The nice folks at the Columbia Willamette ACBS Chapter are once again working hard to represent the antique & classic boat hobby at this year’s big show.
The same sea of blue carpet and drapes that they have at the Chicago Boat Show as seen here on Woody Boater yesterday. Is that the correct color of carpet for all boat shows or the fake reproduction aftermarket carpet that the modern boat guys use? Hmmm
The classic Century Boats are always popular in the Portland area, in this case out numbering Kelvin Williamson’s freshly varnished 1956 21′ Chris-Craft Capri 3 to 1… Whats up with that? Just kidding guys, they all look beautiful!
Greg Bateman from Ryan Trailers in nearby Estacada, Oregon is on hand at the Portland Expo Center featuring his line of trailers for both the antique & classic boat market and the modern, contemporary boats as well. Woody Boater will be doing a feature story from behind the scenes at Ryan Trailers in February, so stay tuned. The story will be called “Ryan Trailers – Unplugged”
So if you are in the Portland area this weekend, stop by the Expo Center and check it out. You can take the kids and get a Chicago Style Hot Dog or Sausage Dog at the show as long as your not planning to stay over night in your Kom-Pak Trailer. Does this mean that they have Portland Style Hot Dogs & Sausage Dogs at the Chicago Boat Show this weekend? Hmmm
It’s a big show this year so don’t forget to take your classic Thirst Aid Fluid Replenishment Container, these are quickly becoming a fashion statement at antique & classic boat shows around the country!