Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kansas City car shows, car races, and car cruises for August 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2012

This is yet another big weekend for car shows and cruises in Kansas City. You could probably spend every waking hour driving from one to another, and never even come close to hitting them all.

Of course, the Midwest Camaro-Fest will be held Saturday at its new location around the historic downtown Independence Square. The Olathe Police foundation is having their big show at the Great Mall. Or choose from several huge Saturday night cruises in Liberty, Belton, or Independence.  And don't forget the Hot Summer Nights show in Smithville Friday.

You’ll even have to choose what to do on Sunday, with cruises in Gladstone and Shawnee, or the Classic Cruiser Car Club display at the City Market. The full weekend schedule of Kansas City car shows, car cruises, and car races for August 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 are listed below.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Wednesday, August 22. 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/.

Wednesday, August 22. 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, August 22. Olathe, Kan. Red Robin Cruise. 8657 West 135th Street (at Antioch), 66223. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Armando at (913) 894-2222.

Thursday, August 23. Independence, Mo. McDonald's Cruise Night. 16235 East 24 Hwy (East of M-291 Hwy on US 24 Hwy), 64056. For more information, call Jim at (816) 985-4317.

Friday, August 24-Sunday, August 26. Wichita, Kan. 3rd Annual Blacktop Nationals. Century II Exhibition Center, 225 W Douglas, 67202. For more information, call (316) 425-6767, or (877) 837-2446.

Friday, August 24. Overland Park, Kan. 2nd-Annual T.A.K.E. Foundation Ali Kemp Benefit Car Show. FUEL Bar and Grill, 1700 West 119th Street (119th and Metcalf), 66213. 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 451-0444, e-mail kctrends@gmail.com, or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fuel/143327539057801.

Friday, August 24. Smithville, Mo. Smithville's Hot Summer Nights Car Show and free Jeremy Nichols Band concert. Historic Downtown Smithville Main Street. For more information, contact Ann at (816) 532-4349, or e-mail HSN_Smithville@yahoo.com.

Friday August 24. Lenexa, Kan. Longbranch Steakhouse Cruise Night, 8600 Marshall Drive, 66214. 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 894-5334.

Friday August 24. Overland Park, Kan. Longbranch Alehouse 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, August 24-Sunday, August 26. Branson, Mo. 5th Annual Sleds in September. Area 57, 1610 W Hwy 76. For more information, call Lynn at (417) 588-7900, or visit www.sledsinseptember.com.

Saturday, August 25. Independence, Mo. Midwest Camaro-Fest presented by the Camaro Club of Kansas City. Historic Independence Square/ Jackson Co Courthouse, 64050. Rain or shine. Judging Noon-3:00 p.m. Awards 3:30pm. For more information, visit http://www.camaroclubkc.com/, call Kathy at (816) 525-0430, Wilbert at (816) 883-4464, or Steve at (913) 940-2811.

Saturday, August 25. Olathe, Kan. 3rd Annual Olathe Police Foundation Car Show. Great Mall of the Great Plains, 20700 W 151st St, 66062. Registration 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Judging 1:00 p.m.-2:30pm. For more information, visit http://olathepolicefoundation.com/forum/?page_id=6, call LaVern at (913) 780-4760, or e-mail olathepolicefoundation@yahoo.com.

Saturday, August 25. Bonner Springs, Kan. Tiblow Days Car Show. Main Street following parade. For more information, visit http://www.bonnersprings.org/index.aspx?NID=379.

Saturday, August 25. Belton, Mo. Cruzin' Main Street. Main Street in 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/index.html.

Saturday, August 25. Liberty, Mo. Historic Downtown Liberty Cruise Night. Kansas and Main Streets. 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, call Gary at (816) 524-7669, or Heather at (816) 810-9487, or visit http://historicdowntownliberty.org/events-2/calendar/.

Saturday, August 25. Weston, Mo. Weston Moonshiners Cruise-In. Main and Market Streets. 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://westonmoonshiners.com/index.html.

Saturday, August 25. Lansing, Kan. Cruise Night presented by the Leavenworth Cruisers. 391 N Main St (in the Carriage Hills Shopping Plaza), 66043. 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 240-6775 or at (913) 758-9362, or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leavenworth-Cruiser-Car-Club/278937771639.

Saturday, August 25. Independence, Mo. Summer Cruise-In at the Hartman Heritage Center--this will also feature the Cadillac/LaSalle Club of Missouri. Jackson Drive next to Buffalo Wild Wings. 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Jim at (816) https:/808-1154, or visit www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pavilion-at-Hartmans-Heritage-Center/109154032442467.

Saturday, August 25. Raymore, Mo. Hot Rods and Hawgs Cruise-In. Thirsty Ernie's Sports Bar and Grill, 1276 W Foxwood Drive, 64083. 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 322-2779.

Saturday, August 25. Tracy, Mo. Save The Hens Foundation Car Show to benefit Children's Mercy Hospital. Platte County Fairgrounds, 1st and Treble Streets. For more information, call Kevin at (816) 560-4015.

Sunday, August 26. Gladstone, Mo. Hy-Vee Cruise. Hy-Vee parking lot, 7117 N Prospect, 64119. 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, call Sal at (816) 452-8152, or e-mail sbonsignore@kc.rr.com.

Sunday, August 26. 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, August 26. Shawnee, Kan. Fritz's Railroad Restaurant Cruise. 13803 W 63rd, (Shawnee Mission Parkway and Pflumn w of Sonic) 66246. 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 375-1000.

Sunday, August 26. Kansas City, Mo. Art of the Machine Show featuring the Classic Cruiser Car Club. 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.

Kansas City-area car races

Friday August 24. 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 August 24. Kansas City, Kan. Budweiser Weekly Series. Lakeside Speedway, 5615 Wolcott Drive, 66109. For more information, call (913) 299-2040, or visit http://www.lakesidespeedway.net/.

Saturday, August 25. 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, August 25. 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, August 25. Mayetta, Kan. Weekly Dirt Track Racing. Thunderhill Speedway. 11995 142nd Road, 66509. For more information, call (785) 966-2844, or visit http://www.racethunderhillspeedway.com/.

Saturday, August 25. 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, August 25. 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, August 25. Wheatland, Mo. Weekly Series Season Championship Night. Lucas Oil Speedway, 700 E Hwy 54, 65779. For more information, call (417) 282-5984, or visit http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com/.


Last week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was in Michigan, and thanks to a new pavement job, the race was actually pretty good for a change.  This week, they head to Thunder Valley--Bristol--and new track tweaks promise to make this one an exciting event as well.  Check out www.nascar.com for more information.

Wednesday, August 22. Bristol, Tenn. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NCWTS 200. Bristol International Speedway. 6:30 p.m. (c/t). SPEED.

Friday, August 24. Bristol, Tenn. NASCAR Nationwide Series Food City 250. Bristol International Speedway. 6:00 p.m. (c/t). ESPN.

Saturday, August 25. Bristol, Tenn. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race. Bristol International Speedway. 6:00 p.m. (c/t). ABC.


  1. http://www.kansas.com/2012/08/22/2459259/all-roads-lead-to-blacktop-nationals.html#storylink=omni_popular
    Craig, for those who may be interested in the Blacktop Nationals in Wichita, might be a good idea to check out the article in the Wichita Eagle.

    One cool feature it sounds like is the "Million $ Car Display" (indoors i think). Invitation only to about 30 participants.

    Hopefully one of your readers will be able to attend and report back? Wish I could go!

    Regards, Mike T.

  2. Yeah, 600-800 cars. That'll be a big one for sure!

  3. Craig,
    I will be at the Olathe Police Foundation Car show on Saturday. I will be posting photos on FlickR either on Sunday or Monday. I am also thinking of going to Los Punk Rides cruise on Sunday.

    aka TeeMack

  4. Sounds good, Tim. Keep us posted!