The Toronto Chapter, ACBS, is once again hosting one of the largest international antique and classic boat shows in North America. Over 100 vintage vessels will on display at the wharves in Gravenhurst Ontario (about a 2.5 hour drive north of Toronto). And that is only the beginning. The show will include Concours D’Elegance vintage autos, children’s activities, a flea market, “field of dreams” and over fifty vendors. (Port Carling Boats will be one of them. Be sure to stop by and say “hello”. )
There are also a number of pre and post show day activities, beginning on July 4th and ending the day after the show. Best of all, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday bash, admission to the show is FREE.
The “Field of Dreams offered a number of interesting purchase possibilities…
Below is a ‘Gull-Wing’ Century for sale as a silent auction item, with a starting bid of $18,000. The boat has a new bottom, installed by Stan Hunter of Milford Bay, Muskoka. (Photo below)
The ‘monster’ boat at the far end of the row is a twin engine Chris-Craft (about 27 feet in length) that has been in storage for several decades. A variety of other woodies grace the field.
This centre steer Peterborough, requiring some woodwork, was available with Merc engine and trailer for about $3,400
Some wonderfully restored vintage autos enhanced the Gravenhurst show. (below)
The perfect car for Bonnie and Clyde
An early 1900s Tudhope convertible
The Edsel, (named after a Ford son or grandson), never really “took off”. The open mouth grill helps to explain why!
Do you love vintage automobiles and “cruising” numerous wooden boats for sale? If you responded with a “yes” you’ll likely enjoy Part !V of the ACBS Toronto Chapter’s annual international vintage boat (and car) show. (Video below).
ACBS International Boat show in New York State:
Skaneateles, N.Y played host to the annual ACBS Boat show, the weekend of September 13/14, 2014. As usual, an abundance of gleaming mahogany decks and throbbing engines offered lots to admire. Congratulations to “Best of Show” winner Mike Green for his beautiful DreamBoat. (below)
The Muskoka, Ontario area was also represented by Omega, a stunning gentleman’s racer.
The torpedo stern “double ender” below reflects a timeless elegance and grace from early in the last century.