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Remembering Henry Fudge - Founder Of The Silver Dollar Motorcycle Club


Henry Fudge, Founder of the Silver Dollar M.C. Club


Photo By: Duane C. Fernandez Sr. / Hardnotts Photography L.L.C.


ANDREAS BUTLER DEEP FOCUS NEWS


Henry Fudge was a retired lawn service owner and landscaper. He also was a biker and a founding member of the Silver Dollar Motorcycle Club. He is credited with originally organizing activities in Daytona’s Black community for Bike Week. Fudge was born on Nov. 22, 1930 in Ellaville, Georgia and died on Feb. 19, 2021 at the age of 90. He moved to Daytona Beach in 1949.


On March 26, 1968, Fudge, Joe Adams, William Singleton, Aaron Gadsen and J.D. Green founded the Silver Dollar Motorcycle Club. By 1970, the club had hosted 200 Black bikers for activities on Campbell Street (now MLK Boulevard), Lincoln Street and Second Avenue (Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard). The club eventually bought a building at 202 Campbell St.

Fudge served as president for most of the club's existence. The club ceased operations in 1987. He also enjoyed working with his hands, fixing things around the house. He enjoyed tinkering with electronics and cars. He was a master mason. In addition to riding his motorcycle and scooter, he enjoyed spreading his wisdom, his faith and reading. Fudge served as president of the Missionary Alliance School and superintendent of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

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