Driving Stinky into her birth….place. It was a spiritual moment for me..and Stinky
Looking back over this past weekend, there where of course some amazing boats, and the weather, water. But the part that really sticks out in my memory is the people. The kindness and roll with the flow mind set. Just fun, and full of life, and yet passionate. This is a very rare quality. To be a calm fun passionate person, and yet here is an entire community made up of that spirit. And so in that spirit, I opened my spirit part of my brain, and when I did that, I could see all of the folks from the Chris Craft history there. This is why Algonac is such a special place. The spirit, the soul of Power Boating is here.
Christopher Columbus Smith was waiting for me at the dock
And tucked away in boathouses where more of the Smiths
And more Smith’s
Godfather to all our Chris Crafts was there as well. Thanks to John Allen for bringing Miss Algonac and Godfather
Chris went to the mens room, and I grabbed a color version of the shot.
OWEN was here reincarnated as his boat!
Stinky’s lines in the water are amazing.
She was on land on show day right under the water tower.
I also brought her unbelievable history with her.
Miss America 10 was here with her 4 packard engines
Steve Lapkin and Wayne..bomb!
Original finish Cobra 003 .. INSANE. You could feel her history
Note the lift rings, and original varnish with gold dust cover.
Number 001. and one of three Chris Craft trailers
Oh that water. You could feel the history enter your soul.
Stinky and Molly O headed out.. Little did we know.
Harsons Island is a magical paradise of timelessness
On our ride home. Hey! I cant make this stuff up. A huge thanks to all the Smiths and Michigan gang for making this past weekend one we will never forget.