Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A few more events before the season ends. The Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing calendar for October 28, 29, 30, 2011

What can I say … the weekly calendar is getting pretty sparse. Unless I get a flood of new events this week, this’ll likely be the last one of these big Tuesday listings I do for the year. Don’t leave us, though! I’ll keep posting about anything and everything that seems important to Kansas City car enthusiasts throughout the fall and winter.

Next Monday is Halloween, so it’s no surprise that there are some Halloween-themed events going on around town this weekend. Look for the last cruise of the year Friday night at the Longbranch in Overland Park, Cars at the Crowne in Lee’s Summit, and a two-day car show at the Fairgrounds in Garden City.

Weather can be unpredictable this time of year, so be sure to call ahead before you head out to these things. But make it a point to get out there, because we’re about out of things to do! The full Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule for this weekend is listed below.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Friday, October 28. Overland Park, Kan. Final TGIF Cruise Night of the Year. 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, October 28-Saturday, October 29. Hiawatha, Kan. Dreamers Auto Sales Classic Car Auction. 1000 Oregon. Begins at 10:00 a.m. each day. For more information, call (785) 742-2335, e-mail bhoward@slinkcom.net, or visit http://www.howardauctionservice.com/1028--29-dreamers-auto-sales-antique-cars--property.html.

Friday, October 28-Sunday, October 30. Garden City, Kan. Kool Nights/Hot Cars Car Show. Finney County Fairgrounds. For more information, call (785) 486-2697 or (620) 275-2008.

Saturday, October 29. Lee's Summit, Mo. Cars at the Crowne Car Show. Crowne Point Church. 5950 NE Lakewood Way, 64064. For more information, call Brittany at (417) 597-0838, or e-mail nbvwright@yahoo.com.

Saturday, October 29. Orrick, Mo. Orrick Country Cruisers Halloween Fun Run. 9:00 a.m.-noon.  For more information, call Louis at (816) 550-9420, or Paula at (816) 770-2321.

Saturday, October 29. 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.

Sunday, October 30.  Richmond, Mo.  Hard Time Rodders Car Show.  Maurice Roberts Park.  9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  For more information or to register, call Mike at (660) 232-0265, or call Jeremie at (660) 259-2144, or e-mail jackiepayne@hughes.net. 

Kansas City-area car races

Friday, October 28. 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, October 29. 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, October 29. Kansas City, Mo. Halloween SpookOut. Kansas City International Raceway, 8201 S Noland Rd, 64138. For more information, call (816) 358-6700, or visit http://www.kcironline.com/.

Saturday, October 29-Sunday, October 30. Kansas City, Kan. Richard Petty Driving Experience. Kansas Speedway. 400 Speedway Blvd., 66111 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, call (800) 237-3889, or visit http://www.drivepetty.com/.

Sunday, October 30. Kansas City, Mo. King of the Track. Kansas City International Raceway, 8201 S Noland Rd, 64138. For more information, call (816) 358-6700, or visit http://www.kcironline.com/.


In the last race, Kansas native Clint Bowyer nudged out teammate Jeff Burton for the win at NASCAR’s biggest oval, Talladega Superspeedway. This week, the cars and stars of the Cup series move on to the smallest oval on the circuit, Martinsville Speedway. There aren’t many races to go before the championship is decided, so every race is critical from here on out. The Nationwide Series is off again, so the trucks join the Cup cars as the support class. See http://www.nascar.com/ for more information.

Friday, October 29. Martinsville, Va. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200. Martinsville Speedway. 1:00 p.m. (c/t). SPEED.

Sunday, October 30. Martinsville, Va. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Tums Fast Relief 500. Martinsville Speedway. 12:30 p.m. (c/t). ESPN.


  1. So sad when the car show season ends--thank you for the weekly listings.
    The Observer

  2. Another car show I didn't see mentioned, I'm posting info from another on-line ad - one of the last car shows of the year ~ Sunday October 30th in Richmond, MO. Maurice Roberts Park - Registration from 9.00 am - 12.00 ALL VEHICLES WELCOME

    Sponsor: HardTime Rodders
    When: 2011-10-30, 9am-2pm
    Location: Maurice Roberts Park Richmond mo
    Richmond, MO

    To Register: call mike payne at 660/232/0265 or call Jeremie Kester at 660/259/2144 or e-mail jackiepayne@hughes.net

  3. Thanks for the head's up! I also added it to the calendar.

    Observer-You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by!