Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kansas City car shows, car cruises, and car races for July 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2012

Wednesday is Independence Day, and there are lots of great flag-waving car events throughout the week.

This is one of the busiest Wednesday calendars ever, with car shows from Raymore to Topeka. You have the day off anyway. Might as well do some car stuff—right?!

The weekend is just as busy, with a full schedule of local cruises and car shows, plus the highly anticipated annual fireworks show at Lakeside Speedway after the races. Or, if the heat is too much for you, watch a little Daytona on your television.

The entire Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing calendar is listed below.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Wednesday, July 4. 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 4. 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 4.  Liberty, Mo.  Libertyfest Car Cruise.  Historic Liberty Square.  11:00 a.m. (after the 4th of July parade).  For more information, visit http://liberty4thfest.com/Schedule.html.

Wednesday, July 4. Topeka, Kan. Spirit of Kansas Car Show. Lake Shawnee. Registration 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. For more information, call (785) 267-1156.

Wednesday, July 4. Park City, Kan. Park City Car Show. Hap McLean Park. For more information, call Bob or Cathy at (316) 807-6514.

Wednesday, July 4. Sugar Creek, Mo. Fourth of July Parade featuring the Kansas City Corvette Association. Parade starts at 11:00 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.sugar-creek.mo.us/.

Wednesday, July 4. Pilot Knob, Mo. Fireworks at the Fort Car Show. Fort Davidson State Historic Site. For more information, call (573) 546-2992, or visit http://www.fireworksatthefort.webs.com/.

Wednesday, July 4. Overland Park, Kan. Cruising Red Robin. 7111 W 95th St (95th and Metcalf), 66212. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Dick or Judy at (913) 677-3592.

Wednesday, July 4. Pittsburg, Kan. Rollin' Nostalgia Car Show. Lincoln Park on McNally Dr, 66762. For more information, call Brad at (620) 231-8843.

Wednesday, July 4. Raymore, Mo. "Spirit Of America" 4th Of July Celebration and Classic Car Show. Recreation Park, 1011 S Madison, 64083. For more information, call the Raymore Parks and Recreation Department at (816) 322-2791.

Thursday, July 5. 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.

Friday, July 6. Lenexa, Kan. Car Club Night. Longbranch Steakhouse, 8600 Marshall Dr, 66214. 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 894-5334.

Friday, July 6. Overland Park, Kan. Longbranch Ale House TGIF Cruise. 9095 Metcalf, 66212. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Chris at (913) 642-9555.

Saturday, July 7. Blue Springs, Mo. Blue Springs Car Cruise. Downtown Main Street between 10th and 12th Streets. 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 228-0137.

Saturday, July 7. Excelsior Springs, Mo. Cruising Auto Zone. 1750 W Jesse James Road, 64024. 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 637-3132.

Saturday, July 7. 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, July 7. Lee's Summit, Mo. Pappy's Pizzeria Cruise Night. 405 NW Blue Pkwy, 64063. 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, call Phil at (816) 524-2100.

Saturday, July 7. Licking, Mo. Route 63 Car Show. Licking City Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call Ann at (417) 217-1738.

Saturday, July 7. Spring Hill, Kan. Classic Cruisers Cruise Night. Sonic Drive-In, 909 N Webster, 66083. Starts at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Dean at (913) 557-5162.

Sunday, July 8. Kansas City, Mo. Art of the Machine Show featuring the KC Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club. Kansas City City Market Farmer's Market, 20 E 5th St, 64106. For more information, call Deb at (816) 842-1271.

Kansas City-area car races

Friday, July 6. Grain Valley, Mo. Valley Sprints, Micro Sprints, Lightning Sprints 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 6. Kansas City, Kan. Budweiser Weekly Series w Firework Display. Lakeside Speedway, 5615 Wolcott Dr, 66109. For more information, call (913) 299-2040, or visit http://www.lakesidespeedway.net/.

Friday, July 6. 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 (660) 620-1148 or (660) 620-1152, or visit http://www.laraceway.com/.

Saturday, July 7. 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 7. 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 7. 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 7. Wheatland, Mo. Casey's General Stores Mid-Season Championships. Lucas Oil Speedway, 700 E Hwy 54, 65779. For more information, call (417) 282-5984, or visit http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com/.

Sunday, July 8. Atchison, Kan. W.A.R. Sprints. Atchison Co Raceway, 10548 Sedgewick Rd, 66002. For more information, call (913) 370-2520, or visit http://www.acraceway.com/.


I’ll admit that the 2012 NASCAR season has been a bit of a snoozer so far, but there is always an extra jolt of excitement when they head to Daytona in July. There’s just something about them being under the lights, racing bumper-to-bumper in the heat of the summer that seems to bring out just a little more craziness. Brad Keselowski won a really boring race in Kentucky last week. Here’s hoping for a little more at the birthplace of speed.

Friday, July 6. Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeno 250. Daytona International Speedway. 6:00 p.m. (c/t). ESPN.

Saturday, July 7. Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400. Daytona International Speedway. 5:30 p.m. (c/t) TNT Television.


  1. The following two cruises were held last Sunday, the first Sunday of the month.

    Sunday, July 8. Excelsior Springs, Mo. Rainey's Kruze. A Slice of Paradise Pizza. 2320 Vintage Ct, 64024. 1:00 p.m. For mroe information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/301456649944801/.

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

  2. OK, thank you. I updated the calendar.