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THE 2019 41'ST ANNUAL NFACB CLASSIC BOAT & CAR SHOW

The 2019 41'ST ANNUAL NFACB CLASSIC BOAT & CAR SHOW

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Peter Breen- known as Picasso of wooden boats!

2019 Featured Boat!

The Margaret Shirley

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The 2019 Boat Show will be here before you know it. We are currently seeking volunteers and vendors please inquire by clicking the 


"Find Out More" Link below  


Vendors please feel free to arrive Thursday  to setup for Friday morning Sales. Registration will be open to exhibitors and members Saturday. 


All dealers must be at designated site & set up by 9:30 AM. Vendors are welcome to register for Friday & Saturday Events & Dinner

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register now for the 2019 NFACB Boat Show


To Register online  for the  2019 - NFACB Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show  please click "REGISTER NOW"  below


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To register manually click the registration form download button below. Print & complete form then submit to:


James Barrick

Phone:  (716) 909-9463

Email:  boatshow@oldboatsbuffalo.org


2019 Boat Show Registraton form (pdf)

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HELD AT THE BUFFALO LAUNCH CLUB

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The Buffalo Launch Club

Located at 503 EAST RIVER ROAD

Grand Island, NY  14072      

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The Buffalo Launch Club

The Buffalo Launch Club enjoys a unique position in the history of the Niagara frontier, as well as, the national scene.


When the Buffalo Launch Club was formed in 1903 it was the first Power Boat Club in North America, if not the world, and contributed much to the recognition of our area.


In 1908 The club was  responsible for the first boat show ever held between New York City and Chicago and had received national acclaim as a number one power boat club in United States. In the ‘40s and ‘50s the Buffalo Launch Club also receive national and international recognition for the speed boat regattas they sponsored and which attracted the top boat drivers in the world.


Throughout the years of existence, The Buffalo Launch Club has been an active participant in area boating activities and established a reputation as the finest boating club on the Niagara Frontier.

NFACB Annual Boat Show

See all the action at the Historic Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island  

Vintage Hacker Racing Boats at Buffalo Launch Club Regatta

Check out this great video of  Vintage Hacker Racing Boats held at the Buffalo Launch Club Regatta back in 1927 


Thank you for attending our 40th Annual Classic Boat Show

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After three years absent,  we celebrated Our 40th show back at the beautiful Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island NY. It had been held there the 36 previous years! featured boats were the Dart Boats brought to us by the Ramsey Brothers of Toledo, Ohio. 


The show program was dedicated to a long-time local member, Jim Holler, who’s family history includes helping design the Dart! Dart had a short run from 1928 to 1933, but became a favorite with some may say, the good and the “not so good”. Government agencies including the Navy used Darts because of their exceptional ride and speed. Then a group nicknamed the “Mailmen” that brought something “other’ than the mail…some may say “wine, women and song” during prohibition. Mr. Holler pointed out a special “Hook” near the waterline of the bow that was used to grab a buoy on the way in and then pull the boat out to channel “silently” when loaded….a “Rum Runners Hook”. 

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The Miss Lucy a 1930 22.5’ Dart with a 120hp Chrysler Imperial engine owned by Jim Morris was a beautiful example and was equipped with “the hook”!

Rhonda Reid, Past Commodore of the Buffalo Launch Club , and her crew made this return event a hit with 105 Boats registered. This, along with 100 Classic Cars and numerous vendors made this years event a huge success! 

The show included a relaxed meeting area for visiting chapters to meet. 

Lake Hopatcong Chapter from New Jersey was well represented and being the first recognized chapter of the ACBS, are truly “Woody Boaters”! 

Our 2018 NFACB Boat Show Sponsors

A HUGE THANKS TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS!

On behalf of everyone at Old Boats Buffalo - NFACB We would like to send a huge thank you to all of our Sponsors for their generous donations & sponsorship for the 2018 NFACB Antique & Classic Boat & Car Show. The show was a huge success and It has really sent a buzz through the entire team and everyone connected with our club. 

Contact us

For more information about our Antique & Classic boat shows please contact:

Jim Barrick

Phone:  (716) 909-9463

Email:  boatshow@oldboatsbuffalo.org

90 Arthur Street, Buffalo, New York 14207, United States

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