Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Street rods, Corvettes, swap meets, and more. The Kansas City car show, car cruise, cand car racing schedule for May 3, 4, 5, 6, 2012

I love living in Kansas City. There are just so many options if you love cars this time of year. Looking to rebuild a car? Check out the swap meet in Lawrence. Like street rods? They’ll be in Riverside. Like Corvettes? There’s a big show at Superior Chevrolet. Need to buy some fresh vegetables while you’re checking out the classics? Be at the City Market Sunday morning.

They’ll be cruisin’ ‘em in Parkville and showin’ ‘em in Belton. And that doesn’t even include the full schedule of local short-track racing events throughout the area. So jump in—the water’s fine. The entire Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule for this weekend is right here.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Wednesday, May 2. Independence, Mo. 40 Hwy 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, May 2. Overland Park, Kan. Cruising Red Robin. 7111 W 95th St at (at Metcalf Ave), 66212. 5:00-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Dick or Judy at (913) 677-3592.

Wednesday, May 2. 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, May 3. 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.

Thursday, May 3. Kansas City, Mo. Boy Scouts of America Car Show. Kansas City Police Academy, 6885 NE Pleasant Valley Rd, 64119. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Park on north side of building. For more information, call Phil at (816) 792-2179.

Friday, May 4. Overland Park, Kan. Fast Fridays at KC Trends Motorsports, 13300 Grandview St, 66213. 7:00-10:00 p.m. For more information, call at (913) 962-5200

Friday, May 4. 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, May 4. Hutchinson, Kan. 4th Annual Boys and Girls Club Benefit Car Show. 600 W 2nd St. For more information, call Eddie at (620) 694-0494, at (620) 663-8046 or visit tiptoneddiegerry@hotmail.com

Friday, May 4-Sunday, May 6. Lawrence, Kan. 49th Annual Lawrence Swap Meet. Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St, 66046. For more information, call Ralph at (785) 843-2222.

Friday, May 4-Sunday, May 6. Riverside, Mo. Crusin' KC hosted by the American Street Rod Association. E.H. Young Riverfront Park, Argosy Pkwy at (9 Hwy and I-635), 64150. Kickoff party Friday, show and shine Saturday, awards Sunday. For more information, call Mike at (913) 787-7147, or Steve at (913) 856-5380, or e-mail newyorker1933@aol.com. You can also visit http://www.americanstreetrodassociation.com/events/2012-05/cruisin-kc-1158.html.

Firday, May 4-Sunday, May 6. Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. 26th Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Car Show. For more information, call Diane at (800) 451-4117, or visit either mailto:www.info@areachamber.com or http://www.magicdragonstreetmeet.com/.

Saturday, May 5. Parkville, Mo. Parkville Monthly Cruise Night. English Landing, Historic Downtown Parkville. 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 505-2227, or e-mail msparkville@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, May 5. Grandview, Mo. Truman Heritage Festival Car Show. Downtown Main Street. Registration 9:00 a.m., awards 4:00 p.m. For more information, call Mike at (816) 898-3698.

Saturday, May 5. 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, May 5. Raymore, Mo. Hot Rods and Hawgs Cruise-In. Thirsty Ernie's Sports Bar and Grill, 1276 W Foxwood Dr, 64083. 1:00-5:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 322-2779.

Saturday, May 5.  Blue Springs, Mo. Blue Springs Car Cruise. Downtown Main St at (just west of 7 Hwy and Main St) between 10th and 12th Streets. 5:00 p.m.-dark. For more information, call (816) 228-0137.

Saturday, May 5. Excelsior Springs, Mo. Cruising Auto Zone. 1750 W Jesse James Rd, 64024. 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 637-3132.

Saturday, May 5. Harrisonville, Mo. Heartland Road Runners Cruise Night. Gaslight Shopping Center, 1919 N Commercial, 64701. 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Clint at (816) 769-7879.

Saturday, May 5. Lee's Summit, Mo. Pappy's Pizzeria Cruise Night. 405 NW Blue Pkwy, 64063. Noon-8:00 p.m. For more information, call Phil at (816) 524-2100.

Saturday, May 5. Spring Hill, Kan. Classic Cruisers Cruise Night. Sonic Drive-In, 909 N Webster, 66083. 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Dean at (913) 557-5162.

Saturday, May 5. Cassville, Mo. 26th Annual Dogwoods in Bloom Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. Historic Town Square, 504 Main Street. Registration 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office. For more information, call Mindi at (417) 847-2814, or e-mail chamber@cassville.com

Saturday, May 5. Hutchinson, Kan. Midway Motors Benefit Car Show. 1200 E 30th St. For more information, call Eddie at (620) 694-0494 or (620) 663-8046, or e-mail tiptoneddiegerry@hotmail.com.

Saturday, May 5. Newton, Kan. 8th Annual Newton Downtown Car Show. For more information, call (316) 283-0391 or (316) 283-0397.

Saturday, May 5. Queen City, Mo. Classic Cars, Parts and Service Station Memorabilia Auction. 638 W 6th St. For more information, call Sellers, Martin or Anne at (660) 341-6730.

Saturday, May 5. Republic, Mo. Republic Car Show. Main Street. For more information, call at (417) 818-1097

Sunday, May 6. Kansas City, Mo. Art of the Machine Show featuring the Antique Automobile Club of America. City Market of Kansas City, 20 Genessee St, 64102. For more information, call Deb at (816) 842-1271.

Sunday, May 6. Louisburg, Kan. 16th Annual Cruise the Burg. Broadway Street. For more information, call Michele at (913) 219-3818, or Sylvia at (913) 837-5255.

Sunday, May 6. Merriam, Kan. KCCA Superior Chevrolet Corvette Show. 8300 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, 66202. Registration 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Awards 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Wayne at (816) 453-0461, or visit http://www.kccorvetteassociation.com/.

Sunday, May 6. Excelsior Springs, Mo. Rainey's Kruze. 1:00 p.m. 2320 Vintage Ct, 64024.

Sunday, May 6. Kearney, Mo. American Iron Truck and Car Club Sunday Cruise Night. 92 Hwy just E of I-35 in the Remax, 64060. 5:00-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Troy at (816) 377-3271.

Kansas City-area car races

Friday, May 4. Grain Valley, Mo. Powri Natl/W Region, Lightning Sprints and Vintage Cars. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Hwy, 64029 . For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

Friday, May 4. 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, May 4. Lamonte, Mo. USMTS Natl Championship and T.B.A. LA Raceway, 11649 Hwy Y, 65337. For more information, call (660) 620-1148 or (660) 620-1152, or visit http://www.laraceway.com/.

Saturday, May 5-Sunday, May 6. Springfield, Mo. 15th Annual O-Reilly 4X4 Wheel Monster Truck Jamboree Nationals. Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. 3001 N. Grant Ave. (I-44 and Kansas Expressway and follow signs). Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more information, call (317) 236-6515.

Saturday, May 5. 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, May 5. 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, May 5. . 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, May 5. Wheatland, Mo. Impact Signs, Awning and Wraps Open wheel Showdown. Lucas Oil Speedway, 700 E Hwy 54, 65779. For more information, call (417) 282-5984, or visit http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com/.


The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide cars are at the Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. Some of the races have been a little dry this year, in my opinion. Talladega is traditionally known for close, hair-raising action, so hopefully that will be the case this time. Some of the new rules were designed for close-quarters racing on the big superspeedways this year, and that proved to be the case at Daytona. Tune in live or set your DVR. The schedule is as follows.

Saturday, May 5. Talladega, Ala. NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312. Talladega Superspeedway. 2:00 p.m. (c/t). ABC Television.

Sunday, May 6. Talladega, Ala. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499. Talladega Superspeedway. 11:00 a.m. (c/t). FOX Television.


  1. C,

    W H E W !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "Basehor Boys"

  2. You'll be there for all of them, right Don?!