A Cigarette Racing Team Owners Rendezvous on a waterway in the freakin’ Midwest? Sacrilege, you say. How could the builder of the world’s most iconic performance-boat brand, a builder that began its life on Miami’s “Thunder Boat Row” for heaven’s sake and still calls South Florida—the city of Opa-Locka to put a fine point on it—home possibly choose to the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri for such a rare weekend?
There are two great answers to this question: 1. Cigarette long ago expanded brand identity beyond its East Coast birthplace—you find Cigarette models of various shapes, sizes and vintages all over the country, not to mention the world. 2. Performance Boat Center.