Top Notch Entries Take Their Places For The 48th Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance
A huge thanks to Mr Steve Lapkin and his magic eye. We have a pre report from Tahoe. We also have a report coming in from Steve Natale, but its clogged up the internet somewhere near New Mexico. Slowly downloading through Kansas. I blame supply management issues in the gigabyte universe. You just cant find good megabytes anymore. There will be a shoot out at some point. So get ready.
Hold on.. West Virginia just pinged me. The megabytes got all confused after meeting there family the kilobytes. Turns out those crazy kilobytes keep marring each other and there is the problem. In bred Kilobytes. Oh yea! Tammy Sue Kilobyte, Martin Jr, Martin Jr Jr, they just call him Jr Jr, Tammy Sues triplets, A Sue, B Sue and C Sue. The sue sisters. It gets all very mushed up. And thank got Mr Magic y=eye Lapkins stuff made it though un molested in West Virginia. Are you still reading this crap? For gods sake, ships going down on lake Tahoe!!!!! Take it away Mr Lapkin. Oh and I made up the captions. So? Apologies ahead of time. Clearly I am on something this morning.
Every marque is present and raring to go at Obexer’s Boat Company for the 48th Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation’s Concours d’ Elegance. Over half the field consists of Chris-Craft vintages and models. The oldest entry, Redskin, is a 1912 20-foot Canadian Racing Launch. Her engine, as well, is a very rare Wisconsin 4-cylinder art piece. Redskin was formerly owned by Steve Lapkin who donated it to the Tahoe Maritime Museum who then placed the vessel for sale at auction. Her slip assignment is center-stage in the main gantry at Obexers.
And there ya have it, a pre show teaser from Mr Lapkin. The weekend ahead should prove to be colorfully and competitively brilliant.
Thanks again, maybe some day…….
Great photos. Really defines the size and quality of the show. Getting all those boats docked must have been a nightmare. That white and blue XK22 shown in several shots sure looks like the one that was restored and owned by one of our Michigan gang. Could it have moved out west?
Thanks Steve and Matt for the pre report. Looking forward to more.
Yes the XK22 now lives on Tahoe at Sierra Boat. John sold it to me in 2020 and I couldn’t be happier.
Since selling Miss Universe several years ago on Bring-A-Trailer, the new owner and I have become great friends. He is a very young Woody Boater!
After having a oil cooler failure on the BPM, he decided to go all in with the Allison! Sent me a note yesterday, 62 mph @2400 rpm on the first run.
Duffle bag, where? I’ll fly out on the next flight and verify it for you Matt. I’m the old bag expert you know!!!
great pix, many thanks….today the temp is down so we are GOING BOATING on the Chesapeake!
John Va….and Bethany too.
Love the pictures! It makes me want to go back to Tahoe. Getting ready for the Hessel boat show tomorrow, Hope to see some of you there.
That Sierra Nevada air and sunshine is so damn beautiful and sweet I can’t imagine breathing that wonderfully dry air without this crushing humidity we have here. Wonderful coverage and photos make it that much more beautiful 😻
Ahhhhh Tahoe. One of my favourite spots on earth. Not that I have any favourite spots off earth but you know what I mean. Brian and Kathy are there with their Blue Arabian. Ain’t she sweet!!!
Thanks for the pictures Steve.
they always hold this the week after my wife has to be back at school. Just spent two weeks up there in Tahoe a mile from Obexer’s at the family cabin. I have been to the Obexer’s show once and when it was at Sierra Boat Works once.they are absolutely beautiful Boats. Thunderbird is always there as well. If you have never seen it in person. its worth the trip just for it. It is magnificent. next we hope to be there if the calendar cooperates.
Always enjoy the made up captions!