The annual Muscatine show this year was canceled. But saved earlier in the year. No race boats though. Which in the end turned out to be OK since you could actually talk with your fellow woody boaters. And in this case, Fiber Boaters. The Muscatine show is known for bring out the odd balls…. And boats too.. rim shot here.. Fellow Woody Boater Jim Staib from Fine Wood Boats was there as our reporter. Here are some fun shots of the event.

 Wow, look at those lines… No really, thats a lot of boat there… Like two boats in one..

 pink is good

 old time River boats
 A street corner… Hey this adds context..you are getting a feel for the show now.. right, you won’t find this sort of realism in Classic Boating!
 And yes old bikes
 More asphalt and some scooters.. Actually Vespas are cool
 English cars, Muscatine babes and a dude in shorts.
 Now we are talk’n
 A non vintage porta potty and a stretch limo golf cart. I can’t make this stuff up.
And some old friends. Now this is what it’s all about.

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3 Responses to “Still A Live-ish From Muscatine”
  1. Michael

    Hi Matt,

    Great to see story #1,001!

    When I saw the image of the red and white boat "more like 2 boats in 1" I had a flashback to the car my uncle used to drive when I was a kid. A Triumph Herald.. all the way from the UK. Here is a link to a picture of that kind of car.
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2719557257_5f70d870a9.jpg

    What do you think? Move the wheels, chop off the roof,install outboards and away you go!

    Or perhaps is it too late over here and I really need a coffee … or some sleep?
    Cheers Michael

  2. Al Benton

    I must admit, this show "That Was Then, This Is Now" isn't a Mt. Dora, Clayton, St. Michaels but there were 100 boats present which included quite a few Woodys. The city of Muscatine provides an amazing amount of support for this event. It's a fun show.

    I was unable to attend this year but enjoyed it last May and will definitely go back. The race boats add a level of excitement to the event but there's plenty of other things going on, such as the card board race regatta, gutter boat racing, an evening boat parade, free food for participants (no entry fee) and Woody Boater friends from miles around. The rivers edge park in enormous so there's room for everyone.

    Fun poke, Matt!!! Here's their website:
    http://www.muscatineboatshow.com

    Al

  3. Scott Ales

    Some day I will make it to the Muscatine show. I graduated High School @ Muskie High in 1980! That's right, Watermelon City as we called it. Growing up on a farm near there I hardly considered ending up down in Florida. 30 year reunion this year too! Jesh, I'm gettin old.