Here we go, Live-ish from Mr Steve Lapkin, reports in from Coeur d’Alene with lots of flowery words, and some amazing snaps. Not sure what is more beautiful, the words or the snaps? Also at the bottom of the story is the link to the Big Winners from Dan at the ACBS. Take it away Mr Lapkin.
Thanks Matt, Let’s see if I can wax poetic in the wee hours of the seventh day of a long-awaited on-the-water reunion at Priest Lake and Lake Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, for the members of the Antique & Classic Boat Society: their 2021 Annual Meeting that featured non-stop waterborne adventures, evening gatherings replete with western faire, intense judging for authenticity and originality, and much anticipated fellowship after a year’s hiatus brought on by the pandemic.
Several prestigious awards are presented for Best Preserved Boat, Best Wooden Boat Restoration and Best Non-Wood Entry. In that order, this year’s recipients are Martin Felleto with a Riva Ariston, Renegade III,
Jack Beatley, for a Chris-Craft Model 309, Sweet Pea,
and Richard Winn for a 1959 Glasspar Model G-3. Congratulations to all!
(The complete list of winners is in the link below) And please note: IF you don’t see an image here for a particular boat it simple was due to any of the following:
1) the entry arrived after photo opportunities were scheduled;
2) the boat was located where it was ‘comparatively’ less visible to my lenses, or
3) the boat, for whatever reason, was not on-the-water when, again, photo opportunities were planned.
As a freelance photographer, my eyes are invariably drawn to distinctive, even quirky, appointments and details. Depending upon Matt’s culling of over fifty photos (there were over 5,000 shutter clicks this week) submitted for your pleasure.
I’ve selected, herein, such specifics from a fleet of seventy marques and vintages.
Cru-Sader, Renegade III, Seas-the-Day, the Cobras (the prototype and last of the production,) Wuzz Fuzz, the Glasspar, Class of 59, Gargeous, Empress, Sindbad, Untouchable, and Pinks. The public, and the judges of each, were quite admiring and appreciative of their presence. I trust you will agree as you put your own eyes to each.
This annual event is now a wrap for 2021. Plenty of time for the to-do list of improvements during the upcoming off-season and in preparation for the 2022 venue which is planned for Lake Champlain.
Another huge thanks to Steve and his amazing eye and flowery words. For those interested, here is the Link to the ACBS Site and the list of Winners. BTW.. JACK, we need to talk about copyright issues with SWEET PEA.. HA!