Our Next Meet’n Eat at DOCK 633!!!

Clear your calendar for Thursday, August 18, 2022

Dateline: 8-4-22 Greetings Cruisers! We now have six local restaurants we visit for our monthly “Meet’n Eat” luncheon events. We’ve had six luncheons and it’s time to circle-back to DOCK’s 633, on Lake June Road, in Lake Placid.

The time will be 2 pm to 4 pm. At our last Meet’n Eat luncheon at Dock’s we were outside on their lovely screened-in porch. If it’s not too warm, we’ll be there again, otherwise, we’ll be inside.

If you can join us, bring your appetite and your machine! We’d like to decorate the front of Dock’s with cool cruiser cars! See you there! – Scott, Pete, & Ron

PS – BIG post covering our VERY successful Caladium Festival Car & Bike Show coming up soon! According to the Highlands News-Sun, we had 280 cars (yea, the place was PACKED) and the 50/50 payout was $1,000!!!


Cruisers Partied Hardy For a Saturday Meet’n Eat!

A BUSY month for the Cruisers…

Dateline: 7.2.22 – It had been a year since we hosted a Meet’n Eat event at our house. This was Karen’s idea, but unfortunately, she was feeling under the weather but is doing fine now. It was a REALLY hot day, so we all stayed inside and enjoyed a few hours of laughs, good conversation, and eats.

Everyone brought something and everything was REAL GOOD!

On a personal note, Karen and I are just thrilled with the Lake Country Cruisers community. We lived in New Jersey for a long, long time, and there was nothing like this there.

The more we attend car shows and luncheons, the larger everyone’s social circle becomes. And I don’t mean those faceless “social media” circles. Almost every time I go out and about, I see “someone” connected to either Lake Country Cruisers or Highlands County Corvettes. It’s a good thing!

So, if you would like to host a Meet’n Eat event at your abode, let us know, we’ll work out a time, and let everyone know!

July is shaping up to be a busy Cruisers month. We are working on a Cruisers Pool Nite at Warehouse Billiards, in downtown Lake Placid.

Also, we will be announcing the date of our next Meet’n Eat Luncheon, this time at Cowpokes Watering Hole, in Sebring. Hope you like steak! Their new Cuban Sandwich is awesome!

Dates for “Pool Nite” and the “Watering Hole” luncheon will be announced soon.

And then there’s the BIG Caladium Festival Car & Bike Show on July 30, 2022. There are already more street vendors signed on than last year and we are anticipating more cars and motorcycles. More details to come.

Y’all stay hydrated and cool. We want to see you at our next event! – Scott, Pete, & Ron

PS – Everyone had a wonderful Independence Day weekend with those you love!


Our Father’s Day Show Gets Some Local Ink!

Dateline: 7-1-22 – A BIG THANKS to the nice folks at Highlands News-Sun Newspaper for publishing the story we sent in about our First Presbyterian Church Father’s Day car show. Indeed, a good time was had by all. This morning at the Highlands County Corvettes Friday Breakfast at Oscars Family Restaurant in Sebring,  I happened to see Reverend Drew and he reiterated that we will be having another Sunday car show perhaps after New Years when it’s cooler.

To read the BIG version, just click the above image, or CLICK HERE.

We will keep you informed! – Scott, Ron, & Pete

PS – Plans are coming together nicely for the Caladium Festival Car & Bike Show on July 30, 2022. According to Jennifer at the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce there will be more vendors this year than last year. Lake Country Cruisers is hoping for a larger turnout of cars and motorcycles!


First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid’s Father’s Day Car Show – SLIDE SHOW

A Family & Faith-Centered Father’s Day Cruisers Car Show

Click the above image to see the larger panorama.

Dateline: 6.20.22 – The First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid hosted a Father’s Day Car Show on Father’s Day morning with the Lake Country Cruisers Car Club. The Cruisers managers, Ron Ellerman, Pete Richie, and Scott Teeters all thought it would be a beautiful way to share the local car culture within a family environment that is a celebration of Fathers. First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid Reverands Ray Cameron and Drew Severance agreed and made it happen!

The Car Show was Father’s Day morning, from 9 am to noon, and held on the grassy courtyard in front of The Genesis Center in downtown Lake Placid. As it was Father’s Day, the church had a special 10 am service and graciously provided hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, ice cream, lemonade, and ice water to everyone in attendance.

The weather started out warm and was hot by noon, so everyone appreciated and enjoyed the cold drinks, ice cream, and sandwiches. Approximately thirty cars filled the courtyard representing a delightful spread of automobiles from classic vintage cars to hot rods, and Corvettes. By 11 am when the church service was over, parishioners strolled about the courtyard in their Sunday finest. Several Cruisers brought their doggies and it was so nice to see so many children. Continue reading “First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid’s Father’s Day Car Show – SLIDE SHOW”

Father’s Day Car Show at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid this Sunday!

Are You Busy Father’s Day Morning?

Dateline: 6.15.22 – The nice folks at Highlands News-Sun were kind enough to publish our announcement for this Sunday’s Father’s Day Car Show at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid.

We will be having the show in the grassy courtyard in front of the Genesis Center. We invite you to have some family fun and fellowship. Reverend Drew will be having a special service at 10 am and Cruisers are welcome to attend. Continue reading “Father’s Day Car Show at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid this Sunday!”

Lake Country Cruisers Family Father’s Day Car Show!

Bring Your Ride! Bring the Kiddos! Bring the Grand Kiddos! Bring the Nieces and Nephews!

Dateline: 6.5.22 – Well Cruisers, we told you that there will be Car Show action during the summer months. Actually, we will be sponsoring four shows, with our first summer show being, the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid Family Father’s Day Car Show. For Father’s Day, there will be a special one-hour church service from 10 am to 11 pm. Cruisers, you are welcome to attend! Typically, the church has two services, one at 9 am and the other at 11 am.

The date is June 19, 2022 (obviously) and the show will be on the church’s courtyard lawn and there will be NO CHARGE for the show.

The Car Show starts at 9:15 AM and will run to 12 Noon. The church will be supplying hot dogs, bottled water, and “maybe” even ice cream!

The First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid address is – 118 N Oak Ave, Lake Placid, FL 33852.

When we hold our Cruisers Car Shows at the Lake Placid American Legion we are always delighted when Cruisers bring their young children, adult children, and especially grandchildren.

We believe that the Car Show Culture should be a family affair because it provides an activity that encourages the bonding of the generations; parents, children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; with America’s favorite pastime, cars! Continue reading “Lake Country Cruisers Family Father’s Day Car Show!”

Lake Country Cruisers May 2022 Car & Bike Show – BIG Slide Show!

Dateline: 5.15.22 – South-Central Florida dished up another spectacular summer-like day for Lake Country Cruisers’ last Lake Placid American Legion Car & Bike Show for the season. We will be having four events before we start up at the Legion again on October 8, 2022.

Officially we had 60 cars registered. When you register, you get a car number, later in the show, we pull numbers for Door Prizes. The Cruiser that came the farthest was Ted Pierce, from Alva, Florida (just west of LeBelle) with his 1948 Chevy Pickup. Thanks, Ted!

We also had special guests from South Florida State College, in Avon Park. Professors Dave Alvarez and Garrett Lee brought along some of the students from the Automotive Vocational Training school. Thanks for being with us, guys! After you build your ride, we want to see you and your machine there!

And Dave brought his 2020 Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle. While we all have “gasoline in our veins”, the new era of electric cars is just around the corner and many of these vehicles are brutally quick and fast. It’ll be an interesting time. Continue reading “Lake Country Cruisers May 2022 Car & Bike Show – BIG Slide Show!”

Win a 1940 Ford Cookie Jar Full of Mini-Cheer!

Dateline: 5-11-22 – Greetings Cruisers! Just a quick reminder and a few updates. At this Saturday’s Lake Country Cruisers Car & Bike Show we will be raffling off 1940 Ford Cookie Jar stuffed with little bottles of Cheer for just $5 per ticket! Big THANKS to Gary Pigman for donating the sweet car cookie jar.

We are still working on a possible Father’s Day Car & Bike Show on June 19, 2022.

Also, we are close to getting a date for our next Meet’n Eat luncheon event. The location will be either Beef O’Brady’s or Jaxson’s On the Lake. We’ll let you know as soon as the date and place is confirmed.

This Saturday’s Lake Country Cruisers show at the Lake Placid American Legion, on Rt. 27 in Lake Placid, Florida will be our first Car AND Bike show. So, if you have a two or three-wheeler, bring your machine to the show! We love machines!

So, bring your bike pals, bring the kids, bring the grandkids too!

The Weather Channel is forecasting a partly-cloudy and warm day this Saturday. Lucky for us we can go into the Legion Lounge to cool our heels and get some lunch and beverages.

The show starts at 11 am and we wrap it up around 1:30 with the 50/50 drawing and the runner-up prize of a local restaurant gift certificate. See you Saturday! – Scott, Pete, Ron, Christy, & George


Lake Country Cruisers Car AND Bike Show 5-14-22

We like motorcycles too!

Dateline: 5.7.22 – The Lake Country Cruisers crew and other volunteers will be managing the Caladium Festival Car and Bike Show this year, as Bob Larson has stepped down after many years of running the Car and Bike Show portion of the annual festival.

So, that got us to thinking; we all love machines and many of the Cruisers have motorcycles, so why not expand the Lake Country Cruiser shows to include motorcycles? After all, two and three-wheel motorcycles are very popular in our area.

So, if you have a motorcycle, in addition to your cruiser car, bring your bike! And if you have friends that have motorcycles, tell them that the Lake Country Cruisers car shows are now “Car AND Bike Shows”!

May 14, 2022, will be our last show for the season at the Lake Placid American Legion on Rt. 27, in Lake Placid. Our American Legion Car & Bike Shows will start again on October 8, 2022. Continue reading “Lake Country Cruisers Car AND Bike Show 5-14-22”

Lake Country Cruisers April 2022 Car Show – Slide Show

It was a Florida-Perfect day for a car show!

Dateline 4-10-22: It was a spectacular day for a car show and a good time was had by all and a 180-degree turnabout from March’s total rain-out. What was amazing about last month’s rain-out was that despite the dismal weather, THIRTY cars showed up! The Lake Placid Wawa donated coffee and Dunkin Donuts provided yummy D&D donuts. So, the car show turned into a handout for an hour or so.

Officially we had 51 cars registered for our April show, which considering that the big “12 Hours of BBQ” event was going on at Fireman’s Field in Sebring, was very good.

We had four special guests at the show. Ellen Beers from the South Central Florida Car Club stopped by for a visit. It was a good day for Ellen, as she was our 50/50 Runner-Up winner and took home a $50 gift certificate from The GC Grill House. Thanks for coming up from LaBelle, Ellen!

Dan Ryan’s 1958 Chevy DelRay.

Last December, thanks to your support, Lake Country Cruisers was able to make a $500 donation to the Veterans Council of Highlands County. Glenn West, the Vice President of the organization was on hand with his BMW sports car. We hope to be making another donation to help Highlands County Vets in the near future. Continue reading “Lake Country Cruisers April 2022 Car Show – Slide Show”

Lake Country Cruisers February 2022 Car Show

Dateline: 2.18.22 – After weeks of mostly crummy weather, what a delight it was to have a classic Winter-in-Florida beautiful day. By around 1 pm it actually started to get to be low-80s warm, yea, just the way we like it!

Using our military-grade crowd-estimator, the data showed that Dick and Marilyn’s 1931 V12 Cadillac was by far, THE crowd favorite! They had more people around their car than anything else. This big beast of early 1930s Cadillac luxury is a visual feast!

I’d venture to say that most of the crowd hasn’t seen a car such as this in a long time, if ever. I know it wasn’t easy getting this old beauty to run, but Dick, you got it done. Hope to see your old Caddy again soon. Continue reading “Lake Country Cruisers February 2022 Car Show”

Lake Country Cruisers’ First “Meet’n Eat” Luncheon!

Lake Country Cruisers had a great time at Dock 933!

Dateline: 2-16-22 – We are happy to announce that Lake Country Cruisers’ first “Meet’n Eat” luncheon at Dock 633 was a happy, successful event. We had 14 cars and 20 guests for lunch. After nearly a week of chilly, overcast weather, it was a delight to have warm sunshine.

We want to extend a BIG THANKS to Bill and Hillary (owners of Dock 633) and their staff, for hosting our event, as well as Dock 633’s very generous $50 Gift Certificates gifted to Lake Country Cruisers for our Car Show Door Prizes. Dock 633 also gifted the Cruisers two free drinks of their choice for the Meet’n Eat! Thank you!  Continue reading “Lake Country Cruisers’ First “Meet’n Eat” Luncheon!”

Bring Your American Flags This Saturday!

Let’s Festoon the American Legion With American Flags!

Dateline: 2.10.22 – Hey Cruisers, this popped into my head the other day, and it will be SO EASY to do.

The Highlands County area has a rich car culture, especially considering how rural it is here. “Car Culture” as we know it, is a uniquely “American” creation and we are all part of it. (yes, we like foreign cars too)

Lake Country Cruisers has the perfect place for American Car Culture, the Lake Placid “American” Legion, Post 25. And we always start our show with our 11 am Pledge of Allegiance.

So, if you are planning to be at this Saturday’s Lake Country Cruisers Car Show, BRING SOME AMERICAN FLAGS!

That’s about the right amount of flags!

Bring what you can, and let’s light up the show with the Red, White, and Blue!

Hope to see you This Saturday! – Scott, Pete, & Ron

Lake Country Cruisers Feb 10 “Meet’n Eat” Update

All Systems GO For Our First Meet’n Eat Event!

Dateline: 2.7.22 – Hey Cruisers, just a quick update about our first Meet’n Eat Event, this Thursday, February 10 at DOCK 622 from 2 pm to 4 pm, is a GO! As of this morning, we have 10 members signed up.

The weather forecast for this Thursday in Lake Placid is “Mostly Sunny, with a high temp of 71-degrees”, so bring a light jacket.

If you are going to be there, first, let us know (send an e-mail to… lightoak@comcast.net), and second, bring your machine!

And when you park, DOCK 633 would like us to park out front, and back into your parking spot so we can get a group shot of all the cars in front of DOCK 633! We’d like to feature the photo on the Lake Country Cruisers Facebook page… https://www.facebook.com/lakecountrycruiserscarshows/

After the event, we will be announcing the date and place of our March Meet’n Eat.


All of our Meet’n Eat gatherings will be with local Lake Placid restaurants that are supporting Lake Country Cruisers Car Shows with generous gift certificate Door Prizes. DOCK 633 has contributed $50 Gift Certificates! NICE! This is our way of saying, “Thanks!”

Hope to see you This Thursday! – Scott, Pete, & Ron

PS – For those of you that might not know where DOCK 633 is located and want to use GPS, the address is; 633 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL, 33852-5671.

To stoke your appetite, check out DOCK’s Menu pages…  Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, and Page 5.

Lake Country Cruisers January Show on YouTube!!! – VIDEO

Never been to a Lake Country Cruisers Car Show??? Here’s what you’ve been missing!

Dateline: 1-28-22 – At our last Lake Country Cruisers Car Show on January 8, 2022, we had a surprise guest. Sean Dever, Host & Producer of the YouTube channel, “Junkyards and Barn Finds with Sean” just happened to be driving along Rt. 27 on that beautiful afternoon when he saw our show at the American Legion.

Sean was surprised to see so many cars here in Lake Placid, “America’s Most Interesting Town” (according to Reader’s Digest Magazine!), where we might have more cows, gators, and other critters than we have people! I’m sure Sean thought to himself, “Where’d all these cool cars come from???”

Well, lucky for us, Sean never leaves home without his video recorder. He pulled into the show and got right to work. Sean’s video starts off with a shot of Jim Maze’s charming 1956 Chevy Cop Car, “Aunt Bee” (as in The Andy Griffith Show), and runs for almost 27 minutes.

Alan Greiger’s supercharged small-block, custom 1978 Monte Carlo is featured nicely.

If you have family and friends that don’t live in this area and have been hearing you talk about the Lake Country Cruisers Car Shows, but have never attended, send them this post!

Our next Lake Country Cruisers Car Show is February 12, 2022.

Also, on February 10 we will have our first Lake Country Cruisers “Meet’n Eat” event at Dock 633, on Lake June Road in Lake Placid. If you’d like to attend, email me with an RSVP at; lightoak@comcast.net . We will have seating for 30.

Enjoy the video and a BIG THANKS to Sean Dever at the YouTube Channel, “Junkyards and Barn Finds with Sean”. – Scott, Pete, & Ron