Only one day to go before the official start of the 2011 – 39th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance from Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay. We arrived late this afternoon and many of the boat show particpants and their beautiful boats also arrived today, and will be dunked in Lake Tahoe in the morning. The forecast is for perfect boat show weather throughout the weekend, in the 80’s every day, and continues well in to next week for the Gathering of the Gar Woods event on Monday. I feel like I was just here a few weeks ago… Wait I was here a couple of weeks ago!
Our intrepid leader Matt Smith and his wife (the Woodyboatress) are making their first ever trip to the Lake Tahoe Concours and they are scheduled to arrive on Thursday afternoon. The judging team begins their work on Thursday afternoon as the balance of the boats arrive. Over 30 Gar Woods will be on hand which will be exciting to see.
We managed to snap a few shots of beautiful Lake Tahoe just before sunset… Moving the show back to it’s traditional date in mid-August is fantastic for the boat show spectators, as summer is in full swing here, with tourists everywhere, enjoying everything Lake Tahoe has to offer.
Herb Hall and the folks from Sierra Boat Company have prepared the docks and as you can see, some of the show boats are now in place, but viewing from my position on the highway, things look calm now… Which will change tomorrow as the rest of the boats, exhibitors and spectators arrive.
The showroom at Sierra Boat Company once again has a full range of boats for sale, from a Century Arabian, a Chris-Craft Riviera from the early 1950’s to a classic Gar Wood Runabout. To see the entire list of boats for sale at Sierra Boat Compnay you can go to their web site by clicking here. Please excuse me for the poor quality photos, but these were shot through the front windows of Sierra Boat. We will get you better shots from inside the show room during the weekend.
Also, as I was pulling in to town this afternoon, I snapped a shot of this cool looking 1967 Century which was just ahead of me on the road… I’m practicing my digital photography skills with my iPhone while riding the old Harley-Davidson. The trick is, “Don’t drop the phone, and pay attention to what’s directly ahead of you on the road… Ha
Update – Here’s a shot of the Century Palominio from McCall, Idaho. Very original boat… More photos and story later – Texx