January 21, 2016
The Concours d'Elegance Welcome Bud Bensley
The Concours d'Elegance is the largest gathering of the most powerful and pristine watercraft. As we prepare for another year, it is our honor to introduce our newest board member, William "Bud" Bensley. Bud joins Doug Ball and Richard Stout as Directors of the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation.
Bud has had a
passion for boats and boat ownership since his youth. He is particularly fond of wood lapstreak Thompson and Lyman boats.
Bud grew up on a dairy farm in the Village of Springville which was founded by his ancestors and is located in Western New York State.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1971, where he was stationed in Adak, Alaska and Vietnam. After serving our country, he
went on to graduate from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics.
He is recently retired from the Farm Credit System where he worked for 39 years, most recently as the Senior Vice President Credit, American AgCredit.
Bud and his wife Heidi split their time between their homes in Pacific Grove, California and Tahoma, California. Their son Bryce is a PhD candidate at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Their youngest son Lucas, a UCLA graduate, is currently applying for grad school with the goal of a PhD in history.
Bud is a member of various clubs and organizations including the Tahoe Yacht Club and the Tahoe Maritime Museum. He spends his free time boating, hiking, fishing, backbacking, golfing and reading.
December 22, 2015
NEXT YEAR'S SHOW IS AUGUST 12 & 13TH AT OBEXER'S BOAT COMPANY
Next Summer, a Lake Tahoe boating icon is celebrated with the featured Marque Class of Chris-Craft Racing Runabouts on their 80th anniversary. For the third straight year, North America's premier wooden boat show will take place at Obexer's Boat Company in Homewood, CA.
Tickets for the 2016 event will go on sale in early January 2016.
August 14, 2015
Click the link below to view 2015's winners
July 31, 2015
10 INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO AT NEXT WEEKEND'S SHOW!
July 27, 2015
GOLDKEY PRESERVES THEIR PREMIUM SPONSORSHIP FOR 5TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
GoldKey BoatHouse & Marine Service Center is a high-end, climate-controlled indoor storage and year around full service facility which includes a Bryant Boat Dealership.
GoldKey will once again sponsor the Lake Tahoe Concours d ‘Elegance at the 2015 Wooden Boat Show August 7-8, located on the shores of Homewood at Lake Tahoe. As part of the show sponsorship, GoldKey Marine will secure and showcase the valuable perpetual trophies along with all of the 2015 show awards for participants and guests to view.
They will also be showcasing their new line of 2016 Bryant Boats. Bryant factory representatives will be available during show hours to answer questions and do on water demonstrations.
For the fourth consecutive year, GoldKey Marine will provide a Sponsor's Choice trophy. The “Best of Show Original Preserved” trophy represents GoldKey's commitment to their tireless pursuit of preserving customer's stored watercraft. The award includes one year of free storage for the winning participants boat at the facility in El Dorado Hills, CA.
GoldKey BoatHouse & Marine Service Center http://goldkeystorage.com/goldkeymarine/ one of two GoldKey Storage locations is a four-story, 270,000 square-foot state of the art indoor boat storage and service facility housing 400+ trailered and un-trailered boats, RV's, vehicles and other recreational equipment up to 45 feet.
July 16, 2015
BOOK YOUR VIP EXPERIENCE TODAY
ATTENTION PERSONAL SPONSORS
The Lake Tahoe Concours, in association with Tahoe Luxury Properties, is the most prestigious wooden boat show in North America and you can immerse yourself in the experience by becoming a VIP guest. Personal sponsors receive a variety of benefits including access to the Concours VIP room which includes food and a full bar, gift baskets and invitations to the opening night dinner, sponsors dinner and the Friday night awards BBQ at Obexer's Boat Company.
Additionally, qualified personal sponsors will receive valet parking with upfront valet service to the 2015 Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance. The valet service will be provided by Lake Tahoe's Paul Grace Valet services.
If you have already registered as a personal sponsor, the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation thanks you for your continued support.
If you have not signed up yet, Valet parking is limited, so please reserve your spot by becoming a personal sponsor today!
"Our sponsors, both corporate and personal, are the reason we have been able to make this the premier wooden boat show in North America, now going on 43 years," said Doug Ball, TYCF treasurer and Concours chairman. "Their contributions have also enabled us to award more than $300,000 in grants to Tahoe Basin non-profit organizations that are also helping to preserve the lake's maritime history.
Just click on the Peronsal Sponsorship link on the right for more information.
July 8, 2015
Niello Porsche Returns to the Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance
"Niello Porsche's brand," Doug continued, "is an ideal fit for the most prestigious wooden boat show in North America. Their presence ties the whole event together for the Concours ticket buyer. What they bring to the show is style, prestige and elegance set against the back drop of the beautiful blue waters of Lake Tahoe and the rich mahogany of the rarest boats in the world. It's a significant addition to our show, not only for our cause, but for the public's overall experience."
June 1, 2015
Boat Registration Deadline is Extended to June 30th!
The boat registration deadline for the 2015 Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance (in association with Tahoe Luxury Properties) has been extended to June 30, 2015. There will be no late fee associated with entries received up to June 30, 2015.
The 43rd Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance is held at Obexer's Boat Company. This summer's Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance will be off to a roaring start with vintage V-12 engine-powered watercraft the featured class for the 43rd annual wooden boat show. Presented by Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation, the nationally-acclaimed show will be open to the public for viewing on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8, at the historic Obexer's Boat Company in Homewood, Calif., on Lake Tahoe's scenic West Shore.
Although this year's Marque Class suggests emphasis on the V-12 engines themselves, it is the boats with these thundering engines that will highlight the two-day show at one of the most remarkable settings on the lake. And Lake Tahoe can boast more V-12 engine-powered runabouts in regular use than anywhere else possibly in the world, according to Brian Robinson, TYCF's Concours researcher and judging coordinator.
"V-12 engines have been powering exotic wooden boats back to the first aero-engine marine conversions during World War I," Robinson said. "The most popular was the 1,650 cu. in. Liberty L-12 used in many WWI bi-planes."
MAY 7, 2015
Tahoe Luxury Properties Takes Lead as Concours 2015 "Best of Show" Sponsor
"A true testament to dedication of high standards in both craftsmanship and sportsmanship, the Concours honors the rich history of wooden boats and attracts boat enthusiasts, history buffs and Lake Tahoe lovers from across the country," Dietz noted.
APRIL 7, 2015
Looking Ahead: Tahoe's low lake level and August's Concours
As California moves into its fourth year of a major drought and Lake Tahoe already reaching record lows, the question is being asked: Will we have enough water for this year's Concours? The answer is "yes"!
MARCH 25, 2015
V-12 powered classics featured at Lake Tahoe's 43rd Concours d'Elegance
Alongside entries in this unique Marque Class will be nostalgic launches to luxurious Rivas, runabouts, utilities, and award-winning racers from throughout the United States. Boat owners interested in entering this year's 43rd annual event - in any of the 13 Concours classes - are encouraged to download an application today, available on the Foundation's website at www.laketahoeconcours.com.
"Being a 'Concours boat' definitely gives you bragging rights, plus the opportunity to enjoy the show and all the social events of Wooden Boat Week," said Doug Ball, Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation treasurer and this year's Concours chairman. "We invite you to join us in this year's fun at Lake Tahoe, both on and off the water."
JANUARY 5, 2015
DATE, LOCATION AND MARQUE CLASS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE
With great pleasure Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation announces the return of the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance to the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, Calif., for its 43rd annual show on August 7-8, 2015.
“Based on last year’s impressive reviews, we’re thrilled to combine the rich history and open
shoreline vistas of Obexer’s with the country’s premier wooden boat show,” Foundation Chairman, Doug Ball said. “Skeptics questioned if it could be done. As the highest
attended show to date, last year’s maritime enthusiasts answered proudly. With ingenuity,
dedicated work, and a unified team of experts, we showcased more than 70 of the most prestigious wooden boats from all over the globe in the most remarkable and intimate of settings, and the results were magnificent. We have the right team in place to ensure an even more enjoyable, if not thunderous, show for 2015.”
This year’s show will roar to life with the Marque Class featuring “Vintage V-12 - powered Watercraft.” With Lake Tahoe boasting more V-12 powered runabouts in regular use than anywhere else in the world, the 43rd annual Concours is sure to please the senses with not only rumbling power but the awe-inspiring beauty synonymous with antique wooden boats.
V-12 engines have been powering exotic wooden boats since the dawn of the high speed runabout, and race boats as far back as World War I. From the smaller marine converted Lincoln Zephyr V-12s, a mere 267 cubic inches, up to the 2,000 cubic inch monster in big runabouts and race boats with such industry-recognized names as Liberty, Wright, Curtiss, Packard, Hispano-Suiza, Lycoming, Rolls-Royce, Allison, Kermath, and Scripps installed in big runabouts and race boats - is what tickles the senses – and the hearing – of gear-heads, engineers and artisans alike!
Hold onto your hats, bring the ear plugs if you must, and step into the rustic history of Homewood on Tahoe’s beautiful West Shore for the two-day show, Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8. You will be rewarded with historic venues, breathtaking views, truly one-of-a kind dining and shopping experiences, not to mention the largest gathering of the most powerful and pristine watercraft gathered at the Concours d’Elegance. It will simply take your breath – and potentially more – away.
For boat entries to the show, show tickets, sponsor packets and information on ways to get
involved, visit Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation’s updated website at www.LakeTahoeConcours.com or contact the show’s management company, Liquid Blue Events, at 775.851.4444.
“Based on last year’s impressive reviews, we’re thrilled to combine the rich history and open shoreline vistas of Obexer’s with the country’s premier wooden boat show.
Skeptics questioned if it could be done. As the highest
attended show to date, last year’s maritime enthusiasts answered proudly. With ingenuity, dedicated work, and a unified team of experts, we showcased more than 70 of the most prestigious wooden boats from all over the globe in the most remarkable and intimate of settings, and the results were magnificent. We have the right team in place to ensure an even more enjoyable, if not thunderous, show for 2015.”
- Foundation Chairman, Doug Ball
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