Biloxi 2016

The weather was with us once again.  As was the case last year 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 our second year to have the fall show at the Ohr-O'Keefe museum in Biloxi. Thanks to curator Kevin O'Brien and his museum staff the registration table and chairs were waiting for us.  Again 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 makes a great backdrop for these beautiful bikes. We had 76 bikes entered and saw many new faces.  We had 12 classes and all were well represented except the small American class. This is the second year that that class has been under subscribed and next year we may drop it. Click on the winners listed below to see their beautiful bikes. We tried to get a picture of all of the bikes entered in the show.  Unfortunately the contrast between shade and bright sun played havoc with the photographer's iPhone camera and the pictures this year are not as good as they should be. If you have a better picture than the one we have send it to us at ( You can page through all of the bikes in the gallery. Because of a fire in the reception building last summer the museum's cafeteria was closed. We had a food truck selling food.  The taste was good but unfortunately they had very slow service.


Class First Second Third
American over 350cc Larry Watson 1917 Indian Power Plus. Shiv, 1919 Harley Davidson Mod A Gordon Bass, 1947 Indian Chief
American 350cc or under David Paryzek 1964 Sprint Mitchell Martin 1968 Sears 250 Twingle NA
Japanese over 305cc Don Ellerman 1969 Honda GL 350 K1 Mike Thomas 1977 Yamaha XS650 George French Honda CB 400F
Japanese 305cc and under David Parazek 1968 Suzuki TC305 Richard Hunter 1967 Bridgestone 90 Tracy Hogan 1972 Honda CL72 scrambler
Older European  Todd Joachim 1953 Moto Guzzi A250 Bo Arrington 1952 BMW R25/2 Andy Keiterling 1954 BMW R51/3
Newer European  Carlos Forte 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona Curtis Erikson 2002 Moto Guzzi Californian George Legg 1981 Moto Guzzi Convert
English Richard Hunter 1953 BSA Gold Star Pete Peterson 1968 Triumph Bonneville Danny French 1955 AJS Model 20
Scooter Alan Deogracias 1957 Cushman Pacemaker Jim Downey 1958 Sachs Progress  Alan Deogracias 1948 Cushman Road king
Unrestored Original Richard Hunter 1959 Velocette Viper John Bishop 1975 Honda CB750 Four Mike Herford 1978 HD FX
Cafe Racer Pete Peterson 1972 Norton Commando Norman Griffin 1969 900cc BSA Mike Predmore 1976 BMW
Competition Jerry Dildy 1969 HD 350 roadracer Clint Wilson 1977 Hercules GS250 Mike Porter Suzuki 250 Bonneville special
Custom Clint Wilson 1942 HD U Big Twin Flathead Mike Thomas Custom Pro Street Son Davenport 1959 HD FLH Panhead

Best of show went to Larry Watson's 1917 Indian Power Plus

French and Sons, a vintage motorcycle shop in Gulfport that specializes in vintage bike service and restoration, had a nice display.

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