Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
34 boats ~~~ 80+ people
3 to 24 hours of Cruisin’
“This has become a premier cruising event for classic boaters as evidenced by the captains coming from seven states. How bad can life really be if you get to spend it in an old boat with old and new friends?” John Thompson
Photos for this recap were shared by Liz Ally, Neil Hoehle, Randy James, Paul Jenkins, Kathy Parker, Lisa Robinson, and John Thompson.
Here’s what happened along the way …
June 2 – 3, 2021
Pre-Event Cruise on Bull Shoals Lake
Led by John & Carolynn Thompson in their 1950 Chris Craft “Mischief”, five boats left Sugar Loaf Marina near Diamond City, Arkansas to cruise 45 miles to the Bull Shoals Dam. Docking overnight, the party of 11 people shuttled up to Gaston’s for meals and sleep. Cruising back west, they then trailered to Table Rock Lake for the weekend event.
The Classics Cruisin’ on Table Rock Lake included cruises designed for all likes:
- really long – two-day 90 mile trip on Bull Shoals Lake
From Rock Lane Resort on Indian Point:
- long – 80 miles round trip to Kings River
- medium – 56 miles round trip to Campbell Point
- short – 20 miles round trip to Port of Kimberling
- Saturday Scavenger Hunt – about 25 miles round trip
83-year span of Chris Craft boats
… side by side at the dock
were often at the helm
ANTIQUE boats attending the 2021 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake event
CLASSIC boats attending the 2021 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake event
LATE CLASSIC boats attending the 2021 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake event
Spectators came by the hundreds on Saturday afternoon to admire these boats and reminisce with the boats’ guardians, but the point of the rest of the weekend was to use these classics, to enjoy the boats as they were intended.
Traditional Cruisin’ n Eatin’, Eatin’ n Cruisin’.
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake opens the summer season of classic boating. Beautiful Table Rock Lake is the perfect place to experience cruisin’ at its best, comradery with fellow guardians of the classics, and, of course, good eatin’ along the way.
The Annual Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake is held the weekend following Memorial Day on Table Rock Lake, located in the Ozarks of southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas. The popular annual event brings many members from all of the states that make up the Heartland Classics Chapter and more.