Vintage Race Boat Shop

We maintain vintage wooden boats,

by providing year round maintenance

and treating each boat with special care.

Bill John

Reproduction vintage race boats.

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Bill John - owner/driver

Gerri Prusko - riding mechanic

 

Vintage Race Boat Shop

PO Box 1457

 Mount Dora, Fl. 32756

352-729-6060

BillJohn48@Comcast.net

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Owner/Webmeister

Bill John

Monthly Fun Run & Gathering

Always on the first Saturday of the month.

Our next Fun Run - June 4, 2016

On June 4th, the first Saturday of the month, our local CRA group will be launching our boats at the Gilbert Park ramp in Mount Dora for our next Monthly Fun Run & Gathering. This will be a full day on the flat, fresh water of the beautiful Harris Chain of Lakes, including a grand lunch social. Even without a boat, please join us for lunch, lots of banter and a regatta update !!!

 

Launching ceremonies begin at 9 AM and then we leave at 10 AM to cruise all over the beautiful Harris Chain of Lakes, including the newly cleared/dredged Dora Canal. At noon we will stop for lunch at the lake Harris Hideaway. They have new docks and enlarged outdoor seating, with lots of food and grog. After lunch we will head out again to enjoy the warm Florida sun and the flat water.  All boat types are welcomed, come join all the fun !!!

Monthly Fun Run & Gathering

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit !!!

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta

November 18-20, 2016

The past will come alive as the vintage and classic race boats of bygone eras return to Wooton Park in Tavares, Florida for our next annual Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta. Tavares is now a major stop on the Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit with over 75 beautifully restored vintage and classic race boats running demonstration laps on a 1 mile oval course on beautiful Lake Dora. In addition to seeing and hearing these unique and beautiful boats run, spectators are invited to view them close-up in the pit area at Wooton Park on both Saturday and Sunday. We will be running large heats of all vintage classes, including outboards, Donzi's,  small hydros, mid-hydros, large hydros, flatbottoms, skiffs, speedsters, gold cuppers, and fire breathing grand prix hydros. The sights and sounds will be just magnificent and admission is free, so come join all the fun !!!

CRA Video by Tom D'Eath

CRA Shoot To Thrill Video  - By Pete Boden

 

And joining the local fleet of vintage race boats during the winter months when the northern summer vintage events are in hibernation, the northern snow birds are increasingly hauling their beautifully restored vintage and classic race boats down to Florida to enjoy the sunny and warm Florida weather and to participate on our fast growing Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit. With the flat water on the small inland Florida lakes, these regattas are attracting large boat counts with well over 75 vintage and classic race boats at the last several events, along with huge crowds. The regatta participants have fun running their beautifully restored vintage race boats at speed on a race course in the warm Florida sun, and the public gets a chance to see, hear and experience the rich history of powerboat racing. The sights and sounds are magnificent and admission is free, so come join us at our next event!

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 18-20, 2016

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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