Set for June 18-21, the sixth annual Cigarette Owners Rendezvous hosted by Performance Boat Center on the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri will follow its familiar format. Last year, the event reached its 100-boat milestone and set a record for the most Cigarette Racing Team models gathered in one place at one time.
For the sixth year in a row, Performance Boat Center is hosting and producing the Cigarette Owners Rendezvous. Photos courtesy/copyright Pete Boden.
The festivities will start with participant check-in on Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. in the Performance Center Showroom. From there, the group in town for the event will move to the nearby Redhead Lakeside Grill for a party slated to run till midnight.
A mandatory drivers meeting will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. the following day in the Performance Boat Center facility. Friday’s fun run fleet will depart at 11 a.m. for Coconuts Caribbean Bar and Grill and will remain there until to 2 p.m. before heading to a yet-to-be-determined second location. From that stop, the fleet will return to Performance Boat Center for another evening bash at the Redhead Lakeside Grill.
Slated for Saturday after another mandatory 9:30 a.m. drivers meeting in the PBC showroom, the main event has participants scheduled to depart the docks and head for lunch at Big Dick’s Halfway Inn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Next up on the schedule is a group raft-up in Linn Creek. The event’s awards dinner and celebration will begin at 6 p.m. in the Performance Boat Center facility.
For Cigarette owners and their guests, the annual Cigarette Owners Rendezvous is among the most popular events on the Lake of the Ozarks.
Sunday is set up as what the organizers call a “Pool Rehab Day” at the pool adjacent to the Redhead Lakeside Grill.
Trailer and truck storage/parking is free for all participants, who can reach out to Jordan Major via email or by phone (573-873-2300) for additional information.