Lakeside Hot Car and Boat Show - August 18-20, 2017

The Lakeside Car & Boat Show is a very special event with 100% of proceeds going to Operation Tango Mike, an organization that sends care packages to in-service military personnel. We have three days of fun planned on land and water. 

Because this show represents the volunteer efforts of Dave Lakatos and Tony Barthel our resources are limited so only on-line registrations will be accepted. We anticipate selling out (we're close already) so register in advance already. 

Sunday, August 20

Join us for a run to The Spot in Clearlake, a '50s style diner with great food (and incredible Bloody Marys). Then we'll cruise over to Tatonkaland Miniature Golf Course for 18 holes of fun in this 1950s-era miniature golf course. If you'd like to join us, and we hope you do, meet us at Library Park (which is where the band was) at 10am. Look for the yellow New York taxi. 

Friday, August 18

Enjoy a concert by the band Decades in Library Park followed by A Night of Fire where high-performance boats will fire up and shoot blue flames into the night sky. Bring your low-back lawn chair for the concert. 

Saturday, August 19

Starting at 8am high-performance boats will make passes on Clear Lake leaving from the 3rd Street Boat Launch in Lakeport's Library Park. There is no charge for the public to attend and enjoy this very special day in the park! Yep, folks, it's freakin' free!

Nissan donated a New York Taxi to shuttle you for free from the parking lot on 3rd & Brush Streets

Spectator Parking

We have a great arrangement for free parking - you can park at the County parking lot on the corner of Brush Street & 3rd Street and Nissan will shuttle you in their New York Taxi for free from the lot right to the heart of the car show. 

Parking & Clubs

Meanwhile, show vehicles will be parking along Main Street in Lakeport as well as Park Street. There will also be a high-value lot for specific vehicles. Vehicle parking will happen from the parking lot at 120 S Main Street. Enter from the corner of Armstrong and Main Streets in Lakeport, CA and you will be directed from there. 

Clubs can come in individual members with parking/waiting spaces available until all members show up. Then cars will be parked as a group. No holding spaces on the street. 

Boat Entry

We have a separate entry for boats to speed things up. Boats can enter from the corner of Fifth and Main Streets in Lakeport, CA. We have two great volunteers there to help you get set. 


In addition to nearby restaurants and bars we will have these wonderful vendors with food in Library Park: 

  • Shirley Cisneros - A Passion for Food - Philippine Specialties
  • A Smoothie Sensation - Great smoothies and other treats
  • Susie Q's Donuts - breakfast croissants and donuts, donuts, donuts!
  • Early Lake Lions - locally-crafted beer
  • Lake County Theatre Company - Lake County wines

There will also be locally-brewed beer sold by the Early Lake Lions Club and locally-produced wines by the Lake County Theatre Company. 


We have some unique vendors with products from Lake County. Among those are:

  • Deb Clark - Clark's Collectibles Lunchbox Museum - great collectible items
  • William Lane - Konocti Bay Repurposed - wine barrel crafts
  • Kathy Spurr - Face Painting
  • Bryona Ashly - reknown pinup artist - she can take pictures with your car or boat and will have her calendars and other items available
  • USCellular - New Trend Wireless - our local representatives for USCellular
  • Konocti Vista Casino - great RV park, newly-refurbished rooms and a great place to launch your boats, too!


Beginning at 11am The Fargo Brothers will perform from the gazebo at Library Park.


Since this show is all about those who serve our country please join us in a noon time salute to veterans with the national anthem along with the firing of the 50 caliber gun on Bob Bartley's WWII-era Jeep. 


We have tons of great trophies again this year sponsored by local businesses for both cars and boats. Awards presentation will be approximately 3pm. 

Thank You to our Sponsors