Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Whatever your favorite car event, you can probably find it on the calendar below.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
I like this Platte City Cruise because Larry Colstion and the gang do a nice job putting it together, but also because the parking lot is connected to some decent food choices. I’m a Pizza Shoppe fan anyway, so getting to attend a car cruise and eat a tasty pizza seems like a win-win situation to me.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The futuristic car was of course the brainchild of Preston Tucker, a man who was part visionary and part snake oil salesman. Designed by George Lawson and Alex Tremulis, the Tucker really was quite advanced in its day.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Of course, NASCAR brings their circus to Kansas Speedway, with the Camping World Truck Series on Friday, and the big Sprint Cup Series event on Saturday. With the new car on the new pavement, speeds will be up and excitement will be high.
For car cruises, I definitely suggest the Platte City cruise on Saturday night. Nice people, food on-site—it’s hard to pass this event up. You can also check out some Corvettes on Saturday at the Wal-Mart on I-29 and Barry Road.
The entire Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule for April 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 is listed below.
Monday, April 15, 2013
If you woke up and realized you needed to buy some 8-track tapes, a Mack bulldog riding a ’56 Chevy rocket bolted to an International truck radiator shell, or the tail-end of a ’59 Buick that had been converted into a couch, where would you go? Well, if it was last weekend, you could have acquired all of those treasures at the Ararat Shrine Swap Meet, of course. Held at the Antique Show Fairgrounds in Lathrop, Mo., the swap meet had a little something for everyone.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
I recommend the Basehor Cruise in Friday night—lots of nice cars and nice people there. Now if your car isn’t quite ready for the season yet, the Shrine Swap Meet in Lathrop is the place to pick up those last minute parts to get it on the road. If you don’t have a car at all, they’ll be happy to sell you one at the Branson Auto Auction. And for local racing, check out Lakeside Speedway—under new ownership for the first time in a decade.
Whatever your preference, the complete Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule for this weekend is listed below.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
When you start taking pictures at about 5:00 p.m., there are some things that need to be dealt with. I like to have the sun behind me so the car is completely lit, but then my goofy shadow wants to be in the picture as well. I hate that too, so I try to get far enough back that my shadow doesn’t show up, and then zoom into the car with the camera. Of course, when I do that, people don’t realize I’m taking a picture, so they sort of wander into the shot to check out the car. It’s rough being me.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Parkville Cruise kicks off this Saturday. There’s a car show at Turner High School, and the Longbranch Cruise has been going on for weeks in Overland Park. Or check out one of the area short tracks for some practice and/or racing this weekend. Whatever you’re into, check out the complete car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule below.
And remember, if you know of a local event that I need to add to the list, shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Of course, looks aren’t the only thing to consider. There are obviously performance advantages to the right tire and wheel combo. Radials usually handle better than biased-ply tires, but on an older car, they often don’t look right. Bigger, wider wheels might help cornering, but cause ride issues. Bigger brakes may require bigger wheels, and so on.