Big Wake Boat Racing Weekend Wows Fans with Support from Classic Party Rentals

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Folsom Lake was host to the first hydroplane boat racing event in the Sacramento area since 1967, and Classic Party Rentals made it an affair to remember with tents, lounge furniture and plenty of event planning expertise.

“The quality of the equipment was excellent,” says Bob Edwards of 41 Live. “Classic Part Rentals Sacramento exceeded our expectations, and I would use Classic again without a doubt.”

When it comes to providing rental needs for big outdoor events, Classic Party Rentals leaves the competition in its wake. That was never more true than on Folsom Lake over the weekend of May 31st to June 2nd, when hydroplane boat racing made its triumphant return to the Sacramento area for the first time in 46 years. Classic Party Rentals contributed key infrastructure to the race promoters.

The event, known as Big Wake Weekend, featured the top-level of boat racing among these powerful hydroplane crafts, which boast 3,000 horsepower engines. So-called Unlimited Hydroplane racing, in which boats can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, made its return to the Folsom Lake for the first time since 1967.

The three-day affair included food, live music and beer gardens, and kicked off early each day, with gates opening as early as 6 a.m. on Friday, and at the more modest hours of 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. So people were certainly waking up early for Big Wake.

The Sacramento branch of Classic Party Rentals worked with event promoters 41 Live to bring to life an event nearly 50 years in the making. Classic provided the tents for the bleachers and media center, as well as D8 lounge furniture, basic tables and chairs, linens, and all the kitchen equipment utilized by Randy Peters Catering.

The boats provided the speed, and an estimated 30,000 spectators were on hand to witness it.

“The quality of the equipment was excellent,” says Bob Edwards of 41 Live. “Classic Party Rentals Sacramento exceeded our expectations, and I would use Classic again without a doubt.”

“Special thanks to Bob Richards of 41 Live for affording us the opportunity to be a part of this amazing event, and bringing the fastest boats in the world back to the Sacramento/Folsom area,” says Shook Chand, branch manager of Classic Party Rentals Sacramento.

Classic Party Rentals is the nation’s leading full service event rental company. Classic services most major markets including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, New York, and Pompano Beach. Its high-profile event roster includes more than 180,000 major sporting events, brand promotion tours, Hollywood awards shows, movie premieres, celebrity weddings, charity events and private social events annually. Locally, each Classic Party Rentals location is recognized as an integral part of successful holiday celebrations at home and at work, backyard weddings and birthday parties, school and church functions, local food and wine festivals, and many community service benefits. Classic Party Rentals is also a leading nationwide provider of tents, clear span structures, power, heating, air conditioning and sub-flooring. Ultimately, there is no need to lose sleep over the details. If you can dream it, Classic Party Rentals can deliver it. We do business under a number of different names, and customers are never disappointed by our Blue Diamond service or the strength of our partners will bring to events. For more information, please visit “Choose Wisely Choose Classic. Feel Secure…No Event too Big or too Small; we do them all.”

Big Wake Weekend, billed as “California’s Premier Beach Picnic & Party combining Culture Sport & Entertainment,” took place at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area at Granite Bay, May 31 – June 2, 2013. This event marked the return of 200-mph H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes to Sacramento for the first time in 46 years. The three-day sun filled festival also featured the Hyperlite Experience, wakeboarding’s foremost presentation and show, as well as American Power Boat Association (APBA) championship race series, exciting exhibitions, themed beer gardens, quality food & souvenir concessions and Nationwide Insurance’ Motorsports Midway with entertainment for all ages. Big Wake Weekend, powered by Toyota, made for the Capital Region’s must-attend event of the year.

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