35th Annual Big Bear Antique & Classic Boat Show

August 16 – 19, 2018

The weekend started with a Thursday night party at Gerry and Suzanne Flynn’s home, overlooking the water and dodging occasional raindrops from a passing cloud front.

On Friday,  Craig and Shelly Peterson hosted the third annual “dock float” down by the Big Bear dam.  They brought their camp stove and cooked up hotdogs and brats for everyone.  An intense little rainstorm arrived after lunch, providing some encouragement to clean up quickly!

Friday night we were hosted at the Peckham’s cabin, with catering by Nottingham’s.  

Saturday’s public show was well-attended, and followed by dinner on the patio at Nottingham’s.

People’s Choice was earned by Ken Barton, for his 15-foot 1957 Trojan Sea Queen “My Lil Woody,” with honorable mention to Bob & Janet Kircher for their 17-foot 1959 Dorset Catalina “Escapade.”

Dave Anderson presented the Hard Luck trophy to Mike LeCompte, for misplacing his keys at the Thursday night party.

We forgot to put out the voting box for Skipper’s Choice, so that perpetual trophy went home with last year’s recipients for safe-keeping, and polishing.