Thursday, August 19, 2010

South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic

The Tahoe Keys Marina and Yacht Club in South Lake Tahoe welcomed the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic hosted by the Northern CA/Lake Tahoe Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society on July 30th-31st. South Lake Tahoe was the perfect backdrop to display 72 antique and classic boat. They also honored the Thunderbird's 70th year on Lake Tahoe (see pictures below). Over 2,200 people walked the docks to admire the breathe taking display of wooden boats. The proceeds from the weekend went to City of South Lake Tahoe Fire Department, Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe and the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society. For more information on the Antique and Classic Boat Society visit

The awards picnic at Sugar Pine Point State Park.

The view from the awards picnic.

The view on the way to the awards picnic.

Tahoe Keys Marina

Tahoe Keys Marina

Youth Judging

The Thunderbird celebrating her 70th year on Lake Tahoe.

The Thunderbird - winner of the Jr. Judges Award!

Hornet 2007 12'6" Triano - Best Transom Art (built by Andrew at age 9)

Saga 1930 38' Chris Craft Commuter - Most Elegant & People's Choice Award


Miss Puddle Duck1939 19' Chris Craft Custom Runabout

Swan Song 1934 23' Deluxe Runabout Hacker - Having Too Much Fun Award

Katrina 1971 21' Riva Olympic - Best Riva

Lollipop 1948 19' Chris Craft Red & White - Kid's Choice

Back In Time 1965 19'6" Philbrick Utility - Perpetual Award - 2nd Place

Rosebud II 1953 24' Greavette Streamliner - Ladies Choice Award

Touch Of Glass 1955 21' Chris Craft Cobra - Best Blonde Deck

Mimi 1955 19' Chris Craft Capri

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

LeMay Museum Groundbreaking June 2010

On June 10, 2010, history was made and dreams of this vision became a reality. Hundreds gathered at the soon-to-be new location of the LeMay Museum in Tacoma, WA next to the Tacoma Dome for the groundbreaking ceremony. Touching speeches were given by Nancy LeMay, President and CEO of the LeMay Museum David Madeira, and WA State Governor Christine Gregoire. Members of Harold and Nancy LeMay's family were present to celebrate the occasion, as well as many, many others who have worked hard over the years to support and even sponsor the museum.
Hagerty support was on the scene! From left to right: Liz Holdeman, Nigel Matthews, myself and Norm Lee.
First to break ground and dig into the earth included Nancy LeMay, WA State Governor Christine Gregoire and Mayor of Tacoma Marilyn Strickland, among others.
Hagerty's own Norm Lee (middle, in blue) didn't miss out on the opportunity to help break ground! Way to go! Shown with Norm are other LeMay Museum sponsors and members of the board, including Scot Keller and David Madeira.

Hagerty is a proud sponsor of the LeMay Museum. Please check out for more information and ways you can get involved. Thanks for your support!

18th Annual El Camino & Chevelle Show

Out at King Charley's Drive-In off Hwy 9 in Snohomish, WA, the El Camino Classics Car club held their annual show. Well over 100 El Camino's and Chevelle's gathered on the Drive-In's property. Many drove in from all around the area, including Vancouver BC and Portland! Other members of Yesterday's El Camino/Chevelle Car Club attended the event as well. El Camino Classics member and show organizer Gary Countryman, celebrated his birthday at the show and cake was passed around to all. A fabulous awards ceremony concluded the show later in the afternoon. Two of the trophies were sponsored by Hagerty - check out those lucky trophy winners below!

1st Place '70-'72 El Camino trophy sponsored by Hagerty went to our very own Hagerty insured's Tom and Nancy Prettyman!

2nd Place '70-'72 Chevelle trophy sponsored by Hagerty went to Jim and LaDona Hughes! Congratulations everyone!