country Cruisers Car & Bike Show was a delight! A BIG THANKS to everyone that attended. We had 85 cars and bikes registered, which means we had around 120 in attendance and a few doggies, too!

Lake Country Cruisers bought 48 lunches for our great Vets! Thank you ALL for your service!

The Legion’s Mess Hall Kitchen had a great day too, serving up just short of 250 hamburgers, plus the hot dog count! You folks were HUNGRY! Between Lake Country Cruisers and Highlands County Corvettes, we bring in a lot of business for the Lake Placid American Legion.

And speaking of our wonderful Lake Placid America Legion, Post 25, a few weeks ago Commander Fred Pierce told me that at a recent Florida Commanders Meeting, many of the Post Commanders said, “We want to be like Post 25!” Many told Fred that they had sent recon teams to Post 25 to see why they are doing so good!

So, it is an honor and a pleasure to support and help Post 25! Continue reading “A Beautiful Day For Our Vets! – SLIDE SHOW”

Happy Veterans Day!!!

Greetings Cruisers and a salute to our great Vets!

Since today is the day our nation stops and says “Thanks!” to all that served and all those serving, we thought it would be fun to dish up a few videos about the history of America’s special day.

Tomorrow, November 12, 2022, will be our Veterans Day Lake Country Cruisers Car & Bike Show. Every Cruiser that is a Veteran that enters a car will get a ticket for a FREE LUNCH at the Legion’s Mess Hall kitchen. It’s our way of saying, “Thank you for your service!”

Also, our special Feature Vehicle for the show will be Bob Neely’s 1942 Ford-built Willys Combat Jeep with a replica .50 caliber anti-aircraft gun! Bob is part of the Convoy Advance Unit with the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, 2021 Yellowstone Trail Section Convoy.

We met Bob at last month’s show. Bob and Bill Hoppner from the American Legion Department of Disaster Preparedness were leading the Lake Placid leg of Hurricane Ian relief for Arcadia, Florida. Bob has recently relocated to Sebring. Lake Country Cruisers welcomes you Bob, and appreciates all that you and your team have done!

This is “America” folks, and we know that you know that. When disaster strikes, we set aside our differences and help our fellow Americans. Continue reading “Happy Veterans Day!!!”

Tiz the Season For Toys For Tots!

Bring a toy to this Saturday’s Veterans Day Lake Country Cruisers Car & Bike Show

Greetings Cruisers! I just learned that our Lake Placid American Legion, Post 25 will have a Toys For Tots donation box that will be located by the Legion’s Mess Hall kitchen counter where you order your lunch.

Toys For Tots is in its 75th year and is a U.S. Marine Corps charity. According to their website, to date Toys For Tots has distributed 627,000,000 toys since 1947! For more information about their program, CLICK HERE.

And for some background history about Toys For Tots, CLICK HERE.

For our Veterans Day Car & Bike Show this Saturday, every Veteran that enters a car or bike will get a ticket for a FREE LUNCH at the Legion’s Mess Hall kitchen. It’s our way of saluting our great Vets and thanking them for their service.

And to add to our Veterans Day theme, Bob Neely from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association will be with us and his fully-restored 1942 Ford-built Willys Combat Jeep will be our Feature Car of the Month!

Here’s an interesting article about how the Willys Jeep became an American World War II icon! CLICK HERE.

Showtime this Saturday is 10 am to 2 pm. Norm, the Kettle Man, and Divine Ice Cream Dave will be on hand dishing up sweet treats! Continue reading “Tiz the Season For Toys For Tots!”