The Official List of Class Winners from the 2012 Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance is now published on the Lake Tahoe Concours website. (You can Click Here to go there and also see the complete list below). One of the highlights of the big event is the “Roar Off” where the boat owners have the opportunity to leave the Sierra Boat Company marina and go for a cruise on beautiful Lake Tahoe… And as we all know, it’s more fun to shoot boats out on the water and away from the docks when ever we get a chance.

We were invited to join Chief Judge Terry Fiest, Tim Robinson, Don Ayers (President of the Chris-Craft Club) and the crew aboard Dave Olson’s “Thunder Chick” which leaves first and Terry does his best to get us in position to snap a few shots as the boats roar off. We were hoping to stream some live video of the boats leaving the harbor but the WiFi service was not great out on the lake, however we will continue to improve that technology. But we were able to get a few great images. Thanks Terry!

This is also a very popular event for the boat show spectators, who come out in the hundreds and gather on the break water to watch the boats head out…

Here’s the Official List of Class Winners for 2012.

Lakers and Launches
(3) Oski III – 1924 30′ Stephens Launch with a 60HP 4Cylinder Scripps – T. Gary Rogers of Oakland, CA

Pre-War Runabouts (Under 23 Feet)
(2) Honeh – 1936 19′ Chris-Craft Runabout #48154 with a 93HP 6Cylinder Chrysler Crown – Peter & Jackie George of San Ramon, CA

Pre-War Runabouts (23 Feet and Over)
(2) ‘S a Gem – 1934 27′ Chris-Craft Custom Runabout #27020 with a 330HP 12Cylinder Scripps 302 – Russell Hagen of Minneapolis, MN

Pre-War Runabouts (23 Feet and Over)
(2) Grand Cru – 1930 24′ Chris-Craft Runabout #2517 with a 175HP 6Cylinder Chris-Craft MCL – John & Cathy Stannard of Los Gatos, CA

Pre-War Runabouts (23 Feet and Over)
(3) Away-She-Go II – 1929 28′ Chris-Craft Runabout #3020 with a 330HP 8Cylinder Chrysler 440 – Guy Mace of Springfield, MO

Post-War Runabouts
(1) Daisy – 1953 19′ Chris-Craft Racing Runabout #437 with a 158HP 6Cylinder Chris-Craft MBL – Chuck & Kathy Michel of Lake Arrowhead, CA


Post-War Runabouts
(2) Dreamcatcher II – 1978 21′ Philbrick Twin Cockpit Runabout with a 345HP 8Cylinder PCM – Rob Hennessy of Danville, CA

Post-War Runabouts
(2) Happy Days – 1952 19′ Chris-Craft Racing Runabout #415 with a 158HP 6Cylinder Chris-Craft MBL – Ed & Nancy Alexander of Lomita, CA

Post-War Runabouts
(2) MissDeMeanor – 1945 16′ Roy Converse Runabout with a 85HP 8Cylinder Ford – Franc Casey of Carnelian Bay, CA

Post-War Runabouts
(2) Y.P. – 1952 21′ Stan-Craft Torpedo Runabout #2106 with a 130HP 6Cylinder Chrysler Crown – Jerry & Charlene Appel of Lakeside, MT

Post-War Runabouts
(3) When Men Were Men – 1947 19’6″ Gar Wood Commodore #9016 with a 300HP 8Cylinder Cadillac – Al Cabito of Incline Village, NV

Blonde Deck Chris-Craft Runabouts
(1) Cyclone – 1952 18′ Chris-Craft Riviera #739 with a 131HP 6 Cylinder Chris-Craft KBL – Reginald Down of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Blonde Deck Chris-Craft Runabouts
(1) Hungry Blonde – 1949 20′ Chris-Craft Custom Runabout #341 with a 158HP 6Cylinder Chris-Craft MBL – Mike & Sandy Davis of Napa, CA

Restoration Expert and Great Guy Dan Nelson Aboard Hungry Blonde

Blonde Deck Chris-Craft Runabouts
(1) Justice – 1946 20′ Chris-Craft Custom Runabout #032 with a 130HP 6Cylinder Chris-Craft M – Ben & Julie Wolff of McCall, ID

Blonde Deck Chris-Craft Runabouts
(2) Blonde Ambition – 1955 19′ Chris-Craft Capri #028 with a 131HP 6Cylinder Chris-Craft KBL – Donald Parsons of Stockton, CA

Blonde Deck Chris-Craft Runabouts
(2) Phase V – 1955 21′ Chris-Craft Capri #034 with a 200HP 8Cylinder Chrysler M-45 – Mike Davis of Napa, CA

Century
(1) Jazzy Lady – 1940 20′ Century Sedan with a 140HP 6Cylinder Gray Marine – Dick & Louise Werner of Newberg, OR

Riva & International
(1) Bella Donna – 1969 22’4″ Riva Ariston #908 with a 220HP 8Cylinder Riva Crusader – Dale & Donna Reynolds of Walnut Creek, CA


Riva & International
(2) Mia Basillissa – 1969 21’6″ Riva Olympic with a 220HP 8Cylinder Riva Crusader – Deborah & Paul Selak of Tahoe City, CA

Riva & International
(3) Carolina – 1964 20′ Riva Super Florida #865 with a 220HP 8Cylinder Chevrolet – Kent Ramos of Brentwood, CA

Race Boats
(2) Baby Skipalong – 1924 27′ Nevins Gold Cup Race Boat with a 260HP 6Cylinder Packard 621 – Ed & Deborah Scott of Oakland, CA

Utilities
(1) Fallon – 1956 23′ Chris-Craft Continental #086 with a 175HP 6Cylinder Chris-Craft MCL – James & Lisa Taylor of Berkeley, CA


Utilities
(2) Back In Time – 1965 19′ Philbrick Utility with a 200HP 8Cylinder Crusader – Dan & Barbara Foster of San Ramon, CA

Utilities
(2) Leading Lady – 1940 24’6″ Gar Wood Custom Utility #6451 with a 130eaHP 6Cylinder Chrysler Crown (2) – Terry & Carol Clapham of Jamestown, CA


Marque Class: Aquarama
(1) Tievoli – 1969 27′ Riva Aquarama #332 with a 220eaHP 8Cylinder Riva Crusader (2) – Bill & Mary Jo Shepherd of Lafayette, CA

Marque Class: Aquarama
(1) Tiger – 1969 27′ Riva Aquarama #333 with a 220eaHP 8Cylinder Riva Crusader (2) – David & Diane Paul of Los Angeles, CA


Marque Class: Aquarama
(2) Andiamo – 1981 29′ Riva Aquarama Special #720 with a 360eaHP 8Cylinder Crusader (2) – Ned Spieker of Menlo Park, CA

Marque Class: Aquarama
(2) Libertá – 1970 28′ Riva Super Aquarama #426 with a 320eaHP 8Cylinder Riva Crusader (2) – William & Janet Cronk of Lafayette, CA

Marque Class: Aquarama
(2) Viking – 1968 27’9″ Riva Super Aquarama #297 with a 320eaHP 8Cylinder Riva Crusader (2) – Jeff Qvale of Kentfield, CA

Marque Class: Aquarama
(2) Wooden Racquet – 1972 28’7″ Riva Aquarama Lungo #496 with a 220eaHP 8Cylinder Riva Crusader (2) – John & Marilyn Dougery of San Francisco, CA

Peoples Choice Award – Rumrunner


Below, fellow Woody Boater and President of the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation – Dave Olson in his gentlemens race boat. Thanks Dave for everything you do to make this event one of the best boat shows on the planet! – Texx

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7 Responses to “The 40th Annual 2012 Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance – Class Winners”
  1. Philip Andrew

    Nice work Texx. So frustrating to be working in LA this week with that show happening just up the line. Back home to the cold of winter tonight.

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  2. ian

    T-44 is the best picture on the page

    it deserves to be the masthead picture for at least a day

    thats my 2 cents…

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  3. 72hornet

    Congratulations to all of the winners and especially to Will Stout, owner of Rumrunner! They pulled the Rumrunner all of the way from Florida via Lake Okoboji in Iowa and out to California! Fabulous boat, dear Friends! Congratulations to Bets, Will and Zoe! Wish I would have been able to attend with you!

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    • Texx

      Good point Royce – Thanks for your help.

      The Peoples Choice Award was announced late Saturday afternoon so I added this in at the end of the story. Was going to update the info on “Rumrunner” when I got off the road, and… Forgot.

      It’s a beautiful boat and deserves the award!

      Reply

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