Texx is home after logging in over 5,200 miles on his Woody Boatercycle and claims if it wasn’t for work, he would still be going at it.. I have been from West Coast, To Clayton, to New Jersey, then back to New Jersey, then NY and back.. Gained another 10 lbs and ya know what.. Ready to go and do some more. This group of folks makes it all fun, it feels like a loooong vacation when we all are at a show or just puttering around a lake or River. This Weekend had it fill of fun events to see, or participate in.. When we started Woody Boater everyone would laugh and say, is there enough content to fill each day? HA!!! We could do 5 stories a day on Weekends.. Come Feburary.. Well, thats another story, thanks god for eBay, and Phil in New Zealand!!! If you tuned out over the weekend toactualy enjoy your weekend.. here is a brief recap..
The Mecum Auction.. Turns out a boat sold based on a Text Message.. Not A Texx message by the way.. The De Wite sold by a text message to Scott after the boat did not sell.. That may be a first in the history in Classic Boat Auctions.. Truent II did not sell and stalled at $320,000.. There just were not enough bidders to get it going.. But all in all, the Monterey Auction was a success.. Marty’s big Chris Craft sold, as did several other cool boats.
There was another show in Glacier Lakes ACBS show in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Fellow Woody Boater Jack Schneiberg reported in with a odd tale of two of the same rare boats at two separate shows.. Here is jacks copy..
“I get to the Woody Boater article on Cour’d’lene and the show there only to see Dick Werner’s very rare 1940 Century Sedan pictured. So; I look over my pictures and find Paul & Tim Mason’s 1939 Century Sedan 18-1/2 in my buddies’ camera. How unusual is that to have 2 of these rare birds appear at different ends of the country at boat shows? This is a 1939 That was restored with the counseling of Frank Miklos and is supposed to be pretty accurate. It was first shown this May at the Keels’n’Wheels Show in Texas. It took “Best Century” at our show yesterday”.Very cool Jack! Thanks..
And now some real moving pictures.. As seen in the image at the top of the story.. Don Ayers finally put together a cool video of the Tahoe Shoot and sent it out to us.. Very cool stuff and is a good way to see how a shoot comes together.
Texx enjoyed Idaho, and there was a Big Bear show.. Now.. here is what we need to do.. Spread it out!!! Not sure how to.. These shows are usually during peak boating times for there local area.. I know Clayton and Tahoe could not have been more perfect.. So.. maybe we just need to sit oround our computers and drool on the keys.. I will tell ya though.. Looking at a 440pixle of a boat is NOTHING compared to being at the show, and hanging around fresh perky varnish..