Monday, June 11, 2012

Airport cruises and fire trucks in the Kansas City car show, car racing, and car cruise calendar for June 15, 16, 17 2012

This is another big weekend for car-related stuff in Kansas City, highlighted by the big KCI Cruise at the Ambassador Building near the airport. They always have some great door prizes and a huge turnout at this one.

Another one worth checking out is the Firefest at the Independence Events Center on Saturday. I’ve been to this before, and it is a really fun, family-friendly event with lots of old cars, vintage fire trucks, and lots of other things to see and do. If you’re in the Independence area, I definitely recommend it.

I also want to give a shout out to the Riverside Red-X Cruise. It’s kind of at a weird time at 2:00 Saturday afternoon, but I like those guys, and would like to see that event take off. So if you can make it, give the Red-X a try.

The entire Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule is listed below, plus the NASCAR TV schedule from Michigan.  Oh, and happy Father's Day!


Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Wednesday, June 13. Olathe, Kan. Red Robin's Rodders Round-Up. 20155 W 153rd (near I-35 and Paola exit), 66062. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Bill at (913) 390-1400.

Wednesday, June 13. 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, June 14. Independence, Mo. McDonald's Cruise Night. 16235 E 24 Highway at (E of M-291 Highway on US 24 Highway), 64056. For more information, call Jim at (816) 985-4317.

Friday, June 15. Lenexa, Kan. Longbranch Car Club Night. Longbranch Steakhouse, 8600 Marshall Dr, 66214. For more information, call at (913) 894-5334.

Friday, June 15. Overland Park, Kan. Longbranch Ale House TGIF Cruise. Longbranch Ale House, 9095 Metcalf, 66212. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Chris at (913) 642-9555.

Friday, June 15. Overland Park, Kan. "Fast Fridays" at KC Trends Motorsports, 13300 Grandview St, 66213. 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 962-5200.

Friday, June 15-Saturday, June 16. Winfield, Kan. 11th Annual Garage Gearfest. For more information, call Doug at (620) 221-9523, or Richard at (620) 788-0190.

Friday, June 15-Sunday, June 17. Branson, Mo. 40th Annual Rods and Relics Rod Run and Car Show. Area 57, 1610 W Highway 76. For more information, call (417) 866-2563, or visit http://www.rodsnrelics.com/.

Saturday, June 16.  Kansas City, Mo. Senior Star at Wexford Place KCI Pre-Cruise.  6500 North Cosby Avenue, 64151.  12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.  RSVP by calling (816) 587-5700, or visit www.seniorstar.com.

Saturday, June 16. Kansas City, Mo. KCI Cruise Specialty Car Event. Ambassador Building (Formerly Farmland and WireCo). 12200 West Ambassador Drive, 64157. For more information, call Joe at (816) 243-3164 or (816) 719-0588, or visit http://www.flykci.com/cruise.

Saturday, June 16. Liberty, Mo. Touch of Glass Corvette Show. Heartland Chevrolet. 501 North 291 Highway. Registration, 9:00-Noon. Awards, 2:00 p.m. For more information, call Tom at (816) 781-5760, or Rita at (816) 792-4007, or visit http://www.touchofglass.org/showform.pdf.

Saturday, June 16. 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, June 16. Raymore, Mo. Hot Rods and Hawgs Cruise-In. Thirsty Ernie's Sports Bar and Grill, 1276 W Foxwood Dr, 64083. 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, call at (816) 322-2779.

Saturday, June 16. Riverside, Mo. Riverside Red-X Cruise. 2401 NW Platte Road, 64150. 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 741-3377, or visit http://www.riversideredx.com/.

Saturday, June 16. Blue Springs, Mo. Junefest Car and Bike Show. Cornerstone Church. 301 S AA Highway (AA and 40 Highway), 64014. 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, call Luke at (816) 228-1979, or visit lnettleton@cornerstonelife.org.

Saturday, June 16. Independence, Mo. 2nd Annual Rumble 4 Kids Car Show. Tractor Supply Company, 2210 S State Rte 291, 64057. For more information, call Jeanne at (816) 786-3313, or visit http://www.rumble4kids.webs.com/.

Saturday, June 16. Independence, Mo. Firefest hosted by the Independence 76 Fire Company. Independence Event Center, 19100 E Valley View Parkway, 64055. For more information, call Rick at (816) 520-8510, Russell at (816) 718-3058, or Janet at (816) 820-3263.

Saturday, June 16. Bates City, Mo. Bates City Café Cruise. 204 E Old 40 Highway (I-70 exit 31), 64011. 11:00 a.m. For more information, call (816) 625-0170.

Saturday, June 16. Lee's Summit, Mo. Johnny Ray's Drive-In Cruise, 800 SW Blue Parkway, 64063. 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, call at (816) 524-1910.

Saturday, June 16. Olathe, Kan. Olathe Sonic Drive-In Cruise Night. 915 S. Parker, 66061. For more information, call Glen at (913) 713-5013 or Don at (913) 948-9521.

Saturday, June 16. Overland Park, Kan. HPAC Meet and Greet. Culver's, 8600 W 135th Street (135th and Antioch). 66223. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.hpacmopar.com/, e-mail hpacmopar@hotmail.com, or call (785) 231-0719.

Saturday, June 16. Platte City, Mo. Outta Control Hot Rods Monthly Cruiseathon. Pizza Shoppe and Mr. Goodcents parking lots, 2400 NW Prarie View Road, 64079. 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Larry at (816) 858-4070.

Saturday, June 16. Sedalia, Mo. West Central Missouri Vintage Auto Club Cruise Night. Wheel Inn, 2103 S Limit Ave (65 Highway), 65301 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 16. Shawnee, Kan. Golden Oldies Car Club Cruise. Bates City BBQ. 6493 Quivira (65th and Quivira), 66216. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more info call Delbert at (913) 724-4025 or e-mail goldenoldiescarclub@sunflower.com.

Saturday, June 16. Sedalia, Mo. 13th Annual My Car, Automotive, Truck, Motorcycle, Antique and Classic Tractor and Race Car/Race Parts Swap Meet. Missouri State Fairgrounds, 2503 W 16th Street (intersection of Highway 65 and 16th St--enter 1 block west of mail gate on 16th St), 65301. For more information, call Kevin at (660) 596-3338, or Mike at (660) 221-4966.

Saturday, June 16. Wichita, Kan. Wichita Area MOPARs All MOPAR Car Show and Swap Meet. Sedgewick County Park. For more information, call (316) 291-0426

Sunday, June 17. Kansas City, Mo. Art of the Machine Show featuring the Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts. City Market Farmer’s Market, 20 E 5th St, 64106. For more information, call Deb at (816) 842-1271, or visit http://thecitymarket.org/events/art-of-the-machine-car-series.

Sunday, June 17. Salina, Kan. Father's Day Car Show. Rolling Hills Wildlife Center, 625 N Hedville Road, 67401. For more information, call Debbie at (785) 827-9488, ext. 114.

Sunday, June 17.  Lathrop, Mo.  Lathrop Antique Car Show.  30-miles North of KC (3-miles West of I-35), South edge of citylimits on 33-Highway).  Registration is from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  For more information, call Jim at (816) 896-5546, (816) 528-3511, or (816) 528-3000.

Sunday, June 17. Sedalia, Mo. "Cruise-In" Series. Applebee's, 3320 W Brdway Blvd at (US 50 Highway), 65301. 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 17. St Clair, Mo. 22nd-Annual Route 66 Car Club Father's Day Car Show. Orcha Road Park, I-44 exit 240 @ Highway 47 to S Svc Road, 63077.

Sunday, June 17. Wichita, Kan. 18th-Annual Father’s Day “Cruisin’ in the Jungle” Car Show hosted by CARS Magazine. Sedgewick County Zoo. For more information, call Daryl at (316) 788-0190.


Kansas City-area car races

Friday, June 15. Grain Valley, Mo. Valley Sprints, Non Wing Micro Sprints, Non Wing Lightning Sprints, Modified Lites and Lucas Oil MLRA. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Highway, 64029 . For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

Friday, June 15. 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/.

Saturday, June 16. Grain Valley, Mo. A Modifieds, B Modifieds, Street Stocks and Dirt Demons. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Highway, 64029 . For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

Saturday, June 16. Lathrop, Mo. Lathrop Garden Tractor Pull. 30-miles North of KC (3-miles West of I-35), South edge of citylimits on 33-Highway). 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Larry at (660) 663-7777, or visit www.lathropantique.com.

Saturday, June 16. Lebanon, Mo. Weekly Asphalt Racing. Lebanon I-44 Speedway. 24069 Route 66, 65536. For more information, call (417) 532-2060, or visit http://i44speedway.net/.

Saturday, June 16. Lamonte, Mo. ASCS Warrior Region.  LA Raceway, 11649 Highway Y, 65337. For more information, call (660) 620-1148 or (660) 620-1152, or visit http://www.laraceway.com/.

Saturday, June 16. Mayetta, Kan. Lucas Oil MLRA. Thunder Hill Speedway, 11995 142nd Road, 66509. For more information, call at (785) 966-2844, or visit http://www.racethunderhillspeedway.com/.

Saturday, June 16. Wheatland, Mo. Weekly Racing Series Father's Day Special. Lucas Oil Speedway, 700 E Highway 54, 65779. For more information, call (417) 282-5984, or visit http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com/.

Saturday, June 16. 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/.

Sunday, June 17. Lathrop, Mo. Lathrop Antique Tractor Pull. 30-miles North of KC (3-miles West of I-35), South edge of citylimits on 33-Highway).  11:00 a.m. For more information, call Gary at (660) 367-2330, or visit www.lathropantique.com.


NASCAR on TV

This week NASCAR’s Chevys, Fords, and to some extent the Dodges head home to Mo-Town. The Toyotas also come along for the ride. I’ve never considered this the most exciting track on the circuit, but it has its occasional moments. One thing is for sure—it’s a pretty area out there. So watch it for the scenery, get the race as a bonus.

Saturday, June 16. Brooklyn, Mich. NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250. Michigan International Speedway. 2:30 p.m. (c/t). ABC Television.

Sunday, June 17. Brooklyn, Mich. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400. Michigan International Speedway. 11:00 a.m. (c.t). TNT Television.

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