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OK, you have your carb primed and we all know you have a good, hot spark. But you're still not sure if you should pull the rope and join. To help you decide if AOMC is right for you, here is a schedule of some of our upcoming events. We sincerely hope you can find an event close to home. Bring the family, we'd love to meet them too.

If you are a member and plan on attending a meet, please bring a friend along!

If you decide to attend one of the meets, please drop the contact person a line to let them know you are coming and also so that they may let you know of any last minute changes.  They would also be delighted to answer any questions you might have concerning the meet or the Club.

Updated 9/25/16 at 1:25am.

  2016 Events

Date / Place
Sponsoring Chapter
Contact Information
September 30 & October 1, 2, 2016 Colfax, WA

Boyer Park and Marina, 1753 Lower Granite Rd., Colfax, WA. 99111 About 25 miles south of Colfax, WA on the Snake River.
Snake River Wet Meet

Bring your boat. Bring whatever food and drink you need for your stay.

Puget Sounders Dave & Sandy Holtzheimer

(509) 397-2490

Saturday, October 1, 2016 Rockford, IL

Mercy Rockford Sportscore 1288 Elmwood Road Rockford, IL On Rockford's west side, take Main Street (Route 2) north to Elmwood Road. Go east to Sportscore entrance
Rock River Fall Cruise

Our first cruise event...Bring your boat for cruising the beautiful Rock River. Almost 20 miles of river to explore. Plan to launch by 10:30 AM. Lunch at local restaurant on the river.

Motorheads Dave Wilson
815 961 0761

October 1, 2016 Lake Hopatcong, NJ

This meet is held at Flash Marina at the North end of the lake, 155 State Rd 181, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
Lake Hopatcong Meet

Always a great swap meet and there are 50 miles of shoreline on NJ's largest lake with bright Fall colors to explore. Coffee and donuts will be available all morning. Plenty of picnic tables. Please bring your own lunch or eat at one of the many lakeside restaurants dotted around the lake. Clean restrooms on site.

Knuckle Busters Joseph Ryan

Ray Kelsey

October 2, 2016 Lorain, Ohio

Black River Landing Lorain Coast Guard station. Address is 114 Alabama ave. Lorain, Ohio 44052.
Lake Erie Chapter - Perch Fishing &Swap Meet

Perch fishing, out on the lake. Public restroom available Food hotdogs will be provided by the Lake Erie Chapter. Drinks and side dishes please bring to share. Any questions about this event please feel to call me at 440 986 1029. Perch fishing is the best around, catch your limit under 3 hours. We will be raffling off a MFG 14 ft boat and trailer. $1.00 tickets & holding 50 /50 raffle as well. Thanks for your support Todd Mizen and crew Lake Erie Chapter AOMCI (440)-986-1029

Lake Erie Todd Mizen

October 8, 2016 Louisville, TN.

Louisville, TN Louisville Point Park (GPS) 3298 Cox Rd. Louisville, TN 37777 Directions from Knoxville: Hwy 129 to Topside Rd.to Louisville Rd.to Cox Rd. Directions from Lenoir City: Hwy 321 to Hwy 333 to Cox Rd.
Mid South Outboarders Fall Meet

Mid South Outboarders Fall Meet Swap Welcome folks to our newly chartered Chapter. We will be hosting the biannual meets here in Louisville in conjunction with the Feather Craft Guys from Surrounding states. This Fall date October 8th is a Tennessee Vols away game. So lodging and Chubby's Camp Ground should have plenty of availability. The time is from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM for the swap meet on Saturday. The Pavilion is reserved and food and soft drinks will be available. A donation box will be present so be generous. This covers the Shelter and food fee. The Feather Crafters usually have a flotilla that cruises on Friday and sometimes on Saturday so bring your boat and motors (any brand shape or size) and swap goods and float, swap and mingle and enjoy..

Mid South Outboarders TK Walker

Sam Wearly

October 8, 2016 Hollister (Branson) Missouri,

Ozarks Auto Show building, 134 Industrial Park Drive Hollister Mo. 65672 US highway 65 Hollister exit..proceed east to the fifth building on the right.
Fall Color Meet

*Co-hosted by Twin Rivers & Prop Spinners Chapters*

Large indoor display and swap meet with valuable free door prize, free table of parts literature, motors, etc free for the taking...lunch served mid day, auction after lunch seminars on motor related subjects, judging for restored and unrestored motors, private display of over one thousand two hundred antique outboard motors. Open 8:00 am Saturday October 8th.

Twin Rivers & Prop Spinners Mark Trimble

Joe Roth

Jerry Ahrens

October 8, 2016 Waterloo, Iowa

At the Gruman's. 1 mile east, and 1 mile North of Raymond, Iowa. Any questions or RSVP's contact John at 319-240-3018
Annual Second Sat. of October Event.

Lunch will be served, test tank, port-a-potty, and room inside with lots of stories and fun for everyone. Thank you

Hawkeye John Gruman


Diane Gruman


October 8th, 2016 Indianapolis, Indiana

Broad Ripple Park and the White River. Broad Ripple Park is located at the intersection of Broad Ripple Avenue and Primrose.
Kirk Butler Last River Cruise

Friday Night: is just a gathering of friends for the start of the weekend. I will have the shop open for show and tell and general discussions. We will wind up with some sort of cookout over the fire pit. If you want to bring along a side dish or some drinks, that would be welcome. The Friday night fun will start around 3:00 and run until we think Jay needs to go home to get a good night.

Saturday is the cruise with everyone meeting up at the boat ramp in Broad Ripple Park. Please bring your own lunch and something to drink, if you choose. We will all leave at the same time, cruise up the mighty White River and have lunch. Then we will return back, load up our boats and then go out to Jay Walls Raceland Campground for a bon fire and cook out. It should be a great time. Also this year, the theme for the cruise is to run a motor which you got off of Craigslist, if possible. At lunchtime we will share our stories about the Craigslist finds. If you donít have a Craigslist motor, that is fine, just bring and run a motor with a story.

Michiana Rick Eichrodt

Jay Walls

October 9, 2016 Copperopolis, CA

Salt Springs Valley Reservoir. From State Highway 4, go north on Rock Creek road for about 6 miles to the stop sign at a T intersection. Then turn left and go 2 miles to the resort.
Copperopolis Meet

There is a campground and restrooms. Food on site will be minimal, if at all.

Nor-Cal Bob Myers

October 9, 2016 Casco, ME

Sebago Lake State Park boat ramp
Song River run

We'll put in at Sebago Lake State Park and cruise up the Songo River, through the lock, and up to Brandy Pond, then back down. We'll stop somewhere along the way for lunch. Please bring your own picnic lunch.

CLICK HERE for Pine Tree Boating Club Website

Pine Tree Boating Club Lincoln Davis

Bill Andrulitis

October 14-16, 2016 Kingsland, TX

Location: Longhorn Resort 151 Melodie Lane Kingsland, TX 78639 (325) 388-4343
Fall Lake LBJ Wet Meet

Just like our spring meet, the fall meet is another must to attend at Lake LBJ at the Longhorn Resort. Lake LBJ is a constant level lake that is more like a river surrounded by a lot of natural beauty in the heart of the Texas hill country. This meet is both a great wet meet with plenty of time to run your old boat and motor as well as a sell/swap meet so bring any motors/parts that you may want to sell. We plan on having boat cruises and a picnic style dinner on Saturday evening. This meet is enjoyed by all and a great chance to better get to know some of your fellow club members. The Longhorn Resort is located on the water with comfortable cabins with kitchens. Go to their website to gain more information and photos at www.longhornresort.com. For reservations call: 325-388-4343.

For Resort information:

Texas Adam Finn
(713) 823-4091

Tom Oncken
(281) 487-5305

October 15, 2016 Byron, Michigan

Residence of Elaine & Mark Suter at 4368 Braden Road, Byron, MI 48418. Use this address with your GPS or on the internet to get a map or driving directions. Or you can call contact Mark for information.
11th Annual Byron Swap Meet

* Co-hosted by Wolverine & Great Lakes Chapters *

Hosts: Elaine & Mark Suter.

* Situated in two heated pole barns and on the adjacent grounds.

* Multiple porta-johns will be provided.

* Sit-down lunch of Sloppy-Joes, baked beans, coleslaw, peaches with lemon curd, potato chips, beverage & dessert available for a $6 donation.

* Featuring Mark's collection of 185 outboard racing motors and 12 racing boats and Elaine's collection of "micro" motors (less than 2 HP) and other selected non-racing motors of significant historical interest... many new items since last year.

* Huge flea market so clean out your basement & garage and bring those unwanted items to sell; find those needed winter projects.

* Protected & vented outdoor test tank available for running motors.

* Mark's shop will be open for those that want to work on problem motors... tap the attending "experts" for help in getting your problem motor running.

* Large outboard show motor display with Peoples' Choice awards from the Wolverine Chapter this year in 10 categories + 2 Best of Show... so bring your best motors & stands (limit 2 motors per person in the competition).

* This meet will be huge... there is plenty of room inside if the weather is inclement but we have ordered great weather for this meet... you just can't afford to miss this one!

* No dogs allowed at this meet..

Wolverine & Great Lakes Mark Suter

October 15, 2016 Tahuya, WA

At Don Hedman's house, 2590 NE Tahuya-Blacksmith Rd. Tahuya, WA., on Lake Wooten.
Don Hedman's Wet Meet

Bring your boat. Don and Donna Hedman will furnish the bratwurst sandwiches for lunch.

Puget Sounders Don Hedman

(360) 275-6881

Sat. Oct 29, 2016 TOMS RIVER, NJ,

Winding River Park (picnic area 1) Toms River, NJ Directions: From Garden State Parkway. Get off at exit 82A onto route 37, turn right at the 2nd light onto Oak Ridge Parkway also known as 527 North, take that road to the next light and turn right into Winding River Park then make the next 2 rights and you will be in picnic area 1.
BIG Richs Winding River Meet, Toms River

This is an informal dry swap meet that has been extremely active swap meet the last few years with members attending fron 5 states. This replaced Frank meet that he held for years at the farm. It's easy to get to and has a large area for swapping with a very large gazebo with plenty of picnic benches if it should have bad weather, also has new restrooms and a playground for the kids. Meet will start at 8:30am to ???? Coffee, tea & donuts in the morning and a hot lunch around noon time, Meatball sandwiches, kielbasa with sauerkraut, chips & soda with a donation. Door prizes. Please bring stuff to sell, swap. Bring a friend or family for a great out and contact me so I can get a head count for food.

Knuckle Busters BIG Rich

November 11, 2016 - November 13, 2016 Houston, TX

Location: Rothermel Properties 5910 Star Lane Houston, TX 77057 (713) 783-6300 Directions: Traveling south on the Southwest Freeway (aka I-69 S and/or US-59 S) from downtown Houston, exit on Fountain View Drive and turn right onto Fountain View Drive. Travel 1 block to Star Lane and turn right onto Star Lane. Watch for the real estate office on the left. Most of the activities are held in the back lot next to the large metallic building. The driveway is on the left side of the real estate office.
23rd Annual Houston Swap Meet

This three day swap meet hosted by long-time member, Louis Rothermel, opens at 9:00AM and closes at 6:00PM each day. This will be the 23rd year that Louis has sponsored this event. Friday morning is primarily for setup, but some dealing starts early. Members arrive at various times throughout the day on Friday. At some point near noon, Louis will order in some local hamburgers for those who want one. At the end of the day, some members usually visit the nearby Jax Grill for dinner and beverages. Saturday is the heart of the meet with swapping starting early. Coffee and donuts are provided upon arrival. An excellent Bar-B-Q lunch will be cartered in around 1:00PM for a $10 per person fee for all you can eat. A business meeting will ensue after lunch. The remainder of the day is for swapping, repairing, or running your motors in the test tank. Most trading has been completed by the end of Saturday. Sunday is mostly a work day for those wishing to take advantage of Louis' shop which includes a lathe, parts washer, bead blaster, drill press, and torch equipment. We usually have several experienced members on duty to help with those stubborn problems. Lunch is usually the remaining Bar-B-Que from Saturday's feast. Swapping is usually light by Sunday and most time is spent visiting and working on motors. Please contact Louis for information on available hotels in the area if a room is deesired. There are several nice hotels within a short distance of the meet.

Texas Louis F. Rothermel, II
Louis Does Not Own a Computer
(713) 783-6300

Tom Oncken, Co-Host
(281) 487-5305

November 26, 2016 LaConner, WA

At the Shelter Bay Clubhouse, just across the bridge from La Conner.
La Conner, Dry Meet and Raffle

Lunch will be furnished. This is a winter dry meet.

Puget Sounders Bob Grubb

(360) 466-9950

  2017 Events

Date / Place
Sponsoring Chapter
Contact Information
June 3, 2017 Hamlin, NY

Hamlin Fireman's Field, Lake Rd (Rt.19), Hamlin, NY 14464
From Niagara Falls: Take Rt 18 East to Rt 19 North. Turn left onto Rt 19 and The Hamlin Fire Dept. is a 1/2 of a mile on the left after crossing over Rt. 18. Enter at the Cruise-In entrance.(Hamlin Volunteer Ambulance parking lot)
From Buffalo or Albany: Take the NYS Thruway to Exit 47. After passing through the toll booths, exit to the right. After crossing over the bridge, turn right on to Rt. 19 North. Travel approx 25 miles on Rt. 19 North into the Town of Hamlin. The Hamlin Fire Dept. is a 1/2 of a mile on the left after crossing over Rt. 18. Enter at the Cruise-In entrance.(Hamlin Volunteer Ambulance parking lot)
From Rochester: Take Rt 390 North to the Hamlin Beach Exit. Merge onto the Lake Ontario State Parkway proceed approx. 15 miles at turn left at the Rt. 19 exit. Travel approx. 5 miles on Rt. 19 south into the Town of Hamlin. The Hamlin Fire Dept. is a 1/2 of a mile on the right after the "Y"(Rt 19 & Rt. 360). Enter at the Cruise-in entrance.(Hamlin Volunteer Ambulance parking lot)

20th Annual Hamlin Wheel Fest Cruise-In
Formal, Dry, Swap, Display

The 20th Annual Hamlin Wheel Fest Cruise-In & Antique/Classic Outboard Motor/Boat Display & Swap Meet presented by Monroe Extinguisher Company, Rochester, NY and Co-Sponsored by Spurr Dealerships and Mann Insurance Agency both of Brockport. Goodie Bags & Dash Plaques for 1st 150 Car Entries, Award Plaques, loads of door prizes! Boating participants of the Western New York Chapter-AOMCI Antique/Classic Outboard Motor/Boat display will be eligible for trophies in the following categories: Best Outboard Motor, Best Wooden Boat, & Best Non-Wooden Boat in addition the door prizes. The 1st 10 Outboard Motor/Boat Entires will receive a Goodie Bag and a Dash Plaque. A large area has been set aside for boats and motors. The Hamlin Wheel Fest Cruise-In & Antique/Classic Outboard Motor/Boat Display is open to the Public with NO Admission Fee and begins at 10am and wraps up by 4pm, but the festival continues until 10pm. Again this year is the WNY-AOMCI Chapter is hosting an Outboard Motor/Boat Swap Meet during the event. Information will constantly be updated on our website in the events section, so be sure to check back often! For more information, contact Jason Baxter at (585)-366-4528 leave message or e-mail: wnyaomci@yahoo.com Maps for this great event are provided on our website or by clicking HERE. Restroom facilities are located on-site.

Western New York Jason Baxter

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If you are an AOMCI member, and you or your chapter have an event you'd like to publicize, please use the Events Form in the Members Only section.