The Annual Winter Restoration Workshop
Heartland Classics’ restoration workshop gives the opportunity for classic boaters to come together to learn and share knowledge about classic boating and the preservation of vintage and wooden classic boats.
Topics covered at past workshops include wood boat repair, boat plank replacement, stripping, staining & varnishing wooden boats, fiberglass boat repair, and engine maintenance. Heartland Classics silent auction / swap meet is held at this event and where attendees bring unwanted marine “stuff” to donate to the club for the silent auction. Proceeds help fund the Mahogany & Chrome Newsletter.
Each year the workshop is organized by the Workshop Event Chair, Dan Diehl.
The Annual Spring Opener at Lake Hamilton, AR
The Hot Springs Classic is held in April each year to welcome boaters to the boating season. Event dates are determined by the calendar of the Easter holiday and when the Arkansas Derby Day is held.
In the past, this spring opener has included boating on Lake Ouachita, Lake Hamilton and a pre-event in Little Rock, AR.
Arkansas offers even more for travelers when attending this event such as; Garvan Gardens, Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs Mountain, museums, historic gangster hangouts, and more…plus boating in the beautiful Arkansas springtime!
Springtime Opening for Boating Season at Lake of the Ozarks
Heartland Classics Chapter is proud to sponsor this event in central Missouri. Classic boats will include all shapes and sizes and ages. Most will be in the water, but a few will be in land displays for up-close inspections. Share the Passion for classic boats and boating.
The Annual Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake is held early in June in Missouri on Table Rock Lake, located in the Ozarks of southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas. The popular annual event brings many members from all of the states that make up the Heartland Classics Chapter and more.
A three-hour mini-show for the public is held on Saturday afternoon, but the rest of the event is scheduled for Cruisin’ n Eatin’, Eatin’ n Cruisin. Table Rock Lake offers over 43,000 acres of water to explore meandering through the Mark Twain National Forrest with just enough Marinas and lakeside restaurants to keep both your boat and passengers full.
Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show
Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show is held by the Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS. Traditionally, this show is held early in September on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in NE Oklahoma. This event is the only judged boat show within Heartland Classics Chapter. Each year home port is at Arrowhead Yacht Club & Marina in Afton, Oklahoma.