Cannonball Stage 8 “Dodge City”


“ 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

Dodge City

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's

It 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.



NEWS 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
2 49 II 1912 Henderson Frank Westfall
3 32 II 1913 Henderson Byrne Bramwell
4 5 II 1913 Henderson Jeff Tiernan
5 56 II 1914 Harley Davidson Victor Boocock
6 14 II 1914 Henderson Vern Acres
7 33 II 1915 Henderson Andreas Kaindl
8 77 II 1915 Norton Richard Asprey
9 28 II 1915 Sunbeam Kevin Waters
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
15 115 III 1916 Indian Dave Holzerland
16 52 III 1916 Harley Davidson Doc Hopkins
17 99 III 1916 Harley Davidson Jon Neuman
18 97 III 1916 Indian Kevin Naser
19 120 III 1916 Harley Davidson Dave Minerva
20 25 III 1916 Harley Davidson Scott Byrd
21 7 III 1916 Indian Steve Rinker
22 37 III 1916 Indian Jared Rinker
23 4 II 1913 Henderson Tanner Whitton
24 27 III 1916 Harley Davidson Eric Trapp
25 20 III 1916 Harley Davidson Denis Sharon
Team Profile Team Vino Class I #13 1914 Harley Davidson Dean Bordigioni is continuing to score Perfect Scores. Dean's Harley Davidson's cams are dialed in. He is running strong in both the hills and flatlands. With most motorcycles struggling to find the correct gear ratios for the ever changing terrain, Dean is doing it all. Finishing strong everyday he is the pride of Class I. 09172016_cb-5 Dean states that he never wanted to be the "Lone Wolf" in this hunt. He would rather be in company with some of the other Class I TeamS but running close behind Team Vino are Class II & III teams. The closest Class I Teams are placing:
  • 26th #10  I912 Indian Alex Trepanier
  • 37th #58 1911 Reading Standard Norm Nelson
Just about everyone is pulling for Dean and his Class I motorcycle to continue to earn Perfect Scores. Team Alex Trepanned and Norm Nelson Team RS the closest to Dean are running fantastic Cannonballs but unfortunately far back in the pack. Both Class I Teams are pulling for Team Vino. CLASS I Team RS
  • 1911 Reading Standard
  • Rider/Owner Norm Nelson
  • Support Team Chris Alley, Jack Wright & Jack Wells

Norm Nelson gets congratulatory Hand Shakes at Stage 8 Finish Line with another day's Perfect Score

                                    Team Gimpel
  • Rider/Owner Joseph Gimpel, Jr
  • Support Team Nancy Pastor
Stage 8 Finished with a Perfect Score Day 09172016_cb-4 09172016_cb-3 Team Bell "Alice"
  • 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.


Mike Bell's "Alice"


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