Monday, January 10, 2011

Wide Open Bike and Car Show gives a break from the winter weather

As the snow falls in Kansas City, it seems like a long time until we'll enjoy a car show again.  But the Wide open Bike and Car Show at the Metropolitan Community College Exhibit Hall at I-435 and Front Street at least gave people a small taste of the hot rod season.

"Bike" comes before "Car" in the title of this show, and for good reason.  This is primarily a motorcycle show, sponsored by Wide Open motorcycle magazine.  The arena was filled with custom choppers, fancy paint jobs, and airbrushed skulls.

Stars from TRU TV's Full Throttle Saloon, The Flaunt Girls, and even a real leprechaun were all there the day we attended.

But for the purposes of this column, there was also a selection of hot rods for the car fans.  Most of them were rat rods, so if you like rat rods, you know, you would have seen some of those here.

My biggest complaint with this event was the price.  It wasn't really that big, and it cost $15.00 a head to get in.  Honestly, if it weren't for a bad case of cabin fever, I probably would have skipped it.  But I guess sometimes you just have to take what you can get.

There is a full slideshow of cars and motorcycles that were on display at the 2011 Wide Open Bike and Car Show below.  And guess what--you get to see them for free!

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