Lake Arrowhead California, Algonac Michigan – Woody Boater Speaks!


Well, it’s official, we are officially booked to speak at this years Southern California ACBS Show at Lake Arrowhead. The date, June 8-10, 2012. shhhhhh though, don’t tell them that Woody Boater is really an automated computer program harvesting stories on the web. Won’t the joke be funny when all that appears is a laptop and someone has to press start…And they find out the Boatress is really pictures of some poor women I found in a Walmart picture frame…I cant wait to be there,  Lake Arrowhead is rich in Southern California history and an amazing setting for a historically fantastic show.

As some of you already know, we are also going to be speaking at the Algonac show this year. June 22- 24, at the 12th Annual Michigan Chapter Antique & Classic Boat Show. This show is at the original Chris -Craft plant.. Right there.. Tower and all.. Statue’s of Gar Wood and Chris Smith.. The talk will be at The Old Club, the first country club in the US.. the nations industrial leaders would meet there.. Last years speaker was Terry Feist, and before that Chris Smith and Herb Poklington.. For gods sake what were they thinking about asking me? It must be a set up for a better speaker next year. Dear god, what was I thinking?

So Gar, Yes Chris.. Ya think one day Woody Boater will come speak to people here on our boats.. HA, Chris, that guy is insane. I mean, he does stories on Toilet seats..

To say its an honor to be speaking at these two places is the understatement of the year. In fact its a bit intimidating. It’s one thing to sit here in the mornings and write this dribble about things I know very little about. It’s an entirely different thing to be in So Cal speaking to legends in the hobby.. And… in Algonac, right there at the same place that the founders of speed boats lived.. We depend so much here at Woody Boater for reader input and comments.. And Texx, Jesus that guy saves my ass daily.. I think maybe they invited the wrong guy to speak. I will also need some Chad action, he is always good for a good laugh when it starts getting boring. Wait.. I have an idea.. It’s perfect.. While I am speaking, how bout you all come and comment. M-fine can crack some fun lines, River Rat can be first, Don Ayers can ask how to post an image JRprops can speak up an hour after the speech.. HA..
So if you are making plans for this summer. Put lake Arrowhead, and Algonac on your list. just think, Woody Boater  that you don’t have to read, and that means… you guest it…..with no spelling errors!

14 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:


    Thanks for the plug on the Algonac show. I’m glad you qualified it as being one of the best in years, because of the speaker that’s lined up for the Old Club event. Everyone is really pumped to hear what you have to say. I am looking forward to seeing you and Texx in Algonac! Really nice header today also.


  2. Rick
    Rick says:

    Already have my Algonac registration sent in, now I just have to figure out how to get there. It looks like I can cut through part of Canada or come in south through Ohio, oh well I have time. I don’t know Matt comments from the floor during your presentation sounds mostly like heckling. Well I’ve just gotta be there to see this potential train wreck.LOL Are we going to find out the Great Oz is a mere mortal? “Ignore the person behind the curtain!” Either way…ROAD TRIP!

  3. Texx
    Texx says:

    The 2012 Woody Boater summer tour, coming to a boat show near you…
    And I have the pleasure of being Matt’s entourage… Yikes!

    Penn & Teller?

  4. Brian Robinson
    Brian Robinson says:

    I said to Texx the other day you are both welcome to get in Empress and go for a ride anytime you need to get away from your screaming fans in Arrowhead.

  5. Wicked Wahine
    Wicked Wahine says:


    The Lake Arrowhead Show is JUNE 8TH 9TH and 10th. This is our 28th year at Beautiful Lake Arrowhead. This is our preimere show of the year. We welcome ALL to attend this woderful show. For information please email me.
    Dave Anderson

    Matt…………Don`t forget the wienies

  6. Bob Kays
    Bob Kays says:

    Here is a way for Matt to travel without ever leaving Suzy ( the boat or person) Is there really a Matt?

  7. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    If the speech is posted I will of course comment. I will even try to say something that is germaine to the speech that is educational and humorus. Will you be including visual aides? Boats and their owners in unusual situations might be nice or maybe some charts and graphs. Do you need talking points in advance or do you want them delivered in real time via the internet? How about How to monitize your WoodyBoater life style for fun and gas money?

  8. The Central Scrutinizer
    The Central Scrutinizer says:

    That photo of The Old Club in the header really speaks to me. Is that available somewhere for purchase or download?

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