Speed - lots of it! The Quake the Lake Powerboat Races will take to Little Detroit Lake on Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12, 2018.
Twin City Powerboat Association brings the event to lakes country for the 12th year in 2018. Hot laps begin at noon, with racing at 1:00 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and sit by the mile-long city beach to catch the action. Bring the family to see the sleek boats and visit with drivers Saturday morning and evening. Free admission.
The fourth annual Detroit Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show will be held Saturday, August 11 from 10 am-2 pm by the mile-long city beach. Free admission. Boats will be shown on land at West Lake Drive and water show in adjacent Little Detroit Lake. If you have an antique or classic boat from 1993 or before, register your boat for the Antique and Classic Boat Show. No fee to register. Skipper's Choice, and People's Choice in Wood and Non-Wood awards given after the show. Check out city lodging if you're making a weekend of it.
Boats displayed in 2017 included Andy and Anna Luikens' 1962 Dorsett Catalina, Bill and Mary Hermanson's 1951 Thompson TVT Super Deluxe, Bill Rathburn's 1963 Glasspar Seafair Sedan, Bob and Sue House's 1947 Century Seamaid, Brad Sunderland's 1946 Gar Wood Custom Runabout, Bruce Reischl's 1956 Crestliner hardtop, Dick McLaughlin's 1957 Elgin Runabout, James I Matter's 1954 Ole Lind, James J Matter's 1957 Larson Speedboat, Luke Nellermoe's 1976 Hydrostream Viper, Peter Waldon's 1947 Century Seamaid and 1966 Century Arabian, Rick LeFleur's 1934 Schumacher Hydroplane, Shanahan Schneider's 1989 Hydrostream HST, and Tom and Loree Yeager's 1948 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout. People's Choice award went to James I Matter with his1954 Ole Lind and Skipper's Choice award went to Mary and Bill Hermanson with their 1951 Thompson TVT Super Deluxe.
We'll See You at the Lakes!