Thursday, October 7, 2010

Another crack at the Jayhawk, car shows, cruises, and races all over Kansas City for October 8, 9, 10

After all the car stuff that went on last weekend, you’d think we could get a break. Not so! There are more than enough high-horsepower activities in which Kansas Citians can participate this weekend.

Finally, after two unsuccessful attempts, it looks like Mother Nature is going to allow Lakeside Speedway to run the Jayhawk Modified Classic. The Basehor Project Grad Car Show is always a big deal. And several area cruise nights are being held for the final weekend of the season, including the Bass Pro Shops cruise in Independence.

And unlike most years, the weather on this second weekend in October promises to be warm and comfortable, as opposed to the usual climate that only appeals to the Polar Bear Club. Check out the entire schedule below.

Kansas City-area car shows

Saturday, October 9. Basehor, Kan. Basehor 13th Annual Project Grad Car, Truck & Bike Show, 2008 N 155th St, 66007. For more information, call David at (913) 724-1329, visit, or e-mail

Saturday, October 9. Independence, Mo. 17th Annual Vintage Fabrication Open House benefitting Animal Best Friends. 2419 N. Old Atherton Road, 64058. Visit for pet adoption information. For open house information, call Bobby or Karen at (816) 796-0748, or visit

Saturday, October 9. Independence, Mo. Advance Auto Parts Juvenile Diabetes Car Show. 16611 E 23rd St (23rd Street & M-291, 64055. 2:00-7:00 p.m. For more information, call Nick (816) 461-8801, or Woody at (816) 373-0001.

Saturday, October 9. Liberty, Mo. Low Life Choppers & Hotrods Bike/Car Show. 904 Birmingham Road, 64068. For more information, call Tim at (816) 415-4955.

Saturday, October 9. Sugar Creek, Mo. 3rd Annual Car, Truck, Bike, and Tractor show presented by the Sugar Creek Business and Civic Club. LaBenite Park (foot of the M-291 bridge). For more information, contact Delmar at (816) 589-2860, or Bob at (816) 985-7642.

Kansas City-area car cruises

Friday, October 8. Olathe, Kan. Subway Cruise Night presented by the Good Times Car Club. 539 East Santa Fe, 66061. 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Subway at (913) 393-0363.

Friday, October 8. Overland Park, Kan. Longbranch TGIF Cruise presented by Hollywood Nights. Dan's Longbranch Steakhouse, 9095 Metcalf, 66212. 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, contact Dan at (913) 642-9555.

Friday, October 8. Basehor, Kan. Basehor Boys Cruise Night presented by Sonic Drive-In. 155th and State Avenue. US24/40, 6 Miles west of the Legends. For more information, contact Don at (913) 579-1669.

Friday, October 8. Independence, Mo. HPAC East Sonic Cruise Night. 4001 Jackson Drive, 64057. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Final cruise of the year here! For more information, call Bob at (816) 407-9023, or e-mail

Friday, October 8. Lone Jack, Mo. Iron Misfits Car Club Cruise Night. Sonic Drive-In, 101 East Battlefield Road, 64070. Final cruise night of the year here! 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Kathy at (816) 914-6990.

Saturday, October 9. Blue Springs, Mo. Saturday Winter Cruise. Culver's. 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. For more information, call Eric at (816) 213-7398.

Saturday, October 9. Independence, Mo. Summer Cruise-In at the Hartman Heritage Center. Jackson Drive next to Buffalo Wild Wings. 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Jim at (816) 808-1154.

Saturday, October 9. Lenexa, Kan. Margarita's Promotional Car Night. Margarita's, 7890 Quivira Rd, 66215. For more information, check out

Saturday, October 9. Independence, Mo. Bass Pro Shops Cruise presented by the Camaro Club of Kansas City. Last cruise of the year here! SW corner of I-70 and I-470/M-291 Hwys. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Kathy at (816) 525-0430, or e-mail

Saturday, October 9. Overland Park, Kan. Mustang Club of Greater KC Winstead’s Cruise. Last cruise of the year here! 103rd & Metcalf. 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Saturday, October 9. Paola, Kan. Neighbor's Bar and Grill Car Cruise. Last cruise of the year here! 2 W Piankishaw, 66071. For more information, call Tom Jensen at (913) 406-5917.

Saturday, October 9. Overland Park, Kan. Dunn Brother’s Coffee Morning Cruise. 8975 Metcalf Ave. 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. For more information, call (913) 381-3030.

Kansas City-area car races

Friday, October 8-Saturday, October 9. Kansas City, Kan. McCarthy Chevrolet Jayhawk Modified Classic. Lakeside Speedway. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., races at 7:30. This is the third, and hopefully final attempt to run this popular annual event, which has suffered from rainouts up to now. Lakeside Speedway, 5616 Walcott Dr, 66109. For more information, call (913) 299-2040 or visit

Friday, October 8. Kansas City, Mo. Friday Night Grudge Racing. Kansas City International Raceway, 8201 S Noland Road, 64138. For more information, call (816) 358-6700, or visit

October 9-10. Kansas City, Mo. CDRA Fall Bracket Classic. Kansas City International Raceway, 8201 S Noland Road, 64138. For more information, call (816) 358-6700, or visit

NASCAR on television

The stars and cars of NASCAR left Kansas and are heading to Auto Club Speedway in California thie weekend. Don’t be surprised to see some of the same type of action as we saw here, as Auto Club Speedway has a lot of similarities to Kansas Speedway. The Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will be in action there, while the Camping World Truck Series has the weekend off.

Sunday, October 10. Fontana, Cali. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pepsi Max 400. Auto Club Speedway. 2:00 p.m. (CT). ESPN.

Saturday, October 9. Fontana, Cali. NASCAR Nationwide Series 300. Auto Club Speedway. 3:00 p.m. (CT). ESPN2.

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