The Loren J. Feldner Cobalt Classic is now known as the Mid-Summer Cobalt Classic.

This annual event is geared for enthusiasts of Cobalt's produced 1991 and prior, but is an event for all Cobalt's to commemorate Loren's memory and celebrates the most beautiful boats on the water, while raising money for charity.

2024 Mid-Summer Cobalt Classic

Fifth Annual
Loren J. Feldner Cobalt Classic

The Fifth Annual Loren J. Feldner Cobalt Classic on Table Rock Lake was another great year of tradition with a bit of change in the norm. 2023 was the first year that the event didn't take place at Watson's On The Water. 

This year the LJFCC ventured its way to Chateau On the Lake. A welcome change in pace, participants packed the house for another iconic event.

The annual auction was a hit, as always and the donation made to Dental Lifeline Network puts our annual average donation just below $2300. To date, this event has generated $11,427 in donations to the Dental Lifeline Network in Loren's memory.

Here's a look back...

Dental Lifeline NEtwork's Heroes Challenge

Click Here to read the DLN's article on the LJFCC!

Over the years, The Loren J. Feldner Cobalt Classic has generated $10,227 donated to the The Dental Lifeline Network.

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 $10,227 donated to The Dental Lifeline Network's Hero Challenge.

Learn more about the Heroes Challenge here.

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!  

A look at the LJFCC over the years below... More photos 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.

Inaugural Loren J. Feldner Cobalt Classic

Second Annual Loren J. Feldner Cobalt Classic

Third Annual Loren J. Feldner Cobalt Classic

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