Forty top honors awarded at the 2011 Lake Tahoe Concours dand#8217; Elegance- |

Forty top honors awarded at the 2011 Lake Tahoe Concours dand#8217; Elegance-

Special to the Sun

CARNELIAN BAY, Calif. and#8212; The Tahoe Yacht Club presented 40 awards honoring the best of the best at the 39th Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show held Aug. 12-13 in Carnelian Bay, Calif. –

Jean Ann, a 1939 19-foot Gar Wood custom Runabout owned by Jonathan and Jean Trevillyan of Acton, Calif., earned top honor receiving the prestigious “Overall Best of Show” perpetual award. This first-time Concours d’Elegance entry also received “Marque Class Best of Show” from among 30 other featured Gar Woods in its class. The restoration of this rare Gar Wood also earned Tim and Brian Robinson of Robinson Restoration the “Best Professional Restoration” perpetual award.

Other Best of Show Perpetual Trophies as scored by 40 professional judges were awarded to the following participants:

· Peopleand#8217;s Choice, Miss De Meanor, a 1945 16′ Runabout, customized and modified from a Stephens Bros. potato hull to true California hot rod fashion by Roy Converse, Oakland, Calif., and owned by Franc Casey of Carnelian Bay, Calif.

· Best of Show 23-feet and Over, Heigh-Ho II, a 1941 Gar Wood 24’6″ American owned by Reid Dennis of Woodside, Calif.

· Best of Show Under 23-feet, Phantasy II, a 1938 Chris-Craft 19′ Custom Special Race Boat owned by Kirk Pumphrey of San Jose, Calif.

· Thunderbird Most Unique Boat of Show, Challenger, a 1926 Gar Wood 33′ Baby Gar owned by Daniel Morehead of Woodside, Calif.

· Most Elegant Boat, Merganser, a 1936 Stephens 35′ Cruiser owned by William and Susan Parker of El Dorado Hills, Calif.

· Best Original Tahoe Boat, Hae Dae III, a 1941 Gar Wood 25’6″ Custom Runabout owned by Bill and Olga Keever of Yountville, Calif.

· Best Non-Professional Restoration, Mountain Lyon, a 1932 Sea Lyon 28′ Runabout owned by Lee and Sandy Chase of Los Gatos, Calif.

· Best Chris Craft of Show, Material Girl, a 1948 Chris-Craft 20′ Custom Runabout owned by Bryan and Kara Turner of West Sacramento, Calif.

· Best Century of Show, O Wood I, a 1967 Century 21′ Coronado owned by Ted and Marilouise Brayer of Reno, Nev.

· Best Riva of Show, Ciara, a 1970 Riva Ariston owned by Dirk Reed of Nevada City, Calif.

· Best Engine of Show, Liberty, a 1932 Gar Wood 28′ Runabout with a 1650ci Liberty V-12 engine owned by The Vento Family of St. Thomas, VI

· Best Party Boat presented by Korbel Champagne Cellars (sponsor awarded trophy), Flat Top, a 1955 Chris-Craft 29′ Semi-Enclosed owned by country superstar Alan Jackson of Brentwood, Tenn.

· Best Contemporary Boat, presented by Cole European (sponsor awarded trophy), Madeleine, a 2011 Van Dam 29′ Gentlemen’s Racer-owned by Robert and Madeleine Mount of Santa Rosa, Calif.

· Best Original/Preserved presented by Gold Key Storage (sponsor awarded trophy), Miss Tahoe, a 1939 Gar Wood 28′ 936 Custom Runabout owned by the Tahoe Maritime Museum in Homewood, Calif.

For a full listing of show results, visit and visit the show website often for details on next yearand#8217;s show.

The Lake Tahoe Concours dand#8217; Elegance Wooden Boat Show, founded by members of the Tahoe Yacht Club in 1972 and hosted by the Club’s Foundation since 1994, is regarded nationally as the premier event for maritime enthusiasts. Heading into its 39th year, the Foundation has selected and#8220;Gar Wood and#8212; the Gentlemanand#8217;s Runaboutand#8221; as the featured Marque Class. These luxurious and powerful and#8220;aristocrats of motorboatsand#8221; were first introduced in 1922 by inventor, industrialist and record-setting speedboat racer Garfield A. Wood and are a fan favorite. The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance showcases from 75 to 110 antique boats each year and draws more than 5,000 participants and visitors. The goal of the Foundation is to maintain the heritage of wooden boating while providing an entertaining and learning experience for all to enjoy. With proceeds from the Concours, the 501(c)(3) charitable Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in the Tahoe Basin to advance maritime education. For information on the 2011 Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance wooden boat show, contact Liquid Blue Events at 775-851-4444 or visit the web site at

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