Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Indoor shows, outdoor cruises, and more. The Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule for October 13, 14, 15, 16, 2011

The calendar of events is getting smaller and smaller. Every week, another cruise night or two disappears. Once Halloween gets here, the car show season in Kansas City ends for all intents and purposes. You had better get out there and enjoy some of this stuff before it’s too late.

The award for most flyers dropped in my front seat at various car shows this year goes to the Everything on Wheels Show, which is Saturday and Sunday at the Kansas City Market Center. This is a heavily promoted indoor deal, and may be worth checking out.

The award for nicest request to add something to the calendar goes to Thursday’s Baddest Ride and Sick'ist System Show, as Matt, the show’s promoter, said I must be a “man of high class and dignity” when he e-mailed me the details. I don’t know how true that is, but I hope he gets a good turnout all the same.

The full list of Kansas City-area car shows, car cruises, and car races for this weekend is below. And as always, when in doubt about the status of one of these, call ahead before you head out.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Thursday, October 13. Kansas City, Mo. Baddest Ride and Sick'ist System Contest. The Club Spotlight. On the corner of 12th and Jackson. Registration starts at 2:00 p.m., awards at 5:00 p.m. For more information, call Matt at (816) 284-0347, or (816) 606-5531.

Friday, October 14. Overland Park, Kan. Hollywood Night’s TGIF Cruise Night. Dan's Longbranch Steakhouse and Saloon, 9095 Metcalf, 66212. 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more info contact Dan at (913) 642-9555.

Friday, October 14. 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.

Friday, October 14. Basehor, Kan. Basehor Boys Cruise Night.  Sonic Drive-In, 155th and State Ave. US24/40, 6 Miles west of the Kansas Speedway/Legends. For more information, call Don at (913) 579-1669.

Friday, October 14. Lone Jack, Mo. Happy Days Dream Cars Cruise Night. Sonic Drive In, 101 Battlefield Road, 64070. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Chris at (816) 616-6612.

Friday, October 14. Riverside, Mo. Riverside Red-X Cruise. 240 NW Platte Rd, 64150. 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 741-3377, or visit http://www.riversideredx.com/.

Friday, October 14-Saturday, October 15. Branson, Mo. Corvette Car Show. Outback Roadhouse and other locations. For more information, call Janet at (417) 334-7200.

Saturday, October 15. Platte City, Mo. C.A.R.B. Racing Hall-of-Fame Auction and Trade Show. Green’s Rolling Farm. 17580 Stubbs Station Road, 64079. 10:00 a.m. For more information, call J.D at (816) 668-8609, or Mike at (816) 365-7592, or visit http://www.kccarb.com/.

Saturday, October 15. Lee's Summit, Mo. Johnny Ray's Drive-In Cruise Night. 800 SW Blue Pkwy, 64063. 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 524-1910.

Saturday, October 15. Gladstone, Mo. Big Baby's Pizzeria Cruise Night. 6579 North Oak Trafficway, 64118. 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 569-2442.

Saturday, October 15. Savannah, Mo. LaVerna Village Car Show. LaVerna Village Nursing Home, 904 South Hall Avenue, 64485. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 344-3185, ext. 130, or visit http://lavernavillage.com/.

Saturday, October 15. Olathe, Kan. Radical Rides Cruise Night. Sonic Drive-In, 915 S. Parker, 66061-4262. For more information, call Glen at (913) 713-5013, or Don at (913) 948-9521.

Saturday, October 15. Piedmont, Mo. Ozark Heritage Festival Car Show. Piedmont Main Street. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., awards presented at 2:00 p.m. For more information, call (573) 776-5789, or e-mail kelsmith@windstream.net.

Saturday, October 15. Boonville, Mo. 2nd-Annual Boonville Car Show. Boonville High Schoo, 1694 W Ashley Road. Registration 8:00 a.m., awards at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call Keith at (660) 537-1737, or visit www.wix.com/singerd/btec-carshow.

Saturday, October 15. Horton, Kan. October Fest Car Show. Downtown Horton. For more information, call (785) 486-2697.

Saturday, October 15. Overland Park, Kan. HPAC Cruise Night. Culver's, 8600 W 135th St (135th and Antioch), 66223. Open to all years of MOPAR and AMC vehicles. 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, call (785) 231-0719, or visit hpacmopar@hotmail.com.

Saturday, October 15. Overland Park, Kan. Golden Oldies Cruise. Foster’s Grille. 11831 Metcalf Ave (119th and Metcalf), 66210. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Delbert at (913) 724-4025, or e-mail goldenoldiescarclub@sunflower.com.

Saturday, October 15-Sunday, October 16. Kansas City, Mo. Everything On Wheels Indoor Car, Truck and Bike Show. Metropolitan Community College Exhibit Hall, 1775 Universal Ave, 64120. For more information, call Scott at (816) 506-9749, e-mail kccarshows@gmail.com, or visit http://www.kccarshows.com/.

Saturday, October 15. Carthage, Mo. 25th Annual Carthage "Maple Leaf" Car Show and Festival. CMC Complex. 125 East Fairview and Grand Ave. and Carthage Square, 1900 Grand Ave. For more information, call (417) 358-9337, (417) 358-2373, or (417) 358-8241, or e-mail gwharrison@4state.com.

Saturday, October 15. Sikeston, Mo. 8th-Annual Car and Motorcycle Show. Carnell's Collision. Main and Tanner Streets. 4:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. For more information, call David at (573) 472-0828.

Saturday, October 15. Willard, Mo. WCC Oldies But Goodies Car Show. 400 Walnut Lane. For more information, call Kitsey at (417) 742-3593.

Sunday, October 16.  Trenton, Mo.  Missouri Days Car Show.  East Side Park.  Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.  For more information, call Larry at (660) 359-2651.

Sunday, October 16. Kearney, Mo. Krusin Kearney Jesse James Show. Downtown Kearney. For more information, call Neal at (816) 876-1357, or e-mail nreno@tirekingdom.com.

Sunday, October 16. Overland Park, Kan. All-German Concours d'Elegance Car Show. Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center, southwest corner of 199th and Roe. For more information, visit http://www.kcbmwclub.com/, or register here: http://kcbmwclub.motorsportreg.com/.

Kansas City-area car races

Friday, October 14. 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 15. Lebanon, Mo. Top Gun Series 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/.

Saturday, October 15. 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 15. Topeka, Kan. VAMP Head’s-Up Racing. Heartland Park Topeka Drag Strip, 7530 Topeka Blvd, 60610. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.

Saturday, October 15-Sunday, October 16. Kansas City, Mo. NHRA National Open. Kansas City International Raceway, 8201 S Noland Rd, 64138. For more information, call (816) 358-6700, or visit http://www.kcironline.com/.


Were you at the races at Kansas Speedway last weekend? If you were, you know that the races may not have been that exciting, but the points for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup are closer than ever. This weekend, the circus pulls into Charlotte Motor Speedway. Five time and defending champ Jimmie Johnson is four points out of the lead in third, but he won Kansas, and usually does well at Charlotte. But points leaders Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick have had some amazingly consistent finishes, so they won’t go down easy. The Nationwide Series also runs at Charlotte, while the trucks are in Vegas this weekend.  For the latest skinny, visit http://www.nascar.com/.

Friday, October 14. Concord, N.C. NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage. Charlotte Motor Speedway. 6:30 p.m. (c/t). ESPN2.

Saturday, October 15. Las Vegas, Nev. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350. Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 2:30 p.m. (c/t). SPEED TV.

Saturday, October 15. Concord, N.C. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500. Charlotte Motor Speedway. 6:30 p.m. (c/t). ABC TV.

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