Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
And if that isn’t enough, the Greaserama is also taking place at the Boulevard Drive-In. It may be a little weird, a little crusty, a little freaky, but it is one of the best events out there.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Well, around here, you can get your fill of Camaros at the annual Midwest Camaro-Fest, which is hosted by the Camaro Club of Kansas City. This is the premiere show in the area for Chevy’s popular Pony Car, and was held this year in the history downtown square of Independence, Mo. I’ve been going to this event for at least the last 11-12 years, and even entered a car or two along the way, so I can tell you firsthand that this club works hard to make this show the big success that it is.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Smithville, Mo., is a pretty small community, but they have some big events in their historic downtown. Late in the summer, they host “Hot Summer Nights,” and last Friday night they featured their popular classic car cruise.
I’ve never been to this before, but I’ve been told that they can get as many as 300 cars here. The threat of rain was in the air this night, but they still probably had around 200 cars and trucks around the square.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
This was my last chance to take my 2013 Corvette Grand Sport loaner to an event before General Motors came and took it away forever, so I drove BHo to the land of Sonny Hill with the fiberglass roof panel stored neatly in the rear hatch area. Of course, I hadn’t thought to secure all the flyers that I picked up at the Corvette show earlier in the day, so once we hit 70 on 435, there was a tsunami of car show propaganda blasting all over the cockpit and out in the atmosphere. If I miss your event on the next weekly calendar, this may be the reason.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Slickstock. Where members of the Slick '60s Ford Truck Club get together and eat lots of Pizza Shoppe
Actually, when we saw a bunch of them parked at the Platte Woods Pizza Shoppe, the first thing I thought was, “hey, I didn’t know we had a Ford truck club here in town.” And as it turns out, I thought right. These were members of the Slick ‘60s Club, which is a nationwide group of ’61-’66 Ford F-Series enthusiasts. Every two years these folks meet up for “Slickstock” to catch up on old times, talk trucks, and eat pizza.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The only thing better than attending the KCCA Vettes on the Plains Show is doing it in a new Grand Sport
Here’s something that I know you know, but I’m going to restate it anyway. I love Corvettes. The new ones are crazy fast, and easy to drive that way. The old ones are packed full of character and style, and were all great performers in their day. I love sitting down on the floor. I love looking out over the hood. I just can’t think of anything I don’t like about them.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Corvettes are probably my favorite cars, and I have something special planned for the big Vette show at the Great Mall on Saturday. I also have my tickets to the Kruise to the K show and Royals game on Sunday, so maybe I''ll see you at one of those events!
If you’d rather take your car for an actual drive, join the RUFF RIDE Dice Run, which benefits the NAWS low-cost pet clinic. You’ll be helping out a good cause, you’ll get to eat some great Barbecue, and it really is a blast to be in a procession of motorcycles and cars as the police block traffic to let you pass.
There’s tons of stuff to do if you know where to look. And actually, you do know where to look, because the full list of Kansas City car shows, car cruises, and car races, plus this week’s NASCAR schedule, is listed below.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
For all the different car shows and cruises I’ve been to in Kansas City, I’ve never been to the one at the Hartman Heritage Center in Independence. And that was a serious oversight. Because I can tell you that it probably ranks in the top three of all local cruises based on attendance. This was hundreds of cars. And the crazy thing is that they do this every Saturday night throughout the summer. It’s a wonder there are enough cars left in town for anyone else to hold a cruise night.
If you hang out here on occasion, you may know that my dad had a heart valve replacement this week. I’m happy to report that the surgery went well, and he’s resting semi-comfortably at St. Luke’s hospital. It’ll obviously take awhile to fully recover from this, but at least he cleared a major hurdle.
Since I’ve been spending a lot of time at the hospital after work this week, it means I haven’t written that many stories for the blog. I was determined to get to an event Friday night, and even though I was late to the party, I eventually made it to the Basehor Boys Sonic Cruise.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Whether you’re travels take you north, south, east, or west, all of these fun events and many more are ready and waiting for you. See the entire Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing calendar for August 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 listed below.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I ever wrote a story about was the Parkville Cruise at
in Downtown Parkville. At the time I said it was a really strong
event, and four years later, I can report that it still is. English Landing
This might have been the first weekend in months that it wasn't 178-degrees in the shade. Of course, it looked like it was going to rain all day, and there was plenty of humidity. I got to the event pretty early for a change, and took up residence under the farmer's market canopy. I figured I would stay dry if it rained that way, and I got to watch most of the cars come in.