Michael Lang’s beautiful 1939 Chris-Craft 19′ Custom Barrelback “Victory” - Dane Anderson photo.

Michael Lang’s beautiful 1939 Chris-Craft 19′ Custom Barrelback “Victory” – Dane Anderson photo.

OK, like all of you I am a sucker for a cool photo of a cool boat on a cool lake. BUT.. And this is by no means a comment on our trusty shooter Dane Anderson who shot this photo. BUT.. this photo of Michael Langs stunning 1939 Barrel Back on our facebook page has been seen by over 11,000 people. WHAAAAAAAAAAAT? 11,000 humans in two days, in fact 99% of those folks were in the first day. Why? Its a dock shot of a killer Barrel back for sure. But 11,000 people? A normal showing for us is in the 2500 range. Barrel Backs for some reason really pull though. Like swim suit models, or even better, Miss Lisa, Matt Byrnes Gar Wood. We can’t show it anymore, Matt has a cease and desist order pending on us.

According to our team of attornies this is NOT a photo of Miss Lisa, it is a photo of a boat on a lake with Karen Harrison and Matt Byrne in it.

According to our team of attorneys this is NOT a photo of Miss Lisa, it is a photo of a boat on a lake with Karen Harrison and Matt Byrne in it. Photo Texx

So if you have a facebook page and want friends, post pictures of barrel backs.. I dont know what it means, but aparently it means something. You can visit our facebook page here and LIKE us if you like, or want to see more barrel back pictures. Here are some more barrel Backs for your facebook page. Try it! It’s like magic. Please credt your old pal Dane Anderson for the photos..

If one Barrel back can grow your facebook page, Maybe two?

If one Barrel back can grow your facebook page, Maybe two?

This one might do the trick. Look at that mahogany on the transom!

This one might do the trick. Look at that mahogany on the transom!

Todays header is an oldy but goody. I shot this on on my iphone years ago off my dockafter finishing the boat. It is now one of the top photos of a chris craft on the internet! Crazy!

Todays header is an oldy but goody. I shot this on on my iphone years ago off my dockafter finishing the boat. It is now one of the top photos of a chris craft on the internet! Crazy!

 

Maybe its the stern not the boat? Here is one for your grey poupon pals in pink sweaters

Maybe its the stern not the boat? Here is one for your grey poupon pals in pink sweaters

 

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31 Responses to “What Is So Special About This Dock Shot?”
  1. Rick

    Instead of a Barrelback would a Barrel of Jack be just as effective. Of course if you had it and it didn’t work you could always drown your sorrows.

    • Jim Staib

      I’ve been to Lynchburg and took the tour. Those barrels, if full, are more expensive than woodyboating. Still like to have one tho. Seems the US military is their biggest customer

      • Rick

        Every year we send a team (very loose term) down to sample a few and buy a barrel. After its all bottled we auction off the empty barrel to help subsidize next years purchase.

  2. Troy

    I think what is really AWESOME about this shot (other then the boat is Beautiful) is the way Dane caught the reflection off the glass calm water.
    Even the name Victory POPS right out at you off the water.

    VERY COOL!

  3. Rabbit

    Dane’s shot is stunning in so many ways. Yes, the reflection, but also the three guys on the dock. The fact that their heads are cropped (Dane or Matt?) actually helps tell a story. Without even seeing them, the slight foward lean of their bodies tells you that they’re in awe as they peer into the motor. Art.

    • Texx

      Don – Simply resize any photo to be around 950 x XXX and it will load properly.

  4. Greg Lewandowski

    Matt, every time I see a photo of Sylvia, I cn’t believe you sold her. I could never part with a boat that beautiful.

  5. Doug Ward

    Show Winner! – 2nd PlaceAntique Runabout
    1940 Chris Craft Custom “Malibu” (Barrel Back)

    At the 2013 Geneva Lakes Boat Show
    ACBS – Blackhawk Chapter
    Abbey Resort
    Fontana, WI

    • Matt B's lawyer

      Mr Smith,

      If you look close “Miss Lisa” is in the background of this picture. That’s twice in one day! We will be contacting you soon.

  6. Doug P

    Want a “killer” BB.
    This is “Killer”
    The best preserved at BOTH ACBS shows at Couer d’Alene.
    Owned and preserved by Steve and Linda Zwarg

  7. Rich and Wiley

    Hey! I’d recognize that BB in the header anywhere!

    She sleeps tonight inside a marina on Portage Lakes Ohio, where last June she won “Best Chris-Craft” in the 38th Annual Portage Lakes show.

    Next year, she’ll be in the Skaneateles NY show in mid July…can’t wait.

    “Sylvia” or “Talaria” — both ways, she’s our dream boat.

    She is now named after my wife’s grandmother’s little publishing company in Cincinnati which she ran in the 1930s and ’40s. In 1941, when Talaria was built, Annette Cornell had not one but two poems published in the Saturday Evening Post — quite an honor for a virtually unknown amateur poet.

    Everlasting thanks to Don Ayers for pointing us in her direction, and for Matt for allowing us the chance to love her as he did.

    Rich Marschner
    Wiley Cornell

  8. matt

    Thanks Wiley, we put our heart and soul into her. It brings me great joy that she is making us all still happy

  9. Steve

    I think that the barrel backs are the quintessential Runabout, just as the 1932 Ford is to hot rodding!