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The Antique Outboard Motor Club

Devoted to those with a passion for antique outboards

A world-wide non-profit organization

Our domain name aomci.org was donated by Alison Kiellar in honor of Kenneth Kiellar

We would also like to Acknowledge Chris Owen for his contribution for the website development

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The Antique Outboarder Magazine

February 2, 2021 - The Antique Outboarder Magazine

“We are all aware of the impact the pandemic has had, and continues to have, on our meet schedules. It has also effected the delivery of The Antique Outboarder magazine. Many members have contacted the Executive Council regarding failure to receive back issues or the current January 2021 issue. The Executive Council has ordered additional …

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AOMCI Junior Membership Program

November 16, 2020 - AOMCI Junior Membership Program

The Executive Council is pleased to announce a new program. We have set up a Junior Membership program for the young interested person who wants to join the AOMCI.  Here are the guidelines for Junior Membership: The age group is up to 18 years of age with parental and/or legal guardian signature of approval. The …

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Art Sesselberg Award Announcement

May 11, 2020 - Art Sesselberg Award Announcement

The Executive Council is pleased to announce that the Pine Tree Boating Club Chapter has received the inaugural Arthur W. Sesselberg Jr. Excellence in Videography Lifetime Achievement Award. An award ceremony will be held in 2021 at a location to be determined due to the current conditions. This award is given to individuals or chapters …

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Arthur W. Sesselberg Jr. Excellence in Videography Lifetime Achievement Award

May 5, 2020 - Arthur W. Sesselberg Jr. Excellence in Videography Lifetime Achievement Award

The Executive Council is proud to announce the establishment of the Arthur W. Sesselberg Jr. Excellence in Videography Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given to individuals, or chapters, in recognition of their contribution to the preservation of historical knowledge or member education through the use of videography. All club members are eligible to be …

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AOMCI COVID-19 STATEMENT

April 30, 2020 - AOMCI COVID-19 STATEMENT

  Our thoughts go out to all our members during these uncertain time of the Covid-19 pandemic. AOMCI’s position is:  All AOMCI members and chapters should comply with all local, state and federal guidelines with regards to any AOMCI activities.  We hope that this will end soon and life can get back to normal.  We …

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Upcoming Events

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Lake June Meet

March 6, 2021 - Lake Placid Area June Lake

THEME: Johnson Outboards Restored & Original condition bring your BEST! This is a Judges WET meet (Standard Judging Categories) 50/50 Raffle plus Door Prizes!!! Don’t Miss it! SORRY, due to COVID-19 NO LUNCH SERVED – BRING YOUR OWN! From either North or South on US 27 in Lake Placid, turn WEST on to County Road …

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PTBC March Madness Meet

March 13, 2021 - Stetson & Pinkham

See http://www.pinetreeboating.com/events for details Set your GPS for Stetson & Pinkham’s, 1992 Winslow’s Mills Rd (Rt 32) in Waldoboro, ME Contacts: Meet Type: Dry

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March Sonnyland Meet

March 13, 2021 - Sonny Clark’s March Meet

Plenty of room to display motors inside. Swap and sell will be outside. Port-a-potty will be provided. Lunch will be provided by the MOB ladies so bring an appetite because this is one of the best lunches ever. You will not be disappointed. There might be a test tank set up so you can try …

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GLC Lockeman’s Hardware Boats and Motors – Open House

March 27, 2021 - Lockeman’s Hardware Boats and Motors – Open House

Great Lakes Chapter Michigan  ALL MICHIGAN COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS WILL BE FOLLOWED This will be the 1st Meet of  2021 for the Great Lakes Chapter.       Lockeman’s Hardware Boats and Motors Directions: From Northbound I-75 – use exit #44 for Dearborn Ave.-make a right onto Dearborn, then a Left onto Jefferson Ave. From Southbound …

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14th Annual Spring Meet -Paul Miller Residence

April 17, 2021 - Paul Miller Residence

Business Meeting: Dry Meet, swap, raffle, Motor Contest with awards. FREE lunch! Paul Miller residence Contacts: Dave Wilson 815/742-1618 wilsoninspection@yahoo.com Meet Type: Dry Swap Display Formal

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Fillinger’s Pond April Meet

April 17, 2021 - Stuart Fillinger’s Home and Lake

Our first wet meet of the season will be held on Fillinger’s Pond. He has a 20 acre pond on his property with a huge pavilion. Camping is allowed so come over on Friday, go fishing and have a great dinner. Saturday will be the “official” day for the meet. Plenty of swap area so …

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Hinckley Meet

April 17, 2021 - Brooklyn Exchange Club

Swap, sell,display and show ! Contact:TJ Fitzgerald, 440-665-2062    Jim Fordosi    jim1556@gmail.com    Gary Orloff 440-667-5548 2400 state Rd. Hinckley, Ohio 44233 1/4 mile North of Ledge ROAD 2 MILES SOUTH OF RT. 303 Meet Type: Dry Swap Display

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Spring Lake Webster Meet

May 15, 2021 - Lake Webster City Park

Meet attendees will start to arrive on Friday the 14th of May. The early birds will stay at local motels in the area. Saturday is the big day with the meet “officially” starting around 8:00am. The Lakeview Inn has breakfast available and is located right next to the park. Set up and selling of items …

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13th Annual Rock Cut Meet

May 15, 2021 - Rock Cut State Park

Bring your boat! 10HP limit or no planning restrictions on larger engines. Nice lake to test run your latest winter projects! Contacts:  Dave Wilson, 815/742-1618 wilsoninspection@yahoo.com Meet Type: Wet Swap

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Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Spring Boating Festival

May 22, 2021 - Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Invitational

Great Lakes Chapter Michigan  ALL MICHIGAN COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS WILL BE FOLLOWED Saturday & Sunday

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Big Fish Lake Wet meet

June 5, 2021 - Big Fish Lake, Ortonville Recreational Area

Great Lakes Chapter Michigan  ALL MICHIGAN COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS WILL BE FOLLOWED The park has a primitive toilet at the launch area, also modern restrooms are located at the pavilion. Food will be provided. At this time no organized activities have been organized. There is a good launch area and room to display motors…no judging is …

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Lake Loramie Meet

June 12, 2021 - Lake Loramie

This meet is held on beautiful Lake Loramie and at Earl’s Pavilion. Restrooms are provided. Lunch will be served by the great ladies of Ohio who rise up to the occasion and nobody will go away hungry. The launch ramp and docking space is one of the best around so bring your boat and motor …

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Constantine Super Meet

July 9, 2021 - American Legion Post 223

This is the major event for the MOB Chapter. More details will be published as they are known. It was just announced when the dates for the Super Meet were scheduled. This is a three day event with no one allowed on the grounds until Friday Morning at 6:00am. Scheduled events and seminars will be …

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Bob Barta’s Barn Full of engines

July 17, 2021 - Bob Barta Residence

Dry and Swap Meet: Large display of restored race engines and boats. FREE lunch! 1015 North Curran Road, McHenry, IL Contacts:  Bob Barta 847/209-9023 Meet Type: Dry Swap

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GLC Dossin Great Lakes Museum

July 24, 2021 - Dossin Great Lakes Museum

On the newly renovated grounds of the historic Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan. All outboard and inboard marine motors, boats and marine artifacts welcome.  Dry meet,  informal display.

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Tomahawk Nationals

August 3, 2021 - Sara Park

This is a 4 day meet, August 3, 4, 5, 6, 2021. We will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of both Johnson and Elto outboards. They will also be our featured motors. We use the hockey arena to set up outboard motors for display and judging. The swap area is an old airstrip and soccer …

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Big Fish Fall Wet meet

September 11, 2021 - Big Fish Lake, Ortonville Recreational Area

ALL MICHIGAN COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS WILL BE FOLLOWED From I-75 take Baldwin Rd. North to Oakwood Rd(approx. 12 miles). Turn left (West) on Oakwood; go to North Hadley Rd.(approx 4.5 miles), turn right (North) go about 2 miles to Big Fish Lake entrance on your right. All vehicles must have a Michigan recreation passport to enter. …

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Fall Lake Webster Meet

September 18, 2021 - Lake Webster City Park

Although the meet is scheduled for Saturday, some members come as early as Friday to test run their rigs. There are motels close to the park if you want to get there early. Saturday morning starts off pretty early, say around 8:00 or so. Breakfast can be had at the Lakeview Inn which is right …

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Rock River Fall Cruise

October 2, 2021 - Rock River

Enjoy a scenic 25 mile fall color cruise on the Rock River. Lunch at a local restaurant on the river. Launch time 10:30 AM Mercy Sportscore 1, 1288 Elmwood Road. Illinois Route 2 (Main Street) north to Elmwood Road, east to Sportscore entrance, right to boat ramps. Contacts:  Dave Wilson, 815/742-1618 wilsoninspection@yahoo.com

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We Are The Antique Outboard Motor Club

Collecting antique outbards since 1965

In 1866, the first outboard device was patented. Since that time, over 160 manufacturers have entered the industry – few remain. Names like Caille, Waterman, Walnut, Lockwood, Motorgo, Columbian, Gray and Ferro are all forgotten except at AOMCI.

Your membership in AOMCI will provide you with a rich mixture of personal associations and accomplishments. You’ll meet interesting new people while following leads provided by the Club to add motors to your collection; make new friends by joining a chapter of the Club in your area or by corresponding with other members and realize a great deal of satisfaction and pride from participating in displays, shows and Club Meets.