Lake Tahoe Concours D’Elegance on August 11-12: nation’s most prestigious boat show

THE LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE celebrates its 45th year on August 11-12 at historic Obexer’s Boat Company in scenic Homewood on the West Shore. The Concours, presented by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation, showcases the world’s most well-known and historic classic boats. It has grown into the most recognized and prestigious boat show in North […]

Wooden boats on parade at Lake Tahoe

“LAKE TAHOE IS WATER. CLEAR, cold, deep blue and majestic,” E.B. Scott writes in The Saga of Lake Tahoe (1957), a definitive book on America’s largest Alpine lake. But the lake also has a captivating past, led by its maritime history. The first boats on Tahoe were the Washoe on their “dugouts,” followed by steamships […]

Mahogany Magic: Tahoe’s Concours d’Elegance and Maritime Museum

THE 44TH ANNUAL LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE is August 12-13 at historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, the birthplace of wooden boats on “Big Blue.” This year, North America’s premier wooden boat show features the marquee class of Chris-Craft racing runabouts. The racing runabouts were first built 80 years ago. Only 50 of the pre-war […]

Drought encourages Tahoe to focus on year-round activities

WE LOVE CELEBRATING OUR REGION’S year-round lifestyle centered around farm-fresh food, fine dining, local wine and beer, art and music and outdoor recreation — and it’s becoming a bigger draw for vacations, staycations and relocations. Tahoe and Truckee have deep roots in winter sports, going back to Sugar Bowl in the ’30s and the 1960 […]

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 […]

Home Sweet Home

SUMMER IN PROVENCE, ALASKA OR THE SOUTH PACIFIC SOUNDS WONDERFUL, but our own backyard offers an unforgettable vacation experience — from our Gold Rush towns to picturesque vineyards, to crystal-clear Lake Tahoe, to awe-inspiring Yosemite. The Sierra and its foothills has rebounded from the recession with a more refined food, wine, craft beer, art and […]

“We’ve Got Talent”: Chicago Park Artist Roy Dryer

We dropped our magazines at the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance at Obexer’s Boat Company on the West Shore this afternoon. The show is Friday and Saturday. We have a long-running partnership with the organizers. We also visited with Roy Dryer, whom we feature in our current issue under “We’ve got talent,” along with renowned fiddler […]

Huell Howser of California’s Gold discusses Tahoe’s “Woodies”

They come in all shapes and sizes and many date back to the early part of this century. All have been lovingly restored by their owners and are meticulously maintained. In short, they’re some of the most beautiful wooden boats ever made. Host Huell Howser gets a close look at these boats as he attends […]

Wine Tasting Village at Tahoe Concours d’Elegance this week

Take part in the first ever Wine Tasting Village at the 41st Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show, Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10, in Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe, and receive your commemorative toasting glass. Take a break from the sun as you relax in the shade tents and enjoy a […]

Winners in Tahoe Concours d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show

CARNELIAN BAY, Calif. – The Tahoe Yacht Club presented 40 awards honoring the best of the best at the 39th Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show held August 12-13 in Carnelian Bay, Calif.   Jean Ann, a 1939 19-foot Gar Wood custom Runabout owned by Jonathan and Jean Trevillyan of Acton, Calif., earned […]