The 2015 Dauphin Island Show

April is usually our drought month when the farmers are praying for rain. Not this year. We had two solid weeks of rain leading up to our scheduled show date of the 19th.  With the weather man forecasting 80% chance of rain on Sunday the 19th we canceled the show the night of the 16th which allowed the school people enough time to cancel their food purchase for the show.  It rained almost all day on the 18th but the 19th was dry.  However the field was not and even though there was no rain on the 19th we could not have gotten motorcycles in there.  The rain date was the 26th. We had a few dry days up to Saturday the 25th.  But that was when all hell broke loose.  A tight-fisted storm swept over Mobile with blinding rain and near hurricane winds. It caught a fleet of about 100 sailboats converging on Dauphin Island in the annual Mobile to Dauphin Island race. Many boats capsized and 6 sailors were killed. Despite the tragedy at the island we decided to go ahead with the show on the 26th as the forecast was still good. The day turned out to be picture perfect with clear skies, a gentle breeze, and cool temperatures. All the more amazing was that it rained almost all day on the 27th.  The break in the weather brought people to the show. We had 83 bikes registered and hundreds of spectators. The show was a financial success for the Dauphin Island PTO as they had a net profit from registration fees, food sales, and raffle tickets of $3600. Below is a list of this year's winners,with links to pictures of the bikes.  We tried to take a picture of every bike in the show and you can see those in the gallery. We did miss a couple like Neil Cater's Harley. If you find a bike missing and have a picture of it please send it to the secretary and he will add it.

Show Winners





Vintage American

Gordon Bass
52' Indian Chief Roadmaster

David Miller
65' Harley Davidson FLH

Andy Wisner
67' Harley Sportster

Vintage Japanese over 305cc

Mike Thomas
78' Kawasaki KZ650SR

David Paryzek
72' Suzuki Titan 500

"JJ" Johnson
1980 Suzuki GS850

Vintage Japanese 305cc
and under
John Holliday
65' Honda 305 Dream
Jim Arrington
65' Honda 305 Sup. Hawk
Al Brooks
69' Honda 305 Dream

Vintage European

Tod Shuls
73' Moto Guzzi Eldorado

Scott Johnson
60' BMW R69

David Paryzek
64' Harley Davidson Sprint

Vintage English

Richard Hunter
52' Velocette Mac

Pete Peterson
68' Triumph Bonneville

John French
65' Triumph Bonneville


Alvin Elmore
2015 HD chopper

Rick Fletcher
47' Harley chopper

Mike Conroy
74' Norton custom

American Cruiser

Bill Armbrust
2005 Harley VRod

Rick Fletcher
73' Harley

Philip Patronas
2012 Harley Fatboy Ltd

Metric Cruiser

Scott Hamilton
2005 Kawasaki Nomad

Jesse Wiggins Jr
012 Yamaha Vstar 1100

Jesse Wiggins Sr
2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500

Cafe, Sport Bike and 

Ed Blunt
64' Norton Atlas

Carlos Forte
93' Moto Guzzi Daytona

James Stadt
78' Ducati 900


Fred Veenschoten
2014 JZR "Morgan replica"

Debra Dorgan
98' BMW R1100RS/sidecar

Neil Cater
83' Harley FLHTP

Unrestored Original

Richard Hunter
69' Moto Guzzi Ambassador

David Lawrenz
74' Moto Guzzi New Falcone

Mike Thomas
71' Honda CB350

Motor Scooter

Herb Weeks
53' Simplex

Philip Vosbein
71' Honda Trail 90

Mara Hunter
71' Velosolex

BEST OF SHOW: Scott Johnson 1960 BMW R60


83 bikes were entered in the show. Not a record but a bigger than average turnout

Shrimp PoBoys to die for

Guzzi-powered Morgan Replica

Gordon Bass' 52 Indian Roadmaster gets one more polishing before the show.  It won 1st place in the American Class.

Joe Giles' "Desert Storm" was a crowd-pleaser. Unfortunately Joe didn't stick around for the judging. 

Beverly Moritz and Mike Thomason handled Registration. On the table behind them the 37 trophies can be seen. MBVMC wants to thank this year's sponsors for contributing funds for the trophies: Halls Motorsports in Mobile, Adventure Motorsports of Northwest Florida in Pensacola, D and D Cycles in Pensacola, Botter Honda in Pascagoula and Mike Porter's Powdercoat Junction in Theodore.  

Everyone loves a New Orleans Simplex.  It won first place in scooter.

Scott Johnson's 1960 R60 took home "best of show".   

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