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even more “who are these guys?” I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few St. Louis bookings in the band’s future. The St. Louis show provides the opportunity to


catch up with a whole different group of friends, vendors and sponsors. St. Charles Harley-David- son had a huge display at one end of the arena floor. They had a bunch of brand new Motor Com- pany machines along with a sweet pair of tur- bocharged Suzuki drag bikes. We had Hooters girls on hand right inside the entry doors posing for photos and chatting with show-goers all week- end. The St. Louis March of Dimes were right be- side the Hooters girls getting folks ready for the upcoming Bikers for Babies ride that will be upon us before we know it. Kimberly Graf of the Graf Group LLC Insurance Services spent most of the time in her booth but occasionally stepped across the aisle to join her husband where their race car was on display. Black Jack Leather was on hand with plenty of biker-related leather. J&J Cycles brought some of the latest two-wheeled offerings from Victory for folks to check out. The great folks from The Sturgis View Campground were taking reservations for this year’s rally. Fortunately some of us already have our reservations for the camp- ground. Gateway Big Dog was on hand. The Pa- triot Guard Riders as always were spreading the word regarding honoring our soldiers. Cutting Edge Cycles were on hand with examples of their impressive bike building skills for all to see. Jesse Roades’ new business venture, Loud


Mouth Fairings had a booth and had a lot of buzz going regarding their off the hook custom fairings. Sunsational Silver had a huge display of their great jewelry available. These folks are always one of Stephanie’s favorite vendors. Wide Open Cus- toms’ huge line of custom fairings was on display just as they had been in Kansas City. The crew from Turkey Creek Cycles loaded up a truck and followed us to St. Louis with a more than ample selection of their custom builds on display. Angie from the Full Throttle Saloon along with


Goat were on hand all weekend posing for pho- tos, signing autographs and selling a ton of FTS swag. They were in big demand all weekend long. Speaking of big demand, our own Wide Open Cal- endar Girls were on their pretty little feet all week- end taking care of show-goers’ needs for the latest and greatest Wide Open apparel along with get- ting folks’ subscriptions updated. Saturday night we held the bikini contest. What


we lacked in numbers, we made up for in quality. I can’t believe more ladies didn’t turn out for a chance at the $500, $300, and $200 dollar prizes. In the end the ladies that did enter were shown a great amount of attention and applause. Our win- ners were. 1st Place Kim Womack, 2nd Place Emila Black, and 3rd Place Summer Thomas. The ladies all had pretty smiles, but the smiles got just a little bigger when they were handed their big cash prizes. Sunday came and the hours seemed to fly by.


Steph and I did manage to sneak out for a little bit to check out the new 36,000 square foot St. Charles Harley-Davidson building. We drove over to the dealership and met Brad Sabol who gave us


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