2014 SHOW WINNERS ANNOUNCED
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Thank you to all the sponsors, boats, guests & ticket buyers which made this the most attended South Tahoe Wooden Boat Show to date.
THE 7TH ANNUAL SOUTH TAHOE WOODEN BOAT CLASSIC INTRODUCES THE BEER VILLAGE!
Yes, it's true, The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic will have more than 70 classic boats on display this weekend at the Tahoe Keys Marina, but for the first time the show will introduce the Beer Village. A giant tent will house more than 30 different beers from all over United States and rotated throughout the weekend.
Get out of the sun, sit in the shade, sip on a wide range of unique beer flavors as you gaze at the Tahoe blue waters of the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic. The Beer Village is only $15 if purchased before the show begins this Friday at noon. Once the show begins ticket prices will be $20 on site. Tickets are limited each day and is expected to sell out. The price includes a commemorative glass and all day access in and out of the Beer Village.
Get your tickets here:
Featured beers include:
South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic brings ‘Freedom of the Forties’ to the Tahoe Keys Marina with support from Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty
This year’s South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic comes to the Tahoe Keys Marina July 25-26, highlighting the ‘Freedom of the Forties’ as this year’s theme.
The ‘Freedom of the Forties’ theme honors U.S. military and pays homage to antique and classic boats of the forties. World War II veterans are provided free admission to the event, and U.S. military receive discounts on event admission.
Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud sponsor of the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic, and is featuring the event in an in depth editorial in this summer’s publication of Tahoe Legacy, out on display lakewide as of the beginning of July.
“We made a very conscious choice in our sponsorship of the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic this summer. This is the premier classic wooden boat event of South Lake Tahoe, featuring superior philanthropic aspects,” Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty President, Peter Strand said. “This event is truly about giving back to the Lake Tahoe community and the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) in order to preserve antique and classic boat heritage for many years to come. There is a great deal of passion tied into this event, and it is an honor to contribute our support.”
Event sponsorship is a crucial aspect in order to continue the event’s seven-year legacy. The event began in the early 1990s, but took a three-year hiatus once the recession hit. The event came back strong in 2008 and continues to attract over 7,000 visitors annually. Proceeds from the event benefit the Boys and Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe and the ACBS, among many others.
“Our sponsors are critical to the success of our show. They not only enhance our guests experience at the show, but it helps us realize our goal in raising funds for a variety of charitable organizations. These organizations help support the education of historical significance of classic wooden boats.", said Steve Caplan, the co-chair of the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic. “Because of our sponsors, last year we were able to donate funds to the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe, Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Heritage Foundation, Sugar Pine State Park Foundation and the Ship 145 Sea Scouts of San Mateo."
"Sotheby's", Steve continued, "is a new sponsor to our show. We are very thankful for their support in our cause. Their support and brand also continues to build upon the momentum our show has gained over the past few years. We look forward to our best year yet."
Boat Registration Deadline is Fast Approaching
The boat registration deadline for the 7th annual South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic will be Tuesday, July 1st.
This year, once again, the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic expects more than 70 classic boats to be on display at the Tahoe Keys Marina on July 25 & 26th.
The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic celebrates the history and stories behind the pre-war AND post-war runabouts of the 1940s. World II brought among the most significant changes in runabout boats from material, color, design and construction techniques.
Boats of any type and era are welcome to register for the show and may do so on or before July 1st here- tahoewoodenboats.com/boat_registration.html
South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic Raffle Item Request
Each year, the Antique & Classic Boat Society’s Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter makes donations to deserving local charities. As a 501C3 organization, we are pleased to be able to make gifts to deserving charities that meet our charter’s philosophy. Last year we gave $2,500 to each of these five local charitable organizations: Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Kiwanis Clubs of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Heritage Foundation, Sierra State Parks Foundation, Thunderbird Preservation Society.
Please help us by donating an item for raffle, one of the most coveted events of the weekend. Popular items include gift certificates for dinners, hotel accommodations, getaways, wine, artwork, and clothing/accessories. Raffle contributors are recognized during the event in our show program, as well as in our full-page “Thank You” ad, which runs in the events magazine distributed to more than 3,500 guests, boat owners and sponsors.
If you are able to donate an item, please return the attached form..here.. including retail value of the item(s) and a brief description to be used on the bidding form.
Items can be mailed to Liquid Blue Events 748 South
Meadows Pky. Suite A9 #275 Reno, NV 89521
South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic Celebrates the Military Service Men & Women
The 7th annual South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic is announcing the most impressive sponsor list to date. This summer’s show, located at Tahoe Keys Marina, is just under three months away and the Antique Classic Boat Society is thrilled to welcome the following sponsors, which will help make this the best show yet.
Chevron North America
Korbel California Champagne
Sotheby’s International Realty
Tahoe Keys Resort
CadinaleWay Toyota South Lake Tahoe
Bank of the West
Hagerty Classic Boat Insurance
Papa’s Pilar Rum
“These sponsors are a significant addition to this year’s show. They not only enhance our guests experience at the show, but it helps us realize our goal in raising funds for a variety of charitable organizations. These organizations help support the education of historical significance of classic wooden boats.", said Steve Caplan the co-chair of the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic. “Because of our sponsors, last year we were able to donate funds to the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe, Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Heritage Foundation, Sugar Pine State Park Foundation and the Ship 145 Sea Scouts of San Mateo”.
South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic Celebrates the Military Service Men & Women
This summer on July 25th and 26, The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic is celebrating the Freedom of The Forties by offering all active and retired military service men and women $10 tickets (online only) to the 7th annual show at The Tahoe Keys Marina. All WWII veterans will receive FREE entry to the show!
Military tickets will be available at the show for $15. Limit 1 per person. Standard forms of Military ID will be required at check in.
Tickets provide access to the docks both Friday, July 25th from noon to 5pm and Saturday, July 26th from 9am to 5pm.
General public early bird ticket prices start at $15 and will be $22 at the show. Children under 12 are free.
TICKETS & BOAT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Right now, show tickets are only $15 for both Friday and Saturday. Online ticket prices will increase May 1st.
You may also purchase tickets to one of our member events which include the Friday night "On The Docks" event, the Gasby Dinner at the Pope Estate and the Awards Presentation Sunday at Sugar Pine State Park. Details and all new themes of these events to come.
REGISTER YOUR BOAT, just click on the Boat Registration link. You may just simply register your boat or you can become a show sponsor with some very unique perks to ensure you enjoy everything this spectacular show has to offer. Your sponsorship will benefit the Antique & Classic Boat Society which donates the show's proceeds to a variety of Lake Tahoe marine based non-profit organizations. Early Bird registrations will receive a our commemorative Freedom of the 40s Poster!
THE 7TH ANNUAL SOUTH TAHOE WOODEN BOAT CLASSIC WILL BRING THE FREEDOM OF THE FORTIES TO THE TAHOE KEYS MARINA THIS JULY 25 & 26!
This summer, The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic celebrates the history and stories behind the pre-war AND post-war runabouts of the 1940s. World II brought among the most significant changes in runabout boats from material, color, design and construction techniques.
Ever wonder why you won’t find a 1943 Chris Craft, Century or GarWood? Well, they were hard at work putting their considerable talents and materials to good use to ensure our Freedom of the Forties.
1941 was a banner year for the pleasure boat industry. They put out numerous models, large and small, cruisers to small utilities to “gentleman’s race boats”. The 1942 model year, like the automotive world, started in the fall of the previous year. Even though America was gearing up for war to assist our allies, the economy was returning from the depression and people were ordering their 1942 boats.
The December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor took the US into WWII in a big way. All of the boat builders finished up their small amount of 1942 boats and shifted to war production. Thousands of boats of all kinds, shapes and purposes were built through the wars years from January of 1942 into the end the war in 1945.
1945 saw our men and women coming home from the far reaches of the embattled world. Business in North America started to return to normal and focused on our creature comforts and family activities again. While many companies closed during the war, Chris Craft and others came back strong. The first couple of years were difficult as many of the needed boat building materials were not readily available. Good mahogany was is short supply. Several of the models of boats were made of other materials and often painted instead of stained and varnished.
Our poster cover girl is such an example. She is a 1948 Chris Craft 19’ Racing Runabout built in the fall of 1947. She is built of spruce plywood, covered with canvas and painted. Her transom is the only part of the boat to be built from varnished mahogany.
The 7th annual STWBC will shocase this transition with 85+ of the world's rarest boats on the shores of the Tahoe Keys Marina. Nothing can duplicate the atmosphere of these magificent machines resting on the Tahoe Blue waters along side music, wine, beer, food and vendors. Our show will also honor those that have served the US through time and the men and women that gave us the Freedom of the Forties.
South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic
Fri. Noon - 5pm (Beer Village Noon - 5pm) - Tahoe Keys Marina
Sat. 9am - 5pm (Beer Village 11am - 5pm) - Tahoe Keys Marina
ACBS Member Events
Fri. 5pm - "On The Docks" - Fresh Ketch, Tahoe Keys Marina
Sat. 6pm - "An Evening in the South Pacific" - The Pope Estate
Sun. 11am - "The Awards Picnic" - Sugar Pine Point State Park
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