Vintage wood, fiberglass boats take center stage


The 38th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance, set for June 18-20 in Carnelian Bay on Lake Tahoe's North Shore, will feature an unusual marquee class for a wood boat show - "classic glass."

Showcasing some of the first fiberglass boats ever made, entries in this featured category will be judged in two subclasses: "Transitional Fiberglass," to include boats manufactured with wood hulls and fiberglass accessories, and "Full Fiberglass," boats manufactured primarily out of fiberglass.

"We have more than 80 unique entries in the show's 15 categories this year," said Dave Olson, chairman of the Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance and president of the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation, the event's host organization. "From one of the first-ever made and sole surviving fiberglass boats from Triangle Boat Company and several very rare classic glass and wood boats from Chris-Craft, to some custom designs from Arena Craft and country singer Alan Jackson's "Will O' the Wisp," a 1929 30-foot Hacker Craft Dolphin, we will have a very diverse and exciting display this Father's Day weekend."

Click here to view a photo and history on Will O' the Wisp.

Show hours are Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Tickets are $30 for a one-day pass and $35 for a two-day pass, with kids under 12 admitted free.  Event details and tickets are available at, or by calling the show office at (530) 581-4700.