The Loren J. Feldner Cobalt Classic - The Largest Classic Cobalt Gathering in the World
Founded in memory of late friend and Cobalt enthusiast, Loren Feldner; The LJF Cobalt Classic is a cruise and raft-up hosted on Table Rock Lake. Attendees meet up for registration and lunch, followed by a cruise and raft-up.
All proceeds from the event have been donated to the Dental Lifeline Network's Heroes Challenge, a non-profit fundraiser that provides dental and oral care for the veteran community.
Since 2019, the LJFCC has raised just under $6000 which has been donated to The Dental Lifeline Network's Hero Challenge.
Learn more about the Heroes Challenge here. https://dentallifeline.org/lifeline-heroes/
What's a classic? Let's be clear, we understand that in "technical terms" classic typically identifies anything older than 25 years old.
In respects to vintage/classic Cobalt's, we're referring to the boats 1991 and older. Boats where teak was a prominent design feature, or simply the designs from the 70's and 80's. That said, we don't discriminate! ALL Cobalt's are welcome!
More photos from the years can be found on our social media pages.
About Loren Feldner
Loren Feldner, a Chicago area dentist had a love for Cobalt Boats ever since 1976, when his dad Joeseph Feldner surprised the family with a 1976 Cobalt 19CD for Christmas. Over the years, Loren's boating experiences grew into bigger boats and eventually a Cobalt 343, and lastly a Cobalt A40.
Loren practiced dentistry in Orland Park at Brasky, Feldner & Assoc. for 33 years. As a dedicated teacher and lifelong learner, he was a clinical professor at Loyola School of Dentistry and earned his MBA from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. Loren was actively involved in and an advocate for his profession. He was a member of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. He served as Chair of the Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and Chair of the American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC) as part of the American Dental Association (ADA). Loren also acted as a Director of the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) and held numerous offices in the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS). He worked tirelessly to provide dental services to underprivileged communities and veterans in Illinois.