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The Midwest All-Classics Boat Show in Beloit Wisconsin on the Rock RiverRiverside ParkGeneral Information:
The Show has been moved back across the Rock River to Riverside Park just North of the State Line. All types of Classic Boats are welcome to exhibit and participate in the Show. There’s no entry or attendance fee.
Sometimes we gather in the parking lot at Ramada as boats come in around 4pm before heading out for supper.
Friday evening is usually a great time to catch-up on boat talk over a few beers. Saturday is the Show and Boat Run. Sunday morning is day-olds and coffee at Kevin’s collection in the country outside Rockton. The Rock River has been an excellent boat run every year for the show (we’ll put-in upstream from the Thunder On The Rock Boat Races). The Volksboat owner’s club has their annual meet at the show which makes for a lot of fun.
We have a group rate arranged at the Ramada Inn, located at 51/75 where we’ve stayed in years past. The rates are only slightly higher than other motels that aren’t large enough to park the boats. Plus, it’s probably the nicest motel in the area with an indoor pool. The price is $65+tax per nite for a basic room or $69+tax for “executive”. Ask for the Midwest All Classics Boat Show Rate. Ramada 815-389-3481 rates good until the 19th if available, so call for reservations soon.
For those who can’t consider that type of investment, there’s Ike’s Motel a few blocks away from the Ramada for $35 to $45 per nite. The old Driftwood Motel is adjacent to the Show location but is over $50 for a “no frills” room.
First-timers need to know that the Interstate becomes a toll highway if you try to stay on it past Rockford ( coming from the South ) there are some 2-lane drive-arounds that work but you’ll need to really look the maps over carefully.
Kevin Mueller, co-host, has The Gem shop on main street in suburban Rockton, Illinois. If you arrive in town early, be sure to stop by the shop for last minute show info or directions. Have a picnic by the river there. This show is a really good time in a great place.. so we hope to see you there. Bob Whiteside www.americanclassicspeedboats.com
Co-Hosts: Dave “Merks” Moehrke of BigFinBoats.com and Kevin Mueller of BoatsInTheBelfry.com