Annual wooden boat show set for Tahoe |

Annual wooden boat show set for Tahoe

Four Sierra foothills residents, including two from Nevada City, will exhibit their recreational wooden watercraft in this year’s “Concours d’Elegance” on Thursday through Saturday at Lake Tahoe.

The annual wooden boat show, a Tahoe institution, will feature 110 restored wooden boats this year. It attracted 6,000 people last year and is expected to generate a similar turnout this year, a spokeswoman said.

“I enjoy seeing all the boats,” said Dirk Reed of Nevada City, who will display a 1968, 20-foot Riva boat called “Splash.” “It gives us a chance to show off our hard work.”

The Concours is one of the best boat shows in the United States in terms of the scrutiny of the judging, according to Reed, who along with his wife, Janice, has been a longtime participant.

Besides the Reeds, Lew and Debra Dobbins of Nevada City will show “Redhawk,” a 1929, 24-foot Chris Craft 3. Greg Rudloff of Auburn will show “Swan Song,” a 1934, 23-foot Hacker Deluxe Runabout, and Carlos and Susie Rodriguez of Newcastle will display “Rumba,” a 1927, 26-foot Gar Wood Baby Gar Jr.

The three-day event takes place during the week-long Wooden Boat Week, which runs from Thursday through the following Wednesday. It is sponsored by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation.

This year the show will feature boats of the ’20s, though others will be on display as well.

Tickets for a V.I.P. preview day on Thursday will be $100, and tickets on Friday and Saturday will be $30. The show is held at Sierra Boat Co. in Carnelian Bay on Tahoe’s North Shore.

What: Concours d’Elegance

Where: Carnelian Bay on Tahoe’s North Shore

When: 3-day event, starting Thursday

More information: Call 581-4700 or log onto

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