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Friday night at the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance is the traditional evening of excitement and anticipation for the boat show participants during the annual Awards Ceremony & BBQ. After two days of judging, the final results are announced.

Along with the first, second and third place awards “in each specific class” (which we will cover in a separate story) – The Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation awards the special Perpetual trophies to the most meticulously restored, highest-point boats in the Concours d’Elegance each year.

Here is a list of this year’s Perpetual trophy winners from last night. Unfortunately we don’t have photos of all the winning boats from this years show (yet), however we will do our best to gather those together tomorrow during the show and add them to this story. – Texx

Porsche “There is nothing else like it” award:
“Miss Catalina 5”
1938 29’11” Bombard 4 Cockpit Runabout 400-hp., 12-cyl. Capitol Liberty engine – James Koch, Chicago Park, Calif.

Gold Key Best Original Preserved:
“Fin & Tonic”
1961 21’ Chris-Craft Continental Gull Wing Hardtop 275-hp., 8-cyl. Lincoln engine – Derk Brill, Mountain View, Calif.

Fin & Tonic

“Fin & Tonic”

Most Elegant Boat of Show:
“Mountain Lyon”
1932 28’ Sea Lyon Runabout 325-hp., 12-cyl. Lycoming UF engine – Lee & Sandy Chase, Los Gatos, Calif.

Mountain Lyon

The 325HP V-12 Lycoming UF engine in “Mountain Lyon”

Best Engine of Show:
“Big Boy” (Scripps 302 316hp V-12)
1937 28’ Gar Wood 746 Custom Runabout 316-hp., 12-cyl. Scripps 302 engine – Steve & Janice Hamill, Alamo, Calif.

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“Big Boy” 1937 28’ Gar Wood

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“Big Boy” 316HP V-12 Scripps 302 engine

Best Century of Show:
“Sweet Water”
1960 16’ Century Resorter 185-hp, 8-cyl. Dearborn Interceptor engine – Ray & Naomi Bruce, Lakeport, Calif.

Best Hacker of Show:
“My Sweetie John Francis”
1954 33’ Staudacher Hacker Step Hydroplane 1500-hp., 12-cyl. Allison engine – Kenneth Muscatel, Seattle, WA

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“My Sweetie John Francis” 1954 33’ Staudacher Hacker Hydroplane

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“My Sweetie’s” 1500HP V-12 Allison aircraft engine.

Best Riva of Show:
“Lunadanza”
1970 22’4” Riva Ariston 220-hp., 8-cyl. Riva Crusader engine – John & Allyson Fryhoff, San Ramon, Calif.

Lunadanza - Steve Natale photo.

“Lunadanza” – 1970 Riva Ariston (Steve Natale photo)

Marque Class (Vintage V-12s) Best of Show:
“Evangeline”
1924 33’ Hackercraft Custom Runabout 450-hp., 12-cyl. Capitol Ford Liberty engine – Brian & Tim Robinson, Dave & Karl Elles, John Dullam & Linda Wright. Fallbrook, Calif.

Evangeline - Marque Class Winner (1)

“Evangeline” 1924 33’ Hackercraft Custom Runabout

Evalgeline - Marque Class Winner (2)

“Evangeline” 450HP V-12 Capitol Ford Liberty engine.

Best of Show Under 23-feet:
“Fin & Tonic”
1961 21’ Chris-Craft Continental Gull Wing Hardtop 275-hp., 8-cyl. Lincoln engine – Derk Brill, Mountain View, Calif.

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“Fin & Tonic” 1961 21’ Chris-Craft Continental

Thunderbird Most Unique award:
“Hornet II”
1930 29’6” Gar Wood Custom Stepped Hydroplane 650-hp., 12-cyl. Rolls-Royce Meteor engine – Ned Spieker, Menlo Park, Calif.

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(The elevated dock at Obexer’s Marina offers some great, unobstructed sight lines, shooting down at the boats along the outer perimeter docks, and we had a hard time deciding what shots to use of “Hornet II” as you can see. So we included a few shots of this stunning race boat – Texx)

Best Non-Professional Restoration:
“Joltin’ Joe” (City of Martinez, CA volunteers)
1948 22’ Chris-Craft Utility 115-hp., 6-cyl. Chrysler engine – City of Martinez, Martinez, Calif.

Joltin' Joe - Steve Natale photo

JOLTIN’ JOE 1948 22’ Chris-Craft Utility – Steve Natale photo

Dick Clarke Perpetual award:
Tony Brown

Best Original Tahoe Boat:
“Candy”
1948 19’ Chris-Craft Racing Runabout 158-hp., 6-cyl. Chris-Craft MBL engine – Chuck & Kathy Michel, Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

Jordy Carlton Overall Best of Show:
“Evangeline”
1924 33’ Hackercraft Custom Runabout 450-hp., 12-cyl. Capitol Ford Liberty engine – Brian & Tim Robinson, Dave & Karl Elles, John Dullam & Linda Wright. Fallbrook, Calif.

Evangeline 1924 33' Hacker

“EVANGELINE” 1924 33’ Hackercraft Custom Runabout originally ordered by and built for Henry Ford by John Hacker.

Congratulations to all the Perpetual trophy winners at Lake Tahoe this year – there are some spectacular antique & classic boats in attendance again this year.

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The outer docks at Obexer’s Marina featuring some premier wooden boats of all styles, manufacturers and lengths. Note the elevated viewing area, ideal for shooting the boats from above.

Stay tuned for more updates from the 2015 Lake Tahoe Concours over the weekend.

Texx
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8 Responses to “Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation 2015 Perpetual Trophy Winners”
  1. Troy in ANE

    Congratulations to all the participants, winners or not.

    Special shout out to Brian and Tim Robinson.
    Evangeline is looking FABULOUS!

  2. Troy in ANE

    I find Hornet II to be one of the most amazing boats afloat.

    I would love, Love, LOVE to get a ride in her one day!

  3. Greg Lewandowski

    Wow, somebody pinch me! Take a photo of a little scratch or blemish on one of those beautiful boats so I know this is real.

  4. Wilson

    Lotta beautiful boats…I’d say Terry and the judges had their hands full determining which was the best of the best.
    The pictures make you feel like you were there and also make you feel like you wanna be there.

  5. Alex

    Allow me to add my congratulations to the restorers and owners of “Evangeline.” Simply an awesome boat. One can sense the power Henry Ford wielded at the time, just looking at that boat.