Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kansas City car cruises, car shows, and car races for July 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2012

Awwww, there’s nothing car-related to do around Kansas City this weekend. NOT! (See how trendy I’m becoming with all the lingo and such). Actually, there’s all kinds of stuff to do.

If you like cruises, there are a couple really big ones Saturday night in Belton and Liberty. If you like car shows, the annual event that the Genuine Chevy-GMC Truck Club puts on at the Agricultural Hall of Fame is a must-attend event. Or, go watch some dirt track racing at Lakeside or Thunderhill.  Plus, there are monster trucks in Wheatland!

And if you like traditional hot rods and customs, the Leadsled Spectacular in Salina is one of the biggest shows of its kind. Yeah, it’s a bit of a drive from Kansas City, but well worth it.  They even have vintage drag racing at this one.

The full schedule of Kansas City car shows, car cruises, and car races for this weekend is in the calendar below.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Wednesday, July 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/. You can also get in on Dale's consignment auctions by visiting this link.

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

Wednesday, July 25. Olathe, Kan. Car Cruise at Red Robin. 8657 W 135th Street, 66223. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Armando at (913) 894-2222.

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

Thursday, July 26-Sunday, July 29. Salina, Kan. KKOA Leadsled Spectacular and Run What'Ya Brung Drags. Oakdale Park. For more information, call (417) 847-2940, or visit http://www.kustomkempsofamerica.com/ .

Friday, July 27. Lenexa, Kan. Car Club Night. Longbranch Steakhouse, 8600 Marshall Dr, 66214. 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 894-5334.

Friday, July 27. Overland Park, Kan. Fast Fridays at KC Trends, 13300 Grandview St, 66213. 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 962-5200, or visit http://kctrends.com/.

Friday, July 27. Lansing, Kan. Leavenworth Cruisers Cruise Night. 391 N Main St (in the Carriage Hills Shopping Plaza), 66043. 5:30-9:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 240-6775, or (913) 758-9362, or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leavenworth-Cruiser-Car-Club/278937771639.

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

Saturday, July 28. Independence, Mo. Summer Cruise-In at the Hartman Heritage Center. Jackson Drive next to Buffalo Wild Wings. 6:00 p.m.For more information contact Jim at (816) 808-1154.

Saturday, July 28. Raymore, Mo. Hot Rods and Hawgs Cruise-In. Thirsty Ernie's Sports Bar and Grill, 1276 W Foxwood Dr, 64083. 1-5:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 322-2779.

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

Saturday, July 28. Bonner Springs, Kan. 2012 Show and Shine sponsored by the Genuine Chevy-GMC Truck Club of KC. Agricultural Hall of Fame,630 Hall of Fame Drive, Bonner Springs, KS 66012. Registration: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Show until 4:00 p.m. For more information, call Gaileen at (816) 536-4591.

Saturday, July 28. St. Joseph, Mo. Riders Against Breast Cancer Ride and Drive. Meet at Heartland Regional Medical Center - Parking lot E and G, 5325 Faraon St. 9:00 a.m. For more information, call Amy at (816) 271-7868.

Sunday, July 29. Gladstone, Mo. Hy-Vee Cruise. Hy-Vee parking lot, 7117 N Prospect (72nd and N Prospect (MO 1 Highway)--N Antioch becomes N Prospect at 65th St), 64119. 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information contact Sal at (816) 452-8152, or e-mail sbonsignore@kc.rr.com.

Sunday, July 29. Kansas City, Mo. Art of the Machine Show featuring the Heart of America Z Car Club. City Market Farmers Market, 20 Genessee St, 64102. For more information, call Deb at (816) 842-1271, or visit http://thecitymarket.org/events/art-of-the-machine-car-series.

Sunday, July 29. Overland Park, Kan. Los Punk Rods Coffee Run/Burger Run. Snack Shack, 8039 Santa Fe, 66204. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://lospunkrods.com/.

Sunday, July 29. Shawnee, Kan. Fritz's Railroad Restaurant Cruise. 13803 W 63rd, (Shawnee Mission Parkway and Pflumn, west of Sonic) 66246. 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 375-1000.

Kansas City-area car races

Friday, July 27. Grain Valley, Mo. Valley Sprints, Micro Sprints, UMLA Late Models and Modified Lites. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Hwy, 64029 . For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

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

Saturday, July 28. 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, July 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, July 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, July 28. Mayetta, Kan. Weekly Dirt Track Racing. Thuderhill Speedway. 11995 142nd Road, 66509. For more information, call (785) 966-2844, or visit http://www.racethunderhillspeedway.com/.

Saturday, July 28. 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, July 28. Wheatland, Mo. E3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals presented by Lucas Oil. Lucas Oil Speedway, 700 E Hwy 54, 65779. For more information, call (417) 282-5984, or visit http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com/.

Sunday, July 29. Osborn, Mo. W.A.R. Sprints. US 36 Raceway, 9850 S Hwy 33, 64474. For more information, call (816) 675-2279, or visit http://www.us36raceway.com/.

NASCAR on the television

After a break last week, the Sprint Cup Series is back in action at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway for what was formerly known as the Brickyard 400, but now has a horrible sponsor-driven title that is impossible to remember.

The Nationwide Series will also be on the big track in Indy this year, so tune in to see the support class tread on hallowed ground Saturday.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is off this weekend, but they are about to get into their busiest few weeks of the year.

Saturday, July 28. Speedway, Ind. NASCAR Nationwide Series Indy 250. Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 3:00 p.m. (c/t). ESPN.

Sunday, July 29. Speedway, Ind. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents Your Hero’s Name Here 400 at the Brickyard. Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 11:00 a.m. (c/t). ESPN.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice use of the Matchbox cars, Craig. The Boss Mustang in particular. Not like I'm biased or anything. Maybe see you in Liberty?