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 Classics Chapter and also frequent participants in the Southwest Chapter events.

Keels and Wheels is one of the largest premier classic boat and car shows with the most diverse array of boats.  The show is co-sponsored by the Southwest Chapter of ACBS.  This event should be on your bucket list.  It’s the first full weekend in May each year.  Over its lifetime, Keels and Wheels has donated over $1 million to charities, mainly Today’s Harbor for Children.

Enjoy this Southwest Chapter member David Kanally’s video of the boats and classic cars at this year’s event.

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