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18th Annual Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival
Thursday June 23rd - Saturday June 25th, 2016
Parade of Cars and Display of Boats
Saturday, June 25th | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival kicks off the summer in Bay Harbor with a fantastic collection of classic cars and wooden boats.  The highlight of Vintage Weekend is the Parade of Vintage Cars and Display of Vintage Boats, held Saturday starting at 10:00 am, and followed by the awards ceremony at 2:30 pm.  The parade is free to the public, and every year thousands of people, both locals and visitors from across the Midwest bring their families to see this elegant gathering of vintage cars and motor boats.
Vintage cars and wooden boats will be coming from all over the country, so it will be an exciting weekend for our exhibitors and guests. There will be opportunities to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying fantastic social events and, of course, a fabulous showing of classic cars and boats.


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2016 Festival Entry Form
The Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival is a juried exhibition of classic cars and boats, and pre-approval by our selection committee is required for entry.  Potential exhibitors should download the entry form below and return it to the Bay Harbor Foundation Office by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by mail at:

Bay Harbor Foundation
750 Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor, Michigan 49770

To ensure acceptance of your vintage car or boat please read all instructions carefully and fill out your entry form completely before sumbission.

 Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 23
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Home of Barbara & Bill Parfet, Bay Harbor
Let Barbara and Bill welcome you to the 18th Annual Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival. Enjoy seeing old friends and networking with new contacts and Festival Sponsors while enjoying delightful desserts and after-dinner drinks.

Friday, June 24
8:00 am LINE UP
Bay Harbor Village Parking Lot C
Take a journey through the rolling hills of Northern Michigan and visit some of our spectacular local wineries, with lunch along the way and opportunities to sample some of the Tip of The Mitt Wine Country’s fabulous local wine.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Village at Bay Harbor
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with your fellow exhibitors at a private venue overlooking beautiful Bay Harbor Lake.

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Village at Bay Harbor
Sample a selection of the best of Northern Michigan, with beer and wine provided by our local breweries and wineries and live entertainment provided by an award winning Motor City band. Then get together with fellow hot rod enthusiasts, locals and visitors alike, in the Village at Bay Harbor. One Hot Rod will drive away with the coveted People’s Choice Award.

Saturday, June 25
10:00 am
Main Street, Village of Bay Harbor
View a fabulous parade of vintage cars and display of vintage boats with commentary by Ed Lucas. The Parade gets underway with our Grand Marshal’s Procession escorted by the award-winning Petoskey High School Marching Band Drummers.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Bay Harbor Yacht Club
Enjoy lunch with your fellow exhibitors at the private Bay Harbor Yacht Club with views overlooking Bay Harbor Lake and Lake Michigan.

2:30 pm
Bay Harbor Village Marina Lawn,
Festival Hospitality Tent

6:00 pm
Bay Harbor Yacht Club
From the Jersey Shore to the Bay Harbor Shore... Spend an evening celebrating summer, with our live band the Jersey Seasons. Dinner, dancing, and a spectacular live auction.


2015 Award Winners

 Car Awards

Best in Class – Early Brass
John McMullen | 1910 Mitchell Touring Model S

Best in Class – Pre-War Classic
Richie and Sharon Clyne | 1932 Duesenberg Coupe

Best in Class – Post War
Steve Plunkett | 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

Best in Class – American Sports Car
Rusty and Sandy Barnes | 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Best in Class – European Sports Car
Dan McDavid – 1988 Lamborghini Countach

Best in Class – Performance
Mike and Kathy Bierlein | 1957 Chevrolet Nomad

Best in Class – Motorcycles
Lee Scott | 1930 Scott Sports Squirrel

Best Original Presentation
Eugene Selden | 1955 Buick 4-Door Riviera

Most Elegant
Richard and Linda Kughn | 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

Technical Excellence Award
Antonio Bonanno | 1957 Ford Thunderbird

Mode du Concours Award
Robert and Sharie Grooters | 1909 Ford Model T

Most Significant
Leslie Driest | 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged

Hi-Performance Award
Mike and Dawn Fisher | 1959 Bocar XP-5

David E. Davis Jr. Award
Chris and Margaret Duhon | 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

Ed Herrmann Award
Joseph and Margie Cassini | 1934 Packard Dietrich Convertible Sedan

People’s Choice Award
Off Brother’s Collection | 1929 Duesenberg Hibbart & Darrin Convertible Victoria

Best-In-Show – Car
Frank and Milli Riciardelli | 1934 Packard Dietrich Convertible Victoria

Boat Awards

Best in Class – Small Craft
Ken and Mary Kelly | B.N Morris “Belle”

Best in Class – Pre-War Antique
Kirk and Sharon Smith | 1947 Century Triple Cockpit “Dream Boat”

Best in Class – Classic & Early Contemporary
Jon and Suzanne Peele | 1955 Chris-Craft Cobra “Venom”

Best in Class - Contemporary Classic
John and Amy Zea | 1992 Morin

Best in Class – Cruiser
Marty and Lisa Sutter | 1930 Lake Union Drydock / Ted Geary Design “Canim”

Most Original
Chris and Laura Maloney | 1957 Chris-Craft “GullWing”

Most Elegant
Kermit Sutton | 1940 Garwood Sedan “Hart”

Technical Excellence Award
Ken Denison | 1990 Victor Carpenter “POPS”

Best Boat Name
Dennis Spillane | 1949 Master Craft Globe “Termite”

Most Significant
Ron Zimmerman and Sue Livingston | 1955 Chris-Craft “Skylark”

Hi-Performance Award
Bill Winn | 2009 Lauterbach “Catch Me If You Can”

People’s Choice Award
Robert and Elysa Roskam | 1940 Burger “Pilgrim”

Lee Anderson | 1922 Hacker Craft “Apache II”

Special Recognition Awards

Chairperson’s Award
Chris and Laura Maloney

Founder’s Award
Don Sommer

Spirit of Bay Harbor Award
Candace Fitzsimons

2015 Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival Sponsors
Thank you to all of the wonderful sponsors who joined in support of the Bay Harbor Foundation’s mission through sponsorship of the Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival.  We hope that friends of the Bay Harbor Foundation will recognize the generosity of these businesses and organizations and support them as well.
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Thank you also to our Festival Director, Barbara Parfet, Festival Committee Members, and to all of our sponsors, advertisers and supporters.
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