Lakeside Hot Car and Boat Show - August 17-18, 2018
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 two days of fun planned on land and water. Last year our show expanded onto Main Street, Lakeport and we're looking forward to adding even more in 2018.
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 sold out in 2017 and expect to do so again for 2018, so register early.
Friday, August 17, 2018
Enjoy a concert by the band Decades in Library Park starting at 6pm 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 18, 2018
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! There will be cars lined up along Park and Main Streets in Lakeport, CA and we will have food, beer and other vendors. Even better, Lakeport's Main Street has some great places to grab something to eat so come hungry.
We have a great arrangement for free parking - you can park at the County parking lot on the corner of Brush Street & 3rd Street.
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.
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
- Early Lake Lions - locally-crafted beer from O'Meara Brothers and Kelsey Creek Brewing Company
- 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
- 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 from 11-4.
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.