Dawn at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Marina (Steve Natale Photo)
Today, thanks to fellow Woody Boaters Steve Natale, Wes Yandt and Brian Robinson (header) we get a glimpse of some classic boats at the docks (and on the lake) on Friday from the 38th Annual ACBS Meeting and International Boat Show in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Steve Natale is a writer / columnist from northern California who specializes in vintage transportation, and writes two columns for the San Francisco Examiner, and also for a number of classic automotive publications and websites. Steve’s coverage for the Examiner from both the South Lake Tahoe Boat Show in July and the Lake Tahoe Concours in August was great. And now he is in Coeur d’Alene to cover the ACBS International event this weekend.
Steve offered to send us some live iPhone photos on Friday as he made his way around the docks at the Coeur d’Alene Resort which we appreciate. Steve’s iPhone photos began at dawn and continued through the day… and once Steve has the opportunity to download and edit some photos from his professional camera, he will share a few more photos with us in the days to come. – Texx
Up at dawn checking out the classic boats at CDA. (Steve Natale Photo)
Boats getting ready for the big show at the CDA docks. (Steve Natale Photo)
Matt & Lisa Byrne’s 1939 19′ Gar Wood “Miss Lisa” (Steve Natale Photo)
A rare 1936 28′ Hutchinson Sedan “Sir Topham Hatt” owned by Bill Ellison. (Steve Natale Photo)
Pure Classics – Brightside & Whiteside. (Steve Natale Photo)
Darryl Onia’s beautiful 1956 14′ AristoCraft Torpedo “LIFE O’ RILEY” (FYI – Small world, I first met Darryl Onia when I was 12 years old, at the time he was riding a Triumph 650 Bonneville… True story – Texx) – (Photo by Steve Natale)
Jim Winslow’s recently restored 1928 24′ Schillo Triple Cockpit Runabout named “NEMO” – We reported on this rare boat 2 years ago, and it’s great to see it back in the water. Nice work Jim! – Texx (Steve Natale Photo)
Glenn Johnson’s rare Pontiac V-8 powered 1956 Crooks 16′ Runabout “BANDIDO” (Steve Natale Photo)
The Glenn H. Curtiss V-12 powered “Miss Detroit III” resting at the dock before a busy day. (Steve Natale Photo)
A rare 1916 Curtiss V-12 aircraft engine took Gar Wood to victory in the 1918 Gold Cup. This Curtiss was recently restored by Robert Mishko in Tennessee. (Steve Natale Photo)
Here’s Steve Natale out for a spin on Lake Coeur d’Alene with his friend Steve Marini in his Cadillac powered 1955 21′ Chris-Craft Cobra.
The subject of “User Boat vs Show Boat” is always a hot topic here at Woody Boater. Here’s a great description that Steve found in a boat at CDA on Friday.(Steve Natale Photo)
Thanks Steve! – Texx
Wes Yandt is a frequent contributor to Woody Boater and is also the Editor of the Inland Empire ACBS Newsletter “The Inland Scuttlebutt.” And make sure you click on the images below to enlarge them, then hit the return arrow to go back to the story.
On Friday morning Wes rode along with the chase boat to capture some great photographs of “Miss Detroit III” as veteran vintage race boat pilot Ike Kielgass put her through her paces on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Recently owner Ken Muscatel and Ike Kielgass re-launched “Miss Detroit III” with her vintage 1916 Glenn H. Curtiss Model V-4 / V-12 race engine after almost 3 years of hard work to reunite the Chris Smith / Gar Wood designed replica race boat with the vintage Curtiss race engine.
Beginning with our first (of five) reports starting in April 2012, we have been following the progress of this remarkable project, which you can find by simply entering MISS DETROIT III in the search box on the Woody Boater home page. There you can see the different stages of the engine restoration, some history of engine designer Glenn H. Curtis, Gar Wood, the actual engine restoration process at Robert Mishko’s shop in Tennessee, and the recent re-launch at Lake Tapps, WA.
Preparing to take “Miss Detroit III” out for a run on Lake Coeur d’Alene. (Wes Yandt Photo)
With the flip of a switch, the Robert Mishko restored 97 year-old Curtiss (Model V-4) V-12 comes to life and the guys are off! (Wes Yandt Photo)
“Miss Detroit III” up on plane and doing what she does best as she speeds across Lake Coeur d’Alene on Saturday morning.
Fellow Woody Boater and qualified vintage race boat pilot Ike Kielgass peers through the vintage steering wheel as he passes the shoot boat – note the heat coming off the exhaust. (Photo by Wes Yandt)
In this shot, Ike and his riding mechanic Hutch return from another successful run on “Miss Detroit III” still taking things seriously by the expressions on their face. – (Wes Yandt Photo)
The magnificent 1916 Glenn H. Curtiss Model V-4 12 cylinder race engine which develops an estimated 400 HP from it’s huge 1,650 cubic inch displacement cylinder jugs at around 1,500 RPM. When running you can see the “jewel like” valve train in action and experience the amazing sound of this vintage V-12. (Wes Yandt Photo)
A vintage look at “Miss Detroit III” as she leaves for a speed run on Lake Coeur d’Alene early Saturday morning, courtesy of photographer Wes Yandt.
Thanks to both Steve Natale and Wes Yandt for sharing your photos from the ACBS International show on Friday. And to Brian Robinson from Robinson Restoration for today’s great header shot.