Biloxi 2015

The weather was with us.  The day started out with a cold north wind but it warmed up quickly and soon the jackets were shed and we had warm sunshine. This was a new venue for us and thanks to curator Kevin O'Brien and his museum staff the registration table and chairs were waiting for us as well as a PA system.  We were invited to display the bikes on the brick piazza that connects the museum buildings. The live oaks kept us in shade so no sunburns were reported. The Frank Gehry-designed museum made a great backdrop for these beautiful bikes (the Guggenheim Museum has nothing on us). We did not know what to expect with this new venue on the western edge of our membership area but soon bikes began to trickle in and before we knew it we had 93 entrants which is a new record for a fall show. As expected we saw many new faces.  We had 12 classes and all were well represented except the small American class. Click on the winners listed below to see their beautiful bikes. We have tried to get a picture of all of the bikes entered in the show and you can page through them in the gallery.

Class First Second Third
American over 350cc Shiv, 1929 Harley Davidson JD Gordon Bass, 1947 Indian Chief Don Davenport, 1959 Harly Davidson Pan Head FLH
American 350cc or under Herb Weeks, 1953 Simplex Mike Montgomery, 1950 Simplex NA
Japanese over 305cc Don Ellerman 1969 Honda CL 350 Carlos Forte, 1970 Suzuki 350 Rebel Mike Thomas 1978 Kawasaki KZ650
Japanese 305cc and under Jim Arrington 1969 Honda SL90 Gordon Bass 1966 Honda 305 Scrambler Ken Cumbus 1967 Honda CL90
Older European  Todd Shuls 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado Jack Kipp 1950 Adler M100 Dickie Hughs 1965 BMW R60
Newer European  Curtis Erikson 2002 Moto Guzzi California Bill Moak 2010 Ural Sidecar Rig John Haas 1998 Moto Guzzi California
English Bill Moak 1967 Triumph TR6C Richard Hunter 1952 Velocette 350 Mac Lester Lala 1967 Triumph Cub
Scooter Carlos Forte 1963 Allstate Compact Mike Porter 1964 Lambretta 150 Special Mike Thomason 1956 Jawa 50cc "tree Stump"
Unrestored Original Brent French 1975 Honda CB750 Mike Bodisch 2011 Royal Enfield Mike Porter 1950 Moto Guzzi 250 Airone
Cafe Racer Carlos Forte 1976 BMW R75/6 Daniel Bartran 1976 BMW R90/6 Ray Breneman 1974 Yamaha RD60 
Competition Tom McGuggin 1973 Penton Jackpiner Rod Moody 1969 CR Harley Davidson Sprint  Jerry Dildy Harley Davidson Sprint Road Racer 
Custom Marcy Brennan Porsche Trike custom build Roy Bartran !972 Triumph Bonneville Clint Wilson 1942 Harley Davidson U

Best of show went to Marcy Brennan's  Radical Porsche Trike

Chris and Beverly at the registration desk.  Note the trophies behind them.

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