Dick Frost Racer – Yes, thats his name, and we all want a name like that!
Well… Yesterdays story on Ink clot Babes caused some drama for sure. Emails and some unsubscribers. I suppose touching on the topic of the use of Women as models caused some folks to check out! You all know that we are talking about ads in the 1950’s..right? Art? Right? And if there was a guy posing in a photo waving it would be strange and take on an entire different meaning.
And yesterdays comments went as far as calling Chris Craft Sexist! WHAT? According to today’s obsessed PC thinking, everyone up until last year was and is sexist. How has society survived so long being this way?
Lake Hopatcong cool guy!
First I have to say this. I AM NOT POLITICAL, I LIVE IN DC AND IT’S ALL CRAP! ALSO, I OWN A Co, THAT IS 80% WOMEN, I PAY WOMEN THE MOST AT MY COMPANY BECAUSE OF THE QUALITY JOB THEY DO. THE BOATRESS RUNS THE HOUSE AND LIFE. SHE IS 10 TIMES THE HUMAN I AM. And I know I can say this for many of you. Some are stay at home fathers while the spouse works. YET! Because we enjoy having fun at some 1950’s babe blobs of ink, we are all Sexist? And thus the company that made them is? WTF? We live in a time like McCarthyism.
Hunky old dudes – Miss Detroits driver and Navigator!
Being Sexist or Raciest is like being a communist back in the day. And Witches back further. So. please, lets not judge people today for what society did in the past. We all get it. And yes, this all hopefully changes things for the better. Whatever better is?
Sons Of Varnish! Unite
So with that said, we are equal opportunity sexists here. I am featuring hunky Woody Boater men today. Yup, you asked for it. Hit it boys!
Lake Como hunk.
Tommy Holmes! Woody Boaters Life time achievement of Sexiest Man Alive
Our pal and fellow Woody Boater Charles Mistele at the helm of Miss America IX.. Now that is a hat!
Chris Wise out on his Wise boat again. Is that his great
Ken Furrer’s Dad! Ken, if you are half the 6 pack as your dad, you are one hell of a hunk!
Chad Durren.. this is for our younger readers. This is NOT justin Beiber
A great man of our time. Terry Fiest.
The entire YNOT gang, Father and sons
The Real James Bond!
Larry is still a hot dude..
Anyone that has a part you need is a hunk!
Troy and Jim! Nice pose Troy!
Look at that ladies, the Hamster from Las Vegas, assuming the pose. Marty from Lake Tahoe and Jim Frechette from Texas. Making sure the West is covered
Jimmy sport’n some woody shades
Paul Harrison on land not being towed in
Bob’s – All Bob’s are hunks
Seth and Bob showing their hunky teeth. note the sexy pose Bob’s posing like. Show us some hip Bob, Is that a camera ya have there? Or just happy to see me
Bob Weaver, we could do a whole day of Hunky Bobs!
Bob Speltz – This hunk has an entire ACBS chapter named after him!
Ink clot hunk! Miss Supertest Driver Bob Hayward
Algonac hunk Pete Bouregard- yup, we have Pete’s as well
Peter Henkel in one hunky boat
You’re a hunk in any sort of race helmet – Fellow Woody Boater – Pete Rainey
John Rothert showing off his better side!
This guy! Oh hell yes!
All the Turners, family men, are Hunks
Texx – Now the silent type
Father of the year – Alex Watson
ANYONE wearing a WoodyBoater t shirt is a hunk
Brian & Michelle Robinson – For today, just Brian, sorry Michelle.
Matt Byrne and Karen Harrison. Yes, she is a hunk too.
Dennis Mykols The Hunkster!
Alen from Katz’s Marina And Phil Andrews from New Zealand
Phil Jones and his hunky bucket
Gar Wood! The original Woody Hunk!
Herb Poklington was the king of ink clot babes and a hunk himself
Herb Hall from Sierra Boat Co. West coast Hunk and me as a Chunk!
I like the way those Post War Blue Jeans fit Dave VaNness.
And , Mr Hunky Pants – Dave Bortner of Freedom Boat Service.
M-fine with his Ironman robotic leg!
Christopher Smith and Mike Green. Generations of hunks
Seth and Shaun, Sean, Shawn.
Don Dannenberg, who is alive! That’s always Hunky
Timeless Hunks – Mr Dodge and doppelganger Don Ploatner
Hunks mop that decks too – Ed Scheiber details the bow deck on “Fish Tales III”,
Hunks wave! Greg Lewandouski being used as a sexy model to get us to go to some boat show last year in Michigan?
Side burns and yellow shades make anyone a hunk. Like the hose touch!
Mike Mayer being sensitive and listening like hunks do.. WAIT, WAIT ONE SECOND! THATS MY WIFE..
Mr Toledo, anyone that works on old boats from Toledo is a hunk!
He can polish my chrome anytime! Hunk Rod Graves of Graves Plating!
Randy Cunningham AKA Macgyver poses with the beer bottle that got him in out of trouble.
Anyone behind a podium is a hunk! Especially with a bottle of wine – Dick Dow.
Dads and daughters fishing are hunks -This wonderful image of F.L.Smith and his Daughter fishing on the 1912 26’ Fry Launch with
And we end today’s Sexist Hunk fest. With the pose that makes me smile.. Horizontally every time!
“Are we all pigs?”
If men didn’t find women attractive, none of us would be here!
Wow, I am honored to be included in such an infamous group of WoodyBoaters, with misspelling and all!
Now that is a big group of Hunky guys!
What are the rules now? If these guys on the porch of the Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora stand up to give the fine lady a seat is that now sexist or just gentlemanly? What about opening a door for a woman or holding an umbrella? I know they are capable of doing it for themselves, but it just seems respectful and loving to me.
Our society has gotten so PC it is ridiculous!
I can’t wait to show my kids that their dad posed for an article on sexy men. The above picture was taken at The Sprague House on the second day of the Southbound St. John’s river cruise. You are correct Troy I did give up my seat moments earlier to Mr. Wright as he was my elder, something my parents taught me to do when I was young (a long long time ago).
Matt since you have used my sexy pose on numerous posts does that entitle me to a new shirt? I have outworn this shirt and most of the ink was gone before my wife made me throw it away. I still wear a XXL which makes for a great billboard for advertising.
Here is an earlier pre-dad bod picture you can add to the sexy men of Woody Boater calendar.
I dont think this was really Troy?
Thank you courageous Matt for showing hunks versus babes.
As a side note to the sexist pig thing (not that I am one) … I always bought a calendar from a well known marine paint company that featured back-in-the-day risque artwork of scantily clad women with suggestive sayings about outboards to hang in the boat shop/man cave. Keeping it cute but clean as I have grand kids that stop by. That is until this year when I found that they don’t print them anymore. When I inquired as to why, I was told that they didn’t sell well in today’s PC world. That and the millenials aren’t interested in that type of artwork. Found a poor substitute without being degrading toward women but it is a sign the times are a changing.
Back in my early days of my job, I had to art direct one of those calenders. Even back in the 1980’s it creeped me out. Trust me, the behind the scenes is depressing on all fronts. I learned a valuable lesson that fantasy and reality are two entirely different things. With all taht said. How about a Sexist Calander? Who else would be better than WoodyBoater to make one!
Keep on keepin’ on, Matt!
Always someone out there with an opinion. Take it or leave it. Although yesterday’s topic really should not have called for equalization, great work covering both sides of the field.
Some of us are just dogs!
Great, now I have to do a Dog Pinup day!
No one can strike a pose like Matt
What! No pic of the”Man on page 602″ in the 1975 Sears catalog?
In my pic I am showing my ass to the camera , the same ass I show to the current PC world. John in Va still single after all these years!
John in Va.
I’m submitting Mr. Lily. What do I win?
Too many liberals in this Country. Nothing about yesterday was “SEXIST”. People need to GROW UP!
Well if it’s going to become a dog’s world after the gals and guys then let’s celebrate where Dalmations were really meant to be – at the wheel even if the boat owner gets in the way. RIP Betty
“T” is for tool?
Matt, your killin me! You put Ike Keilgass, the driver of Miss Detroit in as a hunky dude? We poor SOBs in the Pacific Northwest chapter of ACBS are having our next meeting this next Wednesday the 13th at Ike’s Garage-Mahal.
He will have a sh*& eating grin on his face all evening!
My wife cannot believe this old fart, me, me the list…
But hey, thanks, it made my day.
Matt, thanks for your rant on PC. You the man! Oh oh sorry , I mean You the Person.
I read the other day that the birth rate is dropping. It appears all the sexist pigs have reduced their sexism to the danger point.
I for one will endevour to reverse this alarming trend to the best of my ability.
Please bring back the non-PC babe photos.
Nobody wants to look at dorky kids in tube socks.
The last time you posted a picture of me the posts said the shirt looked “ a little tight”. Now I have been placed in the “hunk line up”. You have made my day!
Couple of Canuck hunks here! 🙂
What the F^(K. I can’t believe there are people out there with nothing better to do than B!#ch about wholesome women who advertised boats 60 t0 70 years ago. These ads were in all public magazines. I used to work with a lady who had modeled with Refridgerators in magazines in the late 40s. When I knew her she was in her late 60s with grown kids and grandkids. She was still proud of her modeling experience, and was’t ashamed to show the ads. Things were different then. I think all those PC people should get a piece of sandpaper and a varnish brush to occupy themselves. Great job of showing both sides. Enough of my rant.
Thank goodness the feminists have finally gotten what they wanted. The Supreme Court just ruled that women can’t be discriminated against when it comes to the draft. They have the right to get themselves killed just like the men do. Hoorah for women’s lib.
Remember the Rigid Tool calendars? I remember a few guys in our welding and machine shop who had these and other non-nude displays in their lockers, which were in the shop. The powers that be ordered them removed. Only non-pinup type pictures were allowed. One machinist refused to take a picture of his wife off of his tool box… She was a pole-dancer… CQ
Always love hunk day!
Whoa. My comment yesterday was nothing more than my surprise that CC had taken advertising sexism to a level that I had not seen from them before – namely that of showing a new technological advance, the push button controls – made controlling a boat so much easier that now a woman could even do it. (frankly I do not see how a push button bit was any easier than a lever, but whatever.) For Chrissakes, Geico took this to a funny asinine level by saying that using their website was so easy that even a Caveman could do it….which of course offended the Cavemen living among us. While funny as hell, it was also a slam against their fellow advertisers of years past – those that showed women as pathetic weak individuals. CC could have just as well shown the typical captain hat wearing dude at the controls marvelling over the new push button gizmo. But no, they changed from years of men at the helm and showed a dainty woman, with a man looking over her shoulder – dudes, that is just plain, run of the mill, blatant sexism.
Now. Why is it a problem to point that out knowing full well that it was considered ok and normal back then, that perhaps today and in the days ahead, we can strive to be better, treat women with more respect and dignity, and evolve?
Things change. Society, in a constant state of change, often wakes up one day and notices that it could do things better. It is why we do not allow slavery. It is why we do not allow Chinese slaves to build rail road lines. It is why we moved to allow women to vote. It is why many don’t think it is ok for our President to go around grabbing women by the who haa.
Also, it is not sexist to hold the door for a woman or man. It is just effing the nice thing to do.
And, it you want the younger people in our society to join your boating hobby, you must admit that things were different then versus now, AND offer to strive and do the new better, not crawl back under the rock, attack the younger set by calling them communistic liberals, and condemn them for trying to make society better. Few young people want to hang with Gramps and him yelling at them to get off of the damn lawn.
I am going to bet that many of you older dudes told your fuddy duddy parents to shut up and deal with that fact that Rock and Roll was the new thing and that Tommy Dorsey was just not hip, man. And that daddio was gonna have to deal with the fact that you were not going to get a damn haircut. Peace out.
briant, chill out–that nonsense is the problem. And, anyone who ever told their parent to shut up wasn’t raised properly in the first place……..
Thank you Briant! As a woman who has read woodyboater everyday since the beginning, you are a breath of fresh air!
I hope you were one of those that unsubscribed.
More young people should hang with gramps and communicate with their parents. They might learn something. I know I miss mine and wish I had learned more about them and their lives. Our youth now are guided by the loudest voice and media presence. “If they say it, and it’s on social media, it must be true”.
Yep, “T” is for tool.
Just got around to reading today’s article. I guess it’s winter because the snowflakes are out bothering us. Do you really need readers of a free blog that are so easily offended by EVERYTHING. I feel bad for the direction the future leaders are going to continue to take this country. No other country in the world puts up with is cr*p, they have much bigger issues to worry about.
If I threaten to unsubscribe will you repost the modern Chris-Craft ad with the babe in a bathing suite on the bow?
“Communistic liberals?” Hey. I resemble that remark!
Did Vargas ever do any Chris Craft pin up girls?
Nice response, all. At least I am a fat and happy pig! (If I am able to get a boat wet)
What’s truly amazing is that Matt compiled all of those pics, with captions, in an incredibly short time.
Chris Craft, Evinrude and many others sold a lot of boats and motors, which made a lot of people – men, women, boys and girls – happy. That was the point of those marketing campaigns and as mentioned in one of the posts above, the models were happy to participate. Everyone’s cup of tea? No, but what is? Degrading/sexist/disrespectful? Not in my book and certainly no more so than most the ads on TV and social media today. People respond to attractive portrayals and innovation. Sensitivities and expectations change, but fundamentally, people do not. Marketing explores and exploits the perceptions and trends in society and sometimes creates new ones. But there is no mystery when it comes to human nature. We’re pretty basic…
woody boats offend tree worshipers….and I don’t care about that either.
Wait, my boat is really a tree corpse. The horror!
I’ve typed and deleted a couple messages today. BrianT….you’re out of touch.
Personally I don’t care how people “identify”….Chris Craft, Hacker, Century etc….male, female, other….just don’t jam it down my throat.
Chris Craft (and many others) have been using women and children in their ads since the ‘20’s to promote the ease of use. Maybe by todays crazy standards its inappropriate but up until 5 years ago it wasn’t crazy. Get off your high horse (unicorn) and deal with it.
Chris Craft isn’t sexist and I’ll bet that most of us aren’t. I won’t speak for all of you crazy Woodyboaters but I bet the resounding majority are reasonable, understanding people.
Can’t we just have a fun day of pretty girls in boat ads?
Congratulations (sarcasm)! WoodyBoater just became Facebook. Well, we had a good run.
HA, Woohooo, I am rich! Wait.. No I’m not.. DAMIT!
Thanks for the boat Gramma! – 1983 – 19yr old Boat Hunk!