Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cops and rodders. The Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule for July 1, 2, 3, 4

If you like cars, you should be able to spend some of the long Independence Day weekend doing something fun around the Kansas City area.

Police car owners will be converging in town for a national get-together and car show this weekend. There are several car shows and parades that you can check out. And there will be several race tracks in the area that will feature a fireworks show in addition to the on-track action.

There are a few indoor activities as well. The July stop for the NASCAR circus at Daytona is always one of the best of the year, and you can see Camaros and other GM vehicles save the world when Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens this week.

Here’s the complete list of Kansas City car shows, cruises, and events for this weekend. And as usual, call ahead if rain (or even worse, flooding) may be an issue.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Wednesday, June 29. Kansas City Metro Area. Transformers: Dark of the Moon Opens in theatres. For more information on the new Transformers movie, visit http://www.transformersmovie.com/, or to find a theatre playing the movie near you, check out the Kansas City movie times.

Friday, July 1. Overland Park, Kan. Longbranch 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.

Friday, July 1. Olathe, Kan. Good Times Car Club Subway Cruise Night. 539 E Santa Fe St, 66061. 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Subway at (913) 393-0363.

Friday, July 1.  Blue Springs, Mo.  Monthly Cruise Night.  Winstead's, 7 highway and I-70.  6:00 p.m.  For more information, call Jim at (816) 847-2116.

Friday, July 1. Cameron, Mo. 7th Annual Cameron Chamber of Commerce Car and Truck Show. Downtown Cameron, west side of highway 69. 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Ed or Earl at (616) 288-1510 or (816) 632-1844.

Now-Monday, July 4. Kansas City, Mo. Art of the Chopper Exhibit in Kansas City's Union Station. 30 West Pershing Road, 64108 For more information, call (816) 460-2020, or visit http://www.unionstation.org/chopper/index.php.

Saturday, July 2. Greenfield, Mo. Independence Day Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information, call Bill at (417) 606-0245, or Ron at (417) 637-0071.

Saturday, July 2. Kansas City, Mo. Police Car Owners of America 20th Anniversary Celebration Car Show. KCMO Police Training Academy.  6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road, 64119. For more information, call (479) 253-2364, e-mail kopkars@arkansas.net, or visit http://new.policecarowners.com/.

Saturday, July 2. Kansas City, Kan. KC Gente Magazine Car Show. Best Western Hotel, 501 Southwest Blvd. 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 271-1229, or visit http://www.kcgentemagazine.com/.

Saturday, July 2. Cameron, Mo. 8th Annual Cameron Chamber of Commerce Car Show. 205 N Main St, 64429. For more information, call Keith at (816) 284-3395.

Saturday, July 2. Lee's Summit, Mo. John Knox Village USA Birthday Celebration. Parade at 1:30 p.m. Entrants form on the south side of the Pavilion Building at 1:00 p.m. Uncle Sam’s Birthday Party 2:30 p.m. JKV veteran's recognition at 5:00 p.m. US Air Force Concert Band 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, call Dick at (816) 246-2626, or e-mail R.Clough@kc.rr.com.

Saturday, July 2. Warrenton, Mo. "Catch the Glow" Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show and Street Fair. Downtown Warrenton. 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, call Jenny at (636) 456-3535.

Saturday, July 2. Willard, Mo. Freedom Fest Motor Extravaganza. Willard Intermediate School parking lot. 11:00 a.m. For more information, call Don at (417) 742-2262.

Saturday, July 2. Thayer, Mo. Summer Car and Truck Show. For more information, call (417) 280-0162, or (870) 625-7653.

Saturday, July 2. Granby, Mo. OMTD Annual Summer Car and Truck Show. 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Liitle League ball park parking lot off Hwy 60 East. For more information, call Patti at (417) 472-7175.

Saturday, July 2. 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, July 2. Atchison, Kan. Atchison River Rod Cruise Night. Sonic Drive-In, 10th and Main. 5:00 p.m. start. For more information, contact Donna Grippin at (913) 367-0344.

Saturday, July 2. Blue Springs, Mo. Blue Springs Cruise-In. Downtown Main St (just west of 7 Hwy and Main St) between 10th and 12th Streets. 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

Saturday, July 2. Harrisonville, Mo. Heartland Road-Runners Cruise Night. Coffee Cats Coffee House, 1919 N Commercial, 64701. For more information, call Kenny at (816) 258-1741.

Saturday, July 2. Sedalia, Mo. Parkview Christian Chruch Cruise Night. 16th Street. 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (660) 221-8585.

Saturday, July 2. Spring Hill, Kan. Classic Cruisers Cruise Night. Sonic Drive-In, 909 N Webster, 66083. 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Rick at (913) 352-6845, Gene at (913) 352-6763, or e-mail tesmith@kckt.net.

Saturday, July 2.  Excelsior Springs, Mo.  Dave Lindbert Memorial Summer Cruise.  Blue Springs Auto Zone.  For more information, call Darrell at (816) 935-2316, or Bill at (816) 289-8916.

Monday, July 4. Sugar Creek, Mo. Kansas City Corvette Association in the 4th of July Parade. Sugar Creek parade route. 11:00 a.m. For more information, call Jason at (816) 461-4900.

Kansas City-area car races

Friday, July 1. Kansas City, Kan. Weekly Racing plus Fireworks presented by Capitol Federal. Lakeside Speedway, 5615 Wolcott Dr, 66109. For more information, call (913) 299-2040, or visit http://www.lakesidespeedway.net/.

Friday, July 1. 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, July 1. LaMonte, Mo. Weekly Racing and Fireworks show. L A Raceway, 11649, 65337. For more information, call (660) 563-9878, or visit http://www.laraceway.com/.

Friday, July 1-Saturday, July 2. Grain Valley, Mo. Weekly Racing. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Hwy, 64029. For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

Saturday, July 2. Nevada, Mo. Weekly Racing. Nevada Speedway, S Barrett Ave, 64772. For more information, call (417) 667-5859, or visit http://www.nevadaspeedway.net/.

Saturday, July 2. 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 Television

The annual 400-miler under the lights in Daytona for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is a Fourth of July weekend tradition. And after last weekend’s demolition derby in Sonoma, everyone seems to be good and mad at each other, which should result in fireworks on the track as well as in the sky. The Nationwide Series is also running at Daytona, while the Camping World Trucks have the weekend off.  For more information, visit http://www.nascar.com/.

Friday, July 1. Daytona, Fla. NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeno 250. Daytona International Speedway. 6:30 p.m. ESPN TV.

Saturday, July 2. Daytona, Fla. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400. Daytona International Speedway. 6:30 p.m. TNT TV.

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