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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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by Rob

Upcoming Vintage Boat Shows in the USA and Canada

July 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

What could be more satisfying than attending a vintage boat show (or more than one) during our precious summer and fall months? Answer? NOTHING!
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Treat yourself to attendance at at least one show in the coming months. Check out the comprehensive list below. (Permission to publish this list is kindly granted by Classic Boating magazine).

ARNOLDS PARK, IA July 29-30 36th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show on West Lake Okoboji. Skippers reception Fri; show Sat; rain date Sun. Iowa Great Lakes ACBS Chapter. Contact: Alex Kent at (712) 898-8708 or dakpropool@gmail.com

BURLINGTON, VT July 29-30 Lake Champlain Vintage Boat Show at the Burlington Community Boathouse. Lake Champlain ACBS Chapter. Contact: Steve Pond at (802) 363-3063 or besianna@ msn.com or Mike O’Brien at (802) 355-1781 or mmob1@comcast.net

SKANEATELES, NY July 29-31 38th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at Clift Park. Finger Lakes ACBS Chapter. Contact: Erin Sammut at (315) 569-0955 or eksammut@gmail.com

MINOCQUA, WI July 29-31 24th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at The Boathouse. Benefiting multiple sclerosis. Contact: Al Hanley at (715) 453-4511 office or (715) 614-4511 cell or alh@5starupnorth.com McCALL, ID July 29-31 Annual Classic and Wooden Boat Show at docks of Shore Lodge. Payette Lakes ACBS Chapter. Contact: visit www. payetteclassicboats.com

ANGOLA, IN July 30 Lake James Antique & Classic Boat & Car Show at the former Boat House location, 120 Lane 447 Lake James. Indiana ACBS Chapter. Contact: Mike McBride at lakejamesmike@gmail.com or (260) 249-7464.

MADISON, WI August 5-6 11th Annual Madison Area Antique & Classic Boat Show. Three-lake boat cruise on Friday. Public show on Saturday on Lake Waubesa. Glacier Lakes ACBS Chapter. Contact: Mark Walters at (608) 770-4439 or waltswoody@charter.net; Andy McCormick at (608) 235-7142 or andy@ mccormicklumber.com; Rich Lepping at (608) 235-1707 or rich@borderpatrolwi.com

SICAMOUS, BC August 5-7 6th Annual Sicamous Antique & Classic Boat Festival. Okanagan ACBS Chapter, Contact Karen Harrison at (403) 815-3837 or karen.harrison@shaw.ca; or Paul Harrison at paulfharrison1@shaw.ca or (403) 620-9713

CLAYTON, NY August 5-7 52nd Annual Antique Boat Show at The Antique Boat Museum. 9-5 Fri. & Sat.; 9-1 Sun. Annual boat auction, Sat. at 1pm. Contact: Michael Folsom at michaelfolsom@abm.org or (315) 686-4104 TRAVERSE CITY, MI August 6 29th Annual Classic Boats on the Boardwalk on the Boardman River. Registration from 7:30-10, show from 10-4, awards ceremony at 3. Water Wonderland ACBS Chapter. Contact: Deb Parker at (616) 249-0529 or dlparker2@comcast.net

WOLFEBORO FALLS, NH August 11 10th Annual Boathouse Tour. Visit beautiful boathouses on Lake Winnipesaukee. Tour by land in your car or by water in a classic driven by a NHBM volunteer. Contact: Lisa Simpson Lutts at (603) 569-4554 or museum @nhbm.org

STURGEON BAY, WI August 12-13 26th Annual Door County Maritime Museum Classic & Wooden Boat Festival. Dozens of classic boats on display, Sikaflex boat building contest, demonstrations. Contact: (920) 743-5958 or info@dcmm.org Visit www.DCMM.org

HOMEWOOD, CA August 12-13 44th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance at Obexer’s Boat Company. Marque class: Chris-Craft Racing Runabouts. Contact: Liquid Blue Events at (775) 851-4444 or neil@liquidblueevents.com

PORT SANILAC, MI August 12-13 Port Sanilac Antique Boat Show at the Port Sanilac Municipal Harbor, in water and on land. Registration forms available in Spring at www.michacbs.com. Contact: Jeanne Harper at jeanneharper@bellsouth.net or Alan Brenner at ab_10ring@yahoo.com

WALLACEBURG, ON August 12-14 28th Annual WAMBO, Wallaceburg Antique Motor & Boat Outing, one of Canada’s largest transportation shows featuring antique boats, antique and specialty cars, fire trucks, and motorcycles. Boats along Sydenham River. Contact: www.kent.net/wambo/

NAPLES, ME August 13 23rd Annual Antique & Classic Car & Boat Show at the Causeway and Public Docks. Boating events planned Tuesday through Friday. Contact: Rick Filiau at (603) 485-7355 or mountainviewwoodies@gmail.com or visit http://mountainviewwoodies.org/

HESSEL, MI August 13 39th Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts. Showcasing Century boats. Les Cheneaux Historical Association. Contact: Barb Smith at (906) 484-4081 or lciboatshow@ gmail.com or visit www.lciboatshow.com ALTON, NH August 13 40th Annual Alton Bay Boat Show. An informal non-judged vintage boat show at Alton Bay Town Docks. Contact: (603) 569-4554 or museum@nhbm.org

MANOTICK, ON August 13 Ottawa International Antique & Classic Boat Show at the Rideau Ferry in conjunction with the area’s 75th anniversary of the townships. Manotick Classic Boat Club ACBS Chapter. Contact: visit manotickclassic-boatclub.ca

BIG BEAR, CA August 18-20 32nd Annual Classic & Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing. Southern California ACBS Chapter. Contact: Charlie Brewster at (909) 844-5337

PEWAUKEE, WI August 20 12th Annual Pewaukee Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show at Lakefront Park. Glacier Lakes ACBS Chapter. Contact: Wil Vidal at (262) 695-2994 or wvidaljr@wi.rr.com or visit www.glacbs.org

FRISCO, CO August 20 Frisco Classic Boat Show at Frisco Town Marina. Boats on display from 9-12:30. Parade following, weather permitting. Rocky Mountain Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact: Jim Bull at jmbul@aol.com or (303) 598-6153

HARVEYS LAKE, PA August 20 26th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at the Grotto Marina on Route 415, 9-4:00, dinner at 5 at the Grotto Restaurant. N.E. Pennsylvania/Harveys Lake ACBS Chapter. Contact: Josh Bryant at (570) 592-7634 or JBPlanB@aol.com

KINGSTON, NY August 20-21 32nd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at the Hudson River Maritime Museum, Rondout Creek. Hudson River ACBS Chapter. Contact: David Price (347) 581-4231 or hudsonriveracbs@gmail.com or visit www.acbs-hrc.org

CHETEK, WI August 21 Chetek Fly-In and Classic Boat Show at the municipal airport from 9-3. Free admission with donations to local charities. All classic watercraft welcome. Contact: John Baas at jpbaas@att.net or (414) 218-4655

PENTWATER, MI August 27 20th Annual Wooden Boat Show & Parade hosted by the Pentwater Yacht Club on the Village Green and the shores of Pentwater Lake. Contact: Dave Peterhans at (248) 217-3974 or 1peterhans@sbcglobal.net or www. pentwateryachtclub.com

GULL LAKE, MN August 27 8th Annual Gull Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show at Bar Harbor Supper Club, 8164 Interlachen Road. Contact: Jason at (612) 834-5020 TOLEDO, OH August 27-28 10th Annual Toledo Antique & Classic Boat Show at the National Museum of the Great Lakes. Contact: Ramsey Brothers Restorations at (419) 255-2628 or info@toledoboatshow. com or visit www.toledoboatshow.com

BUFFALO, NY August 27 & 28 Antique Boat Show at Canalside, downtown, a part of the Buffalo Maritime Festival. Niagara Frontier ACBS Chapter. Contact: Rich DeGlopper at (716) 946-7246 or rich_deglopper@me.com

COEUR D’ALENE, ID August 27-28 Coeur d’Alene Classic Boat Festival on the boardwalk at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Inland Empire ACBS Chapter. Contact: Jan or John Keener at Keener@my180.net or (208) 664-6984.

LAKE OSWEGO, OR August 28 17th Annual Oswego Heritage Council Collector Car & Classic Boat Show. Over 300 cars and 40 boats in three parks in downton Lake Oswego. Columbia/Willamette ACBS Chapter. Contact: visit www.oswego heritage.org/car-boat-show-1/

LAKE VERMILION, MN Sept. 3-6 Antique & Classic Cruise and Show. Saturday Lake  Vermilion cruise; Sunday show at the Landing restaurant, 12-4. Contact: Mark Ludlow at mark@ludlowsresort.com; Jeff Stebbins at jstebbins@gentryconstruction.net; or Sandy Jackson at skayjack@aol.com

PORT HURON, MI September 9-10 Blue Water Antique & Classic Boat Show. Public boat show Saturday includes free classic boat rides from 11am to 2pm. Registeration forms available in Spring at www.michacbs.com. Michigan ACBS Chapter. Contact: LeRoy Stephens at purthuronacbs@gmail.com or Alan Brenner at ab_10ring@ yahoo.com

SPRING PARK, MN September 9-10 41st Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous at Lord Fletcher’s, 3746 Sunset Drive. Captain’s dinner Friday, show Saturday. BSLOL ACBS Chapter. Contact: Ian Sandercock at (612) 221-7254 or ian@allsafealarms.net

KETCHUM, OK September 9-10 24th Annual Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show at Arrowhead Marina on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. Heartland Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact: visit www.heart land-classics.org

SMITH MTN LAKE, VA Sept. 9-11 26th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Antique & Classic Boat Festival & Show at Mariners Landing & Conference Center. Public show Saturday. Smith Mountain Lake ACBS Chapter. Contact: Alan Frederick at (540) 352-8653 or jeanandalan588@msn.com

PORT TOWNSEND, WA Sept. 9-11 40th Annual Wooden Boat Festival at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water Street. Contact: (360) 385-3628 ext 104 or info@nwmaritime.org

QUINCY, IL Sept. 16-18 16th Annual Quincy Classic Boat Show & Outboard Show at the Quincy Boat Club on the bay of the Mississippi River. Contact: Todd Young at 217-242-7283, todd@quincyboatshow.com or Rob Ebbing at 217-257-7400 or rob@quincyboatshow.com Visit www.quincyboatshow.com

MANISTEE, MI September 17 Century Boat Club Thoroughbred Round Up. Contact: centuryboatclub@sbcglobal .com or (616) 450-8968

PT. PLEASANT, NJ September 17 33rd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at the Johnson Bros. Boat Yard, 1800 Bay Avenue. 8-5. Free admission, flea market, classic cars, RC boats. New Jersey Boating Museum Bldg 13. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 18. Barnegat Bay ACBS Chapter. Contact: Stu Sherk at (610) 277-2121 (732) 899-6604; or Ken Motz at (908) 910-3653

DENVER, CO September 17 (tentative) Informal rendezvous of classic boats at Sloan’s Lake. Public welcome. Contact: Mike Novick at michaelnovick@msn.com or (720) 244-3376. Visit rockymtnclassics.org for firm date and details.

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA Sept. 21-24 2016 Annual ACBS Meeting and International Boat Show. Boat show at Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay; meeting at The Village at Squaw Valley. Contact: www.acbs.org

LAKE GENEVA, WI September 24-25 Geneva Lakes Boat Show at the Abbey Resort features classic and vintage boats from all over the country. Viewing is free to the public. A boat parade is also scheduled for Saturday. Blackhawk ACBS Chapter. Contact: Matt Byrne, GLBS@blackhawkacbs.com or 630-802-2698
CHELAN, WA October 1-2 6th Annual Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat Show and Car Event at Chelan Waterfront Park and Lakeside Marina. Contact: www.mahoganyandmerlot.com

SAN DIEGO, CA October 1-2 San Diego Gathering at the San Diego Yacht Club. Southern California ACBS Chapter. Contact: Ken Slaght at Kslaght@ cox.net

NAPLES, ME October 8 Fall foliage cruise from Long Lake Marina, cruise 11 miles up lake to Harrison, ME, dock for lunch at the Old Mill Tavern, and cruise back to Naples. Awesome scenery and great camaraderie. Contact: Rick Filiau at (603) 485-7355 or mountainviewwoodies@gmail.com or visit http://mountainviewwoodies.org/

LAKELAND, FL October 15 Lake Mirror Classic Annual Car Festival & Boat Show on the Lake Mirror promenade downtown includes classic wooden boats, antique motorcycles, vintage fashion show, and collectible cars. Contact: www. lakemirror-classic.com
LAVONIA, GA November 4-5 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, 1 Cardinal Road, Suite 16. Blue Ridge ACBS Chapter. Contact: Hilton Head Island Motoring Fest@ mail.vresp.com