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Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance wooden boat show a sight to behold (photos)

Reg Down
Special to the Sun

HOMEWOOD, Calif. — This past weekend (Aug. 7-8) marked the 43rd annual Lake Tahoe Concours d' Elegance wooden boat show at Obexer's Marina in Homewood.

One of the many highlights each year is the "Roar Off" on Saturday, when many of the participants take the opportunity to fire up their boats and take them for a spin out on Lake Tahoe after the show.

The annual "Roar Off" has become a popular event for spectators and participants, giving everyone the opportunity to see and hear the boats fire up and leave the marina. This year was extra special with the Marque Class Vintage V-12s leading the pack, although maneuvering the big marque class boats inside the show area offered up some challenges for the drivers. But in the end it all worked out perfectly.

To experience this in person is exciting. This year, we joined our friends (and fellow Woody Boaters) Sandy and Lee Chase on board their magnificent 1932 28-foot Sea Lyon Runabout "MOUNTAIN LYON," powered by a 325HP V-12 Lycoming UF engine. They won the award for Most Elegant Boat of Show at Tahoe this year.

Visit laketahoeconcours.com to learn more about this year's event, which is put on each year by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation.

Matt Smith is a photographer and blogger with Woody Boater, an online publication launched in 2003 that's all "about cool boats that do more than float on the water." Visit woodyboater.com or facebook.com/WoodyBoater to learn more.

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Click here to view the entire photo essay and blog from Woody Boater on last weekend’s Concours “Roar Off.”