If you’re looking for a place to go this coming May in the Midwest, consider this one. It’s a Boat Show Extravaganza. The City of Muscatine, Iowa and The Clear Lake Chapter of the ACBS are co-sponsoring the event.
Muscatine, Iowa will be celebrating their 100’th Anniversary of boat racing on the Mississippi River this May 15th thru 18th, 2008. This is the 2nd Annual Muscatine Boat Show and Racing Boat Exhibition. It will feature antique and classic wood boats, classic fiberglass and aluminum boats, classic cars and motorcycles and, of course, antique, classic and modern racing boats of all kinds. There will be a display of race cars as well. There will definitely be Boat Racing going on.
Muscatine, Iowa was the first place on the Mississippi that power boat racing was done. The date was July 4th, 1908, so this year marks the 100th year for the Muscatine Power Boat Club and Mississippi Boat Racing.
Another event scheduled for this festive occasion is the Cardboard Race Regatta. The rules are that the race boat must be made entirely of corrugated cardboard. It needs to hold up long enough to complete two laps around a small island on the river front. Should be fun and interesting for all ages. Here’s the Rules.