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This calendar is also being published in each issue of Wide Open.


Here's a Sampling of the
Spring Issue's Features:

Wide Open Bike Show
If you ever needed an excuse to get out those new leathers that Santa threw down the chimney, well this was it; a nice warm and sunny weekend in the middle of January. . . . Page 6

American Bagger Magazine Presents the Baddest Bagger Competition in KC
Well first off we would like to thank American Bagger Magazine’s Dave Withrow and Tony Frey for bringing their Baddest Bagger competition back to our show again. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Baggers have taken over the universe. ..Page 17

1st Place BOS
Our top Best of Show winner at the 2015 Wide Open Bike Show has a background almost as interesting as its owner. The 2006 Road Glide actually began its life as one of the custom builds that helped put John Shope of Sinister Industries fame on the map. Of course in its first incarnation, the scooter was covered in Sinister Industries parts. . . . .26

2nd Place BOS
If you are a faithful reader this bike should look familiar to you. Think back to our January issue back in 2014. That’s right! This supercharged tour de force was a feature bike in that issue. The bike of course, is the personal scooter of Hard Core Customs and Hard Core Café proprietor Kevin Burns. .. . .Page 30

3rd Place BOS
To quote the late great Yogi Berra, "It's déjà vu all over again.” Our Third Place Best of Show bike this year was, in fact, our Second Place Best of Show Bike last year. John Anders’ low and long custom scooter “Hammered” once again brought home the hardware. . . . Page 34

Epic Gail
“Go grab that spirited actress and make her your own. Take that beauty from it, don't look back. Live every second. Live right on to the end. Live Wyatt.” – Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday from “Tombstone”. ..Page 40

Wide Open Custom Plastics
So how do you take a Dyna or Softtail and turn it into a touring Glide that offers all the comforts you want for long distance road ranging without sacrificing any of the neck-craning looks you get when running from A to B? Easy, just hook up with Ben Coppock over at Wide Open Custom Plastic, truly the man with the plan when it comes to breaking the wind and banging out the tunes. . . .Page 42

Chad Kolman's Killer Custom
Kansas City is a motorcycle town. Deal with it, then roll with it. Our so-called “cow town” in our “flyover state” continues to squirt out legends in the motorcycle world above and beyond the coastal competition. Take this latest creation from Chad Kolman and his buddy Paul Harper of the newly renovated Turkey Creek Cycles. Chad’s a humble sort, and a perfectionist without peer, who has yet to name this latest crown jewel of Turkey Creek, so I have just taken to calling it Chad’s Bad Daddy.. . .Page 44

6th Annual Santa Fe Trail Mid-Winter Vintage MC Show & Swap Meet
"The weather outside was frightful, but inside it was so delightful", was the tune humming through my head at this year's show. The show was the Sixth Annual Santa Fe Trail AMCA, (Antique Motorcycle Club of America), Mid-Winter Vintage Show and Swap meet held February 1st, 2015 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence, Kansas. . . . Page 52

2015 Sedalia MC Assn's Show Me Bike Show
On a beautiful spring like day, Saturday, February 7th, in Sedalia, Missouri at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in the agriculture building the 15th Annual Show Me Bike Show Vendors & Swap Meet was held. This was the 15th year of this show and Mother Nature graced everyone on that winter day with beautiful weather. . . . Page 57

55th Annual World of Wheels
Fifty-five years ago Dwight D. Eisenhower was finishing his term as the 34th President of the United States and John F. Kennedy was elected to take his place as the 35th President. Elvis Presley was promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army, Jimi Hendrix played his first gig of his brief career, and Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” was on top of the Billboard chart. . . Page 60

Jon Mellon's 2011 Road Glide
Jon Mellon's Custom 2011 Harley Davidson Road Glide with all of its flash inside & out is definitely equipped with all the bells and whistles. . . Page 66

Riding Tips from Gonzo
In 2014 the federal Department of Transportation conducted an extensive study into vehicular accidents and concluded that 99.7% of all smash-ups are caused by my ex-wife. She’s still out there, so I’ve put together a few tips that just might save your life. I’ve been riding since I was 7 years old and for the 39 years since then I’ve mostly been a cowboy (unschooled), so I can’t recommend highly enough a little training for riders of any experience. What thimble-full of knowledge I have collected would basically fit in a matchbox without taking the matches out, but what I have I am happy to share. It’s the kind of stuff that you’d get in a rider’s course.. . . Page 82

The Hard-Hitting Heart of Hillbilly Hannah
Riddle me this: what’s 5’3”, 123 lbs, has a heart of gold and a body to die for? Meet Kari Jo Stevens. . . Page 84

Let's Get Sinister
Custom shops and vendors come and go, but every once in a while a company comes along that kicks ass, American-style and makes their mark forever. Sinister Wheel is that company. . . Page 88

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