Coming up in August three of the big shows of the year happen. YES I know there are others. But these are the shows that deliver the spectacular. And if you plan it right, you could do all three. Below is a quick breakdown of what each show is about. I am generalizing, but to the new folks in the community since Covid. It will at least provide some sort of context.
CLAYTON NY August 5-7 – This is a wonderful event at a perfect setting. The Antique Boat Museum. The area is amazing, The Thousand islands. Its more than a Salad Dressing. The boats are some of the East Coasts best, not to mention, many from out of the area bring stuff. Like across the country. Its a destination Show. Hotels are a bitch, I stay out on the highway.
The flea market is the best in the country, and the auction is a huge fun event. Get there early and try and get into the storage building. Its amazing. Closed during the show I think.
Lake Tahoe Concours D Elegance. August 12-13 – The Pebble Beach of our passion. The judging is insane, and thats what makes it fun. The setting is magical, and well, it’s Lake Tahoe. Did I mention the insane passion they have there. Dont get me wrong, fun is always first.
But your tach cables better be made of the correct metal or you are getting dinged. BTW. Every passion needs an extreme, and thats what makes it fun. You win at Tahoe, and you are the bomb. OH, Bring a camera, its a photographers dream.
Gull Lake Bar Harbor Super Club August 26- 27 – Hands down the top boats in the world, and possibly the universe. Although with the new telescope now, one could make an argument that someplace in a black hole there is a cooler boat. But. I stand behind this claim.
The Super club was renovated for classic boat events. Yes. And since summers are short, the boats are amazing original and restored to a very high level. This is home to some of the oldest Chris Craft, and other boats that just blow your mind.
OH, and I swear Minnesota is the hospitality state. You will feel like you are a long lost family member when you show up.
Thats it, I know as I said, there are others out there. Day trips. Afternoon drives But these three are airplane worthy. Yes! Like delay, lost baggage, canceled flights, body cavity search, Karen complains to the manager, smelly slob next to you worth it. Maybe I will drive.