28. September 2012 13:40
Big Cedar Lodge was honored to host The Antique and Classic Boat Society’s 37th Annual Meeting and Boat show this past week. Members from across the nation brought 150 of the most unique, beautiful and classic boats to the Bent Hook Marina on Table Rock Lake. The participants took part in roundtable discussions, symposiums, benefit auction, and lots of food and fun. The Antique & Classic Boat Society is the largest society in the world dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of historic, antique, and classic boats of all types.
Conference Services Manager, Courtney Munday, thought the event was a huge success. After working with the group for three years, “It was great to see it finally here!” Courtney said.
“The boats were beautiful and the owners are definitely passionate about their antique and classic boats.”
We found the owners not only passionate about their boats but passionate about life in general. What else would make you load a boat and pull it half-way across the United States just to hang out with a bunch of boat lovers? These owners are loving life!
Each member's face lit up as they explained the interesting history or characteristics of their particular boat. From year, make, horsepower, to how they came to procure the boat; each story was as unique as the details on the boats themselves.
The Foxy Lady, a 1955 Higgins, was brought to the Big Cedar Bent Hook Marina by owner Donald Ploetner. The firey red boat has won "Best in Show" and "2010 Best Boat" awards.
The Miss America IX, an 1100 horsepower 1930 Gar Wood speed setter, won "Best in Class Antique Preserved Race Boat" during the Big Cedar show. With the engine fired up, she certainly deserves a crown.