Speed - lots of it! The Quake the Lake Powerboat Races were held on Little Detroit Lake on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, 2019.
Twin City Powerboat Association brought the event to lakes country for the 13th year in 2019. 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 boats and visit with drivers Saturday morning and evening. Free admission.
The fifth annual Detroit Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show was held 10 am-3 pm Saturday, June 29 by the mile-long city beach. A good variety of boat styles were on display on land and water by the city beach. There were a total of 23 antique and classic boats from 1994 or before parked for the public to admire.
Skipper's Choice award went to Tom and Loree Yeager for their 1948 Chris Craft Runabout Twyster. People's Choice awards were given to Jeff Roberts in the Wood category with his 1950 Chris Craft Racing Runabout Jacqueline Rose and to Dennis and Sue Daly in the Non-Wood category for their 1952 Aroliner Cabinaire.
Check out city lodging to make a weekend of it.
Boats displayed in 2019 included Lance Bergstrom's 1947 Ventnor Ruanbout, Joe and Bernadine Hesse's 1956 Mercury Boats of Burbank CA Sabre, Gene Klinnert's 1954 Christ Craft, Bob House's 1947 Century Seamaid, Bill OKeefe's 1948 Christ Craft Runabout, Jeff and Holly Peterson's 1956 Dunphy Bonita, Jeff Roberts' 1950 Chris Craft Racing Runabout, Ross Rolshoven's 1948 Larson Cedar Strip, Neal Simley's 1961 Taft 410-56R, Brad Sunderland's 1936 Chris Craft, Gary and Kari Myhre's 1957 Aristocraft, Mark Cory's 1980 Glastron/Carlson CVX-16, Dennis and Sue Daly's 1952 Aroliner Cabinaire, Dale Hovde's 1985 Century Resorter, Andy and Anna Luikens' 1962 Dorsett Catalina and Finn's Pedal Boat, Jake Renneker's 1983 Lund American Premier 1, Lee and Laurie Swanson's 1981 Kayot, Bruce Reischl's 1956 Crestliner Hardtop, John and Sara Mueller's 1971 Glastron CV-16, Ken Rehder's 1966 Stevens Ski/Drag, Jayson Ritari's 1974 Crestliner M440 and Phillip Gatzow's Outboard Motors.
We'll See You at the Lakes!