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!
Am I the first? Wow, Another morning of great boat pictures! What a good way to start the day.
Thank you Steve and Matt!
Very poetic waxing through Lapkin’s lenses
Awesome show, great venue, great food, great golf, great time. Thank you Dan G. for all you have done. It was great working with you over the years. Thank you Inland Empire Chapter. Wonderful and memorable time.
Another Sweet Pea? Love the twin engine Chris,needs a period correct boat hook though.
I love my twin engine sportsman
Love the shots of Sindbad, I was hoping it would be shown.
This is one of Dick Dow’s boats.
Thanks for all the pictures of the show, they were great!
You didn’t get one of Brian Flaherty’s red fiberglass Chris Craft. I love the name… Tupperware!
Pee your request
I almost wet my pants with your typo! Here is a picture of Tupperware at an ACBS PNW event at lake Tapps, WA a couple of months ago.
Yes that is my old Sportsman with twin 327’s. I have a short video to show what it was like to take a ride and show the awesome sound she makes at speed. Please notice my friend Mark’s t shirt!
Boom! How good. Thanks Steve. Great shots and loved the flowery prose.
Great event, outstanding boats, fascinating people !. Can’t thank Mr. Lapkin enough for his artistic vision, genuine interest and continuing friendship. ( crew of the blu & gray).
Great job Stephen, again! Were there any OLD boats?
To quote a boat name, that was “Over the Top” coverage and I love that I can open the pictures in a separate window to enlarge to full screen. The quality/coverage is nonpareil. Thanks Steve.