On Friday night at the Exhibitors’ Barbecue and Awards Presentation for the 39th Annual Lake Tahoe d’Elegance, Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation President Dave Olson commented that this was one of the largest days for spectator attendance in recent history for the event. I can say that the docks and area around Sierra Boat Company was packed with people all day, which was fantastic to see. Certainly a great way to spend a sunny summer Friday in Lake Tahoe.
Here’s some images of a few of the show boats on display this year. Above is a shot of “Jean Ann” a 1939 19′ Gar Wood 912 Custom Runabout, owned by Jonathan and Jean Trevillyan from Acton, California. This immaculate Gar Wood was recently restored by Robinson Restoration and won the award for Best of Show.
Below is two shots of “Flat Top” another award winning boat this year from Alan Jackson’s collection in Tennessee, a very cool 1955 29′ Chris-Craft Semi Enclosed.
Herb Hall from Sierra Boat Company returning from a cruise in “Leading Lady” a 1940 24’6″ Gar Wood 198 Custom Utility.
The 621 HP 6-Cylinder Packard that powers “Baby Skipalong”, Ed Scott’s rare 1924 26’7″ Nevins Gentlemen’s Raceboat.
Two unique Chris-Craft 25′ Sportsman’s together at Lake Tahoe. “Barnwood” (left) a very original 1948 Sportsman Sedan powered by a 225 HP Model 208 6-Cylinder Scripps and “West Winds” (right) a 1948 open Sportsman powered by a 316 HP Model 302 V-12 Scripps. “Barnwood” which is owned by Paul & Karen Harrison won a first place award this year.
Some of the very impressive Gar Wood Triple Cockpits lined up at the docks.
“Liberty” is an amazing 1932 28′ Gar Wood 28-55 Runabout owned by the Vento Family, from St. Thomas, VI.
“Liberty” is powered by a 425 HP 12 Cylinder Gar Wood Liberty engine, which is very impressive.
“Truant II” a 1939 28′ Gar Wood 936 Custom Runabout powered by a 316 HP V-12 Scripps engine.
“Truant II” was delivered to Obexer’s Boat Company at Lake Tahoe on April 17, 1939.
After the Lake Tahoe Concours she will be heading west to the Mecum Monterey Auction, which is scheduled for August 18-20, 2011.
“Fourty Pines” is a 1941 28’6″ Gar Wood Flagship Triple Cockpit powered by a 300 HP V-12 Scripps, owned by Manny & Juanita Del Arroz from Diablo, California.
The beautiful “Fourty Pines” is the last 28′ Gar Wood ever produced.
“Miss Detroit III” is a 1918/2007 20′ Gar Wood Gold Cup Replica owned by Ken Muscatel from Seattle, Washington.
Stay tuned to Woody Boater for more Live-ish reports from Lake Tahoe, including a full breakdown of all the award winners as presented on Friday night.