I'm thrilled to announce
The Chris Craft Commander Forum, Inc. direct participation (and one-hour featured program on the Fiberglass Chris Craft Commander) with the revered
Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc.,
Annual Meeting, September 15 - 18, 2010,
which just happens to be at............drumroll please..............
Bay Harbor, Michigan !!
Everything you see in this photo below is "Bay Harbor" !!
Photo below, Tom Flood's fabulous Hacker Craft Dolphin, which he totally rebuilt to "best of show standards".
Photo taken at Bay Harbor, June 26, 2010
So after the 2010 Chris Craft Commander Rendezvous, at Bay Harbor, Michigan,
with the Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Show,
at this same location on June 24 - 27, 2010, now we have another opportunity
to visit this magical place again, with an entirely different venue
on September 15 - 18, 2010 !!.
For anyone who may have missed the June event at Bay Harbor, check out this link to see what
the place is all about. In short, it is AMAZING !!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/m ... 1276893358
The ACBS Annual Meeting (and Boat Show) will be a different time of year, totally different perspective on boating,
but still with a very strong Chris Craft Commander thread at both events !!
The Classic Fiberglass Chris Craft Commander has come of age!
These two events are TOTALLY different, the dates and venues do not conflict or compete with one another in any way,
they both focus on our hobby, but in much different ways. Janet and I are planning on being at both events,
participating directly, and we hope to see some or all of you there too!
At the ACBS Annual Meeting, your Chris Craft Commander Forum host will be presenting an hour-long upgraded version of the program I presented at
the ACBS 2009 International Motor Boating Symposium, in Seattle, Washington, featuring the fiberglass Chris Craft Commander.
I am honored to have this opportunity, and doubly honored to have the privilege of speaking right after <i>Herb Pocklington gives his talk at this event.
Naturally anyone who shows up at this event in a Chris Craft Commander will be getting a LOT of attention from the most prestigious group of
antique and classic boating enthusiasts anywhere in the world! It's going to be fun, be there!! </i>
Bay Harbor is honored and excited to have been chosen as the site for the 35th Annual Meeting and 10th Annual International Boat Show of the Antique & Classic Boat Society. Bay Harbor will be hosting the main events for the organization including the In Water Boat Show which will draw thousands of patrons on September 17 and 18. Bay Harbor will also be assisting the group in visiting the surrounding areas during pre-events which take place September 12 - 14 and optional tours for members during the entire week.
This is a grand event that will impact and benefit our surrounding communities and local businesses. Bay Harbor wants to welcome this group with open arms, and have all local communities and businesses take part. It will be a significant impact for our area, as this group will be partaking in several tours along their Blue Water Adventure during the week they are here.
Bay Harbor has always been connected and passionate about antique & classic watercrafts and vehicles. Over the past eleven years, Bay Harbor has hosted the Vintage Car & Boat Festival as a premier event held in June. The passion of antique boats and vehicles has had a long history in Bay Harbor. Developer David V. Johnson who spent a portion of his childhood in northern Michigan developed a tremendous passion for boating at a very early age and became dedicated to preserving the water for future generations. Evident in the restoration and creation of Bay Harbor Lake and Village at Bay Harbor, the once abandoned cement plant now boasts the Nautical Center of the Great Lakes with pristine waters, luxurious amenities and a top-notch Marina. Bay Harbor has also recently joined forces to become a dealer for Hacker Craft Runabout boats, which have a rich heritage of crafting wood boats for the past one hundred years.
There are approximately 16,000 members of the Antique & Classic Boat Society represented in all 50 states and Canada. These members also have local chapters that are represented in many of the states. One of the local chapters in Michigan, Water Wonderland is also going to play a part of this event, working with Bay Harbor to promote and showcase the meeting coming back to Michigan in 2010. The Water Wonderland Chapter was founded in 1988 and relies entirely on the dedication of its volunteer staff including a four-officer Executive Committee. The members hail throughout the entire state of Michigan and make a concerted effort to plan events throughout the region.
The Water Wonderland Chapter of the ACBS has enjoyed consistent growth year after year and is constantly seeking to expand upon or improve the activities of the chapter, meeting the needs of the membership as it changes and evolves.
Bay Harbor is proud to bring the ACBS Annual Meeting back to Michigan in September 2010. It is an ideal setting to have amazing and distinctive crafts in the Bay Harbor Lake Marina, and to welcome its members to our community."
I will continue to list information here http://www.chriscraftcommander.com and I'll also be linking directly to the ACBS information sites too.
From now until September if anyone has any questions about the event, please also feel free to email me directly at [url=mailto:ChrisCraftCommander@hotmail.com]ChrisCraftCommander@hotmail.com[/url]