Vintage Winter Gathering - 2005
annual APBA Vintage Winter Gathering was held on February 26, 2005 at the home of Tom & Jacq Bertolini.
This was our
largest Gathering yet, with a blow-out crowd of over 70 hard-core,
vintage race boat addicts.
We all had
a great time and "almost" everyone behaved -
except for Dave Johnson !!!
Unbelievable - on
Friday, we drove 14 hours straight for this Gathering !!!
Then on Saturday
morning - the crowd and food started arriving well before noon - and believe me,
we ate well. There were mounds of food, the roast prepare by
Robert Koffman was absolutely superb, and the "white
lightning" prepared by Travis Hickman was very smooth - as I
afternoon - Tom Netschke took us for a shop tour of Tom Bertolini's hydroplanes.
The photos below show "Country Boy", "Lady Payne" and
Tom's latest project - "Deep Water Special". This is the
workshop of our APBA Vintage & Historic Chairman - Tom Bertolini. These are indeed very exquisite boats - we
are in very good hands - for he shares our passion - and
Tom is leading the way !!!
On Saturday evening, an informal update was given
by our leaders - Tom Bertolini and Alan Radue. The
Vintage Event of the year award went to Lake George
and Teri Hoffman. The Chairman's award went to Alan
The "Angel" award
went to Judy Fisk - for all her help.
And - words can not describe or explain the
following set of photos - a special/fun award presented to Jacq Bertolini by Dave Johnson and Dave Yeager !!!
Then on Sunday
morning - breakfast at Izzy's.
Lots of Photos and
Lots of Memories:
Vintage Winter Gathering-2003
For locals, please join our:
Saturday Morning Gatherings
Monthly Fun Run &
Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit
Some related vintage race
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