As you can see from the pictures, this is quite a diverse car show. You might get an interesting car that belongs to one of the high school kids, and it’ll be parked next to a high-dollar muscle car. Over here you had a car that was built by George Barris in the early ‘50s, and over there was a Yugo (I kid you not).
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Stifling sunshine aside, there were still lots of great cars there. This was taking place at the same time as the huge monthly cruise in Belton, but they still managed to bring in a good crowd at this weekly event.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
One of the bigger events in this area will be the Basehor-Linwood High School car show, which always seems to pack ‘em in. You also might want to check out the weekly cruise in Independence, or Cars in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park. Wherever you decide to go, there will be some great cars and trucks to look at, and no doubt several owners who would be more than happy to tell you all about them.
The entire Kansas City-area car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule, plus the NASCAR TV schedule from Dover and Las Vegas, is listed below.
Monday, September 24, 2012
As it turns out, I’m glad I went. Vintage Fabrication is actually a pretty cool place, and the turnout was surprisingly robust. This was the 19th year for this event, and obviously word has spread during that time.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I know the Chevelle contingent has been getting strong around town lately, because I see several of them whenever I hit a car show. But it’s hard to realize just how strong until you see them all in one place. It would be hard to assemble a bigger gathering of hood pins, stripes, and Chevy Rat motors.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Ford is serious about this new car. It will be the most expensive global car launch in the company’s history. And this is a global launch. The Fusion follows in the footsteps of the Focus, Fiesta, and C-Max as another vehicle that should be popular all over the world. In Europe, this new Fusion will be the new Mondeo sedan.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The big Chevelle show is at the Great Mall on Saturday, and there are church shows in Olathe, Independence, and Blue Springs. And there are cruise nights all over town, including big ones in Belton and Independence. Or take in a car race. Lakeside is running a big Modified show Friday and Saturday nights, or head down to Lebanon for a 100-lap Late Model show.
The entire car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule for September 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23 is listed below.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Generally, you can expect the Goodguys show at Kansas Speedway to be the biggest car show of the year in the Kansas City area. But I think we might have a new champion for 2012—the Old Marais River Run in nearby Ottawa, Kan. Nearly 1,700 pre-1972 cars and trucks packed into picturesque Forrest Park for a beautiful weekend of spit-shining and cruising.
This is a dynamic show, with cars driving around the access road all day, people riding the shuttle through the show, and numerous organized cruises and activities throughout the weekend. This is the 26th year of this event, and the Over the Road Gang has obviously learned a thing or two about putting on a good show in all that time.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Other significant events of note include the Shrine Swap Meet in Lee’s Summit, the Basehor Boys cruise on Friday night, the Platte City cruise on Saturday night, and the strong cruise at the Hartman Heritage Center in Independence.
Check out the entire schedule of Kansas City car shows, car cruises, and car races for September 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 below the break.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Whatever you like to see or do that involves cars, you’ll probably be able to find it in Kansas City this weekend. Check out the entire Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule, plus the NASCAR events at Richmond, in the schedule below.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Every year about this time, the car show world descends on the infield of Kansas Speedway for the Saturday installment of the Goodguys Mid-Western Nationals. This is the biggest car show of the year in this area, and Saturday is the biggest day.
But not this year.