Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta

November 8-10, 2013

Recap & Photos !!!

The past came alive as vintage and classic race boats of bygone eras return to Wooton Park in Tavares, Florida for our annual Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta. Tavares is now a major stop on the CRA Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit, and this winter's regatta expanded to 3 full days, with 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 were also invited to view them close-up in the pit area at Wooton Park on both Saturday and Sunday. And with the help of Rich Luhrs and Roger Hinsdale the CRA group also welcomed the OFF group to join the event, along with a grand OFF celebration on Friday evening !!!

OFF - Old Friends Forever

The fun began early Friday morning, as we hauled My Precious to the Hot Pits.


Then we had to move a few seaplanes to clear the Tavares Hot Pits.


Wooton Park, Tavares

The first vintage race boat to arrive was Dick Whyte's Grand Prix hydro - Scorpio !!








On Friday evening, it was time to celebrate with good friends, with a special celebration honoring the OFF group. It is important to remember that these vintage events are really social events, and every vintage Regatta is actually a reunion and gathering of good friends with our beautiful vintage boats in the background, pulling us together. All are welcome to come join the fun, with or without a boat. We hope you will join us at our next Regatta !!!

OFF - Old Friends Forever






























Then on Saturday morning it was time to rock & roll, with the driver/rider meeting at 8 am and the vintage heats started at 9 !!!


























Click here for Grand Prix video !!!

Click here for Outboard video !!!


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