Classic boat show coming to Quincy
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 19:01:03 GMT — Quincy Boat Club will host it's 9th Annual Quincy Classic Boat and Outboard Show this Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday. Over 100 participants are expected from around the country bringing 40 to 50 classic boats from the 1940's, 50's and 60's to Quincy. Boats will vary in size from small runabouts to 50' wooden Chris Craft Cruisers. Besides the boats, antique and classic outboards will be featured dating back to the early 1900's. The public is welcome to come see the classic boats and outboard motors at the Quincy Boat Club, just north of the Pier Restaurant.Friday participants will enjoy a social evening as people arrive from out of town. Saturday the show will run from 9am to 4pm at the Quincy Boat Club, before the participants take off for a evening river cruise in their vintage boats, when they will travel up river to the Island Club for an evening BBQ. Boats and motors will be on display, along with swap meet Saturday day and Sunday thru late afternoon. Sunday's activities will be in conjunction with ArtsQuincy Riverfest along the river. A Classic Boat parade is schedule for 2pm in the Quincy Bay. Show opens both Saturday and Sunday at 9am.Todd Young and Rob Ebbing are the show organizers and are host for the Quincy Boat Club. They will feature up to 8 of their own classic boats of their collection. The most recent restoration they completed is a 1946 Garwood 15' inboard boat. A popular boat after the the WWII, but unfortunately, very few are still exist and are running.Seven large Chris Craft Cruisers have signed up to make the two day trek up the Mississippi River from the St. Louis area Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. They are looking forward to enjoying an exciting boating weekend in Quincy show. Other participants are expected from the Chicago area, various Iowa and Missouri locations. The show has had participants over the years from as far away as Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.