Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Thanks for support of Woody Weekend

| June 30, 2021 1:00 AM

Thank You, Whitefish, for helping to make Whitefish Woody Weekend IX a huge success. It was a great show with 38 beautiful classic boats from all over the Pacific Northwest, California, Utah and Florida, 12 of which were new to Whitefish Woody Weekend. These boats represented 14 different manufacturers and 6 different chapters of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Twenty-three of the 38 participants came to the show from outside the Flathead Valley.

On behalf of all the boat captains, thank you to the over 1,200 dock-walkers who braved the heat to come out and support the event on Saturday. It means a lot to the boat owners to see the tremendous turnout. Nearly 400 people cast a vote for the "People's Choice Award" on Saturday. It was the closest race ever with a very slim margin separating the top three boats. People's Choice was awarded to "Finito," a 1955 Chris Craft Cobra owned by Brett and Jodie Sargent of Veradale, Washington. The Captain's Choice Award, voted on by the boat owners, went to "Blew By You”, a 1967 Chris Craft Cutlass, owned by Steve Liss of Harrison, Idaho. The Commodore's Award was given to Murray Danzig of Spokane, Washington, with his 2010 CDA Custom Runabout, "Jefe".

We would also like to thank those who volunteered their time and docks for card stops on the poker run. It is great to see all the smiling faces so early on a Sunday morning. The poker run best hand was held by the crew of "Sollazarre" a 2000 Hacker Craft Runabout owned by Tom and Nance Suiter of Whitefish. The best poker run time went to "Coeur d’Legacy” owned by Mike and Barb Moen of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Finally, we would like to thank The Lodge at Whitefish Lake and their wonderful staff for being great hosts of the event. The Lodge treated the boat owners to that great Whitefish hospitality and once again demonstrated their commitment to community events.

Hope to see you all again at next year's event on June 24-26, 2021, for Whitefish Woody Weekend X. We are planning something special for our 10th anniversary show.

Tim Salt is the event director for Whitefish Woody Weekend IX hosted by the Big Sky Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.