The Antique and Classic Boat Society features the Southern California Chapter this week.

ACBS has been a part of the Southern California landscape since founding chapter president Al Schinnerer donned racing gear and vamped for a local TV show, live from the First Annual Lake Arrowhead show, back in 1985. 

Founding President Al Schinnerer at the first annual Lake Arrowhead show.

Regular activities of the Southern California Chapter now include five annual boating events, a launch dinner, Christmas party, bi-annual workshops, and other impromptu social events — like a recent trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and an upcoming Temecula Winery tour.  

If you need a brief respite from the cold, check out the Southern California Chapter:

You’ll get a daily dose of boating pictures.  Better yet, plan a trip and come join us!

Bringing an extra touch of elegance to the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego.

While Air Force One sits high over the camera person’s left shoulder, Southern California veterans know that Marine One is much better suited to deal with Los Angeles commute traffic!

Thanks to Maggi Cassell, president of the Southern California Chapter, for these pictures and a summary of the chapter activities…AND the invitation to visit where it’s warm, either in person or through their social media links.

53 International Chapters of ACBS

The Antique and Classic Boat Society has 53 Chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and France. ACBS members who affiliate with a home chapter find a group of friends with whom to share boating experiences, boat stories, and the skills needed to maintain and/or preserve and restore their vintage boats.  Inevitably, the genuine relationships formed at the chapter level are always mentioned when an ACBS member is asked why they value their ACBS membership.

When you click on the CHAPTERS tab in the menu above, a world map will appear showing the location of the ACBS Chapters.  Which one is closest to you?  Or maybe there is a chapter near the lake where you vacation that has an event scheduled which you could attend.

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