Including an update from our Lucas Shop!
June, 2009

Join Us Friday Night for Pizza at Ray Harvey's!

WBA Member and all-around good guy Ray Harvey has graciously invited all WBA members and spouses/guests to a pizza party at his lovely home in Dallas, this Friday night, June 5, from 7 p.m. Dress is casual. Ray's got a favorite pizza caterer who will be preparing pies on-site. The address is: 8027 Inwood Road, Dallas, 75208.


Going south on Inwood, Ray's house is the last on the right side. Parking is next door at the Junior League building, to the south of the Ray's house. There will be plenty of food, fun and fellowship to go around. Cost is just $10 per person to cover refreshments. Start your summer with your WBA friends. Join us!

Sale of Gomes Gar Wood to Benefit Club

There's a new arrival at the WBA Shop in Lucas...a Gar Wood utility owned by Mike Gomes. Mike's decided to reduce his fleet a bit, and has very graciously agreed to split the proceeds on the sale of this boat with the Club in exchange for getting the boat ready for sale.

Initial inspection reveals some bottom work and some seam work on the topside are required, but as you can see from the photos, the boat is a real gem. Work days will be scheduled in the near future, so come lay your hands on this beauty.

The Utility is powered by a Gray Marine six-cylinder engine and has a rare, original instrument cluster.

Special thanks to Mike for this generous contribution to the WBA!

Wood, Waves & Wheels Successful Despite Weather Threats

Bob Cutler tends the lines on his '67 Resorter while an admirer checks out Troy Marshall's Princess B.

Bob Van Guilder's Fine Wine gets some well-deserved looks, while David Kanally's Cowell demeures in the background.

This nice-looking Model A was one of dozens of antique and classic cars present at the WWW show.

Cloudy skies and 30 mph winds did not deter faithful members of the WBA from participating in the Wood, Waves & Wheels show on May 9 at the Fort Worth Boat Club.

The Club's lakeside grounds provided the ideal setting for showing many classic cars, motorcyles and boats. Although the WBA members went early, it was a bit too windy to do much boating, so the group tied up and enjoyed the show.

Bob Van Guilder's Fine Wine took Best of Show during the awards presentation at the evening banquet. A good showing at at great event! Special thanks to Eagle Mountain Classic Boat Club and the Fort Worth Boat Club for holding this memorable show. Watch a short video of the event now!

Annual Ride 'n Show Registration Now open

Register now for the WBA's premier annual event, the Ride 'n Show, August 28-30, 2009.

We'll start with a barbecue at Al Kroemer's Garagemahal in Argyle on Friday night, followed on Saturday by the in-the-water show at Eagle


Point Marina on Lake Lewisville, with launching starting at 8 a.m. Bob Van Guilder will host the Saturday night party, and our Sunday morning run will begin with an 8:30 a.m. Skipper's meeting on the Eagle Point docks. Read more! Register!

Lucas Shop Update:

Troy Marshall's 1948 Hacker Triple

Clockwise from upper left: Troy shuts down the sandblasting cabinet after successfully cleaning his newly acquired exhaust manifold for his Hemi; colorful and neat wiring now snakes through the pre-drilled holes in the Hacker's frames; Robin fits the vent for the bilge blower; Robin dry fits the bilge blower tubing; Fuse panel and wiring harness show master engineering skill of longtime WBA member Stan Lehnhardt. All circuits are wired and tested.

Next Meeting June 18--Don't Miss It!

Join us on Thursday, June 18 for our monthly meeting and renew some old friendships. You'll be amazed at the number and enthusiasm of members in attendance. We've been seeing some faces from the past as well as new members, so be there! The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 at the Midway Point at LBJ and Midway Road.

Join us for a light meal and moderate libation at 5:30 p.m. at the Midway Point prior to the meeting!

Please take a look in the shed or garage for the leftover parts or other saleable items you can donate to the club. Bring them to any WBA meeting, or contact David Kanally at for pickup.