Breaking news from the 2012 ACBS International Meetings and Boat Show in Table Rock, Missouri… Fellow Woody Boaters Matt & Lisa Byrne from Aurora, IL win the coveted “Best Restored” award for “Miss Lisa” their stunning 1939 19′ Gar Wood Custom Runabout. (Photo courtesy of WoodyGal)
Also, Don Ploetner Sr. & Don Ploetner II from Sparta, NJ win the award for Best Preserved with “Foxy Lady” their rare 1955 Higgins 23′ Speedster.
More breaking news! – “Foxy Lady” also just won the Hagerty Youth Judging Award, the real big prize.
Story Update Sunday, Sept. 23rd
Gene Porter, an “ACBS Past President” notes that the “Best Preserved” award shouldn’t be characterized as just an “also” award. Preservation generally ranks above Restoration in the ACBS pecking order. But he didn’t have a picture of Foxy Lady in hand either and thought they were both great.”
Here’s a few more shots from WoodyGal that she snapped late Saturday afternoon as a few boats were preparing to load up for the trip home.
Charles Mistele in “Miss America IX”