Last night at 9 Pm on Animal Planet it finally happened. The Reality Show world has found classic boats. Of course it aired right at the same time of the worlds largest media event. Really? I can hear the star singer/songwriter/Boat lover Edwin McCain just groaning…figuratively. Really? Ya work your patootie off to make a fantastic show about your passion and of all things, Bruce Jenner decides to talk about his/her “change”. That’s the sad reality of TV today I suppose. Maybe Diane Sawyer realized that the “Flipping Ships” Show would be so huge, that ABC decided to air it to compete with it? Well, they may have won a battle, but “Flipping Ships” will air through out the week, and did at 11 last night. Of course I was asleep, cause Bruce in the end was rather boring. I should have watched Flipping Ships. Sorry Edwin. Thank goodness for fellow Woody Boater Jimmy Grant son of a restorer, Jim Grant restorer of Miss America IX for sending us in the featured boats on the show the Blue Ridge Chapter of the ACBS. Take it away Jimmy.
Several Blue Ridge chapter boats featured in the first episode of “flipping ships” on Animal Planet. Including John Heiderich’s century Coronado in the back ground,
19′ barrel back “General Jackson” being brokered by Carolina Classic Boats and cars,
Lake Hartwell winner best Chris Craft 1965 Chris Craft Super Sport “ExAustin” owned by Chris Hansen restored by Jim Grant, and home built Gad-A-Bout not sure who owns but is in the blue ridge chapter and was at the Lake Hartwell show. Can you believe they cut out the interviews! Here are a few photos from my iPhone of the show: “Gad-A-Bout”
Congrats to singer/songwriter/Boat lover Edwin McCain and Animal Planet for bringing our culture to light. This show will be good for all of us and show folks that fixing up classic boats is an option instead of buying a new boat.