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.

Click here for details !!!

 

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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Monthly Fun Run & Gathering

January 3, 2015

On January 3rd, 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 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 famous lake Harris Hideaway. They promise to put us in the side room so we can make lots of noise.

 

After lunch we will head out again to enjoy the warm Florida sun and the flat water. After a full day on the water, we will return to Gilbert Park in Mount Dora and pull our boats safely back onto trailers. What fun, another great day on the water with good friends and beautiful vintage and classic race boats, along with a grand gathering for lunch with lots of food, grog and good friends with happy wind burned faces.

All boat types are welcomed - pontoon boats gotta keep up with the pack !!!

Monthly Fun Run & Gathering

 


Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta

March 20-22, 2015

       

       

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 Spring Thunder Regatta. Tavares is now a major stop on the Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit with over 65 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, 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, come join all the fun !!!

 

Shoot To Thrill Video  - Pete Boden

Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta - March 20-22, 2015


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