What: Keels and Wheels
Where: Seabrook, TX, Lakewood Yacht Club
When: May 3, 2014
It was my first time to visit Keels and Wheels. I’ve been to many car auctions and many car shows, but this is the first boat and car show combined; it was fantastic. Even if you are not a boater, you can appreciate the work and care put into these beautiful floating machines. Most of them were wooden Chris Crafts from decades and centuries gone by.
I was only able to make it to Seabrook for Saturday Concours d’Elegance and did not attend the auction or awards, so I’ll need to catch up on those after the fact. There was a great collection of automobiles from the early 1900’s through today. From the entry gate around the first corner they are mostly American brass cars, beautifully restored, many for much more than their value. I started out talking to Don Sable who had almost 5 years into the restoration of his 1911 Ford Model T Torpedo Roadster. The picture below is my wife sitting in his car.
Although these were all great cars and restored to levels better than when they came from the factories, I thought I was going to be disappointed. I came to see sports cars since they are my passion. As we wondered down the road we came across a gaggle of Corvettes;
they were magnificently restored and then a lineup of Ferrari’s down by the docks. There were some beautiful 430’s, one Dino that was a little rough on the outside, but presentable.
Though I had many favorites for the day, the one that I spent the most time with was a blue 1959 Maserati 3500 GT. The owner wasn’t around, so I didn’t get any background on the car’s history.
Enjoy the pictures from the show and I’ll post some specifics about a few talks with some owners I had in a day or so.
The full list of the 2014 awards can be found here: http://www.keels-wheels.com/Assets/2014%20car%20awards%20script%20indiv.pdf