Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Guys' Night at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson

Written by  January 1, 2013

The evening of November 16 was a special one at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson. The occasion was Guys’ Night, and the dealership was full of booths promoting all sorts of merchandise and services of special interest to guys. At the entrance, men were presented with goodie bags containing discount coupons from the dealership and the vendors. Each guy also received a ticket for drawings held throughout the evening for some very nice prizes.

The event’s special guest was baseball great Frank White who played second base for the Kansas City Royals for 18 seasons, won 8 Gold Glove awards, and is a member of the Royals Hall of Fame. Frank’s number 20 is one of three that have been retired by the Royals. Visitors to the Precision Roofing booth had the opportunity to visit with Frank, get his autograph, and pose for photos with one of the best ever to play the game. His story is told in his autobiography, One Man's Dream: My Town, My Team, My Time. A surprise visitor was former Royals slugger Willie Mays Aikens who also has a book telling the remarkable story of his rollercoaster life including baseball success, struggle with drugs, time in prison, and his life since his release in 2008. Its title is Safe at Home.

It wouldn’t have been Guys’ Night without great food served by beautiful ladies. Hooters delivered on both. Other vendors included Baker Image Group (BIG); Club 7 Fitness; Freebirds Restaurant in Summit Fair, Lee’s Summit; Hollywood’s House of Ink; Outlaw Cigars; and Rev Studio Creations. Blue Springs Harley-Davidson has been supporting the Salvation Army of Eastern Jackson County throughout the Christmas season, and a red kettle was set up next to the dealership’s Christmas tree to collect donations for this worthy charity.

Lucky raffle winners received great prizes including a Missouri Mavericks hockey stick and two special Frank White autographed baseball bats. It was a fun evening for all. The dealership can’t be accused of gender bias. Blue Springs Harley-Davidson hosted Ladies’ Night on December 7.


Photojournalist/Account Representative - Kansas City, MO

Dave Baxter, a.k.a. Stripe joined our staff in December, 2003, as a photojournalist. If that road name sounds familiar, you may have seen his photos on the pages of such publications as American Iron, V Twin, VQ, In the Wind, and Easyriders. Stripe attends as many rallies, bike shows, and charity runs as he can and is a major contributor of photos and articles to our magazine. His first assignment was our January, 2004, cover photo, where he snapped the awesome photo of a 1958 Harley-Davidson Duo Glide. A rider since the age of 14, he loves to help and encourage new riders. Stripe enjoys meeting new people and looks forward to catching many of our readers in the viewfinder of his digital camera. Contact Stripe at stripe@cycleconnections.com