Today, thanks to fellow Woody Boater Marten Anderson, we travel to beautiful Lake Arrowhead, California for a Live-ish report from the 2013 Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show hosted by the nice folks from the Southern California Chapter ACBS. The high altitude mountain air and laid-back atmosphere of the Lake Arrowhead area provides a perfect venue for a classic boat show. As expected, the range of classic boats at this years show is great – something for everybody. – Texx
30th Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show
by Marten Anderson
The ACBS Southern California Chapter’s 2013 Annual Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show is being held this weekend at the Lake Arrowhead Village. Antique and classic wooden boats vie for trophies and can be viewed up close both Saturday & Sunday at the Lake Arrowhead Village docks. On display throughout the village are vintage woodie cars, hot rods, antique wooden boat models and early outboard motors. Antique boats are also for sale throughout the village.
The featured boat this year is the 1936 22′ Earle Barnes crafted “Bille Bea II” – a winner of the Lake Tahoe Wooden Boat Concourse d’Elegance.
The show is produced by the Rim of the World Historical Society with the assistance of the Arrowhead Lake Association, the Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce, the Antique & Classic Boat Society, the Up The Hill Woodie Club, and Lake Arrowhead Village.
Here is a list of award winners from this years event, which were presented on Saturday evening during the boat show banquet.
Best of Show: “Serpent”
1955 Chris-Craft 18′ Cobra – Craig Brewster
Here is just a taste of some other wonderful classic boats on display at this years Lake Arrowhead show. A perfect example of why all classic boats, both big or small, older or newer are welcome at these local events.
A great looking 1950 Chris-Craft 14′ Outboard… 40HP – 40MPH
A very cool period correct blown California Flat Bottom which looks like fun, especially for the passengers in the rear seats. “Mixed Emotions” is a 1970 18′ D&H Flat Bottom owned by Richard Kane. Perfect for those early morning runs up the lake.
Thanks again to Marten Anderson for sharing this Live-ish report from lake Arrowhead with us today.