Ta Ta Tahoe!
A perfect way to end the day Sunday was to “Roar Off” across Lake Tahoe with Karl Von Tagen aboard “Viki G”, his beautiful 1949 20′ Chris-Craft Custom. The 2009 Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance is now in the history books….And now with out further ado, a few more results from the show.
Most Elegant Award – “Rebel” 1925 33′ Hacker Dolphin
Dick Clark Award – “Doug Elmore”
Best Engine Award – “Truant II” 1939 28′ Gar Wood Model 936 12 Cylinder Scripps
Best Professional Restorer – “Dave Wright”
Best Non-Professional Restoration – “Knock On Wood” 1959 18′ Chris-Craft Continental
Best Hacker Award – “Typhoon” 1929 29′ Hacker Dolphin Deluxe Runabout
Best Original Tahoe Boat Award – “Apache II” 1926 26′ Hacker Dolphin
Most Original Award & People’s Choice Award – “Hornet” 2008 12′ Triano Marine Design Speedster – Designed and Built by Dave Triano and his nine year old son Andrew from South Lake Tahoe. The unique boat is currently powered by a 1948 Kermath 10HP engine and was named HORNET in honor of Horace Dodge, Jr’s race boat.
Special thanks to the nice folks at the Ferrari’s Crown Resort for providing Texx with a Computer and Internet service to post the daily reports.
The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic 2009 held this past July went over very well. I was able to interview over 54 boat owners giving the remarkable history of each boat. The trailer is about 8 Minutes and gives you a good idea what to expect the remaining 129 minutes. I hope you like it… Thanks- Michael
Here is the link: http://www.highspeedsupport.com/Wood_Boats.htm