Monday, 17 January 2022

Classic boats, cars draw thousands to Lakeport

Wooden boats docked at Library Park during the annual Wood & Glory show on Saturday, May 30, 2009. Photo by Gail Salituri.





LAKEPORT – Classic cars and boats were the focus of an annual celebration in Lakeport on Saturday.

More than 50 classic wood hulled powerboats returned to Library Park as part of the annual Wood & Glory boat show.

Another half dozen boats remained trailered and on display for up close inspection between the First and Fifth Street boat ramps.

Also featured were several high-powered ski boats and special race boats. Occasionally, a boat took to the water with the driver showing off the boat's power in loud, high-speed runs between Library Park and the Skylark Motel.

The event, sponsored by the Lakeport Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Antique Classic Boat Society, took place alongside the 18th annual Car Roundup, sponsored by the Lake County No Name Car Club.

An estimated 100 cars – spanning six decades of special American automotive history – were entered. Cars in a wide variety of styles, shapes and colors lined the streets near Library Park.

More than 4,000 people were estimated to have visited Lakeport for the shows, which also included several vendor booths, according to reports at the event.

The Lake County Diamonds played for several hours at the end of the day to cap off the boat and car shows.

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Great weather made it a good day for enjoying classic cars and boats. Photo by Gail Salituri.




Tom and Donna Cropp of Ukiah brought their 1941 Buick Super Eight to the Car Roundup in downtown Lakeport on Saturday, May 30, 2009. Photo by Harold LaBonte.




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