By Kevin Hogan member of Heartland Classics
I found “Love Me Timber” in an ad in our Heartland Classics publication of Mahogany and Chrome. She needed a complete restoration…I mean total. She was ready for the burn pile. But, with about 1300 hours of time and sweat I brought her back to life.
The “twist” that makes her seem special is that originally she was sold to a Dr. Springer on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Then, after her restoration in 2013, the first show I entered her in was on that same lake and at the same boat outlet at which she was originally sold…and unknowingly so! She now has about 100 hours of run time and is running great!
She was named after the number one hit in 1958, Love Me Tender, by Elvis Presley. After spending so much time forming her ribs and sanding her planks, applying her make-up, and polishing her curves, I can truly say “I Love her Timbers”.