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 7.17.18

Magie Mae is a 1968 Lyman 26 ft Cruisette.  She is owned by Ike and Deb Dilkes who sent this picture and report while on the following journey: We left St. Michaels, MD on July 1st to start our journey to Clayton, NY for the ABM Boat Show and then onto Canada.  We will have…

What needs to be included in every boat sale?

A Bill of Sale or Title, of course! So you’re selling a boat?  Every boat has a story.  As much of the boat’s biography as you know should go with the boat.  And you want it to have a “good home” with more years of enjoyment. ACBS Membership plus Chapter Membership offered with the boat…

Where are you boating this weekend?

How are you spending your weekend? There are nine events this weekend alone on the ACBS Events Calendar. These events are held for so many reasons: attending them is always a great way to continue the relationships that are built around our passion for classic boating some events are money raisers to support Chapter activities…

Coast to Coast Boating Events and Boat Shows

How did you spend your weekend? Lake Arrowhead, California, is the premiere show of the year for the Southern California Chapter of ACBS.  It was a unique opportunity to boat on this private lake in “the Alps of Southern California”. Click on the next photo to see a montage of beautiful photos by Ray Wojnar of MoJo…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.12.18

Mark and Karen Whitehead are seen cruising on Table Rock Lake, Missouri in their 1948 Chris Craft 19′ Racing Runabout named The Torpedo.  The Torpedo is powered with a Hercules MBL with 158 hp. The Whiteheads are members of the Dixieland Chapter and Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS.   An ACBS member from Alabama, Bill…

Keels and Wheels 2018

This 1959 Riva 22 ft Ariston has been transformed from an almost grey boat into the Best in Class and Best in Show (23′ & Under) at the 2018 Keels and Wheels Show in Seabrook, TX. The restoration has taken nine years by Dan Diehl in Jenks, Oklahoma. Dan and Alicia are members of the Heartland…