Thanks to long time fellow Woody Boater Dennis Ryan from The Antique Boat Center for reporting in live-ish from this years Keels and Wheels show near Houston TX. Take it away Dennis..
Thanks Matt , the Keels and Wheels event is now 19 years old. With $1.4 millon dollars raised and given to the Childrens fund. Paul Merryman and Bob Fuller do an amazing job, and run the show at the SeaBrook Yacht Club. Over 10,000 folks visit the show annually What is cool about the show is that it’s about people blending antique and classic cars and boats together. This year the show was fortunate enough to have Wayne Carini as Grand Marshall. And of Course The Antique Boat Center is a Sponsor!!! Duesenberg and Cord are the marque cars. Last Duesy built in 1937 was the last Duesenberg. 481 built. Fellow Woody Boaters Paul and Karen Harrison took Silver with Best Chris Craft award with 1940 CC 19 barrel back Satin Doll. Terry Fiest head judge with Paul Harrison, Peter Stephens’ of the ACBS Dan Diehl, Clay Thompson, Jim Frechette, and me, Dennis Ryan of the Antique Boat Center.
Thanks Dennis, as always it’s a fun event for a worthy cause. And a huge award to Paul for actually surviving the drive. For those that don’t know, for Paul Harrison its a 3,600 mile drive…ONE WAY! That’s like driving from NY to LA to go to a boat show. Maybe Paul isn’t going back.