The 2017 Mahogany and Chrome Show was another GRAND event. Thank you to Phil and Gay Hennage and Chuck Gibbs and Kathleen Barrett, the core organizers, for your efforts which made it a success.
THUNDERBALL, a 1959 Riva Tritone, was the Best of Show winner. She was restored to this pristine condition by Clay and Patty Thompson.
All other winners will follow the weekend recap.
It was a breezy, warm weekend. For Friday’s cruise, most participants rode in the bigger boats to cruise from Duck Creek (west end of Grand Lake) to Honey Creek (east end of Grand Lake) for a hearty lunch.
Food is always an important part of Heartland events. We all enjoyed the all-you-can-eat shrimp boil on Friday night and the Arrowhead breakfast – including their famous maple/pepper bacon, on Saturday.
Many observers came to the show at Arrowhead’s new docks to see the variety of boats from Antique through Contemporary. Here are the judging results:
Best Non-Wood – Mike and Denese Yancey
Best Preserved – Dick and Cara Moist
Best Restored Wood – Michael and Angela Beachner
Best Outboard Boat – Cliff and Ginny McPhail
Best Cruiser – Alex and Linda Barry
Best Century – Ken and Ro Everett
Handsom Transom – Phil and Gay Hennage
Best Display – Steve Knight and Tami Benson
Longest Hauled – Mike and Deb Binns
Safety Award – Bob Cutler
Youth Judged Award – Alex Barry
People’s Choice – Buddy and Sherri Butler
Individual Awards were given to boats according to judged score. ACBS judging standards were used to determine the quality and closeness to original condition.
PLATINUM Awards – Scored 96- to 100 points:
1964 Chris Craft Super Sport – Beachner
1953 Chris Craft Riviera – Binns
1940 Chris Craft Barrel Back – Butler
1947 Century Outboard – Everett
1959 Riva Tritone – Thompson
plus this cruiser…
GOLD Awards-Scored 90-94.5 points
1955 Chris Craft Cavalier-Moist
1981 Bertram Cruiser – Barry
1979 Caravelle – Yancey
plus these GOLD Award winners:
SILVER Awards- Scored 85-89.5 points
1964 Chris Craft Constellation – Hennage
1959 Chris Craft Cavalier – Cutler
plus these additional SILVER boats:
A few of the boats we see year after year like old friends. Some from the past are missed. But most exciting is to meet new members that have antique and classic boats plus those Late Classics that are adding color to the docks and to our membership.
Thanks to everyone involved; planners, workers, participants, and spectators. Well Done!
Other boats at the show that chose not to be judged but contributed to the interest and boat stories shared: