The 27th Annual Mahogany & Chrome gathering was a boating rendezvous
September 11-12, 2020
Social Distancing in Boats !
2020 – the COVID-19 Pandemic Year – meant no official show or banquet or judging. But the urge to go boating and reconnect with friends turned into the Mahogany & Chrome Classic Rendezvous on Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees, September 11th & 12th, 2020. The event featured leisure cruises on Grand Lake, great food, and an informal vintage, retro & wooden classic boat show. All this plus plenty of like-minded boat owner enthusiasts ready to share the mahogany and chrome experience.
Masks and Social Distancing were required at all Venues.
Homeport for the event was Arrowhead Marina courtesy dock on Grand Lake, Oklahoma.
2020 Mahogany & Chrome Rendezvous
Photography by Phil Wolff ~ Video by Trey Bull
Annual Grand Lake Traditions
Chuck Gibbs, Heartland Classics Chapter President, was a one-man chairman for this event. THANKS, CHUCK!
Friday’s cruising was on calm water, warm enough, and not too hot. More friends and boats showed up for the fun.
Joe Harwood, owner of Arrowhead Marina, provided a full breakfast for all attending participants. (Just thinking of his bacon makes your mouth water.)
Saturday’s lunch destination was Bob and Linda Kanak‘s lovely lake home and boathouse. Janson Kanak helped the serving a great lunch, a mini repeat of a Show lunch of eleven years ago.
In spite of not being publicized, many spectators showed up in the afternoon to admire the collection of floating art.
Grand Lake Dependables
More Oklahoma Boats
Scott and Linda Hendren invited the Adairs to the event and they became members on the spot.
Also spotted in the parking lot was Xscape. Steve Spinharney and Mike Yancey were around to help and enjoy friends.
Three Boats from Kansas
Texas and Arkansas made the Rendezvous
Public Boat Show
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Arrowhead Yacht Club & Marina, Grand Lake
2019 Mahogany & Chrome Boat Show
|32894 S 4507 Rd, Afton, OK 74331, USA|
Arrowhead Yacht Club & Marina
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.