Heartland Classics is ACBS Chapter of the Year

Eighteen Heartland Classics members attended the Annual ACBS Meeting and International Boat Show held in Racine, Wisconsin.  Culminating the event at the Awards Banquet was the awarding of the title “ACBS Chapter of the Year” to the Heartland Classics Chapter.

Three Heartland boats were at the docks:

Chickadee is a 1955 Chris Craft Cavalier owned by Richard and Cara Moist.

Free Spirit is a 1996 26′ Hacker Craft Double Cockpit owned by Forrest and Kally Bryant.

The Andrew J is a 1948 Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser owned by Jeff Oppenheimer.

Two Heartland members were official judges for the International Boat Show.

Dan Diehl

Clay Thompson

Here are more of the Heartland attendees:

Buddy and Sherry Butler

Patty and Clay Thompson

David Vickers

Jeff Oppenheimer and Don Parker

Richard and Cara Moist

Paul and Marge Morris

Don Parker, Alex Barry, Kathy Parker, Forrest Bryant, Kally Bryant, Mike Langhorne, Mike Yancey

















Besides beautiful boats to admire, there were symposiums to attend, free boat rides, and kids painting their own little boats.

The Benefit Auction for Scholarships and Education featured the beautiful turned cherry wooden sculpture from Dick Moist.

And in addition to the Chapter of the Year Award, the Moists took home a Silver trophy for Chickadee and Jeff Oppenheimer received a Platinum Trophy, the Higgins Award presented by Marge Morris, plus the Best of Show-Preserved.


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