Since the shows’ inception in 1988, dedicated chapter volunteers have created a handmade miniature mahogany “transom” plaques, which each participant receives.
Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Allen Papendick for being first to report in and steal the Clayton thunder on a Monday, we have some great shots from this weekends “Boats on The Boardwalk. This is an annual event that is set in a completely different setting than most shows in an amazing little town. Home of Hagerty Insurance and some amazing folks. Take it away Allen.
“Cask Away” 1939 19’ Chris Craft Custom Barrel Back, Joe Whitsett Platte Lake, Michigan. Winner Best Pre-War Runabout
It was a beautiful day for the 28th annual “Boats on the Boardwalk” show sponsored by the Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. The show is nestled along the boardwalk on the Boardman River in downtown Traverse City Michigan at the bottom of West Grand Traverse Bay. Held on the same weekend as the Traverse City Film Festival makes a good showing for the many visitors.
“Going Steady” 1962 18’ Cruiser’s Inc. 100 hp Mercury. Mike and Melissa Fairchild Platte Lake, Michigan
Dream Catcher” 1937 21’ Chris Craft Sedan. Winner Best Pre-War Utility. Phil and Mary Kay Englesman Grand Rapids, Michigan
1948 20’ Chris Craft Custom “Due Diligence” from Williamsburg, Michigan. Lew and Char Kirchner
1960 18’ Chris Craft Continental “Second Love”. Winner Best Post-War Utility. Ed and Leanne Fairchild
Venom” 1955 Chris Craft Cobra 131 hp. Winner Best Chris Craft. Jon Peele Frankfort, Michigan
Closer to Venom, Its OK, she doesn’t bite!
Shooting Star” 1938 28’ Hacker Craft with a V-12 Scripps. Winner Best Engine. Tom Bredt Walloon Lake, Michigan
1959 21’ Century Coronado with a 454 Crusader. Winner Best Century. Bill and John Herman Byron Center, Michigan
2014 30’ Hacker Sport Replica with a 571 Indmar from West Bay Boat Works. Winner Best Contemporary Classic. Traverse City, Michigan
Nella” 1958 15’ Wagemaker 40 hp Evinrude. Winner Best Classic Small Craft. Larry Gill Grand Rapids, Michigan
Maiden Michigan III” 2013 16’ Hacker Replica. 290 hp GM 350. Winner Best Contemporary Smallcraft. Dave Higby Lake Fenton, Michigan
Corker II” 1932 13’ Hickman Sea Sled. 23 hp Motorgo Big Boy. Winner President’s Choice. Pete Reynolds Torch, Michigan
People’s Choice Winner “Barbra” 1956 15’ Cadillac outboard
Barbara Anne” 57 Resorter 115 hp Gray Marine by Ned and Barbara Edwards Beulah, Michigan. Best Century Club Winner.
Apparition” a 2006 1928 26’ Chris Craft Sport Hydro Replica. 750 HP BPM Italian motor. Winner Best Replica. Bob Breidert Jacksonville, Florida
1948 15’6” 25 hp Johnson. Lyman outboard by Doug and Tam Homnick Hickory Corners, Michigan
Blue By U” Russ Arrand’s 1941 22’ Deluxe Utility. Cadillac Michigan
Tread Knot” 1948 19’ Higgins Deluxe Runabout, 292 Ford. Andrew Pappas Harbor Springs, Michigan
1957 14’7” Feathercraft Vagabond 30 hp Johnson. Winner Best Outboard. Chad and Kimberly Davis Waterford, Michigan
1948 17’6” Century Seamaid “Inclination” 140 hp Gray Marine Fireball. Winner Best Post-War Runabout and the Jim Peele Memorial. Bill Manny Traverse City, Michigan
Baby Grand” 1954 25’ Semi Enclosed Chris Craft. Winner Best Transom. Michael and Ann Deboer Traverse City, Michigan.
Fanglepock” 1961 26’ Chris Craft Cavalier. Winner ACBS Most Original and Youth Judge’s Award. Brian, Lynn, Billy Becker. Saugatuck, Michigan
Ogopogo” 1976 22’ Century utility 440 Chrysler. The Wooden Runabout Co. Holland, Michigan