Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Malibus in KCK, old Chevelles in Olathe, church fundraisers, city festivals, and more. The Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing calendar for September 23, 24, 25, 2011

Some of the big car events are starting to get X-ed off the calendar for the year, but there are still some worthwhile shows and activities that you can attend before the snow falls.

If you like new cars, you can go out and see how the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Lacrosse are built at the Fairfax Open House this Thursday. If you like old cars, you can go to the big Belton Cruise on Saturday night. If you like race cars, you can go help the crew cleanup some of the flood damage at Lakeside Speedway this Saturday.

Some of the most perfect weather of the entire year happens right now in Kansas City. There is no better time to attend a car show, car cruise, or car race. This weekend’s full weekend schedule of events is listed below.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Thursday, September 22. Kansas City, Kan. Fairfax Assembly Plant Open House and Tour. 3201 Fairfax Trafficway. 10:00 a.m.-6:15 p.m. For more information, check out the official flyer here.

Friday, September 23-Saturday, September 24. Olathe, Kan. 10th-Annual Aces Mid-America Chevelle/El Camino Show. The Great Mall of the Great Planes. 20700 West 151st Street (I-35 and 135th Street, exit 215), 66061. For more information, call Dean at (913) 677-3081, or visit http://macc.chevelles.net/regional.htm.

Friday, September 23. Overland Park, Kan. Longbranch TGIF Cruise presented by Hollywood Nights. Dan's Longbranch Steakhouse and Saloon, 9095 Metcalf, 66212. 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, contact Dan at (913) 642-9555.

Friday, September 23. Blue Springs, Mo. Winstead's Cruise Night. 7-Highway and I-70. 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Jim at (816) 841-2116.

Friday, September 23. Lansing, Kan. Leavenworth Cruisers Cruise Night. Burger King. 391 N Main St (in the Carriage Hills Shopping Plaza), 66043. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 240-67755.

Now-September 25. Kansas City, Mo. Art of the Chopper Exhibit in Kansas City's Union Station. This Friday is KC Automotive Museum Night, meant to raise awareness of a possible new car museum. 30 West Pershing Road, 64108. For more information, call (816) 460-2020, or visit http://www.unionstation.org/chopper/index.php. For more information on the car museum activities, call Jeff at (913) 707-3766.

Saturday, September 24. Belton, Mo. Cruzin' Main Street, hosted by the South 71 Cruisers. Historic Downtown Belton. 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, call Mike at (816) 898-3698, Russ at (816) 392-0728, Paul at (816) 392-1470, Dave at (816) 898-5174, or Esther at (816) 322-7005, or visit http://www.south71cruisers.org/.

Saturday, September 24. Independence, Mo. Classic Wheels Car Show. East Side Baptist Church. 19901 East Street, Route 78 (2-miles east of M-291 on 23rd St), 64057. Registration: 8:00 a.m. Show: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Don at (816) 796-0955, or e-mail pastordon@esbc.com.

Saturday, September 24. Camdenton, Mo. 4th Annual Corvette Meet and Greet sponsored by the Linn Creek Corvette Association. Hulett Chevrolet, 513 N Bus Hwy 5, 65020. For more information, call Gary at (573) 286-1127.

Saturday, September 24. Lawrence, Kan. Cruise-In Kansas Car Show. 1470 N 1000 Road, 66046 (2 miles south of Lawrence 2 miles east of hwy 59). 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For more information, call (785) 843-3940, visit http://lvlcarshow.drupalgardens.com/, or e-mail cruisin@forestview.org.

Saturday, September 24. Linn Valley, Kan. 6th Annual Linn Valley Lakes Car Show presented by the Odd Rods Car Club. 86 Linn Valley Dr, 66040.For more information, call Michael at (913) 302-5205.

Saturday, September 24. Olathe, Kan. College Church of the Nazerene Car Show. 2020 East Sheridan (143rd and Murlen), 66062. For more information, call Ron at (913) 829-8363, e-mail rrregier@hotmail.com, or visit http://www.collegechurch.com/carshow.

Saturday, September 24. Leavenworth, Kan. Prison City Modelers Model Vehicle Contest. Heritage Center, 109 Delaware Street. For more information, call Mark at (913) 684-4118, e-mail mgerges@kc.rr.com, or visit http://leavenworthmodelersclub.org/.

Saturday, September 24. Springfield, Mo. 12th Annual ANPAC United Way Fundraiser Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. American National Corporate Center. 2949 East Sunshine. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more information, call Karissa at (417)887-4990, ext. 2392, e-mail Karissa.Jones@ANPAC.com or visit http://www.anpaccarshowforkids.com/.

Saturday, September 24. Topeka, Kan. Cows, Cars and Charity Show. Susana Wesley United Methodist Church. 7433 W 29th St, 66614. For more information, call Lance at (785) 862-1455, or e-mail lzach@wildblue.net.

Saturday, September 24. Oskaloosa, Kan. Oskaloosa City Pool Fundraiser Car and Bike Show. Oskaloosa High School, 404 Park. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information, call Lisa at (785) 393-1144, or e-mail tl_cross@embarqmail.com.

Saturday, September 24. Shell Knob, Mo. 22nd Annual Fall Car Show. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Located off Highway 39, downtown area across from plaza/ball field. For more information, call the Shell Knob Car Club at (417) 858-3300, or (417) 858-6477.

Saturday, September 24. Stockton, Mo. 51st-Annual Black Walnut Festival Car Show. Stockton City Park and surrounding areas. For more information, call (417) 276-5161 or (417) 276-5213, or e-mail info@stocktonlake.com.

Saturday, September 24. Hollister, Mo. 13th Annual Hollister Grape Festival Car and Truck Show. Historic Downtown Hollister behind the Caboose and Train Station Museum. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.hollisterchamber.net/.

Saturday, September 24. St. Clair, Mo. Route 66 Car Club Saturday Night Kruse-In Movie. Orchard Park, South Service Road, I-44 and Exit 240, 63077. For more information, call John at (636) 629-5604.

Saturday, September 24. Independence, Mo. Hartman Heritage Center Summer Cruise-In. Jackson Drive next to Buffalo Wild Wings. 6:00 p.m. For more information contact Jim at (816) 808-1154.

Saturday, September 24. Topeka, Kan. 3rd-Annual Briggs Dodge MOPAR Show. 3001 South Kansas Avenue. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information, call Ron at (785) 640-2665, or Shane at (785) 266-8858.

Sunday, September 25. Kansas City, Mo. Art of the Machine Display featuring the Plain Ol’ A’s Model A Ford Club. 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.

Kansas City-area car races

Friday, September 23-Saturday September 24. Kansas City, Kan. Flood Cleanup Activities. Lakeside Speedway. 5615 Wolcott Dr, 66109. Friday night will be a planning session, Saturday volunteers may assist from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Bring gloves, boots, shovels, etc. Food provided on Saturday. RSVP your intentions to help by calling (816) 280-3713, or e-mail lakesidespeedway@lakesidespeedway.net and/or JDG48@aol.com.

Friday, September 23. 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, September 23. 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/.

Saturday, September 23. Winston, Mo. Champions Night. I-35 Speedway. Interstate 35 and Highway 6, 64689. For more information, call (660) 749-5317, or visit http://www.i-35speedway.net/.

Saturday, September 24. 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, September 24.  Kansas City, Mo. Night of Fire. Kansas City International Raceway, 8201 S Noland Rd, 8201 S Noland Rd, 64138. For more information, call (816) 358-6700, or visit http://www.kcironline.com/.

Saturday, September 24. Nevada, Mo. Weekly Racing. Nevada Speedway, S Barrett Ave, 64772. For more information, call (417) 667-5859, or visit http://www.nevadaspeedway.net/.

NASCAR on Television

Tony Stewart was able to win on fuel mileage at the rain-delayed first event of the Chase for the Sprint Cup in Chicago earlier this week. Up next, the most pressure-packed part of the season continues in Loudon, N.H. Expect a mixture of strategy, patience, tempers, and action, because every position counts as the final nine races determine the season champ. The Nationwide Series gets the weekend off.  http://www.nascar.com/

Saturday, September 24. Loudon, N.H. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series F.W. Webb 175. New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 2:00 p.m. (c/t). SPEED TV.

Sunday, September 25. Loudon, N.H. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300. New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 1:00 p.m. (c/t). ESPN.


  1. Great list as always--I love our classic car scene here.

    On another topic, check out these old car ads posted by a fellow blogger:
    The Observer