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"It's A Wonderful World of Cars and Boats"

19th Annual Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival
Thursday June 22nd - Saturday June 24th, 2017
Parade of Cars and Display of Boats
Saturday, June 24th | 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 this elegant gathering of vintage cars and motor boats.  It will be an exciting opportunity for our specators to see these one-of-a-kind cars, and our exhibitors will enjoy the chance to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying fantastic social events.

New this year, enjoy the sounds of the Petoskey High School Steel Drum Band, which will play on the Marina Lawn from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm 

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Registration Information
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.  The 2017 Registration From can be downloaded below.

 

 2017 Event Schedule

Thursday, June 22

WELCOME DESSERT AND NIGHTCAP
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Inn at Bay Harbor
Enjoy delightful desserts, after-dinner drinks and a spectacular sunset with your fellow exhibitors at the Inn at Bay Harbor on the shore of Little Traverse Bay.

Friday, June 23

AUTOMOBILE TOUR AND LUNCH
8:30 am LINE UP | 9:00 am DEPARTURE
12:00 pm LUNCH
Take a journey through beautiful Northern Michigan to Mackinaw City, with a stop at the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then return South via M-119 and the Tunnel of Trees for lunch provided by Northern Michigan’s favorite caterer, Bob Vala.

EXHIBITOR MEET AND GREET
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Village at Bay Harbor
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with your fellow exhibitors while viewing a showing of automotive art in The Loft overlooking Bay Harbor Lake and Lake Michigan.

Saturday, June 24

PARADE OF CARS & IN-WATER BOAT DISPLAY
Village at Bay Harbor & Bay Harbor Village Marina
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
View our fabulous Parade of Cars 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. After the parade, view the cars up close on the street of the Village at Bay Harbor and the In-Water Boat Display at the Bay Harbor Village Marina Docks.

EXHIBITOR LUNCHEON
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Village at Bay Harbor
Enjoy a catered lunch with your fellow exhibitors. Live entertainment provided by the #1 ranked Petoskey High School Steel Drum Band.

AWARD PRESENTATION
2:30 pm
Festival Hospitality Tent
Bay Harbor Village Marina

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD DINNER AND AUCTION
6:00 pm
Bay Harbor Yacht Club
Top off your weekend with a spectacular celebration at the beautiful Bay Harbor Yacht Club. Enjoy dinner, dancing, a spectacular live auction and a live music by the award-winning Larry Lee and the Back in the Day Band.

 

 
2016 Award Winners

Automobile Awards

BEST-IN-SHOW
1931 Packard Roadster
Tom and Donna Tuls
 
BEST IN CLASS - EARLY BRASS
1914 American Underslung
Chris and Margaret Duhon
 
BEST IN CLASS - PRE-WAR CLASSIC
1932 Auburn Cabriolet
Gary and Cheryl Howe
 
BEST IN CLASS - POST WAR
1948 Chrysler Town and Country
Bill and Lynne Golling
 
BEST IN CLASS - AMERICAN SPORTS CAR
1965 Chevrolet Corvette
Rusty and Sandy Barnes
 
BEST IN CLASS - EUROPEAN SPORTS CAR
1971 Maserati Ghibli
Dan McDavid
 
BEST IN CLASS - PERFORMANCE
1932 Ford Roadster
Greg and Robin Ornazian
 
BEST ORIGINAL PRESENTATION
1962 Ford Galaxie
Eugene Selden
 
MOST ELEGANT
1957 Chrysler Imperial
Richard Kughn
 
MOST SIGNIFICANT
1933 Duesenberg Model 5
Off Bros. Collection
 
HI-PERFORMANCE AWARD
1964 Plymouth Savoy
Browney Mascow
 
MODE DU CONCOURS AWARD
1933 Miller Indy Race Car
The Carter Crompton Family
 
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
1934 Auburn Boat Tail Speedster
Chris and Laura Maloney

 

 

Boat Awards
 
BEST-IN-SHOW
1931 Purdy “Wyndcrest”
John Allen
 
BEST IN CLASS - PRE-WAR ANTIQUE
1915 Charles River Canoe
Ken and Mary Kelly
BEST IN CLASS - CLASSIC & EARLY CONTEMPORARY
1955 Chris Craft Continental
Donald Austin
BEST IN CLASS - CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
2015 Garwood “Bombshell”
Ed and Laura Demmer
 
BEST IN CLASS - CRUISER
1940 Burger Flush Deck Canoe Stern Cruiser “Pilgrim”
Bob and Elysa Roskam
 
MOST ORIGINAL
1968 Chris Craft Continental “Le Bete”
Rob Bernard
 
MOST ELEGANT
1957 Ancarrow Aquilifer
Tim Weaver
 
MOST SIGNIFICANT
1966 Riva Super Ariston “Moonshadow”
Chris and Laura Maloney
 
HI-PERFORMANCE AWARD
1921 Ventnor “Dixie Baby”
Lorne Leibel
 
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
1955 Chris Craft Express “Skylark”
Ron Zimmerman and Sue Livingston

 
2017 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, Ed Lucas, Festival Committee Members, and to all of our sponsors, advertisers and supporters.

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