Steve Lapkin Reports Live -ish In From Priest Lake. OH STAY TUNED! It’s Gonna Be A Shoot Show Of Shots This Week
Here we go. Get ready. We have a whopper report coming in from Niagara from Kent O. Smith and today a “pre” view International teaser from Steve Lapkin. Oh hell to the ya! Here is the report from Steve. Take it away.
George Country….a stone’s throw from the Canadian – Idaho border. We’re ‘way out west.” Brian and Kathy Fair, our hosts (in pink Sheriff and Deputy t’s) – got me out on-the-water yesterday for a ‘pre’ view.
A quick stop at their lakefront dock got me a few clicks of their latest prize (winner) –
another “1955 Arabian Blue-Gray (sister to Philip’s Casper down in Wellington. Very handsome restoration by Fred…..(last name I need to get) – who is based in Montana. I sent Duster a few first-snaps yesterday: he replied – “wowzers, what a peach!”….”very nice stain job and top quality finish; stunning.”
Notes: this is a BIG body of water; dude in the ‘red/white/blue outfit is outgoing ACBS Board President, Tim Bush, giving his ‘opinion’ to the 1948 20-foot Custom, Beautiful Day.
On the water, all day, day two. The entire length of the lake to ourselves. Complete with an on-the-water BBQ lunch catered afloat. Over 35 boats of every marque. Everyone loved it!
OKAY there is a story here, I get to make it up, so just enjoy, and my apologies to the actors.. Hey! No captions. Its open season at someone’s expense..
On to Coeur d’ Alene on Tuesday for the ACBS International Boat Show and Annual Meeting. More to come.
Great shots. Glad to see our Michigan gang friends in Hotsy Totsy made it and are out having fun. Thanks for the report.
Great representation from Michigan gang. SUCH nice people! But miss Scott & Hazel!
Flying out to Coeur d’ Alene tomorrow. A bit too far to tow the Torpedo. Dang, looks like fun.
I am NOT getting a bigger flag! Yup, V-8, 100 pounds lighter, 100 more HP.
I have never seen so many woodies on the water at once before! Kathy & Brian are amazing, Priest Lake is checked off the bucket list, a “must do”. Wish I had been here when Dick was with us…
Lookin’ good Ron! Skip the bigger flag, maybe get a bigger carburetor!
“Priest” Lake, Idaho………..mahalo, Matt!
Amazing hosts…….thank you Brian & Kathy Fair and family, Hills Resort, Elkins Resort, Tim Murphy for providing the perfect photo platform – a veteran 17-foot Montauk!
‘Thank you’ for coming to Priest Lake Steve!! So much fun!!!
Great time! Weather held out, smiles by all. Always love the people, super nice group. Resorts very appreciative. Only thing missing was Dick Werner, but no doubt, he was watching from Heaven.
His name is Fred Goughnour, of Goughnour Boatshop in Helena, Montana.
!!! Thank you Tim. I know I would have misspelled Fred’s last name and not done him justice. Thanks for giving all of us the information. S
Waiting for you all at the docks in Coeur d’ Alene, going to be 75 deg. Today.
Would have been there with boats in tow.
Except Mr Biden would not open the border to us Canadian members. Very disappointed we could not attend.
You all have fun without us.
Great shots Steve. What a gorgeous location.
Great pictures. Looks like a cool place to have a wooden boat show!
Thanks Steve, Always great to see another Blue and Gray Arabian back on the water!
Wow what a fun Pre-Events we had!….Brian/ Kathy Fair, the Yandt’s, Mike Boge, Dick Winn, and all of the many, many other volunteers made this one of the best ever, and I have been to a bunch..Yes the weather held up, smooth water, great new friends, and smooth whiskey…My buddy David Kraker from Minneapolis had the time of his life…Off now to the Spokane River Run and BBQ…Then the Show…OO0000 Ya
I cannot be more thankful to Brian and Kathy (and all the other great members) for their hard and successful work, and for making me (a Californian, but don’t tell anyone) feel welcome in the wilds of Idaho. I’m looking forward to the day I can visit Priest lake again.