Dedicated to those who love and care for Vintage, Classic Boats in America’s Heartland

Tulsa Boat, Sport, & Travel Show

January 31  –  February 6, 2022

Held at the Tulsa State Fair, 4145 E 21st Street
at SageNet Center  – Expo Square

Thanks to Chuck Gibbs for organizing the Heartland Classics Exhibit at the show … AND for the great photos. 

Joe Harwood of Arrowhead Yacht Club & Marina was instrumental in contracting for the space at the show.

Volunteers were on-site to:

  • tell the public about Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS
  • listen to thousands of stories about “my uncle had a boat just like that” etc.

Thanks to the members who braved the winter roads to haul in (and home again) their boats to create this popular “Showroom of Classics”.

Paul Hastings' 1965 Jones Hydro 20’ with Chevy 390hp.

Dennis Padden’s 1990 Elite Craft Riviera.

Chuck Gibbs' 1989 Century Arabian + 1957 5.5hp Johnson

Buddy Butler’s 1940 Chris Craft barrelback

David Jones 1970 Stevens Flat Bottom

Forrest Bryant's 1972 Century Coronado

Pete Seitz' 1968 Donzi Corsican

Dan Diehl’s 1959 Riva Ariston

Of Special Interest ...

Of special interest to spectators was the BEFORE and AFTER exhibit featuring Spinharney’s beautifully restored Cobra and Diehl’s Cobra still in the midst of restoration.

Steve Spinharney's 1955 18’ Chris Craft Cobra and matching 1955 Chevy Nomad

Dan Diehl’s’55 Cobra in the midst of a full restoration.

Overview of unfinished Cobra

Chris Craft engine in Deihl's Cobra

Chris Craft v-drive in 21' Cobra

1955 Chris Craft Cobra's gastank

Take a look at last year’s 2021 Tulsa Boat Show report – such fun!

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 lead time … Chuck Gibbs, Dan Diehl, and Steve Spinharney began calling and planning and within two weeks had NINE classic boats and the Heartland transom in place.  Forrest Bryant created and sent signs.

Open to the public Feb. 1-7, 2021.

Display participants are Steve Spinharney (Cobra), Bruce Hurst (Hacker), Davy Jones (jet boat), Chuck Gibbs (Century and outboard motor), Dan Diehl (Riva and Cobra), Alex Barry (Cobalt), Susan Miller (Chris Craft XK), Paul Hastings (Riva), Brent Howard/Dave Lunday (canoe).

“Pub Decision” is ready for the show. Thanks, Bruce Hurst.

Curtains are up, banners displayed, ready for opening day!

Of special interest … 

Spinharney’s award-winning restored 1955 Cobra is displayed with Diehl’s 1955 Cobra mid-restoration process.  Getting lots of attention.