Lakeside Hot Car and Boat Show - August 17-19, 2017 - Answers to Questions

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The map of our event - click on map for larger view. This is a huge image so please be patient. 

Friday, August 17

  • Free concert in Library Park featuring the band Decades from 6-8pm. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy some great music from the 1950s to today. 
  • Following the concert, several alcohol-fueled boats will fire up shooting blue flames into the night sky for A Night of Fire. 
  • Enjoy restaurants and bars in downtown Lakeport, just one block from the concert. Several are offering specials to participants in the car show. 

Saturday, August 18

  • Pre-registered vehicles line up in the parking lot at 120 S Main Street entering from Armstrong Street. Participants may enter beginning at 7am. 
    • If you pre-registered please bring your pre-registration receipt. We cannot guarantee that we will have a space if you don't register in advance. 
    • If you're coming with a group/club there will be parking available for you to wait for the rest of the group. 
  • Pre-Registered Boats line-up at 5th and Main Streets. There will be a check-in specifically for high-performance boats including those that plan to participate in the high-performance exhibition runs on Clear Lake. 
    • Additionally, high-performance boats can check in Friday beginning at 3pm and leave the boats overnight if you'd like. 
  • The boat launch will be open at 8am for high-speed runs and will remain open until water conditions become choppy - we anticipate this would be between 10-11am. 
  • If you are participating in the high-speed boat runs you will be directed to the 5th Street Boat Launch and given instructions on where to go. Have fun!
    • All boats that are put in to Clear Lake must have certification of inspection under our quagga mussel program. Inspectors will be on-hand if you still need an inspection. 
  • Bring your wallet - this is a fund raiser for Operation Tango Mike. There will be vendors, beer, food, raffle prizes, photos with pin-up girls and other ways we'll be asking you for money. We won't be obnoxious and respect you but the idea is to raise money for charity. 100% of all proceeds go straight to Operation Tango Mike - Tony Barthel and Dave Lakatos are just volunteers in this event. 
  • How do I register? Simply click here to register for the show! Use the coupon code VETERAN and get $10 off!
  • Parking will be available for tow vehicles at:
  • Parking will be available for the public at:

In addition to fast boats and incredible cars there will be:

  • Face Painting
  • Rock Wall Climbing sponsored by the US Marine Corps
  • Fitness test by the US Army
  • Food vendors.
  • Locally-crafted beer will be available thanks to the Early Lake Lions from the official beer of the car show - O'Meara Brothers Brewing Company
  • There will be tons of raffle prizes along with a giant 50/50 raffle.

Recommended Lodging

The following places have plenty of free on-property parking for cars and boats:

  • Featherbed Railroad Bed & breakfast where each room is a theme-decorated retired railroad caboose. Plenty of room for parking plus boat launch and pier.
  • Konocti Vista Casino - secured parking and all the rooms were remodeled during our 2016 show. They also have RV parking and a huge lot for trailers and such. Plus Konocti Vista has been very supportive of Operation Tango Mike and our car show in the past. 
  • Robinson Rancheria also has a hotel on their grounds and a lot of parking. 
  • RVs & Boat Trailers can use the Lake County Fairgrounds to park. There is a minimal fee but it's really close by. 
  • The Lodge at Blue Lakes
    Although it's about 20 minutes away, The Lodge at Blue Lakes has lots of parking and is also a beautiful spot.
  • Lake County has a huge number of vacation rentals through sites like AirBnB
  • For additional choices please visit the Lake County visitors' site