Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kansas City car shows, car cruises, and car races for October 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 2012

You might think that there are no more car events left to do in Kansas City at this point in the season, but that’s not exactly true. There are all kinds of season-ending and festival type car shows this time of year, including one at Bonner Springs High School and the Bass Pro Shop in Olathe.

Looking for a nice cruise? Try the Basehor Boys event on Friday night, or maybe the Riverside Red-X Cruise on Saturday. Or, if you want to buy a new old car so you’ll be ready for next year’s car show season, head on down to the Branson Auto Auction.

The complete list of Kansas City-area car shows, car cruises, and car races is listed in the calendar below.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Wednesday, October 10. 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 10.  Olathe, Kan.  Chick-Fil-A Cruise-In.  Olathe Chick-Fil-A.  12087 S Blackbob Road, 66062.  5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  For more information, call (913) 829-7600, or visit http://www.cfarestaurant.com/olathepointe/home.

Wednesday, October 10. 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.

Thursday, October 11. 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, October 12. Basehor, Kan. Basehor Boys Cruise Night. Sonic Drive-In. 155th and State Avenue (US24/40), 6 Miles west of the Kansas Speedway/Legends. For more information, call Don at (913) 579-1669, or e-mail gonnacrash@sunflower.com.

Friday, October 12. Lenexa, Kan. Longbranch Steakhouse Car Club Night. 8600 Marshall Dr, 66214. 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 894-5334.

Friday, October 12. Overland Park, Kan. Longbranch Alehouse TGIF Cruise Night. Longbranch Alehouse, 9095 Metcalf, 66212. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Chris at (913) 642-9555.

Friday, October 12. Independence, Mo. HPAC East Cruise Night. Sonic Drive-In, 4001 Jackson Dr, 64057. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.hpac.mopar.com, or e-mail hpacmopar@hotmail.com.

Friday, October 12- Saturday, October 13. Branson, Mo. Branson Auto Auction. Hilton Branson Convention Center, 200 E Main St, 65616. For more information, call (800) 335-3063, or visit http://www.bransonauction.com/.

Saturday, October 13. Bonner Springs, Kan. Bonner Springs High School Booster Club Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show. Bonner Springs High School, 100 N McDonald, 66012. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information, call Skip at (913) 745-4654, or e-mail bshsbooster@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 13. Riverside, Mo. Riverside Red-X Cruise. 2401 NW Platte Rd, 64150-9627. 2-5:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 741-3377, or visit http://www.riversideredx.com/.

Saturday, October 13. 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, or visit http://shopphh.com/.

Saturday, October 13. 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, or visit http://thirstyernies.com/.

Saturday, October 13. St. Joseph, Mo. Northwest Missouri Street Rods Cruise Night. East Ridge Village Perkins, 3900 Frederick (I-29, exit 47). For more information, call Kat at (816) 233-0312.

Saturday, October 13. Independence, Mo. VFW Post 1000 All-Out Car Show. 1002 E US 24 Hwy, 64050. For more information, call Bill at (816) 935-2364, or e-mail diglebe@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, October 13. Maize, Kan. 10th Annual Maize Lions Club Car Show. 304 W Central. For more information, e-mail maizelionsclub@gmail.com, or visit http://cityofmaize.org/index.php.

Saturday, October 13. Mt Vernon, Mo. 20th Annual Apple Butter Makin' Days Car Show. Spirit of 76 Park. For more information, call (417) 466-7654, or visit http://www.mtvernonchamber.com/.

Saturday, October 13. Savannah, Mo. LaVerna Village Car Show. LaVerna Village Nursing Home, 904 South Hall Avenue, 64485. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information, call Cody at (816) 324-3185, ext. 130, or visit http://www.lavernavillage.com/.

Saturday, October 13. Camdenton, Mo. LCTC Car, Truck, Bike, and Tractor Show. Camdenton Middle School Parking Lot. For more information, call (573) 346-9260.

Saturday, October 13. Topeka, Kan. HPAC Cruise Night. Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center, 21st and Fairlawn Road, 66614. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.hpacmopar.com, e-mail wings6970@aol.com, or call (785) 231-0719.

Saturday, October 13. Rose Hill, Kan. 24th Annual Rose Hill Festival Car Show. Main St. For more information, call Jason Jones at (316) 619-9177 or Red Line Auto at (316) 776-9069, or visit http://www.rosehillchamber.org/2010%20Car%20Show.html.

Saturday, October 13-Sunday, October 14. Lamar, Mo. 2nd Annual Three Old Geezers Custom Car Show. Downtown Square. For more information, call Bill at (417) 682-8541, or Gary at (417) 682-6247, or e-mail kustomgary@tiadon.com.

Saturday, October 13. Olathe, Kan. Breast Cancer Research "Pink" Cruise. Bass Pro Shop, 12051 Bass Pro Drive, 66061. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://mustangclubofgreaterkc.com/calendar, e-mail mcofgkc_pr@me.com, or call Sara at (913) 636-7936.

Sunday, October 14.  Kansas City, Kan.  Turner Days Car Show.  Turner High School Parking Lot.  1312 South 55th Street, 66106.  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  For more information, e-mail dotterods@hotmail.com, or visit http://www.turnerdays.com/.

Sunday, October 14. Kansas City, Mo. Antique Auto Club of America Meet and Greet/Car Show. City Market, 20 E 5th St, 64106. For more information, call Ken at (816) 356-7019, or (816) 868-8034.

Sunday, October 14. Bethany, Mo. Northwest Missouri State Car and Bike Show. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information, call John at (660) 868-0728, or the Bethany Chamber of Commerce at (660) 425-6358.


Kansas City-area car races

There aren’t many races left in Kansas City, but there are a couple of good ones. The season points championship will be decided Friday night at Lakeside Speedway, and the Show-Me Spectacular was rescheduled to this Saturday night at I-35 after it was postponed by the weather.

Friday, October 12. Kansas City, Kan. Budweiser Season Points Championship. Lakeside Speedway, 5615 Wolcott Dr, 66109. For more information, call (913) 299-2040, or visit http://www.lakesidespeedway.net/.

Friday, October 12. 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/.

Friday, October 12-Sunday, October 14. Topeka, Kan. Porsche Club Event. Heartland Park Topeka Road Course. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 7530 SW Topeka Blvd, 66619. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.

Saturday, October 13. 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 13. Winston, Mo. Show-Me Spectacular. I-35 Speedway. Interstate 35 and Highway 6, 64689. For more information, call (660) 749-5317, or visit http://www.i-35speedway.net/.


NASCAR on TV

Yeah, they wadded up a bunch of cars on the last lap, but at least last week’s race last week at Talladega was exciting. That’s more than you can say for most of the NASCAR races this year. Hopefully they’ll carry some of that excitement to Charlotte this weekend, as the Nationwide and Sprint Cup cars will run a couple of shows under the lights. The trucks get another weekend off. www.nascar.com.

Friday, October 12. Concord, N.C. NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300. Charlotte Motor Speedway. 6:00 p.m. (c/t). ESPN.

Saturday, October 13. Concord, N.C. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500. Charlotte Motor Speedway. 6:00 p.m. (c/t). ABC.

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