I wanted to do one more, though, because the Toys for Tots Run is this Sunday, and it’s sort of an annual tradition in Kansas City. It’s mostly motorcycles, but there are a few cars that participate as well. And if you haven’t done this with your old car, you might give it a try. The whole thing with the police blocking the road so the caravan can have a clear path is actually pretty fun, and it’s all for a good cause.
I’m throwing in a little mention for the SEMA show in Vegas this week along with the NASCAR schedule, because the eyes of the old car hobby are generally focused on this automotive cars and parts manufacturer extravaganza. Look for some more in-depth coverage of SEMA here later this week!
Check out the rest of the schedule below. And make sure you check ahead before you head out.
Kansas City-area car cruises and races
Tuesday, November 1. Greater Kansas City-Area. Pixar's Cars 2 released on DVD/Blue Ray. Local and National Retailers. For more information, go to http://disney.go.com/cars/.
Wednesday, November 2. Kansas City, Mo. Dale Wilch’s Man Cave Indoor Swap Meet. 1501 West 31st Street. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 788-3219, or visit www.dalewilch.com.
Saturday, November 5. Kansas City, Mo. VAMP Heads-Up Racing Series. Kansas City International Raceway, 8201 S Noland Rd, 64138. For more information, call (816) 358-6700, or visit http://www.kcironline.com/.
Saturday, November 5. Ottawa Kansas. Veterans Day Parade. Features the Kansas City Corvette Association. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://kccorvetteassociation.com/, or e-mail email@example.com.
Saturday, November 5. Blue Springs, Mo. Saturday Winter Cruise. Parking lot west of Culver's. 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. For more information, call Eric at (816) 213-7398.
Sunday, November 6. Lenexa, Kan. Kansas City Military Vehicles Collector’s Club Show. VFW Hall, 9550 Pflumm Road. For more information, call (913) 642-2863.
Sunday, November 6. Olathe, Kan. Toys For Tots Run. Rawhide Harley-Davidson, 725 N Rawhide, 66061. Police escort to Old Shawnee Town at 11:00 a.m. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. Entry fee is $10.00 plus a new toy. For more information, call Carrie at (913) 764-7433, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEMA Show and NASCAR on TV
Tuesday, November 1-Friday, November 4. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2011 SEMA Show. Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information, visit http://www.semashow.com/.
Friday, November 4. Fort Worth, Tex. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 350K. Texas Motor Speedway. 7:00 p.m. (c/t). SPEED.
Saturday, November 5. Fort Worth, Tex. NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. Texas Motor Speedway. 1:55 p.m. (c/t). ESPN2.
Sunday, November 6. Fort Worth, Tex. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500. Texas Motor Speedway. 2:00 p.m. (c/t). ESPN.