What Happens When Two Pin Up Models Crash A Classic Boat Show?
Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Dennis Mykols for sending us this fun story. Looks like some Pin Up babes showed up. “Boots” and “Ina” to be specific. Yes that’s their names. Now, ya gotta follow this. These photos were taken by Dennis on an iphone, of the photo shoot by Photographer Larry Morre who set up the shoot for himself with Boots and Ina. We will feature the real photos soon. Does this make sense? Who cares, We got Boots and Ina all over some cool Fiberclassics and it looks like it was a fun addition to a spontaneous regular event and certainly better than the owners photos. Phew.. Good move Dennis. Take it away Dennis.
CLASSIC CARS AND CLASSIC BOATS
by Captain Dennis Mykols
Sometimes the best memories come when you least expect it. One of my friends who owns a couple of early Fiber Classic runabouts came up with this idea of getting a bunch of local guys together that have small classic wood and fiberglass boats to hold a “cruise-in with our boats , much like the classic car guys do each week. You know the drill, pull into a parking lot with your classic car, sit around, meet up with old friends, and check out the rides that showed up that night.
Well, we thought why not do that with our Classic boats? And if you have a Classic tow vehicle, all the better, a “wheels and keels” sort of thing. So after putting out notices on social media about this idea, the first cruise-in was held at a local “DNR boat ramp”, and nine boats showed up, where we talked boats and cars over a few brewskis.
A couple of us even splashed our boats and went for a short run up the river.
Well, we thought it would be cool to bring our Classic Boats hitched up behind our Classic Cars, and show up as a group, at one of the several weekly cruise in’s we have around the area. We pick a Wednesday night cruise-in over on Muskegon Lake, which is held near a boat ramp. Four of us made it this time.
From the minute we pulled in, and tried to set up our display boards, chairs, coolers, etc, we got mobbed by fellow car guys, and folks just visiting the restaurant and ice cream shop on site. It was great to hear all the questions from “non boaters” and talk about when “Daddy had one…”
It turned out that there was a professional photographer Larry Morre, taking classic car photos for a charity calendar that night, AND he had a couple of 50’s styled “pin up girls” with him, to add color and flavor. Well, he went nuts when he saw us pull in and insisted we take time to pull our rigs over by the sea wall and let him do a photo shoot.
Now we had planned on eating dinner before we splashed our boats to go for a sunset cruise out to Lake Michigan, but, hey, he had “Pin Up” girls wanting to crawl all over our boats. We agreed we all needed to lose some weight, so the heck with pizza. We pulled three boats over to the far side of the parking lot near the lake, so we would have a good backdrop, for the photo shoot.
The photographer let us snap away over his shoulder with our little cell phone cameras, as he went to work. An hour later we were done, and we splashed our boats to go “cool off”, if you know what I mean…
Assuming this is Ina in the header shot, since she is not wearing boots.
One of the things I like the best about this shot is the dirty feet. Thanks for not photoshopping that out!
GREAT story! Thanks Matt!
Sounds like Troy is into the same kind of websites as Rex Ryan!
Who looks at feet?
Fiberglass boats never looked so good to me before I saw these ladies.
Who looks in a bilge? LOL (Your welcome Troy)
Remember to lift and sniff. :- )
Gotta love the pin ups!!!!! LOL
Thanks Matt for sharing our little impromptu photo shoot. That is “BOOTS” in the header by the way, we needed they shoeless while climbing all over the boats. By the way, it took me another hour after the soot, to wipe off all the finger prints and butt marks off my Lake N’ Sea, not complaining, just sayin…
“took me another hour after the shoot, to wipe off all the finger prints and butt marks off my Lake N’ Sea”
The view from bilge never had this sort of hazardous job. I gotta get topsides more often.
Way to go Dennis!!
Dennis came home that night grinning ear to ear. The 1st comment out of his mouth was “They were Professional Models, that’s all I’m sayin…” and proceeded to hand over his cell phone for me to look at the pictures! LOL
That’s my story, and I’am stickin to it…
It is inspiring to see that young people are interested in these fiberglassics in the same spirit in which they were designed and promoted. And I am reminded that I’ve got a dozen or so of these boats needing new homes. Check my ACBS directory listing.
Very Nice and entertaining, I for one appreciate that you were able to use Professionals, good job Bill
That ‘Leak n’ Sink’ is a gorgeous and important side-note in Chris-Craft history…and she will no doubt benefit from the extra buoyancy provided by Boots and Ina…thanks, gals!
Also sending out some love for that crazy-as-hell Bunkie Knutson T-Bird tow vehicle!
Thanks, for the kind comments Grant. Of all the T Birds, I just love the style on the front end of these “Glamour Birds”…
I have noticed of late the photos in the story do not allow opening in a larger format??
Way to go Dennis and crew!! We had similar fortune last year at our LaConner Classic Car and Boat Show when a few beautiful young ladies came thru in 50’s swimsuits, one was even color matched to my ’69 Cavalier Ski Boat!!
Side note, that Thunderbird, is that a ’66 or ’67 Landau two-door? My first car was a ’67 I restored!!
I just saw Dennis’ last comment… Clearly that is a 70’s era bird with the BIG nosed grill…
Yes, Brian, the Bird is a 1971 2 Door Landau, the last of the AKA “Glamour Birds. The Bird is “For Sale” by the way…
I think it is a 69. I had a 67 with the suicide doors. It was a boat! (no pun intended)
Wood boat. No tattoos. No dirty feet.
Great photo shoot, Dennis! Who doesn’t love a pin-up?
Kinda sad the girls didn’t have any Johnson’s to lay there hands on.
Great idea Dennis! Boots and Darla are perfect pinups……!!!
Next time you need a model on a “Woody” let me know.