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North Little Rock, Arkansas Vintage Boat Display

Riverfront in North Little Rock, Arkansas will be the scene of antique and classic boats on display     October 7, 2017,      10am-2pm

Come join us as Heartland Classics hosts a show of classic and antique boats on the Arkansas River in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  The North Little Rock display is a one day only event to be held at the Arkansas  Inland Maritime Museum, on the North Little Rock side of the river, directly across from the River Front District in downtown Little Rock.  The Museum is only a short walk from the District, accessible via the Junction Bridge, a pedestrian and bicycle bridge. 

The North Little Rock display will be hosted on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM and will include some of the classic boats completing the 370 mile  Arkansas River Odyssey that began on the previous Sunday in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  Show participants will have the opportunity to cruise the Arkansas River on Saturday afternoon after the show and view the Little Rock skyline and riverfront area.  For early arrivals, we have tentatively scheduled a Friday afternoon cruise which may include a lock through at Lock and Dam #7 (time permitting).

The show venue area will be at the docks of the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum which is home port for the WW II submarine USS Razorback and the United States Navy vessel Hoga, the last floating Navy vessel that was present at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  Show participants will have the opportunity to tour both of these unique Navy vessels as part of being in the display.

Click here for the Registration Form. This event will not have a registration cost but a registration form is required for planning purposes and for use in determining how much dock space is needed.

Click here for the detailed itinerary and lodging recommendations.
For details or questions contact John Davenport via email at or by cell at 479-234-5102.


Lake Lotawana Wood & Classic Boat Rendezvous

Heartland Classics Members and Boats are invited to the LAKE LOTAWANA WOOD & CLASSIC BOAT CLUB’S FIRST “RENDEZVOUS” BOAT SHOW.

September 29, 30, October 1, 2017

Lake Lotawana is a small city around a lake on the southeast corner of the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area.  The Lake is an up-scale private lake located where the only boats allowed are those owned by residents or property owners.  Among the residents, a club has been organized called the Wood and Classic Boat Club.

For this event,  our ACBS chapter is invited to participate in their first Rendezvous with ten of our wooden boats.  More details are on page 17 of the 2017 Mahogany & Chrome Issue 3.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday 29th
1:30 – 4:30 pm launch, dock boats, park trailer
at Marina Grog & Galley, 22 A, Lake Lotawana, MO
6:00 pm Meet & Greet Cocktail/BBQ at Missouri Yacht Club

Saturday 30th
9:00 am All boats docked at Marina Grog & Galley Docks
9:30 am First boat tour of Lake Lotawana
10:30 am Private viewing
12:00 – 5:00 pm  Boat Display at the docks open to the public
Lunch at Brog & Galley for participants
5:00 pm second boat tour
7:00 pm Cocktails and Dinner hosted by Marina Grog & Galley

Sunday, October 1
9:00 am Continental breakfast and send offMarina Grog and Galley

Cost for total event is only $100.00 for off-lake guest boats.  The money goes to benefit the Lake Lotawana Parks & Rec.  The cocktail reception and all meals at the Missouri Yacht Club and Grog & Galley are compliments of the Lake Lotawana Boat Club.  All off-lake boat participants will be house guests of boat club members for both Friday and Saturday nights.

Contact Forrest Bryant with any questions or more details.  (816) 896.1818

Click here for Registration Form to download and print.

Registration is required no later than Sept. 15th.  The registration must include a copy of insurance with a minimum of $300,000 liability.  The attached Registration form should be mailed to Heartland Classics member David Wysong.