We have a passion for all vintage and classic boats including outboards, classic glass, inboard runabouts, skiffs, flat bottoms, hydroplanes, gold cuppers, and especially historic vintage race boats.

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Vintage Race Boat Shop

PO Box 1457

 Mount Dora, Fl. 32756

352-729-6060

BillJohn48@Comcast.net

 

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Tavares Fall Regatta Cancelled !!!

 

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Monthly Fun Run & Gathering

Always on the first Saturday of the month.

Join us for our next Fun Run - November 4, 2017

On October 7th, always 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 beautiful Harris Chain of Lakes. Even without a boat, please join us for lunch or the social gathering in the late afternoon.

 

Launching ceremonies begin at 9 AM and we leave around 10 to cruise through the spectacular Dora Canal and onto the Harris Chain of Lakes. At noon we usually stop at the Lake Harris Hideaway. They have new docks, huge outdoor seating area and of course lots of food and grog !!!

Monthly Fun Run & Gathering

Hurricane Irma Update - Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta Cancelled !!!

Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta

March 16-18, 2018

The past will come alive as the vintage and classic race boats of bygone eras return to Wooton Park in Tavares, Florida for our annual Tavares Spring 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 the APBA vintage classes, including outboards, classic glass, small hydros, mid-hydros, large hydros, flatbottoms, skiffs, speedsters, offshore 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 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 Spring Thunder Regatta

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


Last Update: October 15, 2017

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