From this weeks big Clayton show celebrating 50 years of boat showness to the big Tahoe show on August 8th and 9th. Antique and Classic boat owners are getting ready to show there top boats both East and West. The big show in Clayton this Friday through Sunday is promising to be one of the best one in years, and to top it off you can bask in all the goodness of the Thousand Islands.
If you don’t have a room yet, check hotels in Alex Bay and surrounding areas. Clayton is not known for its 4 star hotels. But the Wesley Hotel is always a cool vintage option by the way, requires a car though. Regardless of where you stay, you will be able to see “Pardon Me” the largest runabout made, back in the water after a multi year restoration. You can find out more here at the Antique Boat Museums website. By the way, the museum is worth the trip alone if you have never been. Here is the show website.
Now if you can’t make that show cause you live out west. Well.. this years big concourse de elegance is at a new/old location and featuring barrel backs. just think, you can go to one place, one stunning place and see the worlds finest barrel backs. momma mia that a hole lotta barrel backness! You can find out more by just clicking HERE.
Here is a snazzy video all done to get you all jazzed, or classical piano you into going. I will add, this is a must go to show if you want to see the finest boats on the planet. They take judging standards very seriously there and it shows.
The shows setting this year is at historic Obexer’s Boat Company, home of the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe which is also a 4 minute walk to the Tahoe Maritime Museum A Must visit as well.. . So you can get that history fix if you want. Heck Obexers is a living museum since its one of the original marinas on the lake.
So, mow the lawn during the week, and get out there! Or over there! Or up there! Down there to all out Canadian readers. Leave your big red floats at home please!