The Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival formally known as the Mt. Dora Antique Boat Show is comming up in less than three weeks. This show is now the largest Antique Boat show in the United States. The show will take place in Tavares Florida from March 24th thru the 27th. As many and 20,000 people attended this event each year and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. There are between 200 and 300 Vintage Glass, Wood, and Aluminum boats on Display at this show. Both the Florida Glasspar Club and Fiberglassics will have representation and boats on display at this show. The Florida Glasspar Club will have around 18 boats on display and there will be a number of boats shown by Fiberglassics members as well. There is a large vintage marine flea Market at the show as well as displays of Antique outboard motors and all kinds of vintage boating goodies. If you love vintage boats this is one you must attend at least once in your lifetime. The Florida Glasspar Club is hosting a big casual dinner for its members on Friday night during the show and is extending an invitation to all Fiberglassics members to join in and attend this dinner as guests of the FGC. The price is only $10.00 per person. Let me know if you will be attending and would like to come. Hope to see some of you at the show. Brian Slager
BRIAN: Here is a early pic of the grassy (BEACH?) maybe about 2002 where some of the early FiberGlassic people from the North east met up with some of the Southern members.. This Blue Glastron Scimitar was redone by active restoration member Tommy ion Tampa..
This park setting of Mt Dora was very photogentic by the red stripe LightHouse. . You are correct in the show getting bigger in Tavares. Takes a lot of Sunnyland chapter volunteeers to run the event. Early spring is warm informal gathering of the boating hobby & rub elbows with organization heavies.! Aristro-Craft owner Bill Turner Here & wife Gail are very active in ACBS. He posed for one of my pics after I noticed his name tag.!
Me and my wife Lana are planning to attend the dinner on Friday do we mail you the money or pay you when we get there.
For those of you planning on attending this event a word of WARNING for you. Two years ago I had items stolen out of my G-3 at this event! Keep a close eye on all of your items so this does not happen to you.