Saturday, 04 February 2023

Lakeside Car & Boat Show takes place Aug. 13

LAKEPORT, Calif. – The thunder of very high performance boats, the gleam of beautiful vehicles and veterans will come together on Saturday, Aug. 13, in Lakeport’s Library Park as the 2016 Lakeside Car & Boat Show celebrates a fun day in honor of those who have served.

High-performance boat runs on Clear Lake and a salute to veterans along with some great vendors, local beer, food and beautiful pin-up ladies are all part of a fund raiser for Operation Tango Mike.

The event starts at 8 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. and is free to the public.

Very high performance boats will make demonstration passes from the Fifth Street boat launch in the morning while vehicles and boats from as far away as Los Angeles and Washington state descend on Lakeport and sparkle in the sun.

“The city of Lakeport and county of Lake, the sheriff’s office and Lakeport Police Department have bent over backwards to help make this event happen,” said co-promoter Tony Barthel.

It all kicks off Friday, Aug. 12, at Bicoastal Media’s Concert in the Park featuring the band Decades. A large number of participants have committed to enjoy the music followed by “A Night of Fire” where alcohol-fueled boats will start up and shoot blue flames into the night sky.

On Saturday, Aug. 13, the show goes on with vehicles lining the streets and boats taking to the water around Library Park. A special lane has been designated on Clear Lake coordinated by the Coast Guard Auxiliary allowing these extreme boats to show what they can do – the fastest one will earn a trophy.

In addition, there will be a “cacklefest” where boats are measured for sound by Sheriff Brian Martin who will award one boat for the loudest engine. In fact Lake County businesses have stepped up with dozens of trophies for vehicles and boats of all kinds along with some first-rate raffle prizes.

All funds raised during this event will be donated to Operation Tango Mike which sends care packages to troops serving overseas. Raffle prizes and photos with pin ups are the show will raise money for this charity.

“We have so many high-value vehicles registered we have a special parking lot just for them,” said the show’s co-promoter Dave Lakatos, referring to the Third Street parking lot where extreme value vehicles will be parked.

In addition, there will be military vehicles as well as an incredible variety of other cars and trucks along with boats as well. 

There is no charge for the public to attend this show and there will be a rock climbing wall, face painting as well as a variety of food and crafts from local vendors. “Part of our goal was to make this event a showcase for Lake County,” said Barthel in reference to choosing all locally-made food, beer and crafts for the vendors row.

More information as well as vehicle and boat registration can be found at .

There is no charge for the public to attend and a nice variety of local vendors, craft beer, a face painter, rock climbing wall and much more will be in Lakeport’s Library Park to enjoy along with beautiful vehicles of all eras, incredible boats all set to the soundtrack of summer by Sounds Like FUN! DJ service.

For information, maps, vehicle registrations, sponsorship opportunities and more visit .

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