Over 40 members and guests made the trip to Bob Mason Park on the scenic Caloosahatchee River for a day of fun in the sun! The weather started out cold and dreary, but by late morning the clouds and damp chill were replaced with bright sunny skies and a balmy low-70's temperature-- perfect for a day on the water!
Here are the event award winners:
Best THEME Original -Pre WWII = Glen Wallen - 1930 Indian
Best Original Pre-war = Dick Curvin - 1933 Johnson 4 hp
Best Restored Pre-war = Steve Stella - 1937 Elto
Bonny Ruhland - 2nd place - 1939 Johnson
Best Original Post-war classic = Frank Erion - 1955 Champion
Best restored Post was classic = Frank Metzger - 1949 Johnson TD-20 5 hp
Best Boat/Motor Combo = Jeff Gomersall - 1958 Cadillac w/ 1957 Johnson 35 Javelin
Oldest Motor = Glenn Groothouse - 1913 Evinrude
Farthest traveled = Bernie Bergen - 1,500 miles - Wisconsin
Most unusual or rare = Merrill Schmidt - 1954 Air Boy
Best of Show (trophy) Jeff Gomersall - 1958 Cadillac w/ 1957 Johnson Javelin
3 HP Race winner = Craig Gomersall
6 HP Race winner = Steve Stella
For more images, check out Garry Spencer Labelle Photos
Glenn also had this nicely restored 1947 5HP Sea King on display
R.C. Hawie says, "Good thing I remembered the oars..."
Round the sailboat & down the home stretch--I wonder what that guy on the sailboat thought...
"How long's this gator carcass been stinking up your boat?" - Glen Wallen's Scott-Atwater churns the soup
Outboard propulsion, 1800's-style!
Tery Sexton gives it a good yank, but it didn't crank until he got BOTH cylinders to fire!
"You fellas ready to race for pink slips?"
Garry Spencer & Steve Wood flying down the river...Better hold on to your hat!