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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 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.