Over the past couple weeks there has been a nice spike in people signing up for the Big lake Dora show, says Terry Fiest Show Chairman. This is fantastic news! Over the past couple years we had noticed that numbers were either flat, or less.
The weather has had a big part in that, but combined with the economy and a possible perception of a shrinking hobby. Well, here is some good news. ACBS membership is up.. Way up! Certain events, Like the big Woods and Water event on Gull Lake, broke records, and interest is up. We here at Woody Boater meet new folks daily. A huge part of this is two fold. One, classic Fiberglass is being more widely accepted at events, and honestly very cool.
The other is the digital footprint of the culture is much better. New websites for the ACBS, The new soon, Chris Craft Antique Boat Club site, and Facebook. If you even are into boating, you will be exposed to classic boating one way or another which is reaching a wider audience from around the planet.
We are thrilled to see that the big event in Lake Dora this year is seeing an uptick in numbers, because it’s truly a more the merrier type thing. We LOVE new fun surprising boats and meeting new people. Bring it on! Just 7 Days! Woohoooo!