Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kansas City car shows, races, and cruises for April 29, 30, and May 1, 2011

We are right in the thick of things now. Spring has sprung, and car events are popping up all over Kansas City. From Liberty’s huge Saturday night cruise, to the awesome KCCA Corvette Show in Merriam on Sunday, there is something to do for fans of all types of cars around town.

As usual, it’s up to you to keep an eye on the forecast and call ahead before you head out. And if you have an upcoming event that you want to promote on a future edition of this calendar, make sure you e-mail me at kcissclub@hotmail.com.

See this week's schedule of events below.


Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Thursday, April 28-Friday, April 29.  Belton, Mo.  Spring Corvette and Specialty Car Sale.  Adesa Auction Kansas City.  1511 Adesa Drive, 64012.  For more information, call (816) 525-1100, or visit the Adesa Auction website.

Friday, April 29. Overland Park, Kan. Hollywood Knights TGIF Cruise. Dan's Longbranch Steakhouse & Saloon, 9095 Metcalf, 66212. 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, contact Dan at (913) 642-9555.

Saturday, April 30. Gardner, Kan. Old 56 Highway Car Show. 318 E Washington St. For more information, call Robert at (913) 856-8015, or Dan at (913) 707-2931.

Saturday, April 30. 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, April 30. Liberty, Mo. Historic Downtown Liberty Monthly Car Cruise. Kansas and Main Streets. 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, call Gary at (816) 524-7669, or Werner at (816) 810-9487.

Saturday, April 30. Merriam, Kan. Knock off the Dust Block Party III Hot Rod Show. Downtown Merriam. 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

Sunday, May 1. Merriam, Kan. KCCA Superior Chevrolet Corvette Show. 8300 Shawnee Mission Parkway, 66200. Show from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. Awards at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Wayne at (816) 453-0461, or Brenda at (913) 451-2764, or e-mail kccapr@aol.com.

Sunday, May 1. Louisburg, Kan. Cruise the Burg. Broadway Street, Downtown Louisburg. For more information, call Michelle (913) 219-3818, or Sylvia (913) 837-5255.


Kansas City-area car races

Friday, April 29. Kansas City, Kan. Weekly Racing. Lakeside Speedway, 5615 Wolcott Dr, 66109. For more information, call (913) 299-2040, or visit http://www.lakesidespeedway.net/.

Friday, April 29. Grain Valley, Mo. POWRI Midgets. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Hwy, 64029. For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

Friday, April 29. Kansas City, Mo. Friday Night Grudge. Kansas City International Raceway, 8201 S Noland Rd, 64138. For more information, call (816) 358-6700, or visit http://www.kcironline.com/.

Friday, April 29. LaMonte, Mo. Weekly Racing. L A Raceway, 11649, 65337 For more information, call (660) 563-9878, or visit http://www.laraceway.com/.

Saturday, April 30. Grain Valley, Mo. Opening Points Race. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Hwy, 64029. For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

Saturday, April 30. Kansas City, Mo. National Dragster Challenge. Kansas City International Raceway, 8201 S Noland Rd, 64138. For more information, call (816) 358-6700, or visit http://www.kcironline.com/.

Saturday, April 30. Nevada, Mo. Weekly Racing. Nevada Speedway, South Barrett Ave, 64772. For more information, call (417) 667-5859, or visit http://www.nevadaspeedway.net/.

Saturday, April 30. Topeka, Kan. Super Saturday Showdown Heartland Park Topeka Dirt Track, 7530 Topeka Blvd, 60610 For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.


NASCAR on TV


If the full schedule of car activities aren’t enough to keep you occupied this weekend, you can always set the DVR for a little NASCAR action as well. Short track stock car racing is hard to beat, and the big boys will be under the lights at Richmond this weekend. Tune in to see more. Also note that the Camping World Trucks are off this weekend, but SPEED TV is covering the Nationwide race, which is a little different than normal. For more information, visit http://www.nascar.com/.

Friday, April 29. Richmond Va. NASCAR Nationwide Series Bubba Burger 250. Richmond International Raceway. 6:30 p.m. SPEED TV.

Saturday, April 30. Richmond, Va. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400. Richmond International Raceway. 6:30 p.m. FOX Television.

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