Today is the big day in the Classic Boat World, Evangeline, Henry Fords Hacker named after his “Friend” and restored by fellow Woody Boater Brian Robinson’s team at Robinson Restoration is in Monteray at the Mecum Auction. Her estimated price tag, well over “One Million Dollars”.
That may seem like a lot of money if you are thinking about getting into the passion, but compared to the car world, its normal. This specific boat is dripping with history, American History. Not sure if you have seen the fantastic mini series on History Channel this past week on the history of American Automobiles. The Cars That Made America, Henry Ford is featured all over it. And I will add, was depicted as a real tool, and probably was. So naming your fancy boat after your “Friend” kinda fits a guy like that.
So today, is the day, we have been told around 2 ish. Now, we have tried to reach out to Mecum for streaming info. Crickets, any info? Crickets. So Mecum I can’t help beyond this. It is televised on NBC S which is NBC sports and there might be a way to see it there.
Regardless we will update everyone since we have a reporter on the scene. He may be passed out next to an empty trash can, but we have one there. Hey. Our reporters may get drunk and drool on your boats, but at least they don’t make up stuff….. OUCH, to soon? still a little raw. Confused? See yesterdays story.