Archive for January, 2011

Records Broken at Mecum Auction

1955 Chris-Craft 21′ Cobra sells for 130,000.00

The “Last Riva” sold for a whopping 975,000.00

Riva photo courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

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Pace cars slow down the pace at Mecum auction

Looks like we are about 30 minutes behind pace here for the 5 o’clock sale of the boats! Stay tuned though ya never know what could happen

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Are you ready! Don’t miss the sale!

Are you ready. The boats are in the cue.. Cars are selling like hotcakes.. Tune in and watch. Here goes…things seem to be a tad behind schedule though but this is fun to watch. Like a football game with lots

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Dragon snake cobra sells 875,000 Will the chris craft cobra do as well!

While the rare Shelby cobra dragon snake sells for 875,000 the hemi under glass cobra is prepped for it’s 5 pm time on the block! Will these be a good time for cobras here in fla? with a reported 80%

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There is a god!

It’s not just about the cars here at the Mecum auction. It’s about the festival. As reported in minnisotta regarding the Warner auction. The party alone is worth the trip.. It’s a massive car and boat show and everything is

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Test! Test, check check, Live From The Kissimmee Mecum Auction!

This is a test to check out the new iPad app that will be used in reporting tonight as the last riva and other stunning classic boats on on the block.. It,s amazing here and a festival of classic goodness..

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Mecum Kissimmee Auction Live-ish – The Big Guns Hit The Block On Saturday PM

Woody Boater is in Kissimmee, Florida and will be providing Live Reports from the big Mecum Auction on Saturday. One of the top six antique & classic boats scheduled to hit the auction block at 5:00 PM Eastern is this

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Not To Be Out Laked-Iowa Chimes In!

Just as were about to shut the hatch on this story. This in from fellow Woody Boater John Karlson..

The Midwest is sorely underrepresented on The Woodyboater. Here are some shots of wood boating on beautiful Lake Okoboji Iowa, my

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We are very excited to offer our fellow Woody boaters a nice 2014 Winter collection Long sleeve t-shirt. This way you can keep...

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Rememebr that little fiberglass Sea Skiff we featured on ebay a while back! There she is at the International Show! new owner and big ACBS President Brian Gagnon knows how to have some fun!

If There Is A Woody Lake In Heaven, This Is It!

What could be better than stunning weather, with a group of pals that all want to do one thing! Go boating. Here is a...

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Our pal and fellow Woody Boater Charles Mistele at the helm of Miss America IX.. Now that is a hat!

Breaking News – Hagerty Names 2014 Hall Of Fame Inductees!

We interrupt part two of the Pacific Northwest ACBS Story for some humbling news. To Quote the news from the Hagerty website, “The Hagerty...

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M-Fine’s M-ighty Fine Penn Yan!

We talked about a bit in previous stories, but today its all about the M -fine Penn Yan. Officially a 1976 Bicentennial Penn...

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Tommy Mertaugh Memorial Scholarship Fund At The Great Lakes Boat Building School.

Late yesterday we received this note from The Great Lakes Boat Building School and E. James Mertaugh family regarding a new scholarship in the...

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