THE SUNSHINE CHAPTER
“ Y O U M E E T T H E N I C E S T P E O P L E O N A N T I Q U E M O T O R C Y C L E S ”
Antique Motorcycle Club of America / Sunshine Chapter
Stage 8 - 184 miles
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Official Start Times for Classes I, II, III; Wichita Marriott Finish Times for Classes I, II, III; Boot Hill/Front Street, Dodge City, Kansas
"Kansas has but one Dodge City, with a broad expanse of territory sufficiently vast for an empire; we have only room for one Dodge City; Dodge, a synonym for all that is wild, reckless, and violent; Hell on the Plains." -- A Kansas Newspaper in the 1870'sIt was in the days when the new railroad was pushing through the country of the plains Indians that a drunken cowboy got on the train at a way station in Kansas. John Bender, the conductor, asked him for his ticket. He had none, but he pulled out a handful of gold pieces. "I wantta--g-go to--h-hell," he hiccoughed. Bender did not hesitate an instant. "Get off at Dodge. One dollar, please." "I found him a loyal friend and good company. He was a dentist whom necessity had made a gambler; a gentleman whom disease had made a vagabond; a philosopher whom life had made a caustic wit; a long, lean blonde fellow nearly dead with consumption and at the same time the most skillful gambler and nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun I ever knew." – Wyatt Earp speaking of Doc Holliday "Dodge City is a wicked little town. Indeed, its character is so clearly and egregiously bad that one might conclude, were the evidence in these later times positive of its possibility, that it was marked for special Providential punishment." -- A letter that appeared in the Washington D.C. Evening Star, January 1, 1878.
CANNONBALL MOTORCYCLE ENDURANCE RUNNEWS FLASH! Stage 8 Standing Update: Thor Loser Bikes #18 Doug Feinsod and #45 Jon Szalay have been moved to the Tour Class. In this class they must still abide by the event rules but will not be penalized for late arrival at a checkpoint. They also are not part of the competition and will not receive an Event Score. Reasons not given.
|1||13||I||1914||Harley Davidson||Dean Bordigioni|
|5||56||II||1914||Harley Davidson||Victor Boocock|
|10||2||III||1915||Harley Davidson||Steve DeCosa|
|11||66||III||1915||Harley Davidson||Ben Brown|
|12||63||III||1915||Harley Davidson||Erik Bahl|
|13||11||III||1915||Harley Davidson||Anthony Rutledge|
|14||41||III||1916||Harley Davidson||Mike Bell|
|16||52||III||1916||Harley Davidson||Doc Hopkins|
|17||99||III||1916||Harley Davidson||Jon Neuman|
|19||120||III||1916||Harley Davidson||Dave Minerva|
|20||25||III||1916||Harley Davidson||Scott Byrd|
|24||27||III||1916||Harley Davidson||Eric Trapp|
|25||20||III||1916||Harley Davidson||Denis Sharon|
- 26th #10 I912 Indian Alex Trepanier
- 37th #58 1911 Reading Standard Norm Nelson
- 1911 Reading Standard
- Rider/Owner Norm Nelson
- Support Team Chris Alley, Jack Wright & Jack Wells
- Rider/Owner Joseph Gimpel, Jr
- Support Team Nancy Pastor
- Rider - #41 Mike Bell
- Motorcycle - 1916 Harley Davidson Class III
- 14th Place with a Perfect Score
The Oldest Cannonball'er Mike Bell is a Cannonball favorite.
"Cherokee Pride"Cherokee Chapter Ambassador, Mike Bell is from the Abilene Region of Texas living in Clyde, Texas. Mike is riding the same 1916 J Model Harley Davidson named "Alice" that he rode in his three Cannonball Runs - 2012, 2014, & 2016 He will be riding a 1916 J Model Harley named Alice. Mike is proud to say, he is the oldest rider in the Cannonball. Mike birth year is 1941 which means Mike has been around and seen some things. As a youngster, Mike started riding on the Whizzer. His Harley was a 1952 "Pan." Mike spends his time retiring old Harley's and Indian's. Mike started riding at the age of 10 when he purchased a Whizzer. He purchased his first Harley in 1957, a 1952 blue panhead. Since then he has owned and restored 30 Harley's and Indians.
Mike is currently riding another great Cannonball finishing with daily Perfect Scores.
Mike is always ready to ride.
Sailing with fair winds on following seas... Captain Blood
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Supporting Cast of Characters