Armed with a new Sony CyberShot digital camera and a whole lot of liquid courage, speedonthewater.com co-publisher and 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Hall of Fame inductee Jason Johnson and I set out to chronicle last night’s Performance Boat Center Welcome Party in Osage Beach, Mo. The annual bash hosted by the full-service powerboat dealership has become the must-attend event of the concurrent Shootout and Super Cat Fest event.
Win Farnsworth (left) and his stunning girlfriend Sara Christine stuck a pose with Myrick Coil at last night’s Performance Boat Center Welcome Party. Photos copyright Speedonthewater.com.
Snagging fun images of folks in full party mode was our goal, and we’re pretty sure we achieved it, so rather than going with serious photo gear, we took the CyberShot. Though it wouldn’t work for shooting powerboat action, it’s actually a pretty decent camera for capturing people. Plus, the tiny camera isn’t obtrusive or intimidating, which—we think—made people willing to pose for us.
How many of these people to you know? We’re guessing you’ll recognize more than a few.
Thanks to (in no particular order) Tyson Garvin, Tristan Collins Garvin, Tony Cutsuries, Michael “Doc” Janssen, Burton and Yvette Kirsten, Chuck and Nikki Sorenson, Vinnie Diorio, Mackenzie and McKinley Manire, Ray Lee, Devin Wozencraft, Dave and Stacy Johnson, Mindi Doller, Myrick Coil, Win Farnsworth and Sara-Christine, Kent and Judy Willis, Dave Delezenne, Dennis and Jason Parvey and everyone else (we can’t identify) for playing along.