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TOLKA is making appearances at many of the most important and prestigious boat shows being held in North America in 2012. Never before has a boat been toured to so many shows in one season. TOLKA is on the show poster for a number of them and will be featured in several ways as a very special and historic boat. As of this writing, she has already won several awards including “Best Boat”. She is traveling with an information display that has the written history and photos along with reprints of some articles that have been written about her. Check out the shows below. Additional information is being added after the close of each show.
Upcoming Boat Shows
2012 Annual Antique Boat Show and Auction
Antique Boat Museum, Clayton New York, Saturday August 4, 2012 - The Antique Boat Museum is the finest freshwater wooden boat Museum in North America having an excellent collection of early runabouts, St Lawrence Skiffs, outboard motors, and engines. The auction has been held annually since 1985 and in recent years there have been approximately 50 boats for sale and hundreds of buyers. It's a wonderful show on the banks of the St Lawrence river.
More info: www.abm.org
ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show
Table Rock Lake Branson Missouri, September 16-23, 2012 - Year-end gathering of Antique and Classic Boat Society including officials from Chapters in the United States and Canada. Normally there are more than 50 boats on display.
More info: www.acbs.org
Previous Boat Shows
32nd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show
July 6-8 2012, Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst Ontario - This is Canada's largest in water wooden boat show with over 100 of the finest antique and classic wooden boats and classic glass boats. The theme of this years show is 'Innovation'. The show includes a display of classic cars. Outboard motors and a 'Field of Dreams' which has over 50 boats of all types for sale. TOLKA is the featured boat of the show and prominently presented on two boat show posters.
More info: www.acbs.ca
2012 Keels & Wheels Concourse d'Elegance
May 5 & 6 2012 in Seabrook Texas (not far from Houston) - This event holds the largest gathering of classic automobiles and vintage wooden boats in North America. This years show featured pre-war American classics including Cadillac and LaSalle as well as Packard, Chrysler, Duesenburg and Bugatti as well as classic Italian exotics. The boating displays honoured Chris Craft and other vintage boats like Century, Hacker, Lyman and Elco. There were several Canadian boats including TOLKA which was featured on the show poster. TOLKA won the Peoples Choice and Best Boat in the Show. Three -time Indy winner and racing great Bobby Unser was the Grand Marshall and presented the awards.
More info: www.keels-wheels.com
Mount Dora Antique Boat Festival
Mount Dora March 22-25, 2012 - This Boat Festival is the first one of the year and is also known as Sunnyland's Antique & Classic Boat show and the home of the Sunnyland ACBS chapter. It is held in Tavares Florida. People come from all over the country and the area near the lake takes on a carnival look with live music. TOLKA won the Most Outstanding Boat of the Show.
More info: www.acbs-sunnyland.org