IF YOU LOVE THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING, Churchill Downs was the place to be last weekend for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby – where American Pharoah brought home the ‘Run for the Roses’ in the final stretch.
IF YOU LOVE THOROUGHBRED RACE BOATS, Conneaut Lake, PA is the place you need to be the weekend of June 19-21 for the Century Boat Club’s 32nd annual Thoroughbred Round-Up.
This popular event, which is being held in conjunction with the Allegheny Chapter ACBS Boat Show, and will feature a full range of Century boats, as well as many other classic boat marques from the region. – Texx
Century Boat Club President Mr. Thomas Holmes notes: “The Century Boat Company started in 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin building hydroplane race boats and quickly became known as the “fastest boat on the lake”. A number of the young men who won races driving Century race boats in the late 1920’s and 1930’s became successful Century dealers. The 2015 Thoroughbred Round-Up will have a “best of all times” collection of antique Century race boats on display. It will be a major feature of the event.”
“Pre-registrations for this year’s show are indicating a significant display of all varieties of Century Boats from antique, classic and modern models.” – Thomas
Best Of All Times – Century Race Boat Collection
June 19-21, 2015 – Conneaut Lake, PA
The 2015 Century Boat Club Thoroughbred Round-Up will be held in conjunction with the Allegheny Chapter A.C.B.S. Boat Show on June 19-21, 2015.
This will be an opportunity for eastern USA Century club members and their Thoroughbreds to participate in the 32nd annual club boat show.
Our show is on the grounds of the old Century Dealership – Reimann’s Marine Service of Conneaut Lake, PA. For many years this dealership was in the top 10 of sales for Century. Records indicate Reimann’s sold over 100 Century boats in the period from 1950 to 1975.
The grounds that were the marina are now a public park with dockage.
Club historian Frank Miklos notes: Texx – In addition to the vintage Century race boat display, it is looking like we may end up with a significant number of different Century Coronado models this year which is exciting. Right now we have 40+ Century boats registered both on land and water displays.
Here are just a few examples of some classic Century boats that are now registered for the boat show.
Race boats that are scheduled to be at the show will include:
1927 Century Kid (the oldest century known);
1934 Cyclone (shown above);
1935 Century 225 racer;
There are a few others that we are still trying to get to the show. But these are the ones committed. Not all of these are restored but still very interesting to see these rare race boats on display in one location. Others that I would still like to come also is a 1930 Cyclone, a 1931 Midget, a 1931 Blackdemon and around a 1935 Cyclone. These 4 are not restored but are still interesting to see. – Frank Miklos
Special thanks to Thomas Holmes and Frank Miklos for sharing the vintage photos and information on the upcoming 32nd Century Boat Club Thoroughbred Round-Up. The folks from the Century Boat Club are extremely dedicated and knowledgeable, always willing to lend a hand to help. For more information on the show you can visit www.centuryboatclub.com .
You can also see photos of many of the boats that are now pre-registered for the event by Clicking Here.
All indications are that this is shaping up to be another huge, successful event in PA.