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A Treasure Trove of Antique and Classic Boat Shows ( Thousands of photos !! ENJOY )

February 7 2013 at 3:30 PM

Paul  (Premier Login FEfinaticP)

If you are a boating enthusiast (and you must be if you are here), you have just found a treasure trove
of information and photographs taken during various boating events, showcasing the finest boats of their kind in
North America. Some of the events showcased below are for antique wood boats of the highest level, and some are
"fiberglass only" Chris-Craft Commander events. We know our international readership loves them all, and many of
us own wood and fiberglass (as well as aluminum and steel) Chris-Craft boats.

Enjoy the show! And bookmark this link.
You will not be finding anything like it anywhere else. happy.gif


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Mt. Dora 2005 Antique and Classic Boat Show
For our wood boat fans !
For our wood boating fans, yes we fiberglass guys love the woodies too!!!!

Mt. Dora 2006 Antique and Classic Boat Show
Some of the finest wood boats on the planet !
Once a year quiet little Mt. Dora comes alive!!!!

Mt. Dora 2007 Antique and Classic Boat Show
The last Mt. Dora Antique and Classic Boat Show! Subsequent shows were down lake at Tavares!
Third year in a row your forum host drove the Classic Boating photo boat!!!! When you hang out with
Norm and Jim Wangard driving their photo boat, you do have access to some pretty
incredible boating action during the photo shoots !!! happy.gif

Lake Dora 2009 Antique and Classic Boat Show
Held this year at near-by Tavares!
Click this link for all the details and photos!!!!

The 2009 International Motor Boating Symposium
Seattle, Washington !
Click this link for all the details and photos!!!!
Your forum host was an invited guest speaker at this event, featuring the Fiberglass Chris-Craft Commander.
At the end of the event a distinguished guest stood up and remarked, "hello I'm Herb Pocklington", and that is the day I met my friend Herb (the highlight of the day!) happy.gif

Antique Race Boat Regatta, Clayton, NY
Yes, fiberglass Commander owners love antique race boats too!
Click this link for all the details and photos!!!!

2008 Chris-Craft Commander Forum
Officially Sponsored Rendezvous, on Lake Erie.
Our first formally sponsored big water record-setting event, on Lake Erie!!!!
The Chris-Craft Commander FORUM helped organize and sponsor this event, sharing decades of experience with in-the-water boating events.
This event spawned the now infamous 2009 Rendezvous, which has gone down in history as the end-all Chris-Craft Commander boating event of all time.

2009 Chris-Craft Commander Forum
Officially Sponsored Rendezvous, on Lake Erie.
Our second big water record-setting event!!!!
This particular event has gone down in history as the best
Chris-Craft Commander Rendezvous of all-time, with incredibly qualified featured guest speakers
Chris Smith and Herb Pocklington; the personal interaction between these two boyhood friends,
and the history they shared about the Commander series and inner workings at Chris-Craft during the "golden era"
of Commander production will quite frankly never be surpassed.

2010 Rendezvous
at the Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Show,
Bay Harbor, Michigan, June 24 - 27, 2010 !
Vintage Car and Boat Show, Bay Harbor Style !
The Chris-Craft Commander Forum, Inc., provided assistance in organizing this program
featuring fiberglass cars and boats, and your forum host was honored to serve as a judge in the boating category.

2010 ACBS Annual Meeting
Bay Harbor, Michigan, September 15 - 18, 2010!

Program provided by the Chris-Craft Commander Forum, Inc.
One click here will bring up the entire thread for you. Enjoy!
Your forum host was an invited guest speaker at this event and provided a one-hour program featuring the Chris-Craft Commander,
with ad-lib assistance from Chris Smith, following fellow guest speaker Herb Pocklington.

2011 Boating Event of the Year
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin,
ACBS Annual Meeting and Boat Show !
The ACBS (Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc.) puts on a heck-of-a-show each year and quite honestly,
the price of ACBS membership is justified if you only attend this one event all year long.

These events give some look into the exposure and experience this forum brings to the Chris-Craft boating
enthusiast. When you read information on this forum it is often vetted to a level far beyond the social-chatty
alternative boating forums with the fancy web graphics. We place a very high value on experience, accuracy, and
technical proficiency here, and we therefore attract that kind of readership and participation. The events
showcased here on this page give evidence of the depth and experience this forum brings to the
antique and classic boating enthusiast.

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