MAV Bike Show and Blues Festival – August 16th, 2008

MAV Bikes & Blues Festival 2008

Diana and I have been fortunate enough to become officers within the MAV organization earlier this year. The Motorcycle Accident Victims Foundation is a grassroots local charity formed by members of First State HOG back in 1994. MAV is an approved 501(c)3 charitable organization and is listed with the United Way.

MAV offers financial assistance to injured motorcyclists in the Delaware and Maryland area. I think we cover parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey also.  The motorcyclist has to have a motorcycle endorsement, the proper insurance and be sober at the time of the accident in order for MAV to consider their case.

We are a 100% volunteer organization under the AMA. The Bike Show & Blues Festival is our primary fund raiser to raise the money which is used help bikers who have had an accident.

Diana and I helped with the event most of the day yesterday. It was alot of work setting up the tents, directing traffic, selling merchandise, taking pictures and then breaking down the tents and putting everything away… but it is very rewarding.

I would like to personally thank the 5 volunteers from my HOG chapter who came to help. Thank you Bob, Bob, Alice, Bek and Earnie!

Now here is what you really want, pictures! 

Setting up tents

Registration table set up

Our fellow nutty MAV peeps

MAV merchandise booth

Silent Auction Table

Blues Venom

Vintage Honda

Jesus Freak Chopper

Stick shifts and Coke can details

It’s not what you buy, it’s what you build

Skull bike

Alligator metric custom

Alligator skin wrap on the tins

Custom bike with osterich seat

orange and blue custom bikes

red custom bike

engine detail on red bike

registration tent


First State HOG and MAV peeps

Bob & Bob

enjoying good food and music

CMA and vendor row

Carousel Park has alot of rules

Victory Vision got alot of attention in the parking lot

Bill’s Indian

chopper in parking lot

engine detail of chopper

parking lot

the event from afar

back to the contest bikes

USMC nam Bike air filter cover

USMC nam bike horn cover

Triumph chopper with cherry wood floorboards

I think that’s my skull

I bought this cool skull from one of the vendors: The Chamber Room. They have a store in Laurel, MD and you can check out their website at

The alligator bike was with the custom seat and upholstery vendor: Wilson’s Custom made Seats. Contact Jesse Wilson at 302-377-9994 or if you want some custom upholstery or a gel pad installed inside your seat. Mention you read about them on my website.

I met Rian Garthwaite of One Of One Customs from Claymont, DE who does custom paint. He seemed like a nice guy for a Mopar man. Call him at 484-645-7277 for custom paint.

5 Responses to “MAV Bike Show and Blues Festival – August 16th, 2008”

  1. Thanks for posting the pics! Looks like a great time was had by all! I love the yellow Indian! And I like the skull! 🙂

  2. Hey, thanks for the picts. That alligator bike was awesome. I have never seen anything like it. Looks like you guys had a good time for a good cause. Being involved in something like that is rewarding. You two put your money where your mouth is. Very cool.

  3. Yes, great pics. Looks like you all had a good time for a worthy cause. I still want to see you in a leather vest though….

    I love that one of the Huey choppers on the air cleaner…very cool!

  4. That’s funny because I thought of you Joker when I took those pictures and I know you were in the Army and Vietnam is before your time, but I thought you would dig it.
    Ann, the yellow Indian belongs to our friend Bill who was the mechanic who worked on my first Harley. He is one of those guys you bump into everywhere wether it’s Home Depot or the AHDRA races at Cecil County dragway. There he is.
    Thanks for the props Dave!

  5. Hey Everyone – Some really great pictures from the event! Yeah, it was a great day – we were blessed to have such a beautiful day. Everyone worked together to make our event what it was. CMA is the Bomb, our bands ROCKED and it was ALL GOOD!
    Ride safe – Ski
    M.A.V. Claims Officer

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