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Classic boats a special feature of 2016 Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance

1940 ChrisCraft SportsmanThe show grounds of the 2016 Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance will not only feature amazing vintage and classic automobiles from 1909 to the mid-1970s, but also will showcase a number of classic boats.

“The boats were a big hit last year,” noted Gary Messing, president – The Masterpiece Ltd. “We are delighted they will be back on our show field for 2016.” The boats will be judged in a separate class on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016.

Members of the Glacier Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will be showing their boats, according to Commodore Mark Willis. “Our members enjoy the camaraderie with the car owners as well as the general public at this event in the beautiful setting along the lake. We were well received in 2015 and that’s why we are back in 2016.”

Among the boats that will be shown are:

  • 1924_Hackerdesigned_racer_V121958 Areo-Glas Satellite, 16-foot, 60 h.p. This boat is totally restored correctly as in 1958, ground down to the bare cloth and re-gel coated with new transom, floor, correct NOS hardware and lights, gauges. Rare spotlights and wind wings. Transported on a rare, correct gator trailer.
  • 1947 ChrisCraft Rocket
  • 1940 ChrisCraft Sportsman (Utility) 22-foot with a Hercules 6-cylinder motor, 130 h.p.
  • 1955 Century Palomino, 15-foot.
  • 1924 Hacker-designed gentleman’s racer, 28-foot. The engine is a Liberty V12, 1,649 cubic inch, originally designed for WW1 aircraft.

About the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance

Nearly 200 unique examples of automotive and boating history will be part of the 2016 Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance, Aug. 28, in beautiful Veterans Park along Milwaukee’s lakefront. The judged competition is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Several noteworthy honorary judges will participate, including Donald Osborne, Peter Cunningham and Roger Morrison.

Learn more at Buy tickets in advance or at the gate.

Proceeds benefit Autism Society of SE Wisconsin, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and Meta House.