And so it begins with Steve Lapkin who shares his vision of the amazing Gull Lake show at Bar Harbor Supper Club. Texx is working on the report with Dane Anderson. So clearly all the big guns were shooting. And we get to be the witnesses of it all. And I get to make up the captions!!!!! Woohooo!!!! Take it away Steve.
Now, sadly, winging my way west from the north country. You betcha! The Gull Lake Classic was, of course, classic……beyond classic: simply magnificent, including Mother Nature’s participation. The show was a one-day-affair, Saturday, August 28. The day before, Friday, was expected to include an elegant afternoon wet-afternoon (meaning – on-the-water.) We did manage to have some fun-afloat despite torrential rain that morning and the day before. Thus, the Friday parade time realized less participants but ample time for photography. Gull Lake is part of a chain-of-lakes which allows for modest and accelerated speed at times. The owners/boats did not disappoint.
We all woke up, Saturday morning, to a misty, foggy, dryer sunrise which yielded a soft, simple landscape. You will note in some of the clicks that the backdrops are mellow, lush and/or muted. The assemblage of entries was beyond beautiful and belief. From Godfather (with her wicker chairs) on-down (or up), this field of dreams, I reckon, has had few, if any, equals.
ALL thanks go to organizer-extraordinaire David Bortner, with John Allen and the Lee Anderson family as emcees. The show event was advertised as ‘the largest gathering of Chris-Craft’s ever. That proclamation was exceeded. No question, if you witness the images attached herewith. And, the Gull Lake classic sets the bar for what will likely be many similar venues as the marque will celebrate its centennial in 2022. From Chris-Craft to Gar Wood to Dodge to Century to Shepherd to Ditchburn to Riva. The weekend views were eye-popping. Even a new lady friend, Metta, was captured with her beloved four-feeter….Riva (that’s the pups’s name, not the marque!
Yope y’all enjoy. I had my fill including plenty of hot dish and pop. Doncha know?