Including Updates From Lucas!

March, 2018

Register Now for Keels & Wheels, May 5-6!


We are fortunate to be a part of one of the nation's premier boat and car shows, Keels & Wheels, scheduled for May 5-6 this year at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, TX, about 40 minutes south of Houston.

As is our custom, the WBA will provide the launch crew for the event.

Please consider seriously the opportunity to bring your boat to the show (whether it's a utility or not!), and enjoy the event to the fullest. If you can be part of the launch crew, please let David Kanally know!

Read more and get registration info here.

Wood, Waves & Wheels May 12 at Eagle Mountain

Our friends at the Eagle Mountain Classic Boat Club will once again provide a wonderful opportunity for us to show our boats at the Fort Worth Boat Club on Eagle Mountain Lake on Saturday, May 12th.

The Fort Worth Boat Club is a fine venue, and this show attracts some beautiful boats, cars and bikes.

It's a wonderful place for a show, and this is a great opportunity for us to support a sister club and mingle with a fine group of antique and classic boating enthusiasts from the other side of the Metroplex.

Please register by contacting Trey Bull at or by giving him a ring at 817-247-7980. Let's have a good turnout for this show!


Ride 'n Show Moves to Bass Pro Shops on Ray Hubbard!

June 1-3, 2018. New Venue, Same Great Fun! Mark Your Calendar!

After some conversations with our friends at Bass Pro Shops, we're pleased to confirm the dates of our Annual Ride 'n Show, June 1-3, 2018 on the docks of Bass Pro Shops along I-30 on Lake Ray Hubbard in Garland. This new venue promises a great deal more public attendance (in the thousands!) along with all the fun that the Ride 'n Show has to offer.


We'll have a Friday welcome event, a Saturday show at the Bass Pro Shops docks. Stay tuned for registration details and host hotel information! We'll do a Saturday dinner somewhere in the nearby shopping/nightlife area, and a fun run and brunch on Sunday! The Ride 'n Show is the WBA's signature event, and we continue to improve the event for all our members and friends!

February Meeting Lays out 2018 Events Plans!

Our February WBA meeting produced a busy calendar of events, including our own and those of sister clubs in the area.

You can check the WBA web site any time for dates and details on the events. The Calendar of Events is updated regularly, so check back often for any changes or updates.

Trey Bull was at the meeting to encourage participation in Wood, Waves & Wheels on May 12. In addition, Jeff Currie and others from the Boy Scout Viking Camp on Lake Bridgeport were there to build support for a restoration project on their 35' Viking Canoe! Stay tuned for updates on this unique and worthwhile project!


Project Update from Lucas!

(Above) Robin McGeorge and Seb Borrello worked hard to replace the shaft seal at the back of the transmission of Belinda Patterson's boat. The old seal was producing a previously undetected oil leak. Of course, these things always happen after you install the engine in the boat!

(Below) This may not look like much to you, but to those who were familiar with the old pile of extra manifolds, engine mounts and countless other spares in the corner of the Lucas Shop, this looks like organized bliss! Thanks to Seb Borrello and helpers for getting this stuff up off the floor and on to shelves where it can be easily seen and accessed.



(Above) Robin McGeorge is fitting Belinda's boat with a period steering wheel and throttle mechanism to replace the hot-rod wheel that was there when the boat came to the shop. Looking pretty sharp there, Robin! Do you think we can get the horn to beep?

(Below) Seb's cleaning and organizing continues with another set of shelves, these being donated by Phil Wolff. These shelves are where the paint cabinet used to be in big stall #2. They'll contain a wide variety of fasteners and other goodies that have been frustratingly hidden in various nooks, crannies and drawers of the shop.

Next WBA Monthly Meeting March 15th, 2018. Don't Miss It!

boatOur next meeting will be Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Two Guys from Italy at 11637 Webb Chapel Road, just south of Forest Lane. We'll be continuing our door prize tradition, giving out a classic boating book from collections donated by Pat Baldwin and Troy Marshall to a lucky winner.

Our meetings are a great opportunity to socialize with fellow WBA members and to talk shop on questions on everything from paint and varnish to carburetor kits. This month, our program will be provided by Ray Carlton of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 5 Boat Show and National Safe Boating Week Coordinator. As always, we'll have generous helpings of fellowship and Italian food.

Join us for a light meal and moderate libation at 5:30 p.m. at Two Guys from Italy prior to the meeting. We encourage you to join us for dinner, so we'll always have the required minimum number of diners to avoid a room charge.

Shop Talk and Musings

We mourn the passing of one of our most colorful and outspoken members, Guy McColllum, who died unexpectedly on Monday, February 12. A Century man, Guy was well known for his participation in shows around the country, and for his efforts to promote the Century marque. Guy attended WBA shows and events whenever he could. He even played Santa Claus at our last Christmas Party! We extend our sympathies to Guy's wife Jacque, his son Jackson, and to all the members of the McCollum family. Fair winds and following seas, Guy McCollum. (Craig Stanfield photo)

And finally, please take a look in the shed or garage for leftover parts or other salable items you can donate to the Club. Bring them to any WBA meeting, or contact David Kanally at for pickup.