NEW! Exclusive Guided Tour of the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance

NEW! Exclusive Guided Tour of the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance


July 18, 2019

For the first time ever, we are offering an exclusive guided tour of the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance. A select few will have the opportunity to get up-close with some of the most pristine wooden boats in the world before the show opens to the public. The intimate tour will be guided by our distinguished Chief Judge Terry Fiest. He will take you through the significance and history of the wooden boats on display as well as the Concours show itself. He will also explain the rigorous judging process and what it takes for a boat to make the cut at the Concours d’Elegance. This is your chance for an inside, one-of-a-kind look at the most prestigious wooden boat show in all of North America.
The tour includes admission to the 47th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance on Saturday, August 10th, a commemorative T-shirt, a complimentary beverage to begin the morning from the Concours bar, and lunch during the show.
The exclusive tour is Saturday, August 10th. It begins at 9 a.m. There are only 10 spots available. Book this limited experience now!

Chief Judge Terry Fiest

Terry Fiest has been a judge at the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance for the past 22 years. He has served as the chief judge for the past ten years.

Over the past 35 years, Terry has immersed himself in the hobby of restoring his own boats. His restorations include engine work. He is a recognized ACBS judge. Terry has judged at Algonac, Clayton, Coeur d’ Alene, was the lead judge at Lake Winnipesauke for two years, and has been the Chief Judge at the Keels and Wheels show for the past six years.

Terry initially joined the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of ACBS, and helped found the Tide Water Chapter in Hampton/Norfolk Virginia. When his job transferred him to Orlando in 1995, he became involved with the Sunnyland Chapter. He is a past President of the Sunnyland Chapter and, for the past 22 years, he has been the Chairman of the Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival, formerly the Mount Dora Show. Through his leadership, this show has grown into the benchmark for ACBS shows.

Terry is also a past Director at Large for the Antique and Classic Boat Society, and a Past President of the Chris Craft Antique Boat Club. In March of 2017, he was inducted in the Hagerty Hall of Fame.

Terry considers himself a hobbyist and attributes his success to a mentoring process of learning and teaching others. Terry’s philosophy is, “The hobby is really about people and the boat is the common bond.”

The 47th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance takes place at Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, California August 9th and 10th, 2019.
Tickets for 2019 Now on Sale
August 9th & 10th, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the 47th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance.

The Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance is a showcase of the most well-preserved and restored wood boats in the world. It is the longest running boat show on Lake Tahoe and is unrivaled in its exhibition and preservation of boating and maritime tradition. Over the past four and a half decades, it has become the most acclaimed and prestigious wooden boat show in all of North America.

Presented by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation in
association with Tahoe Luxury Properties, Niello Porsche, Gold Key Storage, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance takes place August 9th and 10th, 2019 at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company on Lake Tahoe’s scenic West Shore.

 

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