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by Rob

Upcoming boat shows and a look at another Breen Boats project!

March 14, 2018 in Uncategorized


As spring approaches, the visions of woody boaters turn to ACBS events and dreams of plying the lakes in vintage watercraft. The list below highlights a number of upcoming shows:

Tavares Florida: March 22-25, 2018
The Sunnyland ANtique Boat Festival at Wooten PArk on Lake Dora.  (Sunnyland ACBS Chapter.  This is one of the largest shows in the USA. ) Contact Terry at boatshow@acbs-sunnyland.org

Hot Springs Arkansas: April 19-21
The 16th Heart Classics. Cruising on Friday. Saturday boat show at Garvin Gardens on Lake Hamilton. Heartland Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact Mike at 501-318-7666

Hartwell, Gergia: April 19-21
Lake Hartwell Boat Festival at 149 Hartwell Marina Rd. Blue Ridge ACBS Chapter. Contact John at 864-231-9614

Vero Beach, Florida: April 21
Wheels and Keels Show at the Moorings Yachtand Country Club. Dinner reception Friday. Visit www.wkvero.com

Victoriaville, California: April 27,28
Spring Valley Lake Boat Show,. SOuthern California ACBS Chapter. Contact Dave at 760-953-3017.

Houston, Texas:  May 4-6
23rd Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance at Lakewood Yacht Club in Sea Brook. Dinner events Friday and Saturday nights.  Southwest ACBS Chapter. Now accepting entries. COntact Bob at 713-521-0105 or visit www.keels-wheels.com.
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Breen Boats Project #2:   a Vic Carpenter original.

The racer above is one  of the first boats Vic Carpenter ever built.  It was purchased in the Toronto Chapter ACBS  “Field of Dreams” display many years ago, at the annual show in Gravenhurst, Ontario

The boat is approximately twenty feet in length,  seats four  and features a low slung Ford 8 cylinder engine . The minimal free-board on the racer  enhances  the impression of tremendous speed to those on board.

This race-boat is propelled by the original jet drive, which makes it quite unique; The owner is having the racer freshened up for some summer fun.

 

by Rob

Upcoming vintage boat shows: Fall, 2017

September 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

It’s not too late to take in an/antique/classic boat show,  especially for our American viewers.  Below is a list of upcoming events through to November 4, 2017.

Sept. 29-30 San Diego CA
San Diego gathering at the San Diego Yacht Club. For members and guests of both clubs. Southern California ACBS Chapter.  Contact Ken at Kslaght@cox.net

 

Sept 30-Oct 6: Muskogee OK
2nd Arkansas River Cruise, from Muskogee OK to Pendleton, AR.Heartland Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact Mike at 918-409-7801 or visit www.heartlandclassics.org

Sept.30-Oct 6: Topping Virginia
22nd Annual Wings,  Wheels and Keels Show: an annual family eventlocated at Hummel Airfield in Topping. Contact Buzz at 804-334-9869 or visit www.wingswheelskeels.com

Oct. 6-8 Lake Chelan, Washington
Mahogany and Merlot: 8th Annual Wooden Boat and Hydroplane Raceboat Show.. Hosted by Hrdroplane and Raceboat Museum, Lake Chelan.  Contact HARM at 206-764-9453 or visit mahoganyandmerlot.com

October 6-8:Lake LBJ, Horseshoe Bay Texas
Annual Hill Country Boat Show. Hosted by Southwest Chapter ACBS. Contact Scott at 512-627-7230 or Jim at 512-567-5359

Oct 7 Winsted, WInchester CT
Winsted Centenninnal Celebration Featuring historic, antique and classic boats. Categfories are boats from the late 1800s to 1970. Main Stree of Winsted. Contact Philip at 860-738-3351

Oct 7: Little Rock, AR
Classics on the River Boat Show at the Inland Maritime Museum.  Heartland Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact John at 479-234-5192 or visit www.heartlandclassics.org

Oct. 7: little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock Boat Show. Sponsored by Heartland Classics Chapter at the Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Drive., North, Little Rock. Contact John at 479-394-5980

Oct 7:  Naples, Maine
 Foliage Cruise: Hosted by Mountainview Woodies Chapter, Long Lake Marina, 933 Roosevelt Trail, Naples. Contact and RSVP mountainviewwoodies@gmail.com

Oct. 13-15: Iuka Mississippi
Lake Pickwick Annual Rendezvous. Hosted by Dixieland Chapter at the Aqua Marina on Lake Pickwick, 3832 MS-25, Iuka.  Contact Richard at 615-390-2561

Oct. 14-15: Madisonville. Louisiana
28th Annual Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival on the beautifulTchefuncte River. Hosted by Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritme Museum. 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville, Louisiana 70447. Contact Carol at 985-845-9200 or www.lpbmm.org

Oct. 20-22: Georgetown South Carolina:
Georgetown Wooden Boat Show. Hosted by the Blue Ridge Chapter and the Harbor Historical Assoc.. Location at the waterfront and along Front Street Georgetown Historic District, Georgetown, SC. Contact Sally at 843-3403879 or boats@woodenboatshow.com

October 21: Lakeland, FL
Lake Mirror Classic Annual Car Festival and Boat Show on the Mirror Lake promenade downtown, includes classic wooden boats, antique motorcycles vintage fashion show and collectible cars.  Contact www.lakemirrorclassic.com

Nov. 4-5:  Hilton Head. South Carolina
Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours D’Elegance.  Blue Ridge ACBS Chapter. Contact Jerri at 706-273-6495

by Rob

Upcoming Antique and Classic Boat Shows.

April 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

A superlative Gentleman’s Racer struts its stuff.

Upcoming Antique and Classic Boat Society Boat Shows -2017
APRIL
April 19-25, 2017: 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
. Location: Antigua Classic Yacht Club, English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda. Contact Kristi at 268-721-0873 or info@antiguaclassicsa.com

April 20-23. Lake Hartwell Boat Festival. Sponsored by Blue Ridge Chapter. Location: 149 Hartwell Marina Drive, Hartwell, Georgia. Contact John at 864-231-9614

April 28-30. Spring Valley Lake Boat Show. Hosted by South Carolina Chapter. Location: Spring Valley Lake, Victorville, California. Contact Bob at 714-542-2210

April 29, Antique and Classic Boat Society (Toronto Chapter Spring Boat Shop Tour, with lunch in Port Carling. (Muskoka Ontario and area). Please visit the ACBS Toronto website for information

MAY
May 4-6 42nd Annual Wooden Boat Show
. Location: North Carolina Maritime Museum., Beaufort, North Carolina. Contact Brent at 252-728-7317

Disappearing Propeller Boats celebrate their 100th anniversary at the Muskoka Lakes Bi-annual show in Port Carling, Ontario

May 6-7 22nd Annual Keels and Wheels Concours D’Elegance at Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, Texas. This year’s featured boats are “utilities” from all manufacturers. Hosted by the Southwest Chapter. Contact Bob at 713-521-0105 or visit www.keels-wheels.com.

May 19-21 Annual ACBS/ABM Restoration Workshop Symposium. Location: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton New York. Contact ACBS Headquarters or hqs@acbs.org

JUNE

June 3 30th Annual Lake Chatuge Rendezvous. Hosted by the Blue Ridge Chapter. Location: The Ridges Resort and Marina 3379 US-76, Hiawassee GA Contact Jerri at 706-273-6495

June 8-11 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake. Hosted by the Heartland Classics Chapter. Location: Rock Lane Resort, 611 Rock Ln, Branson, MO. Contact Don at 417-739-2124

June 9-11 Lake Arrowhead Boat Show. Hosted by the South California Chapter. Location: Lake Arrowhead, California. Contact Bob at 714-542-2210

June 10 18th Annual Vintage Lapstrake Boat Show. Sponsored by trhe New England Lyman Group. Location: Town Dock, Wolfeboro, NH. Contact the NELG at 603-883-8606 or newenglandlymangroup.org

June 16-17 25th Presque Isle Harbour Wooden Boat Show. Welcoming classic, antique fibreglass and aluminum boats. Location: Presque Isle Harbour, Presuqe Isle MI. Contact John at 989-733-0444 or presqueisleharborwoodenboatshow.com

June 16-18 30th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival. Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter. Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD. Contact Ray at 410-867-7853

June 23-25 32nd Annual Michigan Chapter “Where it all began” Antique and Classic Boat Show. Location: Harbour Club Marina (original Chris-Craft grounds) Algonac, Michigan.

June 24 42nd Annual Portage Lake Boat Show. Co-hosted by the North Coast Ohio Chapter and the Portage Lakes Historical Society. Location: On Tap at the Harbor Restaurant, 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron OH Contact Gil at 216-310-7475
(Stay tuned for events coming up in July and August)

Visitors to the ACBS Toronto Chapter Boat Show in Gravenhurst Ontario enjoy two classic beauties.

by Rob

Scenes from the ACBS Sunnyland Antique and Classic Boat Show

March 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

Thanks to the You Tube videos of EdontheBeach and James Crane we can offer you some glimpses of the very well attended recent ACBS International Boat Show in Tavares Florida. Enjoy.

by Rob

Two boat shows on the immediate and very near horizon!

August 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

For those who can make it to Muskoka Ontario, the Muskoka Lakes Association Classic Boat Show will be held tomorrow, August 13, 2016 in Port Carling, Muskoka, Ontario. Show hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This “by invitation only” event (for the boats, not the public) will feature some of the finest antique and classic wooden boats in North America.
Gentlemen's Racer - Gold Cup Sunday

Coming up on August 19-21, 2016 is the Antique Raceboat Regatta: Photos and description below.
GUIDE TO THE ANTIQUE RACEBOAT REGATTA AT THE ANTIQUE BOAT MUSEUM
CLAYTON, New York (August 11, 2016) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier
freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today a complete guide to the
home of vintage and historic racing, the Antique Raceboat Regatta, to be held Friday, August 19 through
Sunday, August 21.
The 13th edition of this biennial event is a sanctioned event of the Vintage and Historic division of the
American Powerboat Assoication and will feature a wide variety of vintage and classic raceboats
including outboards, tunnel drives, jersey speed skiffs, and hydroplanes. On Friday visitors can tour the
grounds and see the raceboats on display on land and at the docks for the price of regular Museum
admission. The main action of the Regatta will be on Saturday and Sunday when the raceboats take to
the water of French Bay to run demonstration fly-bys according to boat class. The Museum will also
come alive with vendors, unique forums, an auction featuring racing memorabilia, a very special exhibit
opening with longtime Regatta attendee Buddy Byers, and the popular Legends Banquet on Saturday
night.. (More details below).
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SHOW HOURS
Friday, August 19 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Land displays and test runs
Saturday, August 20 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Vintage fly-bys
Sunday, August 21 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Vintage fly-bys
Note: ABM will remain open to visitors until 5:00 p.m. on August 20 & 21
ADMISSION RATES
Museum Members Free
Adult $14 (Friday); $15 (Saturday/Sunday)
Youth (7-17) $8 Friday (Friday); $10 (Saturday/Sunday)
Child (6 & under) Free
Military w/ ID (Active, retired, veteran) Free
Military Spouse $10 (each day)
Military Youth $5 (each day)
Adult 3-Day Pass $30
Youth 3-Day Pass $20
ADMITTANCE TO THE REGATTA
Visitors will be directed to the ABM’s Boat Shop located on the corner
of Mary Street and Alexandria Street to purchase admission bracelets or
check-in as a member.
The south side of Mary Street and the Marketplace will remain open to public access at all times throughout Regatta.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
Kids ages 9-12 have the opportunity to learn to drive a raceboat! A J-Class course will be taught on Friday morning starting at 9:00 a.m. (check-in at 8:00 a.m.). The course will be taught by four world-record drivers and will feature time spent in the classroom followed by the opportunity for kids to actually learn to drive the boats on the water. Pre-registration is required; contact Educator Deb Rantanen at 315-686-4104 x235. $50 registration fee + $20 fee for an APBA one-time event fee. A parent or guardian must attend the course with their child.

An auction featuring racing memorabilia will be held on Friday at 5:00 p.m. outside the Morgan Building on the south side of campus. Admission is free to attend the auction; a cash bar and light snacks will be provided.

Immediately following the conclusion of the auction, a reception will be held in the Morgan Building to celebrate the opening and dedication of the exhibit featuring the original artwork of the Antique Raceboat Regatta posters along with historic photographs and memorabilia of legendary raceboat driver Buddy Byers. Admission to the reception is free and all are encouraged to attend; complimentary refreshments will be provided.

On Thursday two instructional forums will be held in the Cox Theatre: at 10:00 a.m. Marv Hart will make a presentation for Drivers & New Drivers, at 1:00 p.m. Rich Evans will make a presentation for Inspecting Your Boat, Owners, & Prospective Inspectors.

On Saturday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. the Legends Banquet will be hosted in the ABM Tent. Dinner will be served by The Clipper Inn. Tickets must be purchased in advance, $35 per person.

PARKING Free Shuttle during Antique Raceboat Regatta available at Guardino Elementary and Lions Field Lot (Webb Street).

Village street parking is permitted, however the ABM asks that you be considerate of our neighbors and avoid blocking sidewalks and driveways.

The ABM Community Lot located on Riverside Drive behind Watertown Savings Bank will be utilized by the Museum and should remain clear of all vehicles and trailers beginning on Thursday, August 18 through Sunday, August 21 at 5:00 p.m.

DOCKING Minimal docking is available for visitors coming to the show by boat. Dock space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis on the south side of the Mary Street Municipal Dock. All boaters will need to check-in through admissions in the Boat Shop before proceeding into the event.

No docking will be permitted on the ABM docks, including the seawall, for the general public during Regatta.

BOATER SAFETY Boaters cruising the water of French Bay should not cross the race course while the course is active. Boaters should look for picket boats and patrol jet skis who will direct them safely around the course. For the safety of the raceboats running on the course, boaters are asked to proceed slowly and minimize their wake.

SMOKING Smoking is allowed only in limited areas of the event. Absolutely no smoking is allowed on the interior of campus. Smoking is allowed on the street except in proximity of the parking lot (Inboard Pits).

DOGS Dogs will only be allowed in the Marketplace and street-side areas of the event grounds. No dogs will be permitted into buildings or the interior main campus of the ABM, including dogs in carriers. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dog and keeping them leashed at all times.

NOTES OF INTEREST The main entrance to the Regatta will be at the ABM Boat Shop on the corner of Alexandria Street and Mary Street. All visitors must obtain wristbands or badges to enter.

Mary Street Closed – the stretch of Mary Street between Alexandria and Theresa Streets, in front of the ABM, will be closed to traffic throughout the show, including overnight hours.

Clayton Public Boat Ramp will remain accessible via Theresa Street throughout the event.

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Contact: Margaret E. Hummel, Director of Events & Marketing
315.686.4104 x223 mhummel@abm.org
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