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Welcome to the 2014 Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance Online Media Center!

Here are some amazing photos to download for your use. The following photos are for editorial purposes only. They may not be sold, or used for commercial purposes. Also, all photos must be properly accredited.

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Hornet II, a 1930 29'6" Gar Wood step-hull hydroplane, originally owned and raced by famed industrialist and 1938 Tahoe Yacht Club Commodore Henry J. Kaiser, Sr., exits the Sierra Boat Company marina following a recent Concours d'Elegance show.

 

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Miss de Meanor, winner of the 2011 Concours d'Elegance People's Choice Award, is a 1945 16' Stephens Bros. potato hull, customized and modified by Roy Converse in true California hot rod fashion. Owned by Franc Casey, Carnelian Bay, Calif.


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Steering wheel and throttle of Apache II, a 1922 29' Hacker-Craft Gentlemen's Raceboat as shown at the 2010 Concours d'Elegance by owners David & Linda Wright, Fallbrook, Calif.

 

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Three of four featured boats on the U.S. Postal Service's 2007 "Vintage Mahogany Speedboats" first-class stamps (from background, l to r): Thunderbird, 1939 55'5" Hacker-Craft Communter; Dispatch, 1931 33' Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout, and Duckers, 1954 Chris-Craft Racing Runabout.

 

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Side by side on Lake Tahoe: Baby Skipalong (left), a 1924 26'7" Nevins Gentlemen's Raceboat and Baby Skip (right), a 1953 19' Chris-Craft Racing Runabout, both owned by Edward & Deborah Scott of Oakland, Calif. Baby Skipalong, under her original name of Greenwich Folly, took first place in American Power Boat Association's 1926 and 1927 Gold Cup.

 

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Dispatch, a 33' Gar Wood triple cockpit runabout, delivered new and launched July 1931 at Lake Tahoe, was one of four featured boats on the U.S. Postal Service's 2007 "Vintage Mahogany Speedboats" first-class stamps. Owned by Tom & Maurine Turner, Carnelian Bay, Calif.

 


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Stern of Dispatch on Lake Tahoe, flying the 13-star U.S. yacht ensign.
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A gathering of Gar Woods on Lake Tahoe (l to r): Prehobany, a 1941 22'6" Triple Cockpit, and Miss Tahoe, a 1939 28' Custom Runabout, running side-by-side with The Lady Gambles, one of only two 1930 28' Gar Wood Limousine model runabouts know to still exist.

 

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Hornet II's famous art deco aircraft-aluminum deck is believed to have been built by Howard Hughes in preparation for the 1939 Lake Tahoe Championship races. The Gar Wood hydroplane is now owned and driven by Bill Hutchens of Granite Bay, Calif.

 

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Perpetual rivals in Tahoe Yacht Club races of the '30s: Hornet II (left), a 1930 29'5" Gar Wood step-hull hydroplane, and Mercury (right), the aluminum-hulled 34' speedboat built in 1926 by Brewster Body Works, meet again on Lake Tahoe before a recent Concours d'Elegance.

 

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FROLIC, a 1915 30' Hutchinson Launch and one of the oldest boats on Lake Tahoe, was one of four boats featured on the U.S. Postal Service's 2007 "Vintage Mahogny Speedboats" first-class stamp. Owned by Bill & Tish Kartozian, Danville, Calif.

 

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Rainbow III, designed by famed marine architect John Hacker and built by Ditchburn in Ontario, Can., set the world speed record for 24-hr. time at 44.3 mph in the American Power Boat Association's 1923 Gold Cup race.

 

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Thunderbird, (top) 1939 55'5" Hacker-Craft Commuter, built for the late George Whittell and launched from Tahoe City, Calif., on July 14, 1940; and Dispatch, 1931 33' Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout, delivered new to Singer Sewing Machine heir Arthur K. Bourne's Lake Tahoe estate at Round Hill, Nev.

 

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Thunderbird, (top) 1939 55'5" Hacker-Craft Commuter, built for the late George Whittell and launched from Tahoe City, Calif., on July 14, 1940; and Dispatch, 1931 33' Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout, delivered new to Singer Sewing Machine heir Arthur K. Bourne's Lake Tahoe estate at Round Hill, Nev.

 


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Thunderbird, flying the burgee of Tahoe Yacht Club, approaches her home at Thunderbird Lodge on Lake Tahoe's east shore. Her original owner, the late George Whittell, had the 100-ft. boathouse, partially carved into solid rock, built especially for the Hacker-designed commuter prior to her delivery and launch in the summer of 1940.

 

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The addition of Thunderbird's steel-topped flying bridge was one of several major modifications made by Reno/Tahoe casino magnate Bill Harrah after he purchased the yacht in 1963.

 


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Sterns of Thunderbird (left) and unidentified boat on Lake Tahoe, flying the U.S. flag.

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Thunderbird, a rare 1939 55'5" commuter designed by famed naval architect John Hacker for eccentric millionaire "Captain" George Whittell, has been called the queen of the fleet of classic wooden boats that share Lake Tahoe as their home port.

 

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Photo Credit: tahoetv.com The bow of Madeleine, a 2010 29' Van Dam Gentleman's Racer, at the 2011 Concours d'Elegance.
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Madeleine, a 2010 29' Van Dam Gentleman's Racer owned by Robert and Madeleine Mount of Santa Rosa, Calif., made her Lake Tahoe debut at the 2011 Concours d'Elegance. Owned by Robert & Madeleine Mount, Santa Rosa, Calif.

 

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La Dolce Riva, a 1962 27' Riva Super Tritone owned by John Wickland, Sacramento, Calif., on display at Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation's 2011 Concours d'Elegance. (The Super Tritone is the predecessor to the popular Riva Super Aquaram, the featured Marque class for Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation's Concours d'Elegance, August 10-11, 2012.)

 


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Hornet II, a 1930 29'6" Gar Wood Step-hull Hydroplane, was introduced to Lake Tahoe racing in 1935 by former Tahoe Yacht club Commodore Henry J. Kaiser, Sr. Her Gar Wood hull, aircraft-aluminum deck and 12-cyl. Packard engine have each been restored to their original racing configuration by owner Bill Hutchen, Ganite Bay, Calif.

 


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Hornet II, a 1930 29'6" Gar Wood Step-hull Hydroplane, was introduced to Lake Tahoe racing in 1935 by former Tahoe Yacht club Commodore Henry J. Kaiser, Sr. Her Gar Wood hull, aircraft-aluminum deck and 12-cyl. Packard engine have each been restored to their original racing configuration by owner Bill Hutchen, Ganite Bay, Calif.

 

Photo Credit: h2omark.com Quiver, a 19' Chris-Craft Silver Arrow, hull 86 of 92 built in 1958-59; named "Best Chris-Craft of Show" in 2005 Concours d'Elegance. Owned by Ralph & Bonnie Wallen, Healdsburg, Calif.
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Photo Credit: h2omark.com Thunderbird, the exquisite 1939 55'5" Hacker-Craft Communter, rests in her boathouse at the Thunderbird Lodge on Lake Tahoe's east shore. Originally designed and built for eccentric San Francisco millionaire George Whittell, she is now owned by the non-profit Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society.
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Miss Catalina Vi, a 1939 29'11" Bombard speed boat, was the last of six "Miss Catalinas" built in Avalon, Calif., for speedboat rides around Santa Catalina Island. She was completely rebuilt and brought to Lake Tahoe in 1975 by the late Owen Owens. Owned by Lois Owens and Family, Lafayette, Calif.

 

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Nine Lives is a modern 2006 23' Golden Era Classics Gentleman's Racer built in the style of the Gold Cup racers of the 1930s. She is powered by a 550-hp, 12-cyl. Jaguar engine. Owned by Wes & Janet Selvidge of Buttonwillow, Calif.

 

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Wooden boat fans crowd the entrance to the Sierra Boat Company marina as the 1939 55'5" Hacker Commuter Thunderbird prepares to lead the "Roar Off" exit parade of boats from the Sierra Boat Company marina following the 2011 Concours d'Elegance.

 

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Thunderchick, a 2003 36' retro commuter constructed by Stone Boat Yard, Alameda, Calif., makes her way out of the Sierra Boat Company marina following the 2011 Concours d'Elegance. Owned by Dave & Lynn Olson, Tiburon, Calif.

 

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Wooden boat owners and afficiandos gather under a full moon at Lake Tahoe's West Shore Cafe for Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation's 2011 Concours d'Elegance opening night gala.

 

Photo Credit: tahoetv.com Sunset at the 2011 Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance at Sierra Boat Company.

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Sterns of Thunderbird (left) and unidentified boat on Lake Tahoe, flying the U.S. flag.



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