Classic boat lovers sail into Quincy

A different kind of history is on display at the Quincy Boat Club this weekend.

It's a history of recreation and fun in the form of classic boats and outboard motors.

For the 13th year, the club is hosting its classic boat show.

The event draws hundreds of people to the area.

Not only is the event a chance for boat lovers to get together and see these classic crafts.

Event co-chair Rob Ebbing says that it is also a chance to pass on the love of classic boats to a younger generation.

"We're preserving the past for the future," Ebbing said. "We want the future generations to see what boating was back into the 30s, the 40s, the 50s, 60s and now 70s. So come down and check out the boats this weekend and some of the old outboards. It's going to be quite interesting to take a look at."

One special treat at this year's show are restored bumper boats that date back to the 1950s.

They are basically bumper cars for the water and will be available for kids to ride on Saturday.

Event co-chair Rob Ebbing also says that the the classic boat show was moved up a week to help create the first Vintage and Classic Weekend in Quincy.

Besides the boats you can see Lugnuts classic cars at the Quincy Mall and the Vets home.

TNT also is hosting vintage go-cart racing in West Quincy.

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