2011 Ft Conde Fall Show

Nov 20, 2011


Jim Downey hands the cash to David Alsobrook the Museum curator. 

The 2011 Ft Conde show enjoyed hot May weather despite being held in late November.  All of the planets lined up for MBVMC for this year's fall vintage show.  Although we had grey skies and a fog hanging over downtown mobile when we started setting up the site, by ten o'clock the sun was shining and the mercury started to rise.  By noon it was almost 80 degrees and as pretty a day as we could ask for.  The second break was that we were allowed to use the courtyard inside the fort for the show.  The city has been renovating the fort and we were told that we would probably have to hold the show behind the fort on Theater Street.  Miraculously the contractors had finished their work a few days early and the fort was ours.  We had 65 bikes entered in the competition and hundreds of spectators showed up to view the bikes.  Finally, unlike last year's food provider who was a complete no show, "The Shed's" trailer was set up and serving delicious barbeque before the first bike arrived.  As in past shows the judging was tough. We had 9 judges.  Some of the judges did have bikes in the show but in that case they did not vote on classes in which they had a bike entered.  We had 12 classes and the result of the judging is listed below. We tried to get pictures of all of the bikes but we did miss some.  If you have a picture of a bike we missed please send it it to jasdowney@gmail.com and we will add it.  The winners with links to their pictures can be seen below.  Many more pictures can be seen in the gallery

We made a small profit from the entrance fees.  We spent some of the money to renew our web address (mbvmc.net) for another year and also to cover a small short fall from last spring's Dauphin Island show. That left $122 left over which we donated to the Museum of Mobile who operates the fort. We are very lucky to have access to such a wonderful venue and this donation was our way to say than you.  A big thanks also has to go to A and B Cycle in Mobile who were the sole sponsors of this year's show. They paid for the awards, the best of show trophy and all of the consumables.   


Class First Second Third
Vintage American over 350cc Ed Terry 1963 Shovel/Pan HD Mark Tschevlin 1968 Harley FLH David Lawrenz 1978 Harley FXS
Vintage American 350cc & under     Wallace Hill Harley Hummer Jim Downey Sears 250 David Paryzek 1964 HD Sprint
Vintage Japanese 1975-1992 Carlos Forte 1979 Yamaha SR500 Jake Treadway 1981 Honda CM400 William Bishop 1975 Honda 550 Super Sport
Vintage Japansese 1974 and older David Paryzek 1970 Suzuki Stinger 125 David Paryzek 1972 Suzuki Titan 500 Jim Downey 1964 Yamaha YDS3
Vintage European 1975-1992 Tim Faas 1974 Ducati GT750 Tom Lanasa 1993 Motoguzzi Mike McGoogan BMW R100
Vintage European 1974 and older David Paryzek 1967 HD Sprint 350 Andy Keiderling BMW R51/3 with side car Jim Downey 1966 BMW R50/2
Vintage British Ron Murphy 1967 BSA lightning Dink McLendon 1957 BSA Road Rocket Dink McLendon 1969 Triumph TR6R
Vintage Motor scooter Mike Porter 1966 Lambretta Li150 Phillip Colquette 1980 P200 Vespa Carlos Forte 1963 Allstate Compact
Unrestored original Richard Hunter 1976 Suzuki GT 380 Mark Hudson 1974 Yamaha 750 Mark Hudson 1975 CB 750
Cafe Racer Ray Breneman 1974 Yamaha 50cc Carlos Forte 1976 BMW R75/6 Mike McGoogan 1969 T. Hansen
Custom John Bishop 2004 Low Life Nelson Fleming Fat Pounder Danny Weems 1987 Honda Rebel 450
Competition Caleb Smith Honda RS 125 road racer Leland Tieszen 2008 Honda CBR 600 RR Leland Tieszen 2008 Honda CRF 450 RF

Best of show: Andy Keiderling BMW R51/3 with side car

Andy (right) accepts the Best of Show Trophy