Edited & Presented by Wayne Mooers
Photos courtesy of Lee Chase
Jim, Gail, Barbara & Dan – All Smiles
Celebrating the 21st year of Wood & Glory at Clear Lake, Chairman Jim Robello, Co-Chair Barbara Foster and their spouses Gail and Dan are pleased to announce the successes of this great ACBS event. We had 106 members and 57 guests and 48 + boats! This years Guests of Honor were Bob and Madi Mount.
This year we supported a pre-event activity featuring many of our member’s interests in Vintage Race Boats. About a dozen vintage boats dating as far back as 1930 joined together off the Buckingham Club House for a low key “test & tune” along with demonstration “speed runs” on June 1 & 2. Wood & Glory continues to focus on our founding theme, “….a gathering of family and friends to use and enjoy our antique & classic boats.” This year we welcomed the opportunity to support & promote new boats and friends from our Vintage Race Boat members also. It was a kick to see these great boats from the past running on Clear Lake.
Unexpectedly, I was asked to “suit-up” and join Danny Foster in his 1930 Nunes Brothers Maybe Not II. Soon, we were running along side of the 1938 Ventnor My Sin and the 1958 Shanty II. It may not have been a real race, yet what a kick we had.
Let’s All Recognize
Wood & Glory would not be the great event it is today without the ongoing support of our ACBS Member Participants, our generous Sponsors, and the team of Wood & Glory volunteers who work behind the scenes. While there is not room to mention our gratitude to every individual in this short summary we do want to give special mention to some of our great sponsors -Braito’s Marina, Riviera Market, and the whole Braito Family; Bob & Madi Mount and their Boatique Winery team; Bob Maher with his Maherajah products; Allen & Donna Thomas; John, Mary, & John Jr. Lahti; Konocti Vista Resort & Casino; and we cannot leave out Bob Penny and his team of Sea Scouts. They all gave their time, and opened their homes and facilities to us. You made a difference and we thank and appreciate your contributions to our event.
Our Members Gave Back
This year’s fundraising raised $9,960 for our non-profit beneficiaries. For that, we thank every donor who stepped up and donated outstanding prizes – and everyone who supported us by participating in the Sea Scouts’ Raffle, the Thomas’ Tango-Mike reception, and the Saturday evening silent & live auctions. Wood & Glory, ACBS and the Lake County community thank every donor and bidder who stepped up with your contributions and generosity.
And the Winning Boats Were
Best of Show: “620” The Mount’s 1939 Chris Craft Barrelback
Best Century: Lone Texan, The Gapoff’s 1967-Century Sabre
Best Chris Craft: Rascal, The Thomas’s 1938 Chris Craft Racing Runabout
Best Race Boat: Notre Dame, The Raney’s 1939 Arena Hydroplane
People’s Choice: Rascal, The Thomas’s 1938 Chris Craft Racing Runabout
Save The Date: Wood & Glory XXII
June 4 – 7, 2020