Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beat the heat with some cool car events. The Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule for August 5, 6, 7

There are really some cool car events happening around the Kansas City area this weekend. OK, with the weather we’re having, they won’t actually be “cool,” but still, there are lots of good events happening out there.

The airplane/car show at the downtown airport on Saturday looks like a good bet. I went to this last year, and was very impressed with the turnout. Parkville’s cruise night is back in business on Saturday night in spite of the high river. And the Good Time Oldies car club is having their Puddle Jumper Days car show for the 18th time on Saturday. Plus, the Cruise to the K on Sunday is usually a pretty big deal.

Craving a little live racing? Unfortunately, Lakeside is still out of commission because of the Missouri River, but there are plenty of other ovals and drag strips operating this weekend from Lebanon, Mo., to Topeka, Kan. Plus, the Nationwide Series is fairly close to us in Newton, Iowa near Des Moines this week, while the Sprint Cup and Trucks are running in Pocono.

Take a look at the entire weekend schedule of events below. And don’t forget to drink a lot of water!

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Wednesday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6. La Vista, Neb. Omaha by the Sea IPMS (International Plastic Modeler's Society) USA National Convention. La Vista Convention Center, 12520 Westport Pkwy, 68128. For more information, call (402) 861-1999, or visit http://www.ipmsusa.org/.

Friday, August 5. Overland Park, Kan. Hollywood Night’s 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, August 5. Overland Park, Kan. Fast Fridays Cruise at KC Trends. 13300 Grandview Street, 66213. For more information, call (913) 962-5200, or e-mail sales@kctrends.com.

Saturday, August 6. Kansas City, Mo. Aviation Adventure Day Fly-In and Car Cruise-In. Kansas City Downtown Airport (MKC), 300 NW Richards Road, 64116. 7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (car cruise starts at 11:00 a.m.). For more information, call Joe at (816) 719-0588, e-mail joe.mcbride@kcmo.org, or visit http://www.kcairshow.com/.

Saturday, August 6. Parkville, Mo. Parkville Monthly Cruise Night. English Landing Park, Historic Downtown Parkville. 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 505-2227, or e-mail msparkville@sbcglobal.netParkville's Facebook page reports that this event has been cancelled this month.

Saturday, August 6. 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, August 6. 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.

Saturday, August 6. Blue Springs, Mo. Vintage Thunderbirds of Kansas City Show. O'Reilly, Auto Parts, 1414 NW 7 Hwy, 64014. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information, call Ron at (816) 229-4944, or visit http://www.vtkc.com/.

Saturday, August 6. Lee's Summit, Mo. 8th Annual Abundant Life Car and Bike Show. Abundant Life Baptist Church. 414 SW Persels Rd (between M-291 and Ward Rd), 64081. Registration is from 8:00-9:30 a.m. Awards ceremony is at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Pete at (816) 820-3374 or e-mail carshow@zilliox.org.

Saturday, August 6. 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, August 6. Atchison, Kan. Atchison River Rod Cruise Night. Sonic Drive-In, 10th and Main. 5:00 p.m. For more information, call Donna at (913) 367-0344.

Saturday, August 6. 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, August 6.  Lindsborg, Kan.  Smoky Valley Classic Car Show.  Swenson Park/North Main Street.  8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  For more information, call (785) 227-3706, or visit http://lindsborg.org/

Saturday, August 6. Odesssa, Mo. 18th Annual Good Times Oldies Puddle Jumper Days Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. Second Street and Dryden Street in downtown area. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more information, call Richard or Carol at (816) 633-4088, (816) 699-1607, or (816) 633-4088.

Saturday, August 6. Troy, Mo. THDBA Annual Car Show and Swap Meet. Main Street entrance at the top of hill on College Street. Registration 8:00 a.m. – noon, awards at 2:00 p.m. For more information, call Stephanie at (636) 299-1838 or e-mail info@troymodowntown.org.

Saturday, August 6. 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, visit http://www.bluespringsgov.com/index.aspx?nid=240.

Saturday, August 6. Harrisonville, Mo. Heartland Road-Runners Cruise Night. Coffee Cats Coffee House, 1919 N Commercial, 64701-1252. For more information, call Kenny at (816) 258-1741.

Saturday, August 6. Sedalia, Mo. Parkview Christian Chruch Cruise Night. 16th Street. 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (660) 221-8585.

Sunday, August 7. Kansas City, Mo. 2nd Annual Cruise to the K Classic Car Show and Exhibit. Kauffman Stadium, Blue Ridge Cutoff and I-70, Lot A, 64129. For more information, call Kevin at (816) 504-4167.

Sunday, August 7. Kansas City, Mo. Art of the Machine Display featuring the Veteran Motor Car Club and Rolls Royce Owner’s Group. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Kansas City’s City Market. For more information, visit http://www.thecitymarket.org/, or e-mail ppowers@copaken-brooks.com.

Sunday, August 7. Gerald, Mo. Classics in the Depot Annual Car Show. Historic Rock Island Railroad Depot near Hwy 50. 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Alicia at (573) 764-5419.

Kansas City-area car races

Friday, August 5. Lebanon, Mo. Weekly Racing. Midway Speedway. 6 miles east on Highway 32 and then right on B Highway, the speedway is 1/2 mile down B Highway on the right-hand side. For more information, call (417) 588-4430, or visit http://www.lebanonmidwayspeedway.com/.

Friday, August 5. 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, August 5. 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.

Friday, August 5. LaMonte, Mo. Weekly Racing Season Championship. L A Raceway, 11649, 11649. For more information, call (660) 563-9878, or visit http://www.laraceway.com/.

Saturday, August 6. Lebanon, Mo. Weekly Racing. I-44 Speedway. 24069 Route 66, 65536. For more information, call (417)532-2060, or visit http://www.i44speedway.net/.

Saturday, August 6. Winston, Mo. Weekly Racing. I-35 Speedway. Interstate 35 and Highway 6, 64689. For more information, call (660) 749-5317, or visit http://www.i-35speedway.net/.

Saturday, August 6. Nevada, Mo. Weekly Racing - Midwest Outlaw Vintage. Nevada Speedway, S Barrett Ave, 64772. For more information, call (417) 667-5859, or visit http://www.nevadaspeedway.net/.

Saturday, August 6. Topeka, Kan. E.T. Bracket and Junior Dragster Series Race w/ Super Street - Drag Strip. Heartland Park Topeka, 7530 Topeka Blvd, 7530 Topeka Blvd, 60610. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.

Saturday, August 6. Topeka, Kan. Super Saturday Showdown . Heartland Park Dirt Track, 7530 Topeka Blvd, 7530 Topeka Blvd, 60610. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.

NASCAR on the Box

This week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the odd triangle in Pocono. Jeff Gordon won the last time they were here, and he very nearly won the Brickyard last week, so look for the four-time champ to be strong. The Camping World Trucks share the spotlight with the main series this week, while the Nationwide cars are up the road a piece in Iowa. For the latest NASCAR news and information, visit http://www.nascar.com/.

Saturday, August 6. Long Pond, Pa. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125. Pocono Raceway. 12:00 noon (c/t). SPEED TV.

Saturday, August 6. Newton, Iowa. NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250. Iowa Speedway. 6:30 p.m. (c/t). ESPN2.

Sunday, August 7. Long Pond, Pa. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam RV Insurance 500. Pocono Raceway. 12:00 noon (c/t). ESPN.


  1. Thank you for putting this together each week! I find it super helpful, especially since I have given up on the Star--recommended you with a link on HPAC's Facebook group page. :)