St Michael’s Antique & Classic Boat Show 2011
Word to the wise. Show up to early to a boat show and… You get to see all your pals before the crowd shows up. The St michaels ACBS Antique & Classic boat Show did not disapoint. Great folks, Great Food, Great boats.. Great Weather.. What could be better? No traffic. I did the trip reverse rush hr. DANG! That is so the way to go.. Miss America IX was there in full plumage, along with some nice cruisers and the usual jaw droppers from Ebbie Dupont. Dang, his boats are PERFECT! and Rare.. Below are some fun shots from the event.
I had to leave at 11, and got out of there at 2, it kept getting better and better. i was passing very cool stuff on the road coming in. DANG! This weekend is always a large weekend for the family. There is still time to enjoy a great day Saturday and Sunday. St Michaels and the surrounding area are some of the most beautiful in the mid Atlantic and on the Chesapeake Bay.. And the museum is spectacular. This is a big time deal.. Keep up the Woody Waver Weekend! Matt
Great shot of Miss America IX! Charles and Diane are both really nice people.
In the picture with Jim Shotwells collection there is a pool set up. Is that for one of the kids programs? That last picture had me thinking someone had mounted a torpedo on their bow. Talk about possible boating rage! Bet no one would flip you the finger if you did that.
Yes, Matt, get the orange Lancer! I want to ride in it! And we can formation cruise with coordinated colors . . . while waving, of course!
I went to St. Michaels for a show 4 years ago. Its a really interesting town to walk around in.
Nice town, $$$ but a really nice show!
Thanks for reporting from these shows I am unable to attend, woodyboater. I really appreciate the photos and your reporting.
I was there, missed you Matt?
fewer boats but good quality and a perfect day….
John in Va.
I have been to St Michaels it is a great show. Great location and good people.. It has been about 9 years since I was there… I will go back…
Hey Thanks for the pictures. Love that old style Lyman hull. What a fun boat. Wish I was there to beg for a ride.
Matt, Betty Boop got Competitors choice Best Runabout, and ACBS Most Original. Also One of the guy’s at the show arranged for four young people with special needs to go for a boat ride on Southern Cross’ and they got to experience the joy of that fantastic gift of giving, made my day.
ST MICHAELS UIS ALWAYS A GREAT SHOW
I GO EVERY OTHER YEAR I HAVE OWNE 2 CC
LANCERS THEY ARE WELL BUILT AND GREAT
RIDING BOATS AND ARE STILL DOING
STRONG MONEY BUT ALAS NO VARNISH
TOO Funny on the hugging photo-Chuck you’re a good sport! Thank you for doing that for me.
Phil, I thought of you and your bucket while I was reading “Run before the wind” by Stuart Wood. The line that said “There is no better bailer that a scared man and a bucket”. Great story…. . wish I were there.
An answer to anonymous: Yes that is a pool for the “Small boats for kids” program sponsored by Hagerty Insurance, Antique Boat America, Capt. Jim Shotwell-Marine Transport and starting next season, WoodyBoater. We supply any chapter that ask with the boats and its FREE thanks to the generous support of the sponsors. Last season we gave out 700 and thats a lot of happy kids. Also, while I wish all the race boats in the photos were mine they are not. One is and the display is part of a new “Build a J Class Race Boat” program we are working on to introduce young folks to the joys of ABPA Junior Class Racing.
Hooray for the CYCA. Two of our boats took gold at St.Michael’s.
Bill and Jo Ellyn’s “Trouper II” is a stunning vessel and took “Best cruiser 40′ and Under” and “Best in Show”! Bob and Renee Holsclaw’s 1961 Greenwich cruiser “Mon-Arque” took “Best Cruiser over 40′. The owners of both vessels are absolute sweethearts and certainly deserve the awards. In my opinion “Mon-Arque” should have gotten Most Original. It’s original down to the cabin carpeting, original furniture, and unmolested twin Palmers. Past Commodore Bob Holsclaw is 84 years old and maintains everything but electrical and engine systems on the boat himself. It was especially funny that Renee Holsclaw made everyone take off their shoes before boarding. Even the judges! If anyone with a classic boat wants to join us go www. classicyachtclub.org and click on the membership info link. Yes, I am the webmaster and I am biased!