This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
list of companies, Gale also happens to own Total Venue, a company offering state of the art equip- ment and services for events just like ours. Gale came through big time with a trick trailer that opened like something from one of the Trans- formers™ movies into a self-equipped stage. While I am on the subject of saving our bacon, the band we had lined up for the show managed to screw up the date they were expected and was nowhere to be found. Luckily, yours truly was able to corral Quinn Harvey, Quintin McDannald, and Mike Patrum, A.K.A. the Quinn Harvey Band, to come bail us out of our musical woes. These guys are a known commodity in the K.C. area and they rocked the crowd beautifully. One of the great things about having advertis-


ers and sponsors that are with you year after year is the fact that these shows provide us with a chance to catch up with all the latest things hap- pening with these folks’ businesses. We had all the usual suspects on hand. It was great to see Gail’s Harley-Davidson with a huge display area once again. Even though Gail’s dealership is on the Mis- souri side of the border, her dealership and her professional staff know no state boundaries. Gail’s customers can be found all over the metro and beyond, so our move south just made the show more convenient to a whole different group of her customers. While many bike builders have folded up their tents over the past few years, the cream has definitely risen to the top. Paul Harper, Chris Campbell and Dave Carrel from Turkey Creek Cy- cles, Jack Hartman and his crew from Big Twins Cycles, Kevin Burns and the boys from Hard Core Customs, Mike Wilson from Dyno Mike’s, and of course Frank Pedersen and his staff from Franken- stein Trikes were all on hand with the latest and greatest from their respective shops. I want to give a special shout out to Fritz for the cheese dip and margaritas. You took good care of Stephanie and me.


We even had a bit of a mystery solved at the


show. If you remember our issue from January of 2010, you might remember an article on the Un- known Biker and his sweet supercharged bagger. Well, it turns out the so called “unknown” individ- ual is the very well-known Kim Suter of K.C. Hot Rods. I have it on good authority that Kim will be opening a new shop here on the Midwest Coast this upcoming spring. Stay tuned! Just so you don’t think I am giving a biased


opinion on just how good the show was this year, take a gander at the opinions of some of our ad- vertisers, the folks who spend their dollars to be at our show just like you do. “We saw and talked to more people that were


interested in what we do than at any previous show.”- Kevin Burns “We had more buzz about Turkey Creek Cycles


than any previous shows.”- Paul Harper “The Overland Park International Trade Center


show was the best motorcycle I’ve ever been to. People were fabulous and the foot traffic was amazing. Everyone acted like they were happy to be there. The show was well put together and


8 Wide Open


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108