Tavares Fall Thunder
November 14-16, 2014
Shoot To Thrill Video - Pete Boden
past came alive as vintage and classic race boats of bygone eras
return to Wooton Park in Tavares, Florida for our
Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta.
Tavares is now a major stop on the CRA Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit, and this
regatta expanded to 3 full days, with beautifully restored vintage
and classic race boats running demonstration laps on a 1 mile oval course
on beautiful Lake Dora. In addition to
seeing and hearing these unique and beautiful boats run,
spectators were also invited to view them close-up in the pit
area at Wooton Park on both Saturday and Sunday. And with the
help of Rich Luhrs and Roger Hinsdale, CRA again
welcomed the OFF group to join the event, along with a grand OFF
Celebration on Friday evening. This was our biggest and best
Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta with 67 registered vintage boats, and the biggest
class were the outboards !!!
OFF - Old Friends Forever
On Thursday morning, had to move a few seaplanes to clear the Tavares
Wooton Park, Tavares
Then the vintage race boats
started to arrive on Thursday afternoon !!!
On Friday, we moved the vintage race boats
into the hot pits !!!
On Friday evening, it was time to celebrate with good
friends, with a special celebration honoring the OFF group.
It is important to remember that these vintage events are
really social events, and every vintage Regatta is actually
a reunion and gathering of good friends with our beautiful
vintage boats in the background, pulling us together. All
are welcome to come join the fun, with or without a boat.
We hope you will join us at our next Regatta !!!
OFF - Old
But alas - the crane arrived late so we
missed most of the celebration.
Then on Saturday morning it was time to rock & roll,
with the driver/rider meeting at 8 am and the vintage
heats started at 9. Man, did we have some fun !!!
After a full day of vintage action, on
Saturday evening it was time to celebrate !!!
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