Tuesday, May 17, 2011

NHRA, NFM, HPAC, TGIF, NASCAR, and C.A.R.B. Kansas City-area car show, car racing, and car cruise calendar for May 20-22, 2011

Every week, the list of Kansas City car events just keeps getting longer.

There’s just so much to talk about. The Nebraska Furniture Mart car show is always a good one. The NHRA Summer Nationals is in Topeka. CARB members get into Lakeside Speedway for free. And there are dozens more great car shows, races, and cruises to choose from.

Or, if you prefer to stay indoors, you can watch the NASCAR All-Star Showdown from Charlotte, ESPN2’s coverage of the Nats in Topeka, and the Mecum Indy Spring Classic car auction.

Need all the details? No problem. Just take a look at the comprehensive schedule of events below. And as usual, if the weather is iffy, make sure you contact the event promoter before you head out. Also, if you have events that you want to promote in future weekly calendars like this, send an e-mail to kcissclub@hotmail.com with all the details.


Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Friday, May 20. St. Joseph, Mo. Northwest Missouri Street Rods Cruise. Terribles Casino, 777 Winners Circle (on the river--I-229 and Highland Ave exit). For more information, call Galen at (913) 365-4832, or Kat at (816) 233-0312.

Friday, May 20. Overland Park, Kan. Longbranch TGIF Cruise. Dan's Longbranch Steakhouse and Saloon, 9095 Metcalf, 66212. 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, call Dan at (913) 642-9555.

Friday, May 20. Holden, Mo. Sonic Cruise Night presented by Happy Days Dream Cars. Sonic Drive in, 101 S Lexington, 64040. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Chris at (816) 616-6612.

Friday, May 20. Pleasant Hill, Mo. Pleasant Hill Cruise Night presented by the Pleasant Hill Downtown Association. First Street and Wyoming in Historic Downtown Pleasant Hill. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, e-mail kitchellrick@hotmail.com.

Saturday, May 21. Kansas City, Kan. 3rd Annual Nebraska Furniture Mart Friends and Family Car Show. 1601 Village West Pkwy, 66111. 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. For more information, call Doug at (816) 728-8985, or e-mail carshow@nfm.com.

Saturday, May 21. Platte City, Mo. Pizza Shoppe/Mr. Goodcents Monthly Cruise. 2400 NW Prairie View Road. 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Larry at (816) 858-4070.

Saturday, May 21. Belton, Mo. 2nd Annual Adams Kansas City Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Inc. Car Show. 7820 E 171st St (Hwys 71 and 58), 64012. 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. For more information, call Don at (816) 550-2105, or Jim at (816) 331-4909.

Saturday, May 21. Excelsior Springs, Mo. Return to Lake Maurer Car Show. Lake Maurer Road, 64024. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. For more information, call Sheryl at (816) 365-1664, or visit http://www.esmuseum.org/.

Saturday, May 21. Sugar Creek, Mo. Steve Mullins Benefit Car and Bike Show. La Benite Park (foot of the Missouri River Bridge on M-291 NB). Registration from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Awards at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (816) 898-6601 or (816) 215-2864, or e-mail stevemullinsbenefit@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 21. Kansas City, Mo. Warrior Appreciation Rally. The Brass Rail. 4940 NE 81st St (Hwy 152 and Brighton), 64119. Motorcycle ride starts at Worth Harley Davidson at 9:00 a.m. Rally starts at 11:00 a.m. at The Brass Rail. Motorcycles, Apache helicopter, and military vehicles. For more information, visit http://www.chromedoutmag.com/bikernews/1st-annual-warrior-appreciation-rally-armed-forces-day.

Saturday, May 21. Smithville, Mo. 3rd Annual Larson's Cruise for the Cause. Smithville High School. 645 S Commercial, 64089. Registration is from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Judging is from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Awards are at 2:00 p.m. For more information, call Shannon at (816) 520-6138, or e-mail jmckown@kc.rr.com.

Saturday, May 21. St. Joseph, Mo. Northwest Missouri Street Rods 18th Annual Car Show. Civic Center Park/City Hall, 1100 Frederick Ave. For more information, call Galen (913) 365-4832 or Kat (816) 233-0312.

Saturday, May 21. Riverside, Mo. Bug Blitz/Bus Bash. E.H. Young Riverfront Park. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Awards begin at 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 304-0354, or visit http://www.mokanvwclub.org/.

Saturday, May 21. Independence, Mo. Heartland Heritage Center Summer Cruise. Jackson Drive next to Buffalo Wild Wings. 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Jim at (816) 808-1154.

Saturday, May 21. Lee's Summit, Mo. Johnny Ray's Drive-In Car Cruise, 800 SW Blue Pkwy, 64063. 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 524-1910.

Saturday, May 21.  Gladstone, Mo.  Big Baby's Pizzeria Cruise Night.  6579 North Oak Trafficway, 64118.  4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  For more informaton, call (816) 569-2442.

Saturday, May 21. Olathe, Kan. Olathe Sonic Drive-In Cruise Night presented by Radical Rides, 915 S. Parker, 66061-4262. For more information, call Glen at (913) 713-5013, or Don at (913) 948-9521.

Saturday, May 21. Overland Park, Kan. HPAC MOPAR Cruise Night. Culver’s. 8600 West 135th St (135th and Antioch). 66223. 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, call (785) 231-0719, or e-mail hpacmopar@hotmail.com.

Saturday, May 21. Overland Park, Kan. Foster's GrilleCruise Night. 11831 Metcalf Ave (119th and Metcalf), 66210. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, contact Delbert at (913) 724-4025, or e-mail goldenoldiescarclub@sunflower.com.

Sunday, May 22. Kearney, Mo. Krusin Kearney. Downtown Kearney. For more information, call Neal at (816) 876-1357, or e-mail nreno@tirekingdom.com.

Sunday, May 22.  Raymore, Mo.  Dairy Queen Car Cruise and Poker Run.  Starts at the Dairy Queen at 400 North Fox Ridge Drive, 64083.  Registration is at 1:00 p.m.  For more information, call Lynn at (816) 809-4427, or visit www.dqrelayforlife.com.


Kansas City-area car races

Friday, May 20-Sunday, May 22. Topeka, Kan. NHRA Summer Nationals. Heartland Park Topeka, 7530 Topeka Blvd, 60610. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.

Friday, May 20. Kansas City, Kan. C.A.R.B. Night at the Races. Lakeside Speedway, 5615 Wolcott Dr, 66109. For more information, call (913) 299-2040, or visit http://www.lakesidespeedway.net/.

Friday, May 20-Saturday, May 21. Grain Valley, Mo. Armed Forces Weekend. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Hwy, 64029. For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

Friday, May 20. 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, May 20. LaMonte, Mo. Weekly Racing. L A Raceway, 11649 Highway Y, 65337. For more information, call (660) 563-9878, or visit http://www.laraceway.com/.

Saturday, May 21. Nevada, Mo. Weekly Racing. Nevada Speedway, S Barrett Ave, 64772. For more information, call (417) 667-5859, or visit http://www.nevadaspeedway.net/.


Saturday, May 21. Kansas City, Mo. VAMP HeadsUp Racing Series. Kansas City International Raceway, 8201 S Noland Rd, 64138. For more information, call (816) 358-6700, or visit http://www.kcironline.com/.


NASCAR, NHRA, and Mecum on TV

Usually, I just post up the NASCAR TV schedule here, but there are a couple other things I wanted to mention as well.

The Sprint Cup Series is having the no-holds-barred All-Star Showdown on Saturday, and this non-points paying event has been known to light some serious fireworks.

The NHRA Summer Nationals is a big deal in the world of drag racing, and it takes place in nearby Topeka this weekend. So I thought it was important to give you the schedule for that.

Finally, the Mecum Spring Classic is in Indianapolis this week/weekend. This is one of the best car auctions you’ll ever watch, with interesting, entertaining, and unusual cars that you won’t have the chance to see anywhere else. Tune in—it’s addictive!


Friday, May 20. Concord, N.C. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series N.C. Education Lottery 200. Charlotte Motor Speedway. 7:00 p.m. (C/T). Speed TV. For more information, visit http://www.nascar.com/.

Saturday, May 21. Concord, N.C. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Showdown. Charlotte Motor Speedway. 6:00 p.m. (C/T). Speed TV. For more information, visit http://www.nascar.com/.

Sunday, May 22. Newton, Iowa. NASCAR Nationwide Series John Deere Dealers 250. Iowa Speedway. 1:00 p.m. ABC TV. For more information, visit http://www.nascar.com/.

Saturday, May 21. Topeka, Kan. NHRA Summer Nationals Qualifying. Heartland Park Topeka. 4:30 p.m. (C/T). ESPN2. For more information, visit http://nhra.com/.

Sunday, May 22. Topeka, Kan. NHRA Summer Nationals Finals. Heartland Park Topeka. 6:00 p.m. (C/T). ESPN2. For more information, visit http://nhra.com/.

Wednesday, May 18-Saturday, May 21. Indianapolis, Ind. Mecum Auto Auctions Spring Classic. 5:00 p.m. (Wednesday), 5:00 p.m. (Thursday), 5:00 p.m. (Friday), 1:00 p.m. (Saturday), (C/T). Discovery HD Theatre. For a complete schedule, visit http://dhd.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=66.16809.132432.41105.x.

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