Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Kansas City car shows and events, November 2013 - March 2013. Kansas City car museums

It’s safe to say that the car show season in the Kansas City area is officially over.  But even during the off-season, there are still things to do if you pay attention.  This isn’t the typical weekly calendar, but a list of all the off-season events throughout the winter months.  If you learn about other things that need to be added to the schedule, drop me a line.  This story will remain on top when you click the “Upcoming Events” tab for several months, so you can always go back and find it.  I'm also including a list of car museums that aren't too far from home that you might want to check out.

As usual, remember to call ahead on most of these—we’re listing some of them pretty far in advance.  Maybe I’ll see you out and about this winter!

Kansas City-area car and truck events, November 2013-March 2014

Third Tuesday of each month.  Kansas City, Mo.  City of KCMO Unclaimed Vehicle Auctions.  KCMO Tow Lot, 7750 East Front Street, 64120.  Registration 8:00 a.m., Auction 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call (816) 513-1313, or visit this link.  

Every Wednesday night. 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/.

February 1-2, 2014.  Springfield, Mo.  15th-Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Autofest. E-Plex, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  3001 N Grant Avenue, 65803.  For more information, call (317) 236-6515, or visit http://www.autofestonline.com/event/281

February 7, 2014.  Topeka, Kan.  Heartland Park Topeka Awards Banquet.  Topeka Downtown Ramada, 420 SE 6th Avenue, 66607, Regency Room.  Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, call (785) 862-4781, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.

February 7-8, 2014. Wichita, Kan. 38th-Annual Sunflower Automotive Swap Meet. Kansas Pavilions, 85th Street North and I-35, 67201. For more information, call (316) 722-1779, e-mail info@wichitaas.com, or visit http://www.wichitaas.com/.

February 7-9, 2014.  Kansas City, Mo. Monster Jam Monster Truck Show.  Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd, 64106.  Check website for times.  For more informaiton, call (816) 949-7100, or visit http://www.monsterjam.com/Events/2014/02/07/Kansas_City,_MO/

February 14-15, 2014.  Columbia, Mo.  16th-Annual Automotive Swap Meet.  5212 North Oakland Gravel Road.  For more information, call (573) 489-4762, e-mail ynotpromotionsllc@gmail.com, or visit http://www.columbiamoswapmeet.com/.

February 14-16, 2014.  Kansas City, Mo.  54th-Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels.  Kansas City Convention Center (Bartle Hall), 301 West 13th Street, 64105.  For more information, call (248) 373-1700, or visit http://autorama.com/attend-show/feb-14-16-kansas-city-mo/.

February 28-March 3. Valley Center, Kan. Park City Chill Car Show. Kansas Pavillion, 1229 East 85th Street North.  For more information, call (316) 788-0190, or visit http://www.bartel-productions.com/Chill.html.

March 5-9, 2014.  Kansas City, Mo.  Greater Kansas City International Auto Show.  Kansas City Convention Center (Bartle Hall), 301 West 13th Street, 64105.  For more information, visit http://www.kansascityautoshow.com/.

Fun car places to visit around Kansas City

Auto World Museum.  200 Peacock Drive, Fulton, Mo. 65251.  Historic Classic cars compiled by Backer Potato Chip magnate.  For more information, call (573) 642-2080, or visit http://autoworldmuseum.com/.

Agricultural Hall of Fame Museum.  630 N 126th Street, Bonner Springs, Kan. 66012.  Tractors, trucks, and other interesting farm equipment.  For more information, call (913) 721-1075, or visit http://www.aghalloffame.com/

Armacost Museum.  4200 E 135th Street, Grandview, Mo. 64030. One of the largest Studebaker collections in the world.  Private tours only.  For more information, call (816) 765-2000.

Downtown Desoto.  226 South Washington, Clinton, Mo. 64735.  Jim Raysik’s awesome collection of original old cars in a restored car dealership.  Open house and private tours only.  For more information, call (660) 885-3355.

Good Times Classic Cars.  207 North Main Street, West Line, Mo.  64734.  Affordable vintage cars in a personal setting.  For more information, call (816) 889-8397, or visit http://www.goodtimeclassics.net/

Happy Days Dream Cars.  812 East Young, Warrensburg, Mo. 64093.  High-end classic cars for sale in a clean, modern showroom.  For more information, call (660) 422-7117, or visit http://www.happycarz.com/

KC Classic Auto Display.  10101 Lackman Road, Lenexa, Kan. 66219.  Large warehouse full of stored and for-sale classic cars.  For more information, call (913) 888-1234, or visit http://www.kcclassicauto.com/

Koury Investments.  205 S.E. Topaz Drive, Lee's Summit, Mo. 64063.  Old Corvettes and other vintage cars for sale.  Call for appointment.  For more information, call (816) 847-6500, or visit http://www.kouryinvestments.com/.  

Museum of American Speed.  599 Oakcreek Drive, Lincoln, Neb. 68528.  Speedy Bill Smith's amazing collection of vintage circle track cars.  For more information, call (402) 323-3166, or visit http://www.museumofamericanspeed.com/.  

Vintage Vettes, LLC.  319 East 10th Ave, Kansas City, Mo. 64116.  Large selection of classic Corvettes. For more information, call (816) 221-8388, or visit http://www.vintagevettesllc.com/

Wagner’s Classic Cars.  741 East Front Street, Bonner Springs, Kan. 66012.  High-quality classic car showroom.  For more information, call (913) 422-1955, or visit http://www.wagnersclassiccars.com/.

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


  1. Mr. Craig,
    As we roll into winter and as you mentioned as far as outdoor
    activities related to car shows and cruises coming to an end..
    Just want to thank you again for all you do for the car community, the time,
    photos, editorials, comments is really appreciated by so many.
    "Basehor Boys" is over this Friday the 8th but we'll see you again
    March 7th 2014. Also thanks to Mrs. Hover & BHo.......and of course Dad
    your best pal.
    Don-Basehor, Ks

    1. Thanks, Don. As always, I appreciate your support. And stick around--I'll try to come up with interesting car stuff even when there's nothing going on!

  2. This place is pretty amazing. I came up here with a friend. The seating was spacious and gentle with every seat cushioned and a clear view.