2017 Winter Exhibition Boat Shows

Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS participated in the Kansas City AND Oklahoma City Sport Shows in 2017.

Though people pay to see the newest boats and camping equipment, it seems the main attractions at these shows might be the CLASSICS.

In Kansas City, Forrest Bryant had compiled a slide show of chapter boats and boating which ran continuously, always drawing spectators. The boats displayed included Free Spirit, a contemporary replica, an amphicar, and a Classic Century Resorter.

The Oklahoma City Show presented Heartland Classics with the Best Show Display Award – that’s two years in a row!  Buddy Butler recruited six Classic boats which always drew attention in the exhibition hall.

Pictured above at the hall entrance is Butler’s !940 Antique Chris Craft 19′ Custom Barrel Back and Danny Holloway’s Classic 1957 Hafer 16′ Runabout.

Here are other boats exhibited at the Oklahoma City Show:

1972 Chris Craft 18' Ski Jet named XKape owner Steve Spinharney

1972 Chris Craft 18′ Ski Jet named XKape
owner Steve Spinharney

1979 Custom CV-X20 with a Ford 460
owner Davy Jones

1959 Chris Craft 18′ Continental named The Baby owners John & Glenna Ganster

1955 Chris Craft 21′ Cobra
owned Dan & Alicia Diehl

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