2013 ACBS International Show Priest Lake and Coeur d’Alene
Waves at 2013 ACBS Show
Twenty Heartland members enjoyed the pine tree covered mountains and clear (I mean like tap water) lakes of northern Idaho in September for the Annual ACBS International Meeting and Boat Show.
Pre-event cruising on Priest Lake
The Pre-Events were hosted by Dick and Louise Werner (Columbia Willamette Chapter) on Priest Lake near the Canadian border. In spite of one day of wind and cold rain, the beauty of our classics in this setting will be an awe inspiring memory. The food was amazing and the entertainment (even beyond the old boat stories) made us laugh and feel nostalgic.
Coeur d’Alene Resort Boardwalk
The actual boat show boasted 140+ boats – mostly from the northwest, so it was a whole new set of treasures to admire for most of us. The docks at Coeur d’Alene Resort have a board walk surrounding the whole dock area. Most of the boats were displayed along the inside of the breakwater/boardwalk making it an ideal viewing opportunity for the spectators.
Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Two Heartland members, Dan Diehl and Clay Thompson, served as official judges at the show. At the annual meeting, Kathy Parker was once more elected as Secretary of the Board of Directors. John Thompson received the ACBS “Rover Award” for his planning and leading classic boat cruises including the outstanding cruises at the 2012 Annual ACBS event held at Table Rock Lake. The Scholarship Benefit Auction included impressive donations from Dick Moist (hand turned wooden bowl) and Forrest Bryant. Clay Thompson and Jim Conner were among the winners of the benefit raffle.
Wooden Bowl by Richard Moist
For a complete list and slide show of winners, check out http://www.acbs.org/awards.html on the ACBS website.