2014 Dauphin Island Show

What a difference a week makes! April 6th, the scheduled date for Dauphin Island 18, was predicted to be a very rainy day. So on Friday night we threw in the towel and canceled the show. Sure enough the forecast was correct and it was indeed soggy. April 13 was our announced rain date.  Unfortunately, many people had moved commitments to the 13th to get the 6th free.  As a result some of our loyal club members couldn't make the rescheduled show. We didn't know how deeply the date change would cut into our attendance. On Friday the 11th Carlos Forte (show organizer) and Jim Downey (MBVMC secretary) went on FOX 10's Studio 10 with Joe Emer to advertise the show and the changed date. The 13th started out with gray skies and very windy. As we put up the tents and staked out the show site we wondered if anybody would show up. But soon the sun came out and people started to trickle in.  By noon the bike parking area was full and there was a long line at the show's registration table.  In all we had 89 bikes in the show.  not a record but a good turnout. The Parent - Teacher Organization uses the show as a fundraiser for the DI school. Did we raise any funds?  At last count it was $4,300!  MBVMC is glad to help.


The "Sand Fleas" provided live music 

Beverly Moritz and Mike Thomason (both seated) held down the registration booth. The show organizer, Carlos Forte (red shirt), checks the books.  Mike Porter (behind Mike Thomason) is waiting for something to happen. Behind Mike Porter is George Watkins going somewhere in a hurry.

The PTO cooks were hard at work feeding the hungry participants. The shrimp Po Poys were consumed in great numbers.

Show Winners





Vintage American

Ronnie Cox 
1942 Harley EL

David Millen
1965 Harley FLH

David Paryzek 
1964 Harley Sprint

Vintage Japanese over 305cc

David Paryzek
1972 Suzuki 500

Mike Thomas
1978 Kawasaki KZ650

Phillip Colquette
1975 Yamaha RD350

Vintage Japanese 305cc
and under
Wayne Bradley
1964 Honda CA110
George Watkins
1973 Suzuki 100
Carlos Forte
1967 Bridgestone 175

Vintage European

Andy Keiderrling
1954 BMW R25/3 w side car

Andy Keiderling
54 BMW R51

Courtney Pereira
1976 BMW R90/S

Vintage English

Pete Peterson
1968 Triumph Bonneville

Richard Hunter
1974 Rickman 125 ISDT

Jim Downey
1950 Sunbeam


Alvin Elmore
1972 HD-XL

Mike Thomas
64 Harley home built

Geral Wilkerson
2007 Big Dog Mastiff

American Cruiser

Bridget Phillip
2012 Harley Fat Boy

Kathy Lantz
2013 Harley Fat Boy

Brian Lantz
2006 Harley Fat Boy

Metric Cruiser

Mike Layfield 
2004 Honda Rune

Tim Johnson
2002 Honda VTX 1800

Mike Wade 
2010 Honda Fury

Sport Bike and

Keith Mealyard
1974 Bultaco Sherpa

Keith Mealyard
1973 Penton 175 Jack Pine

James Helton
2009 Suzuki Timberline


Mathew Ernst
2014 Harley Road King

Brad Tapp
2014 Harley Street Glide

Adam Bradford 
2013 Harley Street Glide

Cafe Racer

Wiltz Wagner
1972 Honda CB350

David Blackledge
2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer


Unrestored Original

Mike Porter
1958 Moto Guzzi

Ronnie Cox
1913 Harley VL

Keith Mealyard
1978 Montessa Cota 348

Motor Scooter

Rick Boon
1959 Cushman Eagle

Ron Bush
1960 Cushman Highlander

Rick Boon 
1957 Vanguard Eagle

Three Wheelers

Connie Graves
2010 Stallion

Paul Bowers
1995 Harley Ultra Classic

Rick Gomez
1979 Honda TTC70

BEST OF SHOW: Pete Peterson 1968 Triumph Bonneville

We have pictures of most of the entrants and you can see them in the gallery

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