Summer 2018 Events: Nevada County Fair, Summer Nights, and Shakespeare Festival

Nevada County Fair Held under the shade of tall pine trees in Grass Valley, the Nevada County Fair is held August 8-12. This year’s theme is “Bushels of Fun,” featuring a poster by Kathryn Wronski, whose artwork is featured regularly in our magazine. The fair is the perfect opportunity to listen to live music, eat […]

A Visit to the Tahoe Concours d’Elegance

We visited the 42nd annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance at Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood today. We’ve been going to the “woodie” boat show for more than 20 years, so it’s cool that our magazine now has a partnership with the organizers. We enjoy sailing on the Lake, but the “woodies” are famous. This year […]

Tahoe Concours d’Elegance moves to West Shore on August 8-9

MORE THAN 60 CLASSIC WOODEN BOATS, many dating back to the 1920s and ‘30s, are going on display this summer when the 42nd annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance opens at its new location on the West Shore. After 20 years on the north shore, the show moves to Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, the birthplace […]

Tahoe’s Concours d’Elegance returns to West Shore

Obexer’s Boat Company, home of the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, will be the site of the 44th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, August 8-9, 2014. In making the announcement, Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation President David Olson said, “Lake Tahoe is synonymous with wooden boats. Our goal has always been to blend the […]

Alan Furth: A man and his boat

Editor’s note: Longtime Bay Area resident Alan Furth’s boats are featured in this year’s 41st annual Tahoe Coucours d’Elegance. I met Alan, the “super collector” of antique boats, when I worked at The San Francisco Chronicle in the mid-’80s. I interviewed him about his boat collection and also wrote about the Southern Pacific Railway, where […]

41st annual Tahoe Concours d’Elegance on August 9-10

FORTY-ONE YEARS AGO—when fiberglass hulls began to dominate the American pleasure boat scene—a group of Tahoe Yacht Club members and friends got together to share their passion for wooden boats, which they affectionately referred to as “old girls.” They displayed a dozen of their wooden boats at an informal get-together at Chambers Lodge on the […]

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 […]

Video: Tahoe Wooden Boat Show this weekend

We attended the Lake Tahoe Wooden Boat Show (A.K.A. Concours d’Elegance) near Tahoe City on Friday. It also will be held this weekend. We’ve been going to the see the Tahoe “woodies” at the boat show for years. It’s a quintessential “old Tahoe” event. You can also see the boats tooling along the West Shore […]