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Concours d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show
August 12-13, 2016; Homewood, California


Concours d'Elegance Lake Tahoe 2014

Obexer’s Boat Company
5355 W Lake Blvd
Homewood, CA 96141
775-851-4444

Concours d'Elegance Wooden Boat Show Be a part of Lake Tahoe's classic wooden boat history! Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13. Homewood, California.

Celebrating its 44th anniversary, Lake Tahoe Concours is considered to be the premier judged wooden boat shows in the nation. Each year, more than 85 of the best antique, vintage and classic boats in North America compete in specialized classes for top honors and bragging rights. The meticulously restored boats include historic lakers and launches, some dating back to 1915; pre and post-WWII racers and runabouts; utility boats and flashy Rivas.

Obexer's Boat Company, home of the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, will be the site of the annual event and is located on the West shore of Lake Tahoe. Anyone who appreciates the beauty and art of restoration should attend. You will be rewarded with the largest gathering of these powerful and pristine watercraft.

This year's show will feature the Marque Class of Chris-Craft Racing Runabouts.

Grab a Program and Take Your Time Viewing the Boats Around the Marina- Everyone who comes to the show will receive a commemorative program. This program is crammed full of the unique stories, history and facts about each boat in the show. To see the rich mahogany reflecting off of Tahoe's blue waters will be a view unlike anything you'll see anywhere else, but learning why these boats are among the most elegant and historic boats in the world will be an experience you'll never forget.

The Roar Off- This is a crowd favorite and the grand finale of the weekend. Thousands gather around the docs of Obexer's to watch each of the boats on display fire up and drive off in to the landscape of Lake Tahoe. It is truly a spectacle of elegance, power, and anxiety. It's a tight fit and it takes highly skilled drivers to maneuver around the docs and past the collection of invaluable boats.

Visit the Tahoe Maritime Museum- One of the endless benefits of the show's location, at Obexer's Boat Company, is its kiddy-corner from the Tahoe Maritime Museum. A benefactor of the Lake Tahoe Concours, the museum began 28 years ago with the goal of preserving and presenting Lake Tahoe's rich maritime history. The 5,800 square foot museum is reminiscent of an old boathouse, well-suited to its Lake Tahoe surroundings, with a spacious open interior design that allows visitors to explore the boats in their unique exhibits from all angles. Our youngest visitors can engage in hands-on activities to better understand maritime history in their own dedicated children's area.

During show hours, you may tour the museum for free with your Concours wristbands.