Created on Monday, 21 July 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Rain fell briefly Saturday but didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of diehard fans and exhibitors for the 16th Annual Wooden Keels and Vintage Wheels boat and car show at the Russells Point Harbor.
The boat portion of the show was sponsored by the Indian Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, a national organization, that was organized locally eight years ago. A total of 40 boats made from wood, aluminum and fiberglass were displayed, with the oldest boat being a 1929 Hacker, the 2013 national award winner for the best preserved boat of the year.
Boats came from as far away as Michigan and Alabama to participate in the show and took part in a boat parade Sunday.
Local restoration shops, collectors and enthusiasts organized the car show in which more than 30 cars took part. The inclement weather kept several of the expected cars from attending.
The Keels & Wheels Show returns July 18 next year.
Visitors old and young enjoyed dozens of antique boats and cars Saturday during the annual Keels and Wheels show at the harbor in Russells Point. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)