Tavares Antique & Classic Boat
March 25-28, 2010
After many years of wanting to make the Mt
Dora/Tavares ACBS boat show and many years of excuses, this
is the year that we finally made the
trek south to sunny and warm Florida. We hauled
My Precious to participate at both the
Race Boat Regatta and then the Tavares Antique &
Classic Boat Show the
The weather was sunny and warm, the vintage boats absolutely
stunning and we had a great time !!!
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Photos - Tavares Vintage
We left Wolfeboro, NH on Wednesday
morning, March 17th and arrived in
sunny & warm Florida on Thursday evening. Upon arrival, a time
to celebrate our successful trek at JJ Fins Dockside in Tavares.
We were very tired, but also very excited - our first road trip
and vintage regatta of 2010 !!!
After participating in the Tavares
Vintage Race Boat Regatta, we
took a few days off to rest at the award winning
Magnolia Inn a
grand historic estate circa 1926 in beautiful downtown Mount
Dora, Florida. We stayed in the original Carriage House
of the estate, strolled the beautiful grounds in complete
privacy, enjoyed the ambiance of old Florida, and looked
forward an exquisite breakfast each day. Many thanks to
innkeepers Connie and Lori for making our stay very special,
and we have already booked our stay for next year !!!
The Sunnyland Annual Antique
Boat Festival is the largest show of its kind in
the USA. It is for this vary reason the show has
returned to it's new venue site again. Tavares
Wooton park water front provided the setting
for this years show again. Attended by more than
30,000 spectators over the four day period of
the event, more than 250 boats were displayed in
the water and on land.
On Friday we signed up for the cruise through the Dora Canal
and lunch at Hickory Point.
After our cruise through the Dora Canal and lunch, we
returned to the Tavares boat show. Friday was the
registration and setup day for this huge extravaganza, with
well over 300 registered boats and endless rows of vendor
Our friend Pete Fish got the ride of his life in Gar
Wood's Miss America IX, with current owner Chuck Mistele
at the controls - very impressive !!!
This batch of photos was taken from just one of the many docks -
this show was huge !!!
Pete Fish displayed his stunning
El Lagarto reproduction - absolutely stunning.
Tavares Vintage Race Boat Regatta -
For locals, please join our:
Saturday Morning Gatherings
Monthly Fun Run &
Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit
Some related vintage race
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