SHOWS/EVENTS

NEEDLES HOT BOAT ROUND-UP 2014

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It’s the best “boat bling thing’ on the Colorado River……and maybe the entire planet.  The “Billy B” Hot Boat and Car Show in Needles, California at Jack Smith Park is something not to be missed if you appreciate truly exquiste hot boats and some pretty incredible classic hot rods.  The 2014 edition was the 6th […]

JETS…JETS…AND MORE JETS

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While two-thirds of the country was locked in a deep-freeze with sub-zero temperatures, Southern California jet boaters were breaking out the sunblock for a day on Lake Elsinore at the annual Tom Papp Memorial Run.  This semi-impromptu gathering of jet-setters is now a just-after New Year’s tradition, honoring the passing of one of the most […]

BAD, BAD, V-DRIVES

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For 363 days a year, Irvine Lake, located in the rolling hills of eastern Orange County, California is a quiet, calm and serene reservoir where the loudest audible sound might come from a bird chirping or a fish jumping for its morning breakfast.  In fact, for anglers, Irvine Lake is considered one of the prime […]

RIVER ROCKETS 2013

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  What does 100,000+ horsepower look like?  Maybe something like this….over 100 of the hottest hot boats in the country lined-up gunnel to gunnel along the beach of the oh-so-popular Pirates Cove Resort  just south of Needles, California on the Colorado River. September 21, 2013 was a special day because it was time for the […]

BOAT AND RODS ON THE RIVER

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It’s been one of the Parker Strip’s most popular campground resorts since flatbottom ski boats and hydros discovered the Colorado River.  And not wanting to forget its roots, every September Castle Rock Shores has a “Show and Shine” that attracts some of the best street rods and hot boats in the Southwest. What makes it […]

BIG BLOCK LEGENDS RALLY

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Hot Boat Heaven at the River — February 2010 For more than 50 years, the Colorado River has been a fertile breeding ground for some of the fastest and most exotic high performance boats in the country.  The narrow strip of water just north of the California/Arizona border adjacent to Needles, California is one of […]

BEAUTIES BENEATH THE PINES

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Bass Lake Boat Fest 2010 You know that summer can’t be far off as you wind your way up a pine tree lined mountain road in search of Bass Lake’s annual Boat Fest  put on by the Classic V-Drive Club of America.  This early June extravaganza of extraordinary flatties, hydros, day cruisers and even an […]