We enjoyed the 44th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance this week on the West Shore, featuring the Chris-Craft racer. (top left: a 1954, 19-foot Chris-Craft racing runabout “Duckers,” which was featured on a U.S. Postage Stamp; we wrote about her in the current issue of our magazine; top right, artist Roy Dryer, a longtime Chicago Park resident who designs the Concours poster; bottom, our magazine and the Concours are longtime marketing partners; this is the program.)
We encountered some local residents, including John Chase, general manager of Nevada City Winery; Chuck Shea of Penn Valley, who had restored a Chris-Craft; and Eve Diamond and her husband; Eve retired from the Rood Center this summer. (top left: “Duckers,” shown on a U.S. Postage Stamp; top right, John Chase; bottom right, our son and Ed Scott, whose dad wrote the iconic “Saga of Lake Tahoe,” a must-read for Tahoe enthusiasts. I’ve known Ed since he worked at Chevron, and I worked at The Chronicle, covering energy. Ed retired as vice president, general counsel).