Tahoe’s 40th Concours d’Elegance features Riva runabouts

LAKE TAHOE IS WORLD FAMOUS FOR its restored wooden boats, or “woodies,” which race across the lake’s sparkling waters all summer long. It is an “Old Tahoe” tradition. Along with the familiar wooden boats such as Gar Wood, Chris-Craft and Hacker-Craft, the Riva runabout is characterized by “old world quality, new world design.” Riva was […]

Tahoe’s woodies celebrated at Concours d’Elegance

A CENTURY AGO, JAKE OBEXER saw a bright future for pleasure boats at Lake Tahoe. He partnered with Standard Oil to build a marina on the West Shore and became an agent for Gar Wood speedboats at his Obexer’s Boat Co. Built by Garfield Woods—the first man to go 100 m.p.h. on water—these elegant boats […]