Tuesday, April 24, 2012

From Belton to Liberty, and all points in between, the Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule for April 27, 28, 29, 2012

Well it’s not like there isn’t anything to do this weekend. You can find huge cruises in Liberty and Belton, Weston and Overland Park. There are so many places to go look at old cars, you might get sick of them. OK, not really. But you can see a lot of them around town.

Meanwhile, check out the races at Lakeside or I-35 Speedways, or one of the many other great tracks around town. You got a taste of racing last week at Kansas Speedway—now it’s time for some real racing.

Need a little more inspiration? Check out the entire Kansas City-area car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule below.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Wednesday, April 25. Independence, Mo. Big Boy Cruise Night. 12401 E 40 Hwy at (40 Hwy and Crysler Ave), 64055. For more information, call Mike at (816) 519-6424.

Wednesday, April 25. Kansas City, Mo. Dale Wilch's Man Cave Indoor Swap Meet. 1501 West 31st Street, 64108. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Dale at (913) 788-3219, e-mail dale@rpmcat.com, or visit http://www.dalewilch.com/.

Thursday, April 26. Independence, Mo. McDonald's Cruise Night. 16235 E 24 Hwy at (E of M-291 Hwy on US 24 Hwy), 64056. For more information, call Jim at (816) 985-4317.

Friday, April 27. Belton, Mo. ADESA Corvette Sale. 15511 ADESA Drive, 64012. For more information, visit http://www.adesa.com/.

Friday, April 27. Kirkwood, Mo. Sonic Drive-In Cruise hosted by the Outsiders Car Club. 1002 S Kirkwood Rd, 63122. 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Friday, April 27. Overland Park, Kan. Longbranch Ale House TGIF Cruise. Longbranch Alehouse, 9095 Metcalf, 66212. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Chris at (913) 642-9555.

Friday, April 27. Lansing, Kan. Leavenworth Cruisers Cruise Night. 391 N Main St at (in the Carriage Hills Shopping Plaza), 66043. 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 240-6775 or (913) 758-9362.

Friday, April 27. Belton, Mo. ADESA Specialty Car Sale. 15511 ADESA Drive, 64012. For more information, visit http://www.adesa.com/.

Friday, April 27-Saturday, April 28. Carthage, Mo. Rockin’ the Route Car Show. Kellogg Lake. For more information, call (417) 529-5363, or visit http://www.swmosg.com/.

Thursday, April 26-Saturday, April 28. Hermann, Mo. 6th Annual ShelbyFest. For more information, call (800) 932-8687 or (573) 486-2744.

Thursday, April 26-Saturday, April 28. Marshfield, Mo. 18th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival and US 66 Cruise-In. For more information, call the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce at (417) 859-3925.

Saturday, April 28. Liberty, Mo. Liberty Main Street Car Cruise. Kansas and Main Streets. 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, call Gary at (816) 524-7669, or Werner at (816) 810-9487.

Saturday, April 28. Belton, Mo. Cruzin' Main Street in historic downtown Belton hosted by the South 71 Cruisers. 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.

Saturday, April 28. Slater, Mo. 6th Annual Steve McQueen Days Car Show. Main Street in Downtown Slater at (Hwy 20). For more information, call Terry at (660) 529-3237, or Tim at (660) 815-2577.

Saturday, April 28. Topeka, Kan. Civitian Spring Car Show-Eggstravaganza. Civitian Day Camp/Gage Park. 1:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information e-mail rhellmer@gseplaw.com or powercat911@aol.com.

Saturday, April 28. Carthage, Mo. Rockin' The Route Car Show sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Stang Gang. Kellogg Lake. For more information, call (417) 781-7176.

Saturday, April 28. Pleasanton, Kan. Cookies Drive-In Cruise Night. 102 East 12th Street. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 28. Gardner, Kan. 8th Annual Old 56 HiWay 1980 and Older Car Show. Wheat Ridge Middle School, 318 E Washington St, 66030. For more information, call Robert at (913) 856-8015.

Saturday, Saturday, April 28. Weston, Mo. Weston Moonshiners Cruise-In. Main and Market Streets, Downtown Weston. 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Scott at (816) 807-6430, or Jim at (816) 830-1891, or visit http://www.westonmoonshiners.com/.

Saturday, April 28. Inman, Kan. 22nd Annual Inman Area Classic Car Show. Downtown Inman

Saturday, April 28. Wichita, Kan. Highlander Drive-In Car Show. 9100 El Corporate Hills Dr. For more information, call (316) 682-3013.

Saturday, April 28. Springfield, Mo. 21st Annual Antique, Classic Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. Ozark Technical College. Campus Industrial Training and Technology Parking lot area, 1001 East Chestnut Expressway. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information, call Terry at (417) 447-8293, or visit http://www.otc.edu/.

Saturday, April 28. Aurora, Mo. Braum's Cruise-In. Braum's Ice Cream and Sandwich Restaurant next to Hwy 39 near Hwy 60. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Gary at (417) 229-0431.

Saturday, April 28. Anderson, Mo. 6th Annual Anderson Car and Truck Show. Town Hole Park near Hwy 71 and Hwy 59. 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information, call (417) 845-8200, or e-mail chamber@andersonmo.org.

Saturday, April 28. Perryville, Mo. Cruise-In for St. Jude. Barron's Winery. 11:00 a.m. For more information, call (573) 517-1219.

Saturday, April 28. Jane, Mo. Absolute Estate and 40 Classic Car Auction. Parker Car Center near Hwy 71 and Hwy 90. 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. For more information, call Pat at(479) 521-6047 or visit http://www.parkercarcenter.com/.

Sunday, April 29. O'Fallon, Mo. JJ's Restaurant Car Cruise. 200 Ft Zumwalt Sq, 63376. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more information, call Mike at (636) 978-1737.

Kansas City-area car races

Friday, April 27. Kansas City, Kan. Budweiser Weekly Series. Lakeside Speedway, 5615 Wolcott Dr, 66109 . For more information, call (913) 299-2040, or visit http://www.lakesidespeedway.net/.

Friday, April 27. Lamonte, Mo. USRA RHS A Modifieds, B Modifieds, 305 Sprints, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks. LA Raceway, 11649 Hwy Y, 65337. For more information, call at (660) 620-1148 or at (660) 620-1152, or visit http://www.laraceway.com/.

Saturday, April 21. Winston, Mo. Weekly Racing. I-35 Speedway. Interstate 35 and Highway 6, 64689. For more information, call (660) 749-5317, or visit http://www.i-35speedway.net/.

Saturday, April 28. Grain Valley, Mo. A Modifieds, B Modifieds, Street Stocks and Dirt Demons. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Hwy, 64029. For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

Saturday, April 28. Topeka, Kan. BriggsAuto.com Super Saturday Dirt Showdown Series. Heartland Park, 7530 SW Topeka Blvd, 66619. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.

Saturday, April 28. Wheatland, Mo. KDKD and the Eagle Night at the Races. Lucas Oil Speedway, 700 E Hwy 54, 65779. For more information, call (417) 282-5984, or visit http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com/.


Fresh off the big NASCAR weekend in Kansas City, the stars and cars of the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series’ move on to the short track of Richmond International Raceway. Will these be as easy to attend live? Not if you live in Kansas City. Will the races have more action? Likely. You usually get more excitement when all the cars are on a tight track than you do on a 1.5-miler. Tune in and see what you think.

Of course, these are night races, so I wouldn’t encourage you to watch them live. Record them on your DVR, support one of your local short tracks or car cruises, and play them back later without the commercials.

Friday, April 27. Richmond, Va. NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250. Richmond International Raceway. 6:00 p.m. (c/t). ESPN2.

Saturday, April 28. Richmond, Va. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400. Richmond International Raceway. 6:00 p.m. (c/t). FOX Television.


  1. Craig:
    Thanks for all the "heads-up" on these events...

    Imust admit to a fondness for BARRETT-JACKSON...lots of cool classics on THERE.

    And that picture of that dark red 1940 Ford Coupe...that is SUH-WEET!

    (It's the EXACT SAME color as my 1/43 diecast...LOL)

    Happy Motoring.

  2. Thanks, Bob! I'm glad you're here checking out the blog!

    That definitely looks like a '40 Ford, especially in that shot, but it is actually a '40 Mercury. It's a really nice car, too--you see it at some of the car cruises around here sometimes. Some of the easy ways to spot a Merc over a Ford are the rear wheel wells, the more formal top, and the grille.