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.

About Us


Vintage Race Boat Shop

PO Box 1457

 Mount Dora, Fl. 32756




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Saturday Breakfast Gatherings !!!


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Vintage Newsletter

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Stain & Varnish

Edge Bonding-Part 1

Edge Bonding-Part 2

Edge Bonding-Part 3

Stepped Hull Design

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Unlimiteds-3 Pointers

Jersey Speed Skiffs

Lake Winnipesaukee

The Early Years

Boat Racing-1926

Boat Racing-1927

Boat Racing-1928

Boat Racing-1929-1

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Hagerty Insurance

Jamestown Distributors

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A message from the


Bill John

Saturday Breakfast Gatherings

In Mount Dora, Florida

All are welcomed to join our Saturday Breakfast Gathering for a hearty breakfast a the Haystax Restaurant at 15939 US Highway 441 in Mount Dora. They setup one long table for all us kids in the back room so we can make lots of noise. Better get there by 8:30 to enjoy all the vintage boat banter, stories and shop updates. We usually place our breakfast orders around 9am and the banter continues to get louder and louder throughout breakfast. Come join all the fun !!!

Saturday Breakfast Gathering

Monthly Fun Run & Gathering

Always on the first Saturday of the month.

Join us for our next Fun Run - January 6, 2018

On December 2nd, 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 at our new CRA Clubhouse.

Monthly Fun Run & Gathering

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. The sights and sounds will be just magnificent and admission is free, so come join all the fun !!!

Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

Last Update: December 5, 2017

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