Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Kansas City-area car shows, car cruises, and car races for October 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2012

We are dangerously close to the end of the line when it comes to car shows here in Kansas City this year, but there are still a few welcome holdouts as the harsh realities of winter loom ominously in the distance.

The idea of a permanent racing museum and local hall of fame is pretty nice, and C.A.R.B. is working on just that. Go to Lakeside during the day Saturday to get in on their auction and swap meet to raise money for this worthwhile cause.

If you like big car cruises, there are several of them that will end for the season after this weekend. This is your last opportunity to see the Belton Cruise, the Hartman Heritage Center Cruise, and the Longbranch Cruise. Trust me when I say this: next week’s calendar is going to be sparse.

The entire Kansas City-area car show, car cruise, and car racing calendar for October 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 is listed below.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Wednesday, October 24. 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, October 24. Independence, Mo. 40 Hwy Big Boy Cruise Night. 12401 E 40 Hwy (40 Hwy and Crysler Avenue), 64055. For more information, call Mike at (816) 519-6424.

Wednesday, October 24. Overland Park, Kan. Mr. Goodcents Cruise Night. 8808 Santa Fe Drive. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 649-2244.

Thursday, October 25. 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.

Saturday, October 27. Kansas City, Kan. C.A.R.B. Hall of Fame Auction and Swap Meet. Lakeside Speedway, 5615 Wolcott Drive, 66216. 9:00 a.m. For more information, call Darrin at (913) 219-9447, Lowell at (913) 342-1944, or visit http://kccarb.com/.

Saturday, October 27. Independence, Mo. Summer Cruise-In at the Hartman Heritage Center. Jackson Drive next to Buffalo Wild Wings. 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Jim at (816) 808-1154.

Saturday, October 27. Orrick, Mo. Orrick Country Cruisers Halloween Fun Run Car Show and Costume Contest. Downtown Orrick. For more information, call Paula at (816) 820-8874 or Louis at (816) 550-9420.

Saturday, October 27. 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 (816) 322-2779.

Saturday, October 27. 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.

Saturday, October 27. Wichita, Kan. 4th Annual Sons of the American Legion Post 256 Trunk or Treat Car and Bike Show. 4301 W Pawnee. For more information, call Joe at (316) 680-1172, or call Post 256 at (316) 943-1309.

Saturday, October 27. 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/html/calender.html.

Saturday, October 27.  Overbrook, Kan.  Christian Motorcyclists Association Car and Bike Show.  Grace Community Church, 310 East 8th Street, 66524.  2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  For more information, call Brenda at (785) 438-9160, or e-mail overbrookcmacarandbikeshow@yahoo.com.

Sunday, October 28. 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, October 28. 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, October 26. Topeka, Kan. Street Legal Test and Tune. Heartland Park Topeka Drag Strip. 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. 7530 SW Topeka Blvd, 66619. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.

Saturday, October 27. Grain Valley, Mo. Fast Fall Non-Points Series. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Hwy, 64029. For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

Saturday, October 27. Topeka, Kan. E.T. Bracket Racing. Heartland Park Topeka Drag Strip, 7530 Topeka Blvd, 60610. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.

Saturday, October 27. Wheatland, Mo. Lucas Oil MLRA - Dirt Track Spookway Safe Trick or Treat Night. Lucas Oil Speedway, 700 E Hwy 54, 65779. For more information, call (417) 282-5984, or visit http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com/.

Sunday, October 28. Topeka, Kan. E.T. Bracket Racing. Heartland Park Topeka Drag Strip, 7530 Topeka Blvd, 60610. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.

NASCAR on television

Wow—last weekend’s racing at Kansas Speedway was some of the best we’ve seen all year. Plus, there are a few guys that are cranky with one another after all the contact, so putting them on the tight quarters of Martinsville this weekend seems like a great plan to me. Let’s see some action! The Nationwide Series is off this weekend, but the Camping World Trucks fill in as the support class to the Cup guys on the paper clip. www.nascar.com.

Saturday, October 27. Martinsville, Va. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200. Martinsville Speedway. 12:30 p.m. (c/t). SPEED.

Sunday, October 28. Martinsville, Va. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Tums Fast Relief 500. Martinsville Speedway. 12:00 noon (c/t). ESPN.


  1. There's also Grand-Am and Continental Sports Car testing at the Speedway all weekend! http://t.co/Z08qBDic

    1. there is no Leavenworth Cruiser cruise night oct, 26 2012. our last cruise was Sept. 28, 2012 thanks Larry Lansing 913-927-6775