Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kansas City car shows, car cruises, and car races for May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 2013

If you like cars, this is a good time to live in Kansas City.  With cruises in Spring Hill, Overland Park, and Independence, plus full-on car shows in Grandview, Merriam, and Newton, there’s going to be someplace to look at nice shiny cars.  You can also go to the Lawrence Swap Meet, or check out some races at one of the many local tracks running this weekend. 

Whatever your favorite car event, you can probably find it on the calendar below.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Wednesday, May 1. 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, May 1.  Overland Park, Kan. Cruising Red Robin.  7111 W. 95th (at Metcalf Ave.) 66212. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Andrew at (913) 642-9800.

Wednesday, May 1. Independence, Mo. Big Boy Cruise Night. 12401 East 40 Highway (40 Highway and Crysler Avenue), 64055. For more information, call Mike at (816) 519-6424.

Friday, May 3.  Overland Park, Kan.  Longbranch Saloon TGIF Cruise. Longbranch Alehouse, 9095 Metcalf, 66212. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 912-7344.

Friday, May 3.  Overland Park, Kan.  Fast Fridays at KC Trends Motorsports. 13300 Grandview St, 66213. 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 962-5200.

Friday, May 3-Sunday, May 5. Lawrence, Kan. Lawrence Swap Meet. Douglas County Fairgrounds, 210 Harper St, 66046.  For more information, call (785) 842-7982, e-mail lawrenceaaca@aol.com, or visit http://www.lawrenceregionaaca.com/.

Friday, May 3-Sunday, May 5. Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. 25th Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Car Show. For more information, call Diane at (800) 451-4117, or visit  http://www.magicdragoncarshow.com/.

Saturday, May 4. Parkville, Mo. Parkville Monthly Cruise Night. Cancelled due to the weather.

Saturday, May 4. Grandview, Mo. Truman Heritage Festival Car Show. Downtown Main Street. Registration 9:00 a.m., awards 4:00 p.m. For more information, call Mike at (816) 898-3698, or visit www.trumanheritagefestival.com

Saturday, May 4.  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.

Saturday, May 4.  Spring Hill, Kan.  Classic Cruisers Cruise Night. Sonic Drive-In, 909 N Webster, 66083. 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Dennis at (913) 375-0023.

Saturday, May 4.  Bonner Springs, Kan.  Ag Hall of Fame Tractor Cruise.  Tractors will start at the Ag Hall (I-70 and Route 7) and make several stops, including Lakeside Speedway.  For more information, call Joe at (913) 287-7530, Don at (913) 262-5904, e-mail jay70nc@yahoo.com, or visit http://www.aghalloffame.com/.

Saturday, May 4. Newton, Kan.  9th Annual Newton Downtown Car Show. Downtown Newton. There is also a cruise night on Friday at 6:30. For more information, call (316) 283-0391.

Saturday, May 4.  Cassville, Mo.  27th Annual Dogwood Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Festival.  Registration 7:30 a.m., judging begins at 10:00 a.m.  For more information call Mindi at (417) 847-2814, e-mail chamber@cassville.com, or visit www.cassville.com.

Saturday, May 4.  Platte City, Mo.  Vintage Iron Motorcycle Show.  Platte County Fairgrounds.  7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Ricky at rickyachor@gmail.com, Russ at rmorgan14@kc.rr.com, or visit www.vintageironshow.blogspot.com.

Saturday, May 4.  Lee’s Summit, Mo.  Lakewood Car Cruise and Show for Pets. Lakewood Country Club, 651 NE St. Andrew’s Circle, 64064.  10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 478-1281.

Saturday, May 4.  Lansing, Kan.  Lansing Dayz Car Show.  Eisenhower Crossing (Intersection of Eisenhower Road and DeSoto Road).  Registration 9:00 a.m., awards 2:00 p.m.  For more information, call Dave at (913) 727-6343, or e-mail dtrinklejr@lansing.ks.us.

Sunday, May 5. Merriam, Kan. KCCA Superior Chevrolet Corvette Show. 8300 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, 66202. Registration 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Awards 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Wayne at (816) 453-0461, or visit http://www.kccorvetteassociation.com/.

Sunday, May 5. Kansas City, Mo. Art of the Machine Show featuring the Antique Automobile Club of America. City Market of Kansas City, 20 Genessee St., 64102. For more information, call Deb at (816) 842-1271.

Sunday, May 5.  Kearney, Mo.  American Iron Truck and Car Club Cruise Night. Downtown Kearney on Washington Street.  5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  For more information, call Troy at (816) 377-3271.

Sunday, May 5.  Louisburg, Kan.  Cruise the Burg Car Show.  11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.   For more information, call Michelle at (913) 219-3818, or Sylvia at (913) 837-5255.

Sunday, May 5.  Overland Park, Kan.   Mr. Goodcents Cruise Night.  8808 Santa Fe Dr. 66212. 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  For more information, call Singh at (913) 649-2244.

Kansas City-area car races

Friday, May 3. Kansas City, Kan. Weekly Racing Series. Lakeside Speedway. Cancelled due to the weather.

Saturday, May 4. Topeka, Kan. Super 8 Showdown Series. Heartland Park Topeka. Cancelled due to the weather.

Saturday, May 4. Winston, Mo. Weekly Racing Series. I-35 Speedway. Interstate 35 and Highway 6, 64689. For more information, call (660) 749-5317, or visit http://www.i-35speedway.net/.

Saturday, May 4. Wheatland, Mo. Impact Signs Open Wheel Showdown. Lucas Oil Speedway, 700 E Hwy 54, 65779. For more information, call (417) 282-5984, or visit http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com/.

Saturday, May 4. Grain Valley, Mo. POWRi, Lightning Sprints. Valley Speedway. Cancelled due to the weather.

Saturday, May 4. Lebanon, Mo. Weekly Racing. Lebanon I-44 Speedway. Cancelled due to the weather.

Always remember to call ahead for bad weather and scheduling changes!


  1. Man I hope the weather report improves - feeling so bad for Lakeside and all these great cruise nights after how crappy last weekend was too!

    Craig, great to meet you in Liberty though - thanks for this blog!

  2. Yeah, that forecast doesn't look too good right now. They've been wrong before, though!

    Nice to meet you too, Kyle. I appreciate you checking in!


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