A great selection of antique & classic boats, woody cars, and lots of spectators were on hand in the majestic mountains of Southern California for the big show. And another bonus, many of the nice folks from the Antique & Classic Boat Society – Board of Directors and HQ that were in Long Beach attending their Quarterly Meeting came up to Lake Arrowhead for the day on Saturday. And, as shown above, some even got a VIP boat ride on Lake Arrowhead with fellow Woody Boater Brian Robinson aboard “Truant II” a 1939 28′ Gar Wood Custom Runabout.
27th Annual Lake Arrowhead Antique & Classic Boat Show
Texx – Wonderful show, weather cooperated, 70 something this afternoon 34 boats plus so call it close to 45 with static display. An abundance of woodie cars from the 19 somethings to the 50’s. Best of all, the boat owners… What an eclectic group of folks, we run the gamut here in SoCal.
You know the names and some you don’t know. The Schinnnnnnneerrrrrrs, Wrightsssssssssss, Robinsons (Tim, Brian and Scooter). Boat names like Ol Glory,(Ouray!) Friendship, Serpent, Okeydokey, Fatal Attraction, Knotty but Nice, Sweet Caroline, Presto, Splinter, Happy Days, Sweet Pea, Just to name a few.
Great afternoon in historic Lake Arrowhead! On to our awards Banquet this evening (which was Saturday night) with a bunch of the people from the ACBS HQ and Board of Directors that came up from Long Beach for the day. A grrrrrrreat ACBS SO CAL SHOW with a tonnage of foot traffic enjoying our boats as well.
Dave Anderson – Southern California Chapter ACBS / Fellow Woody Boater
The award for overall Best of Show this year went to “Happy Days” a 1954 Chris-Craft 19′ Racing Runabout, freshly restored by Don & Molly Hardy from McCall Boat Works in McCall, Idaho. “Happy Days” is owned by Ed Alexander from Lomita, California. Congratulations to Ed Alexander, and to Don & Molly Hardy for another winning restoration.