43rd annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance is August 7-8

LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE returns to the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood for its 43rd annual show on August 7-8. It features more than 60 of the most prestigious wooden boats in a remarkable and intimate setting.

“We’re thrilled to combine the rich history and open shoreline vistas on Tahoe’s West Shore with the country’s premier wooden boat show,” says Concours Chairman Doug Ball. This year’s two-day show roars to life with the Marque Class featuring “Vintage V-12-powered Watercraft.”

With Tahoe boasting more V-12 powered runabouts in regular use than anywhere else in the world, the 43rd annual Concours is going to entertain attendees with rumbling power and the awe-inspiring beauty synonymous with antique wooden boats.

“V-12 engines have been powering exotic wooden boats back to the first aero-engine marine conversions during World War I,” says Brian Robinson, Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation’s Concours researcher and judging coordinator.

By World War II, more efficient and powerful V-12s were developed by Allison and Packard but not all V-12s were originally intended for aircraft use. The popular Scripps 302, with over 300 horse-power, was built strictly for watercraft and widely used in pleasure boats from 1933 through 1955.

Alongside entries in this unique Marque Class are nostalgic launches, luxurious Rivas, runabouts, utilities, and award-winning racers from throughout the United States.

The two-day show features historic venues, breathtaking views and one-of-a-kind dining and shopping experiences. Obexer’s Boat Company, founded in 1911 by Jake Obexer and the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, has one of the deepest harbors and the deepest launch ramps on the Lake.

For tickets and information, visit HERE.

Local Artwork

During the past three decades, Roy Dryer’s art-work has focused on celebrating peoples’ passions for exotic, classic, antique, and racing automobiles, the beauty of wooden boats and aircraft. A long-time resident of Chicago Park, near Colfax, Roy has created the official poster for the Lake Tahoe Wooden Boat Concours d’Elegance since 1984.

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