In 2012, the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance featured the Riva Aquarama as its Marque class. With 33 Rivas on display, it was perhaps the largest presentation of Aquaramas ever assembled for display. In addition to the Aquarama, Aquarama Special, Super Aquarama, and Aquarama Lungo models on display, there was also a good collection of other…

An absolute “must do” while attending the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, is to tour the fabulous Thunderbird Lodge, home of the equally fabulous Thunderbird yacht. I have seen the lodge twice and would not miss an opportunity to see it again. George Whittell, Jr. was an eccentric San Francisco real estate magnate born in 1881,…