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HEARTLAND CLASSICS

Heartland Classics Chapter of the ACBS

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1960 Thompson Lancer Restoration

1960 Thompson Lancer Restoration

Richard Moist started this project in September 2020, - during the Covid-19 shutdown.  And now in July 2021, "Hanna Leigh" was launched on Table Rock Lake.  This 1960 Thompson Lancer is a great boat for this lake.  Eye-catching with her bright yellow hull, safe and...

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1959 Chris Craft Cavalier Restoration

1959 Chris Craft Cavalier Restoration

By Gary Gebhard, Heartland Classics member from Nebraska Here is my current project, my 1959 Chris Craft Cavalier.   It was needing a much-needed hull stripping above the water line and refinishing after sixty-one years of service.  I am the third owner since 2004....

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Mahogany & Chrome YouTube Channel

Mahogany & Chrome YouTube Channel

Mahogany & Chrome®️ YouTube Channel takes viewers on outdoor adventures in the captivating hobby of classic, vintage power boats, and introduces them to the colorful characters who find, restore, collect, and cruise them. With a perfect balance of elegance and...

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Gondia Model Project by Bruce Hurst

Gondia Model Project by Bruce Hurst

Hurst Gondia Model Project by Bruce Hurst The tugboat I have been working on is S.T. Gondia. It was built in 1926 & scrapped in 1967. She was stationed at the Royal Docks in London so there is a strong possibility that she has aided...

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Obituary | Jeanne Hogan

Obituary | Jeanne Hogan

The beloved wife of Kevin Hogan peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, having battled Frontotemporal Degeneration for nearly 10 years. Jeanne began her career teaching at Oregon Trail Junior High in Olathe, Kansas, where she would meet and later marry...

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Tulsa Boat Show 2021

Tulsa Boat Show 2021

Tulsa Boat, Sport & Travel Show includes a Heartland Classics display. The 2021 Winter Boat Show in Tulsa had lots of extra room to fill this year.  So they eagerly invited Heartland Classics members to pull together a display.  Lots of space to fill and not much...

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Hagerty Award Winner

Hagerty Award Winner

The 2020 Hagerty Award Winner is Brent Howard. The ACBS Awards Program recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals and Chapters.  Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance sponsors the Safety Award. Hagerty Safety Award: Generously provided by Hagerty Classic Marine...

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Stay In Touch

Stay In Touch

Staying in touch ... Dan & Alicia update the progress on their 1955 Chris Craft Cobra

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Transom Refinish on Shep ’64

Transom Refinish on Shep ’64

by John Ganster Last year I started to refinish the transom of the 1964 Shepherd. I did the upper half in the fall and finished the lower portion from the splash rail and water line stripe last week....

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2019 ACBS International Meeting and Show

2019 ACBS International Meeting and Show

1,000 Memories were made in the 1,000 Islands Fourteen Heartland Classics Chapter members attended the 2019 ACBS International Meeting and Boat Show held at Alexandria Bay, New York in September.  BEAUTIFUL weather, BEAUTIFUL scenery with the 1,000 Islands populated...

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Going…Going…Gone

Going…Going…Gone

Going...Going...Gone!  will be the silent alarm at the 2019 SILENT AUCTION. There will be classic treasures to be had at this year's Silent Auction which will be at the Mahogany & Chrome Banquet held at Cherokee Yacht Club on Grand Lake on September 7 and the...

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The Great Loop Completed

The Great Loop Completed

Congratulations to Dick Baner and John and Carolynn Thompson for having completed the Great Loop!The Great Loop, or the Great Circle Route, is roughly a 6,000 mile long water route which circumnavigates the eastern United States and passes through the Ontario Province...

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