This year's ACBS Blackhawk Chapter Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show was a winner in every
way with the largest turn out of boats on record and the best weather in recent memory. We had 90 boats in
the harbor and nearly 40 boats on land. Sunshine every day and temps in the low 80’s with mild winds that
kept the lake relatively calm for great boating .
The Abbey Resort was once again an excellent venue for this spectacular event and became a hubbub of activity over the three day weekend.
All the fun started Friday morning at the Harbor House for the Estate Tour Guests and a pleasant surprise awaited the first group boarding the Sea Lark at municipal pier. Geneva Lake was socked in with a dense fog which made for an interesting early morning cruise. The fog burned off quickly and beautiful weather enhanced our morning on Geneva Lake aboard a classic yacht.
The hustle and bustle continued into the afternoon at Abbey Harbor with all the classic boats launching and with the Arts & Craft vendors setting up tents and bringing in their wares.
The days cruise and tours were fun and interesting and guests also enjoyed a delicious luncheon at the Lake Geneva Country Club.
The fine day on Geneva Lake was topped off by a soiree at Colman Woods. Charles’ too cool “Man Cave” was a great setting for members and guests to enjoy cocktails and dinner and ACBS fellowship.
|Best Canoe||Peter Mueller 1914 Peterborough Cedar Rib|
|Best Fiberglass||John Gambill 1973 Chris Craft XK22|
|2nd Outboard||Richard Kasmar 1961 Sportcraft Sportsman - 'Dory J'|
|Best Outboard||Moss Cartwright 1947 Trojan Hot Shot Cottage Racer - 'lil' suzy'|
|2nd Contemporary||Larry Streblow 2014 Streblow Gentleman's Runabout - 'Bucket List'|
|Best Contemporary||Charles Colman 2003 Van Dam Saloon runabout - 'Nokomis'|
|2nd Lapstrake||MARK LICHT 1967 Lyman - 'Seventh Heaven'|
|Best Lapstrake||Lars Bergersen 1964 Lyman Islander - 'Happiness Is...'|
|Best Classic Cruiser||Jeff Oppenheimer 1948 Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser - 'The Andrew J'|
|2nd Classic Utility Under 21'||Brad Flodin 1960 Century Resorter - 'Gini'|
|Best Classic Utility Under 21'||Erik Petry 1957 Higgins Sport Speedster - 'Lil Buddy'|
|2nd Classic Utility 21’ & Over||Keith Pozulp 1952 Chris Craft Holiday - 'Lucky Penny'|
|Best Classic Utility 21’ & Over||Chris Fox 1949 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Sweetie'|
|2nd Classic Runabout Under 21'||Tom Wagner 1947 Chris Craft Custom Runabout - 'Gina'|
|Best Classic Runabout Under 21'||Larry Lange 1948 Ventnor Sport Runabout|
|Best Antique Runabout||Chris Millard 1937 Chris Craft Custom Runabout - 'Sanibel'|
|2nd Streblow||Ken Rodeck 2009 Streblow Utility - 'Rodan'|
|Best Streblow||Kris Streblow 1969 Streblow Triple Cockpit - 'El DO'|
|Blackhawk Youth Award||Charles Colman 2003 Van Dam Saloon runabout - 'Nokomis'|
|Best "Fly By"||Dave Vogeler|
|Best Chris Craft||Bob VanOrsdel 1949 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Uncle Buster'|
|Best Century||Brad Flodin 1960 Century Resorter - 'Gini'|
|ACBS "Most Original"||John Dort 1956 Shepherd V-drive Runabout - 'No School Today'|
|Peoples Choice||Lars Bergersen 1964 Lyman Islander - 'Happiness Is...'|
|Sharpest Arrow||Terry Dickson 1959 Glasspar Seafair Sedan - 'Mama Mia!'|