SEPTEMBER 5 & 6, 2014
in Downtown Port Huron, Michigan
The Blue Water Antique & Classic Boat Show Committee, together with the Michigan chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, invite you to participate in the “Last Blast” Blue Water ACBS Boat Show in Historic Downtown Port Huron, MI.
2014 Boater Registration Form
2014 Vendor Registration
2014 Sponsorship Form
Friday, September 5:
The weekend will kick-off on Friday, when we rendezvous around 4 pm at the mouth of the Black River in Port Huron for a cruise down the beautiful St. Clair River to the City of St. Clair for dinner. It’s only about a 10 mile run. Last year we had more than a dozen members join us for a nice dinner. It will be great to see all the old boats running neck to neck just like the old days. It will be a great time to take pictures of the boats in action. If you can’t make the run form Port Huron, you can meet us in St. Clair for dinner on your cruise north to the Port Huron Show, or you can drive by car (not as much fun getting there) and you will have a great time having dinner and enjoy the company of fellow boat lovers.
***Our featured boat this year is the U-22 and to talk about the boat, we have a special speaker, Bob Matson. Bob is the author of What’s in Your Boat House? Amazing Stories of Nautical Archaeology, a collection of stories and photos about old boats; and the stories of finding and making new ones. Bob said of his book released in June, 2013, “I've been asking people what's in their boat house for years. I've collected serendipitous full-circle tales, family histories, incredible restorations, complete with photos of pleasure craft in barns and garages, and where they really belong, on the water!” Bob Matson is a veteran radio & television broadcast executive with many diverse talents and experiences. He has served as an on-air personality as well as manager and sales manager of several radio and television stations in the Midwest. Today, Bob owns Matson Motors Marine & Small Engine Repair, specializing in vintage boat and outboard restorations. He is a columnist for The Timberjay Newspapers and Minnesota Moments Magazine, featuring vintage boats of the north. Bob has served as Executive Director of the North American Bear Center and host of The Bear Facts radio show. When not feeding wild bears out of his hand, he carves wooden fish and bears with his chain saw. He is a member of the Antique Outboard Motor Club, Inc. and the Bob Speltz Land O' Lakes Chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc.
Saturday, September 6:
8am to 10am – Boat launching at 12th Street boat launching ramp at no charge – help will be available
8am to 10am – Registration at River Street Marina, North side of Black River between 7th and 10th Street bridges
8am to 10am – Free coffee and donuts at registration tent
10am to 4pm – Boats on display for public
11am to 2pm – FREE Boat Rides! Check in at the registration tent
11am to 3pm – Lunch by Fuel Woodfire Grill for boat registrants and the general public
4pm – Awards reception with snacks and drinks
5pm – “Just for the Fun of It” Boat cruise/parade
At 4:00 pm on Saturday, an awards reception for registrants will be held with food and drinks provided. After the reception all are welcome to get in there boat and join us in a “Just for the fun of it” cruise in your boats. Depending on the weather we will cruise up Black River, down the St Clair River or up into Lake Huron. This will be a great time to show off your boat and see other boats running on the water.
Saturday night you can dine in Historic Downtown Port Huron at one of our restaurants.
For more information contact LeRoy Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 810-987-3755.