Charlotte Classic Boats 9/9-12/2010

September 9th ~ 12th, 2010
Queen’s Landing on Lake Norman
1459 River Highway, Mooresville, North Carolina
Free Public Exhibition September 11, 2010

Each September… for more than a decade the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society has presented
for the public enjoyment the most impressive display of vintage power boats in the Carolinas. On Saturday September
11th, 2010 the Charlotte Antique and Classic Boat Show will hold its 13th annual public exhibition. Classic mahogany
beauties, ashore and afloat, surging across the waves with roaring V-8 muscle or cruising sedately in their splendor, the
participating exhibits will hail from distant home ports across the country from Michigan to Florida. Family runabouts
and gentleman’s racers — elegant cruisers and rough ‘n tumble skiffs — even a world speed record challenger and a
handmade steam launch! The variety will be dazzling.
 

Among the featured exhibits this year is the original 1931 Harmsworth Cup winner “Miss America IX .”
Designed and driven by legendary inventor and entrepreneur Gar Wood, “Miss American IX” reached 102.256 miles
per hour during her trials, thus becoming the first watercraft to exceed 100 miles per hour – the world speed record!
“Miss America IX” was originally powered by a pair of supercharged 1000 hp Packard V-12s, however her current
owner, Mr. Chuck Mistele , has her fitted out with a matched pair of slightly more sedate 454 cubic inch Chevrolet
Corvette engines. Though not quite in the same league as the original record-breaking Packards, her modern power
plant roars with authority that is as much felt as heard. “Miss America IX” is not to be missed!

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