Speed - lots of it! The Quake the Lake Powerboat Races are scheduled to take to Little Detroit Lake on Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, 2019.
Twin City Powerboat Association brought the event to lakes country for the 12th year in 2018. Hot laps began at noon, with racing at 1:00 pm. For the best viewing, bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit by the mile-long city beach to catch the action. The family will enjoy seeing the sleek boats and visit with drivers Saturday morning and evening. Free admission.
The fourth annual Detroit Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show was held Saturday, August 11 from 10 am-2 pm by the mile-long city beach. Land display was on West Lake Drive and in the water of Little Detroit Lake. Antique and classic boats from 1993 or before were displayed. No fee for registration and free admission for the public. Skipper's Choice, and People's Choice in Wood and Non-Wood awards were given after the show. Check out city lodging to make a weekend of it.
Boats displayed in 2018 included Andy and Anna Luikens' 1962 Dorsett Catalina, Bill and Mary Hermanson's 1978 Hydrostream Vandal, Randy Anderson's 1956 Lyman, Vern and Cindy Awes 1955 Aristo Craft Torpedo, Lance Bergstrom's 1947 Ventnor, Craig Dabrowski's 1959 Buehler Turbo Craft, Jay Elshaug's 1954 Larson, Daryl and Shelly Konrad's 1961 Chris Craft Continental, Bob House's1947 Century Seamaid, John Humphrey's 1967 Century Resorter, Joel Koetke's 1982 Crestliner Nordic, Lakeshirts' 1950 Penn Yan Challenger, Jim Matter's 1954 Ole Lind Runabout, James Matter's 1958 Larson, Ross Rolshoven's 1938 Larson, Todd Simison's 1992 STV Pro-Comp, Melissa Viker and Jeff Schneider's 1951 Chris Craft Holiday and 1951 Larson Falls Flyer, Russ Davis' 1964 Ole Lind Dingy, Lee Swanson's 1981 Kayot Party Barge, Don Kounovsky's 1955 Feathercraft, Gary and Kari Myhre's 1956 Aristo Craft Torpedo, Joel and Robin Carlson's 1957 Larson Thunder Hawk, Tent Bartels Homade Row Boat and Chuck Ruel's 1979 Chrysler Sail 22. People's Choice Wood award went to Vern and Cindy Awes, People's Choice non-Wood went to Don Kounovsky and Skipper's Choice award went to Bob House.
The 5th Annual Detroit Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show is scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2019.
We'll See You at the Lakes!