Heartland Classics logoWho are the members of Heartland Classics Chapter?

The Heartland Classics Chapter is for those who love and care for antique and classic boats in America’s Heartland. Members mainly reside in five core states, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri, but there are also active members from all of the adjoining states.

What are we about?

Four main events each year are worth the trips that may be up to 500 miles long just within our own Heartland Classics Chapter region. A Winter Restoration Workshop is always held in February, a spring “Kick Off the Season” event is held in April near Hot Springs, Arkansas, a June fun cruisin’ event centered around Table Rock Lake in Missouri, and finally, a judged show at Grand Lake in Oklahoma in September. During alternate years, one day rendezvous are planned or a major river cruise.

What keeps us together as a chapter?

Though the members of Heartland Classics Chapter are spread over a great distance, communication keeps everyone in the know. The award-winning chapter publication Mahogany & Chrome is mailed on a quarterly basis. The chapter also actively maintains their own website at heartland-classics.org


Chapter News

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 12.4.18

This picture was taken in 1965, but the 25 ft boat in the background was manufactured in 1917 making it 101 years old this year.  It is a Stearns & McKay Cabin Launch named Amohicana II.  Duane and Sylvia Seaver of the Water Wonderland Chapter own this Historic boat. Pictures of the boats in today’s tour…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.06.18

Driftwood is a 19 foot 1956 Chris Craft Capri with a KLC engine.  The picture was taken from a helicopter over Lake Anna, Virginia.  Owners of Driftwood are Linda and Randy Krout shown here out for a cruise with daughter Brittany and her fiancée Rich Mack.   A Wizard!  This 1957 Wizard El Dorado is 19′ long and is…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.30.18

“Vamanos” (above) is a 1924 22′ Dodge Water Car model 422 powered by a 275hp Chrysler V8 engine. “Vamanos” is owned by James and Opal Cooper of the Okanagan Antique and Classic Boating Society. Photo taken on Shuswap Lake, BC during the Okanagan Antique and Classic Boating Society’s show in Sicamous, BC in August 2016.…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.23.18

For the Good Times (above) is a Classic 1971 Chris Craft XK19 owned by Mike Langhorne. She is powered by a Chevy 8 with 350 hp.  Photo by Forrest Bryant Scott Martin from Ankeny, Iowa brought SURPRISE to the 2017 ACBS International Boat Show.  This Antique Boat is a 1927 Hutchinson Triple.  SURPRISE is 30 feet…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.9.18

“The Three Hour Tour” is a 1984 Mohawk 27′ workboat with twin Johnson outboards. Being built in 1984 puts her in the Late Classic age classification. She is owned by Jim and Pam Peterson who are members of Rocky Mountain Classics and Heartland Classics. This photo was taken by George Reaves on the 2017 Arkansas River Cruise. In…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.2.18

This week’s Tuesday of Tour of Vintage Boat is led by a boat that doesn’t float. The pattern for the boat bench above is the bow of a 1951 Chris Craft Riviera owned by Steven Schmidt, member of the Inland Empire Chapter.    Bob Williams, member of the Long Island Chapter, is currently fabricating a new…