On July 14, Pier 57 participated in the Annual NIOC Thunder Run, on Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI.
On Friday we had the Pier 57 hospitality trailer set up alongside a nice section of boats. On display a new 2013 Cigarette 42X with Mercury 1350's and MX8 Drives. We also brought for what we hoped would be some lumpy water a 2004 46 Cigarette powered with Mercury 1075's, a 2008 42 Fountain with Mercury 700SCI's and a new 2012 24 Checkmate with a Mercury Verado 300. The weather was perfect and everybody had a chance to socialize, relax and even get in a little bar dancing in at the hospitality trailer Friday night.
Saturday's weather was perfect, flat glass water for the most part all the way to Milwaukee. The boat turnout was great, more than 70 boats attended this years run. All boats headed to Milwaukee for lunch at the Horney Goat Restaurant. After a quick stop at Racine everybody headed back to Kenosha for a great night of entertainment and prizes including TV's, IPOD and other great items.
It was a great event, NIOC did a great job putting it together along with all their great sponsors.
We are already looking forward to next years run.