Wayne Carini doing his thing at the Keels and Wheels event

Wayne Carini doing his thing at the Keels and Wheels event

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..

Keels Wheel, on thier heels. Antique Boat Centers display.  Rob and Brian. We are havin fun with great weather

Keels Wheel, on their heels. Antique Boat Centers display. Rob and Brian. We are havin fun with great weather

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.

Dennis was drooling all over this stunning 1957 Nomad. So if the owner finds a mess on the hood.. Its Dennis's fault.

Dennis was drooling all over this stunning 1957 Nomad. So if the owner finds a mess on the hood.. Its Dennis’s fault.

Cobra fun, in the background there is Satin Doll.

Cobra fun, in the background there is Satin Doll.

Got a gillion bucks.. Have we got a car for you. Todays, Keels and wheels special, we'll throw in a set of 100K floor mats.

Got a gillion bucks.. Have we got a car for you. Todays, Keels and wheels special, we’ll throw in a set of 100K floor mats.

 

Ahhh, a whaler.. OK, OK.. The wheel. Ya go to all that effort, and the wheel. Vintage wheels are part of the character.. Still very nice..

Ahhh, a whaler.. OK, OK.. The wheel. Ya go to all that effort, and the wheel. Vintage wheels are part of the character.. Still very nice..

 

Richard Gruen.  Boys and Girls Harbor. Charity. With paul Merryman. Charity for abandoned children.

Richard Gruen. Boys and Girls Harbor. Charity. With paul Merryman. Charity for abandoned children.

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.

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8 Responses to “Reporting Live-ish From Keels and Wheels.”
  1. Cliff

    Matt, there yah go 1957 Chevy nomad tow vehicle. Complete with Dennis Ryan to take care of it for you in Cincinatti.

  2. floyd r turbo

    All those Bugatti’s, Lambo’s, Ferrari’s, et al make the woodies look like a bargain.

  3. Wilson

    Looks like it was a gret show….Look forward to Bill Baldwin’s recap in the next Brass Bell

  4. Wilson

    Oh…That bear with Paul…What kind of meal program is he
    ( she ?) on ???

  5. Texx

    Only one classic boat related award at Keels & Wheels this year?

  6. Bill Anderson

    the first pic is a Delta I sold in Jan,, very nice boat with merc motor and gator trailer,,It was very nice,we did it but it was too common for the collection and we ran out of room,, nice to see it again Bill