It was a colorful show with Antique to Contemporary, small to large, and Grand Lake homeport to long-distance haul.
This example view shows a 1977 Chris Craft Super Sport “Class of 77” owned by Phil & Gay Hennage of Oklahoma, a 1952 Century Sea Maid “Maid in America” owned by Karl Dietz of Texas, and a 1972 Century Resorter “It’s Miller Time” owned by Doug & Stacy Heinsohn of Missouri.
Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show ~ 2021 ~
on Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees, September 9th thru September 11th, 2021.
The 28th Annual Heartland Classics Grand Lake Event is in the books leaving participants with great memories of a fine weekend among friends and beautiful antique and classic boats.
Special thanks go to Chuck Gibbs and Dan Diehl for planning the event and all of the volunteers along the way. Once more, Joe Harwood and his Arrowhead staff provided a great venue for the event and delicious food on Show Day.
Many of the pictures for this report have been borrowed from Facebook postings by attendees. Special thanks to Jackie Smick for capturing every boat.
The event included cruising on Thursday and Friday, many opportunities to eat together, and of course, the public Mahogany & Chrome Show on Saturday.
Chuck Gibbs, Chapter President, also served as the Event Chair.
Dan Diehl, Chief Judge, also served as the Event Co-Chair.
These unique beautiful trophies were made by Dan Diehl.
While the public admired and inquired about the boats, many of the boats were judged (upon request) according to the ACBS standards.
A boat was considered perfect as it originally left the showroom floor – that would be a 100 point boat. Some safety upgrades are acceptable, but other modifications or disrepair decrease the score.
Pictures for this report were shared by Randy James and Jackie Smick.
Platinum Winners -Boats scoring 97 to 100 points.
Gold Winners -Boats scoring 92 to 96 points.
Silver Winners – Boats scoring 87 to 91 points.
… a few other AWARDS …
The 2021 President’s Cup awarded to Jenni Webber for stepping up for the Secretary’s position and then Ship’s Store Chair.
… other Show Highlights and Participants …
Experience through this video the 2021 Grand Lake Event including the boat cruises and the Mahogany & Chrome Show. The video was produced by Heartland Classics member David Kanally. The photography was done at the event by member David Sheets using a GoPro camera.
Thanks to David and David for sharing this event with all of us.
Public Boat Show
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Arrowhead Yacht Club & Marina, Grand Lake
Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show
Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show is held by the Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS. Traditionally, this show is held early in September on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in NE Oklahoma. This event is the only judged boat show within Heartland Classics Chapter. Each year home port is at Arrowhead Yacht Club & Marina in Afton, Oklahoma.