Found this recap - note the date for 2010!
First off, thanks to all you guys and gals who attended and much thansk for the donation to the kids sailing foundation. Hope to see many more of you this year!
2009 Keels and Wheels Draws 74 Entries - by Josh Mazer, Chair
The Annapolis Yacht Club’s annual Car and Boat Show was originally conceived by member Bill Nalley in 1999 as a venue for club members to share and highlight their collectable and vintage cars and boats for the benefit of other members.
The first few years saw an interesting and eclectic collection of wooden boats, modern performance, pre-war street rods, and original cars of different nationalities ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. Italian, English, and German marques were particularly well represented. The show gradually grew over time to encompass a wider variety of both wheeled and floating vehicles and began taking up more space and other resources of the Club.
In recognition of the growing popularity and complexity of the show, AYC this year decided to plan out a more formalized process to ensure the viability and success of the event for years to come. The first major change is to incorporate the event under the jurisdiction of the Entertainment Committee; this brings to bear the planning expertise of our dedicated members who serve on that committee. The next change was to settle on the permanent name of "Annapolis Yacht Club Annual Keels and Wheels
", a name we believe will serve the Club well in the years to come. Another important change is the decision this year to make an extra effort to reach out to friends and associates of AYC to participate in the Keels and Wheels.
Lastly, balloting for different categories was standardized, with AYC members and show participants allowed to vote in one of five categories for boats and cars. Balloting was open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with results announced at 3 p.m. A "Commodore’s Choice" car and boat category was one of the balloting categories.
Display attendance this year was the greatest ever, with 74 paid entrants, up from last year’s total of 46 paid entrants. Keels and Wheels 2009 raised $1,348 for AYC Junior Sailing Program.
AYC would like to recognize the efforts of the entire Entertainment Committee, Stephen Creese, Dee Murray, William Nalley, Howard Brooks, Jim Brown - the hardest working guy at Ferrari Life
, Sandy Sloan, all support staff, and Commodore Gordon for their exceptional efforts in making 2009 Annapolis Yacht Club Keels and Wheels our best one yet! Thank you to Will Bacon of Free Range Photography and Don Dement for our published pictures of the event. Please note that Keels and Wheels 2010 will take place the third Saturday in September 2010, so make you plans now to attend!