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Check this thread for updates about KevFin's Midwest Show in August.

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View Beloit Midwest Boat Show Map in a larger map

 

Mark your calenders because we have a date for 2012 Beloit's own Midwest  All-Classics Boat Show! It is scheduled for August 18, 2012 at  Preservation Park. The address for the park is

Preservation Park
3444 Riverside Dr.
Beloit, WI 53511

I have also reserved a block of 25 rooms at Rodeway Inn, but that can be added to based on attendance. The price for reserving a room at Rodeway Inn will be 53.99 + tax, for a total of 61.28. You can call any time up until August 3 to be guaranteed a room. The address and phone number to the hotel is

Rodeway Inn
2956 Milwaukee Rd.
Beloit, WI 53511
608-364-4000

If you are bringing a boat and would like a room facing the parking lot so that you may keep an eye on your boat, let the front desk know you are bringing one when making your reservation. If needed, there is additional parking in the empty parking lot next to Arby's. If you would like to stay at a different hotel than Rodeway Inn, please email me (kccarter121@yahoo.com) and I will send you a list of other hotel options.

 

 


 If you know anyone who maybe interested in attending our show, please either give them one of our printed flyers that Finless Bob has posted or get them in contact with KevFin or myself.

Becca
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For those of you planning to attend the kick off dinner at The Rock Bar and Grill on Friday, August 17, the usual route driving from Rodeway Inn to the restaurant is under construction until September. On the map below, I have marked in red the part of the route that is under construction and in green are the optional routes to take.

The route from the hotel to Preservation Park is not affected in any way.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at kccarter121@yahoo.com.

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Pearl Lake Campground about halfway between the Show and Kevins FinCity $50/night - includes Water & Electric. Call (815) 389-1479 to make reservations.

Space at the Show not a problem. The Park is enormous but no camping or overnight boat storage is permitted.

Here is a map from Preservaion Park to Pearl Lake Campground.


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KevFin and I have made the decision not to have a food vendor come to the show to sell food because of the cost it entails for the vendors to set up, sell, and take down.

So, Here are a list of places to chose from close to the show site:

Sophia's Family Restaurant
3201 Riverside Dr
Beloit, WI 53511

Taco Bell
1841 Riverside Dr
Beloit, WI 53511

Arbys
1817 Riverside Dr
Beloit, WI 53511

KFC
2735 Prairie Ave
Beloit, WI 53511

McDonalds
2649 Prairie Ave
Beloit, WI 53511

Chubby Bubba's/Mikes Family Restaurant/Mobil Gas Station (no this is not the one I work at)
6501 S US Highway 51
Janesville, WI 53546

If any of the restaurants listed do not interest you or have any questions about the show, please don't hesitate to email me (kccarter121@yahoo.com).

Becca
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Here is an itinerary of what the weekend will consist of for the show:

At 6 p.m. Friday night, we will be having supper at The Rock Bar and Grill, 101 Maple Ave., Beloit, WI 53511. Please feel free to come before we eat and put your boat in the water via Wooten Park boat launch (just across the street from the restaurant).

August 18, the show will be held Preservation Park at 8 a.m., but we are allowed to start entering as early as 6 a.m. During the show, anyone is allowed to come and go as they please. We expect to eat bewtween noon and 1 p.m. either at the local restaurants listed or picnic lunches if you prefer to bring one. We will encourage boat launching between 2 and 4 p.m. There will be the boat parade lead by KevFin and Becca (fingirl121), which will leave at 4 p.m.

At 6 p.m., the staff at Benedetti's Supper Club (just south of Preservation Park) will have a table prepared for us to have a farewell meal. The parking lot is large enough for those of you bringing a boat to have room to park your rig. Please note that if you wish to leave your boat at the park until after you eat, you may do so, but it will not be supervised and we have to be completely out of the park by 10 p.m.

On Sunday, for those of you who would like to tour the NEW "Boat Cave" are certainly welcome out to KevFin's parents place to do so. See KevFin at the show for details.

We have been getting a good deal of interest and expect to have a ton of fun. See you next week!

Becca and KevFin
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I know that a lot of you have been concerned about the depth of the river near the show site. No need to wonder whether or not you should attend due to this because since then we have had enough rainfalls to make a big improvement. Just be cautious at the northern most end.

I was also questioned if boaters were allowed to park their boats at the docks by the restaurant Friday evening. The answer is YES, but only at the middle set of docks. The outer two docks are privately owned by the restaurant.

See you Friday!

Becca
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This morning, I was out to Rodeway Inn blocking rooms for KevFin's and my wedding and mentioned that the show was coming up this weekend. The hotel informed me that some of the rooms have not been reserved yet and are going to be reopened to the public at regular rate Thursday.

We want to encourage you to take advantage of the savings by mentioning that you are with the Midwest Classic Boat Show. For those of you who have made reservations at Rodeway Inn and failed to mention that you are with the show, you may either call the hotel back or mention that you are with the show upon check-in and get the discounted rate.

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I would just like to say thank you to all that attended the 2012 Beloit show.

What a fabulous show! There were so many new faces that I had not yet met and the weather could not have cooperated any better. I would, however, like to apologize to those of you who were looking forward to the boat parade. KevFin, Marty, and I got down to the south end of the river and had motor troubles that prevented us from getting back in time.

Hope to see more new and old faces next year.

Thank you again,
Becca
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Well, there wasn't a lot to complain about at the Midwest Show.  KevFin enjoyed the opportunity of meeting some new collectors and their families.  At my first visit to the Show back in 2000 or 01,  KevFin and Lee Wangstad actually gave some short slide lectures.  Bryan Fenwick's personality filled the room.   It was like being at the Continental Congress with George Washington working the room with one-liners.   Out of this year's whole Show, it was a great moment when KevFin mentioned Bryan and his great curiosity and devotion to these boats.   Later, after the Show I got to travel with KevFin to record historic information about the Cadillac Sea Lark and.. on the way, heard the story about how Bryan and KevFin met and started comparing notes, the early days of fiberglassics, etc.   Maybe we can get KevFin to write it up for this forum.

If only the weather had been good, the food decent or the people friendly, it might be a Show worth mentioning.   If the Rock River had been beautiful and the boats less ugly, maybe more people would be interested.   Certainly, why would anyone want to go to a fun restaurant at a table overlooking the River at Sunset, watch the geese fly and little kids chasing ducks while listening to stories by people from all over the country?  It's a real shame that Shows deteriorate to such a terrible fate.

In past years I've been able to get videos from the Shows on-line quickly but this year, I shot so much footage and in HD, that it will take me nearly a week to hopefully create my usual masterpiece epic about the Show.  So, for all of you whose boats will now be famous, hang in there a bit.

Just wait until you see the video about the History of the Cadillac Sea Lark we hope to post to the Belfry website sometime before Christmas.

Sometime before Halloween, KevFin and I hope to shoot a horror epic entitled Christine Visits Boat Henge.  It may exceed "Glasspar Zombies" my previous horror classic.



The entire American Classic Speedboat Series (on one BluRay disc) will be available sometime this Fall.  Visit the Forum here for the release date to be posted.

I'd like to Thank everyone but then how could I take credit for how great the Show was.   With humor like this, someone actually compared me to Bryan, but I'm sure Bryan would say, "IN YOUR SHOES!"




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"If only the weather had been good, the food decent or the people friendly..."

Huh?

OK, I get it, your being facetious.


1.
not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
2.
amusing; humorous.
3.
lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person.

Took me a minute.

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Possibly facetious isn't quite right.   That sometimes implies malicious and superficial remarks.   It was intended as a sarcastic double-entendre rebuke to some of the un-optimistic (at best) remarks by un-named remarkers at some of the other sites.   Just to clarify.

Weather:  perfect   78 degrees, sunny with happy little clouds
Geese, Ducks, Kids:   perfect
Food:  perfect (kinda slow but made for longer conversations)
River:  perfect
Signage:  perfect
Guests:  new guests outnumbered the regulars
Glasspars:   abundant
Social gatherings:  fantastic
Marty's recoil breaking and him falling in the River:  excellent
KevFin's Sea Flite having problems:   normal
Becca falling off her tube:  predictable

Sorry if I read too much Thurber and Twain back in the day.  I'll try not to be so facetious.  Probably.

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LOL!  Thanks Bob.  Probably  :-)

I too wanted to take moment to thank everyone who attended.  We had People from NY State (1,000 mi.) and Arkansas (850 mi.) and other far off lands as well but, alas, still nobody from Chemung. 

The water was excellent, the recent rains had replenished some of the river and there was no problem with anything South of the park.  Becca enjoyed some tubing and many more boats were launched than some of our earliest shows.  It was really a joy to see so many classics out on the water.

Thanks again!

-KevFin
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We had an awesome time....The last shows that we attended were the 2000 and 2001 shows....It was way overdue for us to come back...We could not have had a better time... thanks for every thing.....Roy and Parker 
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Great T-Shirt.  "My friends are already digging the "Razorback Yacht Club"

Hope you enjoy the slideshow from the event.
http://www.boatsinthebelfry.com/midwest_2012.html

By the way, looks like Greer Spring was on the Missouri side of the line - not AK.   We floated the Spring all the way - putting in to the eye of the Spring at flood stage.   A guy had died trying it the week before.  I still recommend it as a lifetime list item.   Hope to see you guys again.


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