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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 6/25/16 at 4:50pm EDT

  2016 Events

Date / Place
Sponsoring Chapter
Contact Information
July 8, 9, & 10, 2016 Port Angeles, WA

At the Log Cabin Resort, 3183 East Beach Rd., Port Angeles, WA 98363. The resort is on Lake Crescent, which is 17 miles west of Port Angeles, on US Hwy 101.
Lake Crescent Wet Meet

Bring your boat. We will have pot luck dinners on Friday and Saturday. Other meals are on your own.

Puget Sounders Jerry Bell
(206) 362-9137

July 8, 9, & 10, 2016 Constantine , MI

AT the Saint Joseph River. On the grounds of American Legion Post #223, 65079 US 131 Business Rt., Constantine, MI 49042
Constantine INTERNATIONAL Super Meet

This meet is the BIG ONE. Jointly sponsored by the Great Lakes and MOB Chapters. This year we are honored by being designated an INTERNATIONAL MEET. We are celebrating both the 50th anniversary of the "Antique Outboarder" magazine and the 20th year for the Constantine meet. Come join in three days of outboard fun on the St. Joe River. Large swap and sell area, formal boat and motor display. Lots of "water time" for all your boats and motors, "Putt- putts" to "go-fast". The Constantine Cup Fishing Motor event will be held on Friday at 4 PM. The motor type for competing in this year's event will be 3 HP or less, pre 1950 stock motors, direct drive (no gear shift or neutral). The feature motor this year will be, Your Favorite Outboard Motor THAT HAS A STORY! So, bring any motor that you like and be prepared to share it's story; how you acquired it, fixed it, restored it, etc. Also, do you have a classic Johnson outboard that has a serial number very closest to the legendary 1,000,000th Johnson? If so bring it out, let's see who has the motor with the closest serial number motor. As in the past the Legion will be offering food each day at a nominal cost. Camping space on site is limited so it's first come, first served. The gates open at 6AM Friday, July 8th. Absolutely no one will be allowed on site prior to 6am! Super Meet registration is $10 per family (i.e. you and your immediate household). ADVANCE REGRISTRATIONS, received prior to June 14th will be rewarded with a commemorative plaque. The always popular hog roast will again be held Friday evening and open to all attendees. The Saturday evening awards banquet is always a popular event so reserve your seats early; cost is $10 per person. Registration forms and complete meet information packages will be available at upcoming MOB and GLC meets. In addition to the meet registration form, this year you can download the complete Meet Information Package at the AOMCI "Upcoming Events" page, and the Great Lakes Chapter web site, just click on the link.



Great Lakes & Michiana Jeff Bahr - GLC

Scott Parish - MOB

July 16, 2016 Edgewood, MD, 21040

Flying Point Park, From IS95(Edgewood exit)south on route 24 (Emmorton road) to left on(MD 755). Go 2 3/4 miles to left on Willoughby Beach Rd. Turn left onto Flying Point Park Rd. Go 1/2 mile to Kennard Ave and left into park.
Flying Point Park Summer Splash

The Old Bay Chapter annual wet formal meet. Large swap and sell area with separate display area. Bring your boat to enjoy cruising the beautiful Bush River. A demo "How To Make Small Parts" will be given by Master pattern maker Mr George Cornog. Plenty of free parking, on site rest rooms and pavilion. Small donation for use of the park and lunch. Always a great turn out. The best meet in Maryland. Don't miss this one.

Old Bay Tim Digennaro

240 538-2288

Lee Norris

410 833-6152

July 23, 2016 Reidsville, NC

Lake Reidsville
Reidsville North Carolina Meet

AOMCI Carolinas

Carolinas Scott Bogue

July 30, 2016 Detroit, MI

Dossin Museum on Belle Isle State Park. Access by Bele Isle Bridge off Jefferson Ave in downtown Detroit.
Rowboat Motor Chapter at Dossin

Theme of the meet is "Rowboat Motors Only". The intent is to display and demonstrate rowboat motors, their history, and their more-than-a-century-old connection to Michigan. There will be great motor brands such as Caille, Waterman, Lockwood-Ash, Evinrude and Aerothrust on hand, just to name a few. If a test tank is available, we will have running motors making smoke during the day. Swap and sell items are encouraged, but must adhere to the "Rowboat Motors Only" theme of the event. Show opens at 9 AM. Come out and visit with the old iron, and take a tour of the wonderful Dossin Museum while you're here. We're not offering a lunch, but food vendors are normally on duty, or bring your own and picnic alongside the picturesque Detroit River and watch the boating action on the water. Hope to see you there.

Southern Ontario Rowboat Christopher Scratch

Aug 3, 4, 5, & 6, 2016 Tomahawk, WI,

Sara Park, 900 W.Somo
Tomahawk Nationals

The Tomahawk Nationals will be held in Tomahawk, WI on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th of Aug. 2016 at Sara Park. We invite you to come and enjoy 4 full days of activities. We will guarantee you will not be disappointed. We will be featuring antique & classic racing motors & boats. We also ask you to bring your favorite outboard from your collection to display in the arena. The contact person for this meet is Bob Dalle Ave. Phone 715-356-5649 email: thedoghouse7_8@frontier.com

CLICK HERE for Northwoods Chapter Website

Northwoods Bob Dalle Ave

August 20, 2016 Rotterdam Junction, NY

The Historic Mabee Farm 1100 Main Street Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
Mabee Farm Meet

Easy to get to location, 11th Annual Meet, accessible rest rooms, judged displays

Mohawk Hudson Michael Glenn

August 27th, 2016 Mt. Clemens, MI

The Gibraltar Trade Center is located at 237 North River Road and I-94 (Exit 237) in Mount Clemens Michigan. Turn Right when you get off the Interstate and follow the signs. Your destination is on the right side seconds from the off ramp

DRY Outdoor Meet with Free SWAP - 8AM - 3PM and Public Invited AUCTION at 1PM -$1 to $10 max -if sold -Consigment fee. Covered Area for Displayed Outboards - ALL OUTBOARD MOTORs & BOATs Displayed receive a Beautiful Commemorative Ribbon. The Gibraltar Trade Center is a huge indoor air conditioned Public Market w/food concessions & restrooms. Our meet will be held in conjunction with a Classic Car Show & Flea Market so invite the whole family for a day of fun.

For more information:

Great Lakes Joe Brincat
248 478 0808

September 9, 10, 11, 2016 Mossyrock, WA

At the Lake Mayfield Resort and Marina, 350 Hadaller Rd., Mossyrock, WA 98564. 13 miles East of I-5, on US Hwy 12, turn south onto Winston Creek Rd., which is just east of the bridge, then go to Hadaller Rd, turn right and it will take you into the Resort.
Fall Lake Mayfield Wet Meet and Raffle

Bring your boat. We will have pot luck dinners on Friday and Saturday. Other meals are on your own. There are RV spaces, cabins and rooms available. For reservations, call (360) 985-2357.

Puget Sounders Jerry Bell
(206) 362-9137

September 11, 2016 Salem, WI

The Marina 28836 Silver Lake Road Salem, WI Located just off Bassett Road on Silver Lake
Joint Midwest and Motorhead Fall Meet

The Marina on Silver Lake has boat ramp, pavilion for display, and great food! Come early and enjoy the lake. Pick you winter project engines.

Motorheads Paul Miller
630 235 8003

September 16, 17 and 18, 2016 North Webster, Indiana

Lake Webster is located on SR13 about 10 miles north of Pierceton and SR30. North on SR13 until you reach North Webster, then turn right on Himes Street and about 4 blocks you will reach the City Park and Pavilion.
Fall Lake Webster Meet

On Friday evening the MOB gathers at "The Ye Olde Pup" for dinner around 7:00pm. Members who arrive Friday afternoon are welcome to go boating but no displaying of motors until Saturday. Saturday is the big day, everything is in full swing starting at 8:00am. The theme of this meet is "Small Iron" and the John Sudlow Traveling Trophy is awarded for the best running, easy starting and overall good performance of any motor under 30 cubic inches. Plenty of display area under the pavilion and the swap and sell area is in front of the pavilion or over in the parking lot to the south. Lunch will be provided but please bring a covered dish. Award Plaques will be given out for the "Favorite" categories. Around 4:00pm a ride on the Dixie Paddlewheel boat is free for all MOB members with pizza and drinks provide on the Promenade Deck. A great view of the lake can be viewed on the Lido Deck. Sunday, weather and participant providing, there will be a tour of the lake along with lunch afterwards at the Lakeview Inn.

Michiana Capt'n Dave Tranter


Richard White

September 16-17-18, 2016 Quincy, IL

Quincy Boat Club, 501 Bonanisinga Drive, Quincy, IL 62301 on the Quincy riverfront.
Quincy Classic Boat & Outboard Show

Come run the mighty Mississippi river with us on Friday, Sept. 16 from Hannibal, MO (Mark Twain's Hime town) to Quincy, IL a 17 mile run on the Mississippi river going through Lock and Dam#21. Saturday 3 mile run to private Island Club. Swap meet and displays all weekend long! Come enjoy the Mississippi river with us! www.quincyboatshow.com

Twin Rivers Todd Young

Rob Ebbing

September 17, 2016 Bassett, Va.

Philpott Lake is located one hour drive South of Roanoke Va. Traveling rt220 turn left/right(West)on to SR605(Henry Rd)Travel & turn left on to SR798(Knob Church Rd.)Travel and turn left on to SR624(Twin Ridge Marine RD) Travel to water GPS = 200 Twin Ridge Marina, Henry Va.
Philpott Lake Wet Meet

Philpott Lake is a 3000 acre impoundment in Southwest Va. The wet meet will be at #7 Twin Ridge Park. The # 7 site has a dbl. wide launching ramp w/ floating dock. Also, 150'of floating dock for mooring boats. The park provides a pavilion w/electric, bbq grill, rest rooms and plenty of parking.There are no houses on the lake, only camp sites and lots of coves to run your old outboards. This years theme will be Sea King outboards. As usual, all motors are welcome. Room to display and demonstrate motors. Club members boats will be available to run your motors - so bring them. Coffee and donuts will be available by 9am. Members will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs. Bring your own drinks(no booze) and bring one to share with another member. Sweet treats, like cookies , are always welcome.

Carolinas Bill Goold

Bob Pennoyer

September 18, 2016 Schroon Lake Village, NY

Town Docks Dock Street Schroon Lake, NY
Schroon Lake Meet

great location for running boats, including hydros Accessible Rest Rooms, boat slips, great scenic Adirondack meet location, 10th annual meet

Mohawk Hudson Michael Glenn

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. Sandwiches and soda will be served for lunch or eat at one of the many lakeside restaurants dotted around the lake. Clean restrooms on site.

Knuckle Busters Joseph Ryan

October 8, 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

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 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

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

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.