Latest News at IEACBS
Check out the latest news from IEACBS
ACBS National Website 2nd Place!
After our 2nd place National Award for Best ACBS website we are updating to make some improvements over the entire site.
Spokane Boat Show
Once again Scott Thompson is providing a large area for us to display our boat at the Jan 25th - 28th, 2024 Spokane Boat Show.
Kenneth Dean Gimbel
February 4, 1957 — October 19, 2023
Kenneth Dean Gimbel, known to his loved ones as Ken, passed away on October 19, 2023, in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He was 66 years old. Ken was born in Pontiac, Michigan, to his mother, Ann Adelle Matterand Gimbel, and his late father, Dr. Hervey W. Gimbel. Website
All About Us
Inland Empire ACBS was started from members who were already members of other chapters in the northwest. We realized there was a core of members and even more to be added in northern Idaho and eastern Washington, a group petitioned to be recognized as a chapter in 2000. Inland Empire Chapter is still part of the northwest group of chapters (Columbia Willamette, Pacific Northwest, Big Sky and Okanagan Chapters) and we coordinate our events throughout the summer so that there is always a near-by boat show with no overlapping conflicts.
By now, Inland Empire members come from far and wide, as do event participants, just to be in the beautiful scenery and in the clear lakes with their vintage boats.
President - Ron Yandt
Vice President - Wes Yandt
Treasurer - Mike Wilson
Secretary - Kathy Dutro
Past President - BK Powell
History of Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society
The Inland Empire ACBS was started from members who were already members of other chapters in the northwest. We realized there was a core group of members and even more to be added in northern Idaho and eastern Washington, the group petitioned to be recognized as an official chapter in 2000. Inland Empire Chapter is still part of the northwest group of chapters (Columbia Willamette, Pacific Northwest, Big Sky and Okanagan Chapters). The Inland Empire ACBS has 117 members as of the summer of 2023 and hosts three boat shows during the summer (Sandpoint Boat Show, Coeur D' Alene Festival, and Dry Rot Boat Show at Priest Lake). Inland Empire ACBS also posts a newsletter called The Scuttlebutt and the Trading Dock. Third issue of the Inland Scuttlebutt Summer of 2001. Click to view.
Chris Knapton was the founding Inland Empire Chapter President.