Late Live-ish From Bay Harbor Vintage Car And Boat Festival
Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Mark Edmonson for sending in this report from Bay Harbor in Michigan. Now, Mark sent in the winners, No Chicken dinner shots AND some with no captions. So YES SIR, I get to make them up. And this one is going to be bad, cause many of these boats are way out of my league, AMAZING! If you have never been to Bay Harbor, it’s a VERY nice place. Right on the shore of Lake Michigan. So hefty larger boats are defiantly used. But many of these come from around the smaller lakes in the area. Michigan’s finest. Take it away Mark.
As with Lake Hopatcong and Algonac, we headed north from Lexington, the rain was very persistent and our hopes were slim on good weather. But the weather gods came through.
The sky opened and the sun shined for Saturday’s events. There was a wonderful show of vintage cars and boats
At the Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival. Here is the list of winners.
2017 Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival Boat Award Winners
Best in Show
Mr. and Mrs. Dana Mecum
1949 Hacker-Craft “Wah Wah Taysee”
Best in Class – Small Craft
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kelly
1921 Thompson Brother’s Canoe “Carolyn:
Best in Class – Pre-War Antique
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Edmonson
1939 Chris-Craft “In the Mood”
Best in Class – Classic and Early Contemporary
Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Spillane
1948 Garwood “Brilliant!”
Best in Class – Contemporary Classic
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Demmer
2015 Garwood “Bombshell”
Best in Class – Cruiser
Mr. and Mrs. John Winn
1936 Stephens “Zita Anne”
Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeBoer
1954 Chris-Craft “Baby Grand”
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roskam
1940 Burger Flush Deck Canoe Stern Cruiser “Pilgrim”
Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Sutton
2017 VanDam Custom “Catnip”
OK, phew, here are some pics to complete the story.
High Performance Award
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hilldore
2008 Hacker-Craft “Lickety Split”
People’s Choice Award
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Morley
1947 Century Seamaid “For Pete’s Sake”
I think thats all, the boats are so over the top its hard to pick a favorite. How does one even judge a show like this?
My pick is Otter Head. Just Right!
Nice boats, nice cars, and I bet there were a bunch of GREAT people.
Thanks for including this report, Matt. Some fabulous big boats at this show.
The boats and cars look nice, but the shorts the people are wearing are rather drab and boring.
Where is Dave Bortner when you need him. Oh yeah. algonac
Hmmmm, Dana Mecum, as in Mecum Auctions. I didn’t know he was into boats.
Mecum Auctions sold this at the 2010 Winsted Auction in Minnesota. The boat was named “Thunderballs” at the time. I don’t know when Mr Mecum purchased the boat.
Go to the Van Dam Boats website to see the build photos of Catnip. Completely astounding attention to detail. Beyond Belief.
Just not enough days in a last weekend to enjoy the GREAT shows. I was fortunate to be in Algonac on Friday and Bay Harbor on Saturday. Once AGAIN the Michigan Chapter sets the bar very high in putting on a great show and hosting the ACBS Quarterly Board Meeting. The Friday evening cruise on the St Clair River was a very special opportunity.
As for Bay Harbor, when a Woodyboater gets to walk the docks and see some of the (as Mark said) most “AMAZING” boats, it is a special treat. Thanks to all of those that work so hard to put on the many shows.
Rob, I’m glad you enjoyed the St. Clair River cruise last Friday, and we intend to set the bar even higher for the ACBS International event in Port Huron next year. Stay tuned for details!
Lots Of hidden gems in Michigan both boats and show. Come visit Lexington’s 1st annual Antique & Classic Boat Show July 15th…
What type boat is SKOL looks like a 34′ Grevette
Hutchinson I believe….
Fitzgerald and Lee designed by Hacker