I promise and swear that I will be a good sport.

​ I won't whine or complain if I don't win an award.

​ I will always remember that this is supposed to be fun.

​ It's not life or death, it's only a hobby,so help me God.


Vindel Services & Bada Bing Classics Car Show

Bill & Patti Dedeke attended the Vindel Services & Bada Bing Classics Car Show in Festus on May 30th.  As far as I know, this was the first car show this year.  They walked away winners!  Congratulations! 

Route 66 Car Club Fathers’ Day Car Show

Dave & Rita Hill, Bill & Patti Dedeke, and Stu & Deb Langer drove to St. Clair, Missouri for their annual Fathers' Day Car Show. There were over 200 cars there, but we all still managed to get runner-up plaques.  Congratulations!


Ellis Grove Car Show


Dave & Rita Hill, Bill & Patti Dedeke, Ray Neimeier, and Stu & Deb Langer drove to Ellis Grove, Ill. for their 21st Annual Car Show. The temperature never got over 35 degrees (Celcius, that is). 

Everyone left with an award: Stu & Deb Langer won 3rd place and Ray Neimeier won Second Place.

Dave & Rita Hill won the President's Choice.

Bill & Patti Dedeke won the Firemen's Choice.



Roxana Park Car Show

 Bill & Patti Dedeke and Stu & Deb Langer were the only ones to go to the Roxana Park Car Show on Aug. 2nd.

Phil and Margie Moise stopped by to visit for a while.

The weather was perfect, mid 70's and no rain!

Stu & Deb Langer won 3rd place and Bill & Patti Dedeke won second place.



Arnold Historical Society Car Show

 John Gibbons (1978 Ford Phaeton Replicar), Dave & Rita Hill (69 Chevelle), Jack Howard (57 Chevy), and Bill & Patti Dedeke (64 Impala) attended the Arnold Historical Society Car Show on Saturday, August 8th.  Jack Howard, the Hill's, and the Dedeke's won Top 25 Awards.  The Coachmen Car Club won their first "Club Participation" Award!



American Graffiti Car Show

5 Coachmen families attended the 2nd Annual American Graffiti Car Show at the VFW Hall in De Soto on Aug, 29th.

Stu & Deb Langer ('30 Ford Model A), Bill & Patti Dedeke (64 Impala SS), Bob & Kay Meckfessel (62 Corvette), Dave & Rita Hill (69 Chevelle(, and Phil & Margie Moise (72 Excaliber).  Phil & Margie arrive a little latter thanks to a battle with some debris on I-55 which caused a flat tire, which became the discovery of no jack in the car, etc.  Thanks to a good samaritan, they were back on the road again soon.

Everyone walked away with "TOP 35" Awards; quite a feat considering there were over 180 cars registered!  Stu & Deb Langer also won the "Best American Graffiti Car" award.  Congratulations to all!

Logan Eichenseer Charity Car Show

It was a cloudy threatening day on Saturday, Sept. 12th at the Logan Eichenseer Charity Car Show in Columbia, Ill.  Except for a few moments of misty rain, we managed to stay dry most of the day.  In attendance were Phil & Marge Moise (72 Excaliber), John & Lee Kakouris (88 Corvette), Bill & Patti Dedeke (64 Impala SS), Lou Puricelli  (66 Plymouth Satallite), Bob & Kay Meckfessel (62 Corvette), and Stu & Deb Langer (65 Chevelle Wagon). 

We scored a perfect 100%; every one of us won first place!  Congratulations!

House Springs Lions Club Car Show

We didn't get as lucky the next day at the House Springs Lions Club Car Show. 

John & Lee Kakouris brought their 57 Corvette, Ray Neimeier came in his 2011 Challenger, Dave & Rita had their 69 Chevelle, Bill & Patti brought their 64 Impala, Jack Howard had his 57 Chevy, Stu & Deb Langer came in their 65 Chevelle, Phil & Marge Moise drove their 72 Excaliber, Jim Klefisch brought his 68 Pontiac Lemans.  We all left empty handed.