Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kansas City car shows, car cruises, car auctions, and car races for April 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 2013

There are some pretty big car events taking place around Kansas City this weekend.

If you want to buy a car, make sure you get over to Bartle Hall for the Mecum Auctions specialty sale, which takes place over three days.  This one has a national spotlight, so you don’t want to miss it.

If you already have a car, there are big cruises in Liberty and Belton.  There are also car shows in Pleasant Hill, Grain Valley, and Olathe, just to name a few.  The entire Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule for April 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 is listed below.

Kansas City-area car shows and cruises

Wednesday, April 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, April 24. Olathe, Kan.  Red Robin Car Cruise. 8657 W 135th Street (at Antioch), 66223. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Armando at (913) 894-2222.

Thursday, April 25-Saturday, April 27. Kansas City, Mo. Mecum Spring Collector Car Auction. Kansas City Convention Center (Bartle Hall), 301 West 13th Street. Some portions will be seen live on the Velocity Network. For more information, call (262) 275-5050, e-mail info@mecum.com, or visit http://mecum.com/.

Friday, April 26. 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, April 26. Leavenworth, Kan.  Leavenworth Cruisers Cruise Night. 649 Charokee (Haymarket Squre Downtown Leavenworth), 66048. 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 683-0641, or (913) 758-9362.

Saturday, April 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.

Saturday, April 27.  Liberty, Mo.  Cruise Night on the Liberty Square.  1 Courthouse Square, 64068.  5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  For more information, visit http://historicdowntownliberty.org.

Saturday, April 27.  Pleasant Hill, Mo. Friends of the Cabin Car Show.  Cass County Fairgrounds.  Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.  For more information, call Randy at (816) 898-9959, or e-mail cartruckshow300@yahoo.com

Saturday, April 27.  Grain Valley, Mo.  10th Annual Cruising for Grads Car Show.  Grain Valley High School, 551 Eagles Way.  Registration: 12:00 p.m.  For more information, call Cherry at (816) 935-9910, Melissa at (816) 507-9969, or e-mail gvgradnight2013@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 27. 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, April 27. Edgerton, Kan.  9th Annual Old 56 Highway Car Show. 404 E Main St, 66021. For more information, call Robert at (913) 856-8015, or Del at (913) 244-6150, or e-mail del.sawyer@american-national.com.

Saturday, April 27. Carthage, Mo.  5th Annual "Rockin' the Route" Car Show. Kellogg Lake on Route 66. There will also be a Friday night Poker Run and dinner. For more information, visit the website at www.swmosg.com

Saturday, April 27.  Edgerton, Kan.   Old Highway 56 Car Show.  Historic Downtown Edgerton.  8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  For more information, call Del at (913) 244-6150, Robert at (913) 244-6150, or visit www.oldhighway56.com

Saturday, April 27.  Mound City, Kan.  10th Annual Mound City Car Show. Linn County Courthouse.  9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 27. Kansas City, Kan.  OLU Car Show.  2646 South 34th Street (34th & Shawnee Drive), 66106.  For more information, call (913) 207-0900, or e-mail johnson7980@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, April 27-Sunday, April 28.  Kansas City, Mo.  Spring Custom Bike Show and Swap Meet.  KCI Expo Center, 11728 NW Ambassador Drive.  Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sunday: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  For more information, call Michael at (816) 891-7694, or e-mail mrose@nikciairport.com.

Sunday, April 28. Olathe, Kan.  Hotrods for Hospice.  The Great Mall of the Great Plains, I-35 and 151st Street. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  For more information, visit www.hotrodsforhospice.com.

Kansas City-area car races

Saturday, April 27. Topeka, Kan. Super 8 Showdown Series. Heartland Park Topeka, 7530 SW Topeka Blvd, 66619. 7:00 p.m. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.

Saturday, April 27. 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, April 27. Wheatland, Mo. KDKD and the Eagle Night at the Races. Lucas Oil Speedway, 700 E Hwy 54, 65779. For more information, call (417) 282-5984, or visit http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com/.

Saturday, April 27. Grain Valley, Mo. USRA Modifieds. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Hwy, 64029 . For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/ .

Saturday, April 27. Lebanon, Mo. Opening Night. Lebanon I-44 Speedway. 24069 Route 66, 65536. For more information, call (417) 532-2060, or visit http://i44speedway.net/.

Sunday, April 28. Kansas City, Kan. Weekly Racing Series. Lakeside Speedway.  Moved from Friday due to the weather.  Gates open at 2:00 p.m., racing at 4:00  5615 Wolcott Drive, 66109. For more information, call (913) 299-9206, or visit http://www.lakesidespeedway.net/.

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


  1. ^^^^ That post appears to be SPAM

    Thank you for putting this together ! Each week we go through it and see what we can go to. My only suggestion would be for you to maybe say which you are going to so that we might have the chance of running in to you and saying thanks in person !

  2. Yeah, I've noticed that as the website has gotten more popular, the SPAM comments have become harder to control.

    Heck, I don't always know where we're going to be. I'm planning to go to Mecum at some point. Maybe Liberty? Guess it depends on the non-car stuff that's also on the schedule.

    I appreciate you checking in! :-)


  3. Craig,

    Good stuff each week! We appreciate the news and calendar. we did see your truck in Platte City....or at least one that looked like it!

  4. Too bad I didn't know about your site when I was Kansas City awhile back. Some of these events look pretty cool.

  5. I will be at the Liberty "Cruise Night on the Liberty Square" from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m with two Camaro's.
    My 2012 that you have photographed before;
    Here is link to your picture at
    7th Annual Wheels and Dreams Car Show. Shawnee, KS -Sep 2012

    (need to see the engine compartment when it's dark)

    Will also have my Son's 2nd gen that is a work in progress.
    Hope to see you there !

    1. Ha--look at that picture. I was really being artsy-fartsy there. If I make it out, I'll try and look you up!