The much anticipated Minnesota Lakes Classic Boat & Car Show is under way this weekend in beautiful Alexandria, Minnesota – and fellow Woody Boater / ace photographer Dane Anderson is there to capture the action. Here is Dane’s early report and few shots from Friday afternoon as the classic boats, classic cars and folks begin to gather for the big event. – Texx
26th Annual Minnesota Lakes Classic Boat & Car Show
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, Lake Darling, MN
by Dane Anderson
The 2013 Minnesota Lakes Classic Boat & Car Show kicked off with some pre show activities on Friday afternoon. About 10 cars from the Motoring Journal’s Speed Reunion went out for a tour of the Alexandria Lakes area with a stop at the Carlos Creek Winery.
They returned to the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum where Bruce Olson and his capable staff had indoor space waiting for the returning cars and a nice afternoon reception with refreshments at the Museum.
From the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum it was off to the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center for a social hour and dinner at the indoor tennis center. Arrowwood Resort is a short 3 mile drive from the museum. The tennis center allowed for indoor parking for the car club and also several of the boats that will be part of Saturday’s boat show.
Larson Boats and the Falls Flyer are the featured boats for this years show and several boats from the Paul Mikkelson Collection auction are here for the show. Paul Mikkelson is the honorary chairperson and was in attendance today.
After the social hour at Arrowwood a great dinner was served. It was really quite nice to have the dinner tables set up among the cars and boats indoors allowing for post dinner tire kicking and fellowship.
The Motoring Journal’s Speed Reunion 2013 featuring classic European automobiles make their second appearance at this year’s show. Fine automobiles from notable European manufacturers are on hand for the public’s enjoyment.
All automobiles will be displayed on the lakeside lawn in front of Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center today. A nice compliment to the classic boat show. Several 15-minute seminars will discuss the classic boat and automobiles hobby.
To learn more about the “Frankfurt Flyer” and the multi-talented Chris Runge you can Click Here to see this interesting interview.