One of the more interesting, and frustrating things we do here at Woody Boater this time of year is to decide on which shows we are going to go to. This year is the most challenging of our past 4 year history. To many shows, not enough Texx, and Matt. Yes, if you have seen me, there is enough of me to go around. but i can’t send 30lbs of flab to Michigan and expect folks to be happy talking to a glob of pizza fat sitting at a table.. OK that went a tad far.. BUT.. it is a problem. For example. the Weekend June 25… Lake Hopatcong, AND Algonac.. TWO shows.. That I really really want to go to.. Where will I be…. Boulder. Yes, life got in the way of those shows. The good news is that there are now thousands of Woody Boaters out there and all with cameras.. So we can report from those shows. But I don’t get to sniff the varnish in Michigan… And I am not happy about that. I am happy to report though that we are set to show up at some normally un published shows. Lake Gaston on May 21, it’s on the border of Virginia, and North Carolina. We will be hang’n with fellow Woody Boater Dick Kish and his magnificent Gar Wood Misty Morning. Our plans right now are to also make it to St. Mary’s in Maryland, Greenwood Lake in mid July,.. This used to be an amazing show and this year will get a ton of attention.. Heck, babe Ruth used to boat on Greenwood lake.. Of course Clayton and the fun charity auction put on by Antique Boat America. , and then the mother load of shows. Tahoe Aug 12-13. Tahoe will be our major event this year. Texx will be there , and the plan is that Paul our Roving from the side of the road reporter will “try” and make it. Oh is is booked.. But will his car make it? We all have to wait and see. Don Ayers will be there with his one magnificent camera eye. So we are all set and very excited. Even the boatress is planning to make an appearance. Then the summer gets silly. One other show that we are going to try and make it, hell or high water is Hessle.. We are trying to make the big Idaho three club show and then another small show. Reedville, in my home town. This show is small, but may be the only time that if you are so inclined.. To see the US mail Boat and Thayer IV together in one place. We have looked over these boats now and sadly shipping them around the country in there current state is not good. Eventually we would just trailer them to death. They need to be preserved. So Reedville in September will be there only show together. So stay tuned. Texx also will be hammering away at a ton of shows this year. So hopefully we will be able to be at the shows that you want to see. And if not, we can always deputize you and you to can become a Woody Reporter.
Here is a list of the shows we are going to try and make it to this year.
Lake Gaston NC
One in Minnesota or Michigan in June, July, August.. We are hell bent on making it to the M states! HESSLE!
Add another M state Maryland to St Marys Show.
Sandpoint Idaho in Early July (Texx, judging).
South Lake Tahoe in late July.
Clayton NY ( John Judging)
Tahoe Concours (Texx judging) early August.
Gathering of the Gar Woods (Monday after Tahoe)
Pacific Northwest Regional Show mid August in Coure d’ Alene.
Flathead Lake ACBS in Montana mid August.
Reedville VA Thayer IV and Mariah together
Smith Mountain Lake, VA. Thayer or Mail Boat
ACBS International in Wisconsin Sept.
Pacific Nothwest ACBS Chapter Mahogany & Merlot Oct.
This list is subject to some change, based on whims and bribes!