Mahogany & Merlot
Vintage Boat and Car Show
October 7 - 8, 2017
Chelan Waterfront Park & Lakeside Marina
Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat and Car 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, Antique & Classic Mahogany Runabouts and Classic Cars 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 seven 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 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. 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.
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 the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum and sponsored 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 continues along 'Mahogany Row' at Don Morese Park & Marina on beautiful Lake Chelan. Presented by the PNW Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society and sponsored by Cashmere Valley Bank, meticulously restored Antique & Classic Mahogany Chris-Crafts, Centurys, Gar Woods and other makes from a bygone era will line the docks for your viewing and voting pleasure.
In in our Classic Car Show sponsored by America's Car Museum, 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. We're 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.
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 & Wine garden featuring Vin du Lac Wines and ales from Mac & Jack's!
Make it a perfect weekend with perfect entertainment!
Proceeds benefit the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
For more information or to sponsor this event, contact Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Executive Director
David Williams at 206-764-9453 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadcast on Channel 47.1