BOATS AT THE BARNS
AUGUST 1, 2015
The 2015 BOATS at the BARNS as allways promises to be very exciting. Held annually at the beautiful Gilmore Car Museum.
CONTACT KAARC: http://kaarc.org/
Boats at the Barns Chairman,
Pete Knibloe (269) 731-4419 E-Mail email@example.com
Webmaster Chuck Nagy 615 448- 6737 E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
BOATS at the BARNS continues to grow, drawing boats
and spectators from across the nation. This is a a very unique "peoples choice" show. It is our intention to display antique boats with antique cars to better understand the design relationship. You never know what you might see at B@B.
All types of Wooden boats, Fiberglass boats, Aluminum boats, Ice boats, Row boats, canoes, etc. They are all part of America's love affair with boats and cars. As co-sponsor of the Red Barns Spectacular is the Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club
www.kaarc.org is very proud to also be "hooked up" with are the
Vintage Trailers and RV's. Camping overnight in a shady grove trees just south of the show field they have become a huge draw. The KAARC honors them with their very own "peoples choice" trophy's. Tin Can Tourist membership is not required for camping but the "Tin Canners" always turn out inforce.
Woodyboater.com is one of the best internet wooden boat sites. See their hilarious review of the 2010 B@B. The comments at the bottom of the page are priceless.
This is a review of B@B 2011 from the KAARC club newsletter Arc & Spark: page 4 Sept. 2011:
2011 Red Barns Spectacular/Boats At The Barns
e·clec·tic [i kléktik]
1. varied: made up of parts from various sources
an eclectic collection
2. choosing from various sources: choosing what is best or preferred from a variety of sources or styles
an eclectic taste
A total of 31 Classic Boats were on display at the 5th Annual Boats at the Barns show on August 6, 2011 Held on the huge and beautiful grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Mi. The Red Barns Spectacular is co-sponsored by the Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club. The boats on display ran a wide gamut of styles and types, certainly qualifying as “Eclectic” Below is a partial list of boats at this truly “Spectacular” show. The 6th Annual Boats at the Barns will be held August 4, 2012. We encourage you to put this date on your 2012 calendar and hope you plan to participate in next years exciting show.
1895 Truscott Fantail Launch towed behind 1926 Ford Model T - Commodores’ Trophy
1955 Century Coronado (retractable) behind 1957 Ford Skyliner 1st Place Peoples Choice
1945 Gar Wood - Aluminum prototype 2nd Place Peoples Choice
1958 Chris-Craft Kit Boat 3rd Place Peoples Choice
2 Antique Ice Boats
1 Tug boat
1940 Mercury towing 1942 Chris-Craft
1956 Ford Crown Victoria w/ Glastron “Fiberglassic”
1957 Chevy w/ “Fiberglassic”
1956 Ford Pick-up towing 1966 Dragboat
1950 Ford Pick-up towing Chris-Craft
Take a look at the Boats at the BARNS 2011 calendar and see the wide variety of boats