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 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…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 9.11.18

The Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats is lead by Mollie, a 1932 Gar Wood owned by Nevin and Elizabeth Bryant of Coolin, ID.  The photo was taken by Wes Yandt at the Big Sky Chapter’s Woody Weekend on Whitefish Lake in Montana.     Check back in for tomorrow’s post which will showcase the “Best…

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…