Mahogany & Merlot
Mark your calendar for
October 7 - 8, 2017
Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat Show is a ‘on-the-water’ boat show and FREE Family Friendly event! And again, classic cars will be showcased on the shore along with Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes, Vintage Inboard ‘Limited Class’ Hydroplanes, and Antique & Classic Mahogany Runabouts from the Golden Era of pleasure boating. 2017 is a special year as it is the 60th anniversary of the first running of the Apple Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Races on Lake Chelan - the first time Lake Chelan saw the first hydroplanes racing across its waters! Many of those same boats will be here on Lake Chelan to relive those same sights and sounds!
Look for the broadcast of the Mahogany & Merlot show on NCW Life channel! Watch for the rebroadcast!
Click here to see the promotional clip!
Yes, we are going to do it again! Up to 7 big Unlimiteds thundering through the waters recreating the action of earlier years! We are talking about boats like Miss Wahoo, Miss Budweiser, Miss Burien, Miss Thriftway, Atlas and new for 2016 the newly restored Miss Breathless - which was restored right here in Chelan! These same raceboats, now restored and preserved raced on Beautiful Lake Chelan in the late 1950’s. Also showcased will be up to 20 beautifully restored smaller inboards (limited class) Hydroplanes and Racing Runabouts. While the Unlimited Hydroplanes run the WWII Aircraft Power Plants, these vintage ‘limited’ class boats utilize a variety of automotive based engines. You will have the opportunity to purchase a pass to enter Thunder Alley, presented by ReMax Advantage- Chelan, and you can get up close to the boats and talk to the crews!
The 2017 Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat Show on our Mahogany Row Presented by Cashmere Valley Bank, are the meticulously restored Antique & Classic Mahogany Chris-Crafts, Centurys, Gar Woods and other makes from a bygone era. These gorgeous and pristine boats will line the docks along ‘Mahogany Row’ at Don Morse Park & Marina in beautiful Lake Chelan.
In in our Classic Car Show, we are pleased to have again the Pre-48 Ford Club to join the Classic Cars from the PNW chapter of Classic Car Club of America. I am talking Packards, Bentleys, Rolls Royces and classic cars restored to their original condition. Many of these are the same cars you see at the Pebble Beach Car show or Woodie Club shows! All of the cars different and oh! so cool. We do all this to make this a show meant to make us all dream sweet dreams!!
Hydro exhibition races will begin early Saturday morning, so be sure to get in on the action early! All free and open to the public all weekend long.
After you are done looking at all the boats and cars, browse through our vendor area with Vintage items, a classic boat parts swap meet, wine barrel furniture and much more. Then to one of our delicious food booths or enjoy the action from our Beer and Wine garden featuring Vin du Lac Wines and ales from Mac & Jack's!
Make it a perfect weekend with perfect entertainment!
(ENTRY FORMS UNDER BOATS, HYDRO AND CAR PAGE)
2017 Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat and Car Event
10/7/2017 - 10/8/2017
Contact: David Williams
Location: Chelan Waterfront Park & Lakeside Marina
Phone: 206-764-9453 museum
Portion of Proceeds Benefit
Lake Chelan Free Swimming Lessons and Lifeguard
program in Manson Bay
Click on GoLakeChelan logo M&M article
Click on Campbells logo for Webcam
Broadcast on Channel 47.1