Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wives rejoyce as the calendar gets smaller. Kansas City car shows, car cruises, and car races for October 21, 22, 23, 2011

“I can’t tell you how glad I’ll be when winter gets here and these car shows get over!” That is a direct quote from my wife, who is a good sport about going to all this car stuff during summer, but is clearly ready to do something else for a few months.

She’s about to get her wish, because this list is getting smaller and smaller, and I would suspect that in the next couple of weeks or so, there won’t be enough car events in Kansas City to even bother publishing it anymore.

Several final events take place this weekend, including the excellent Belton Cruise Night, the Sonic Cruise in Lexington, and the Pleasanton Cruise Night. Big shows include the Midwest Ford Fest at KCIR, which was rescheduled from earlier in the summer due to rain, and the collector car auction in Branson. The complete calendar of events is presented to you in black and beige below.


Kansas City-area car shows and cruises


Friday, October 21. Overland Park, Kan. Hollywood Nights TGIF Cruise. 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 21. Holden, Mo. The Final Happy Days Dream Cars Cruise Night of the Season. Sonic Drive in, 101 S Lexington, 64040. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Chris at (816) 616-6612.


Friday, October 21. Pleasant Hill, Mo. The Final Pleasant Hill Cruise Night of the Season. First Street and Wyoming in Historic Downtown Pleasant Hill. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook page.


Friday, October 21. 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.


Saturday, October 22. Independence, Mo. Summer Cruise-In at the Hartman Heritage Center. Jackson Drive next to Buffalo Wild Wings. 6:00 p.m. For more info contact Jim at (816) 808-1154.


Saturday, October 21-Sunday, October 22. Branson, Mo. The Branson Auto Auction. Hilton-Branson Convention Center, 200 E Main St, 65616. For more information, call Missie at (800) 335-3063, or visit http://www.bransonauction.com/.


Saturday, October 22. Columbia, Mo. Columbia Fall Swap Meet. Boone County Fairgrounds. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For more information, call Ken or Kim at (573) 489-4762, e-mail ynotpromotionsllc@gmail.com, or visit http://www.columbiamoswapmeet.com/.


Saturday, October 22. Belton, Mo. Final South 71 Cruisers Cruise Night of the Season. 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, October 22. Neosho, Mo. Monthly Car, Truck, and Bike Cruise Night. Green Forest Family Restaurant, 1080 N. Neosho Blvd. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call (417) 451-1925, or visit http://www.neoshocc.com/index1.html.


Saturday, October 22. Kansas City, Mo. Midwest Ford Fest. Kansas City International Raceway, 8201 S Noland Rd, 64138. For more information, call Russ at (816) 635-3669, e-mail russ.dickey@midwestfordfest.com, or visit http://www.midwestfordfest.com/.


Saturday, October 22. Dexter, Mo. 3rd-Annual D.A.R.E. Car Show. Dexter Aquatic Center parking lot Hwy 114. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For more information, call Lori at (573) 624-5512, or e-mail lorichelle@hotmail.com.


Saturday, October 22.  Weston, Mo.  Weston Moonshiner's Car Cruise.  Historic Downtown Main and Market Streets.  5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  For more information, call Scott at (816) 807-6430 or Jim at (816) 830-1891.


Saturday, October 22. Wichita, Kan. 2011 Redhot Rods and Chili Car and Bike Show. 3224 North Tyler Road. For more information, call (316) 807-7770, or visit http://www.nwfreemethodistchurch.com/.


Saturday, October 22.  Bonner Springs, Kan.  Nuts and Bolts Car Show.  Nuts and Bolts True Value.  626 S. 130th Street, 66012 (formerly Wal-Mart).  10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  For more information, call (913) 553-2658.

Kansas City-area car races
Saturday, October 22. Grain Valley, Mo. Fast Fall Series. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Hwy, 64029. For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

Saturday, October 22. Topeka, Kan. E.T. Bracket and Junior Dragster Series Race w/ Super Gas. Heartland Park Topeka Drag Strip, 7530 Topeka Blvd, 60610. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit
http://www.hpt.com/.

Sunday, October 23. Topeka, Kan. E.T. Bracket and Junior Dragster Series Race w/ Super Comp. - King of the Track Finals. Heartland Park Topeka Drag Strip, 7530 Topeka Blvd, 60610. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit
http://www.hpt.com/.


NASCAR on TV

Last week, Matt Kenseth took a scary-looking red and green Ford sponsored by toilet flushers to victory lane during a fairly lackluster race in Charlotte. The biggest news there was probably Jimmie Johnson losing control and clobbering the wall, doing some damage to his quest for a sixth Sprint Cup Championship. This week, they head to Talladega, and this track has a history of very exciting racing. Anything can happen, and anyone can win. ‘Dega has been known to be a game-changer. The trucks run on Saturday, while the Nationwide series gets a vaycay. For more, visit http://www.nascar.com/.

Saturday, October 22. Talladega, Ala. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Coca-Cola 250. Talladega Superspeedway. 3:00 p.m. (c/t). SPEED.

Sunday, October 23. Talladega, Ala. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Club 500. Talladega Superspeedway. 1:00 p.m. (c/t). ESPN.

2 comments:

  1. craig... there was a "lead sled" show in salina. nice photos from the wichita eagle. lot of eye candy here...
    http://www.kansas.com/2011/10/18/2067264/lead-sled-show-2011.html

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  2. Great pictures and captions! Thanks for sharing.

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