May 13th, 2016

The Northern and Southern California ACBS clubs met for our annual cross-over episode event in Bass Lake, California, with more than 30 classics in attendance. Although California is still in a major drought, the lake is full for the first time in several years!

The traditional Friday night hot dog cookout at Millers Landing was a fun time, with members loading up tables with their home made side dishes and desserts, and eating and chatting on the lawn.

Saturday brought partly cloudy skies and cool breezes, plenty of opportunity for speed runs after the mid-day parade, capped off with a lovely dinner and the chance for a cocktail cruise afterwards.

For the second time in its current era, Dave Anderson and John Maddox brought out their 1928 Dolphin II Hacker Craft, Reina. 28 feet, three cockpits, and a 200 HP 780 cubic inch Sterling Petrel engine make giving folks rides, eight at a time (plus driver) an easy task.

Reina went on to bring home Best Runabout and Skippers’ Choice. Rick & Annie Hill’s 1941 17′ Chris Craft Deluxe, Tumblehome won Best Restoration.

People’s choice went to Dirk & Linda Reed for their 1969 20′ Riva Super Florida, Amore. Jeff Rains is Most Original with his 1955 16′ Mercury Sabre, Damn Straight.

Many thanks to Bobby Gaestel & Teri Parker and their legions of minions for making this such a fun event! And, if you’ve never participated in a legendary Chuck Kelley Sunday Morning Poker Run, we’d love to see you at next year’s event!