Local Cruises, Car Shows, etc.


Here's some old classics, and some nice cars, too!

Here’s some old classics, and some nice cars, too!

Check here frequently for fun activities, then call your friends if your are headed out. Know of a car show or event in your neighborhood? Let us know, and we’ll get it posted here. You also may want to check out the “Fun on Wheels” section of The Kansas City Star Saturday mornings. But you will find the most complete listing of Cruise Nights and local car shows at the Associated Car Clubs of Kansas City’s web page: http://clubs.hemmings.com/acckc/EventFinder.htm

FYI, KC Cadillac Club Liaison to the Associated Car Clubs of KC, Jerry Taylor, reports the ACC of KC has held its final meeting. The organization will continue to publish information on-line only.

Here is another new site you might find fun and useful: motionu.com



Information for these listings is obtained from various sources, the accuracy of which cannot be guaranteed.  Events with only date and location are pulled from other sites and information is incomplete.  All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.  Double-check all dates before attempting to participate in any of these events, especially those involving long distance.


April 19. Grandview, MO: KC Bike Culture 2019. Freedom Cycles, 12501 S US Highway 71, 64030. 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. KCrazy Vinyls will co-sponsor this event. Free event; space is limited but cars are also welcome. Rain Date May 3. Kettle corn, food truck. Contact Angela or Jay directly if you have questions at 816-761-2220.


April 20. Brookline, MO: 6th Annual SWMO Hot Rod Hundred Reliability Run. Brookline Church of Christ, 3086 N. Brookline Avenue, 65802.   Driving on two-lane state highways, cruise through some small towns with rest stops along the way. The route is 100 miles or more. 417-862-0551.


April 20. Independence, MO: Easter Celebration Cruise & Car Show. Independence Square. 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Vehicles will start at the Truman Library (500 W US Highway 24, 64050), lined up no later than 11:30 AM. Cruise to the square, around the courthouse and park for the show which will end at 4:30 PM. Easter Egg Hunt at the library prior to the event.


April 21. Blue Springs, MO: Side Pockets Car Show Kick Off, 1237 SW State Route 7, 64014. 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.


April 27. Nevada, MO: Elks Lodge #564 Sixth Annual Benefit Car and Truck Show, 510 N Centennial Blvd, 64772. Registration $20 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Judging at 12:00 Noon; awards at 2:00 PM. Judging based on 100 point system. Rain Date April 28. Proceeds go toward a student scholarship fund at Nevada High School-Vernon County Votech Automotive School. For more information, contact Doug Thomas at 816-690-8131 or by email at cdthomasret@gmail.com


April 27. North Kansas City, MO: 2nd Annual NKC Schools Automotive Technology Program Car Show. NKC CTEC Building, 1950 NE 46th Street, 64116. Limited parking. Pre-registration only, deadline April 13 (may be extended if not at full capacity). Food and giveaways for participants. Registration online at https://www.signupforms.com/registrations/17836 Show Flyer


April 27. Olathe, KS: Autism Awareness Car Show. Sonic Drive-In, 915 S. Parker, 66061. 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Free will donation for entry. Questions or comments may be directed to Glen Dix at 913-744-8811.


April 28. Park City, KS: Spring Swing What ya Bring Custom Car Show. Hartman Arena, 8151 North Hartman Arena Drive, 67147. 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. $15 admission; kids 12 and under free. Show Flyer


April 28. Raytown, MO: Dick Smith Ford Spring REAP Benefit Cruise-In Car Show. 9505 East 350 Highway. 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Weather permitting. Participants are asked to bring canned, boxed or paper goods to help support the Raytown Emergency Assistance Program. If you have questions, call the dealership at 816-353-1495 and talk to Jeff Lewis at extension 217. Show Flyer


April 28. St. Joseph, MO: Car Show Benefit: Missing & Endangered of Northwest Missouri with Knuckle Draggers Car Club Awareness Campaign Fair. 5220 SW Lakefront LN. W, 64504. (1/2 mile off U Highway at Lake Contrary Park). 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM. Bounce House, games, enchiladas, shaved ice, cotton candy, kettle corn, funnel cakes and much more. Trophies, dash plaques, 50/50, event shirts and merchandise. Over 25 vendors. Registration $15; vendors $25. Show Flyer


Shows & Swap Meets *** Cruise Nights 2019 *** Performance, Driving & Race Events *** Other Events ***


MAY 2019


May 3-4. Newton, KS: 15th Annual Newton Downtown Car Show. Cruise Night Friday, 6:00 PM; Car Show Saturday. For registration forms and information, visit website: www.NewtonDownCarShow.com Call 316-283-0391 or 316-409-3048 for information. Show Flyer


May 3-4. Plainville, KS: 4th Annual Red Line Cruisers Cruise Night and Car Show. Mill Street and Highway 183, 67663. Cruise 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Friday; poker run 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Car Show registration 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Saturday; awards at 3:00 PM. Registration before April 26; $25 after April 27. Entry Form


May 3-5. Dewey, OK: Stray Kat 500. Pre-64. Entry Fee $25; day of show $30. First 150 entries receive a free t-shirt. Register online at www.straykatkustoms.com   Questions? Call 918-907-1477. Entry Card


May 3-5. Lawrence, KS: 56th Annual AACA Swap Meet. Douglas County Fairgrounds (1/4 mile north of East 23rd Street on Harper Street. Advanced registration deadline March 31: both days $40 per space; $50 at gate. Automotive and related items only. Womens World Flea Market for the Gals. Show Flyer


May 4. Baxter Springs, KS: 3rd Annual Cowtown Spring Fling Car and Rat Rod Show. Johnston Public Library, 201 West 10th, 66713. 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Check in from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM; cars should be ready to show by 11:00 AM. Entry $10 per car. Judging begins at 2:00 PM; awards approximately 4:30 PM. Dash plaques for first 50 cars. BBQ; craft show. Show Flyer


May 4. Shawnee, KS: 2019 KCrazy Spring Opener Meet & Cruise. Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, 66217. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.   Free Event. More details to come.


May 5. Louisburg, KS: Cruise the ‘Burg Car Show. 23rd Annual Show & Shine. American Legion Park, 403 South 9th Street, 66053. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Pre-registration $10 before April 18. $15 after April 18 and on day of event. First 20 registered get guaranteed parking near Legion Hall and a T-shirt. Dash plaques to first 100 cars registered. $100 cash drawing; 50/50 pot. Top 10 Cars get a plaque. Top motorcycle gets a plaque.   Show Flyer/Entry Form     Louisburg Projects & Fundraisers


May 5. Smithville, MO: 45th Annual KCCA/Kindred Chevrolet Corvette Show. 1105 South 169 Highway, 64089. NEW LOCATION. 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Rain or Shine. Corvettes only. Registration $25 by May 1; $30 after that date.   Contact Allen Parsons at 816-214-0792 with questions.   Registration Form


May 11. El Dorado Springs, MO: Route 54 Cruiser’s 26th Annual Car Show. Main and Springs Streets, 64744. Registration 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM; awards at 2:00 PM. Advance registration $15; day of show $20. Classes and Entry Form


May 11. Fulton, MO: Wyatt’s Warriors Cruise & Carnival. 1313 Cooperative Drive, 65251. Cruise 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Carnival 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Registration opens at 10:00 AM; judging ends at 3:00 PM. Awards at 4:00 PM. Registration $10 in advance; $15 day of event. Open to anything on wheels. Show Flyer


May 11. Independence, MO: 21st Annual Car Show. Gathering Baptist Church, 4505 S Noland Road, 64055. 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Free entry. All cars and motorcycles welcome. Free food and beverages. Multiple $100 gift certificates for tools. Show Flyer


May 11. Independence, MO: Mid America Cobra Club Autocross Event. Metropolitan Community College Blue River Performance Driving Center, 20301 East MO Highway 78, 64057. 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. $50 per driver. (Driver + 1 passenger allowed.) Enrollment limited to 50 entries to provide maximum driving time for participants. Low pressure and perfect for beginners to learn (must be at least 18 years old or older to participate). All makes and models welcome. Call Wayne Blair at 816-654-4448, email midamericacobraclub@yahoo.com or visit the website at www.midamericacobra.org   Entry Form


May 11. Liberty, MO: Custom Car and Bike Show. Boozers Bar & Grill, 1100 State Hwy B, 64068. 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM. Free registration. People’s choice for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies. Pinup Girls. For questions, text Kelly at 816-778-1261 or Aaron at 816-739-9569.   Show Flyer


May 11. Peculiar, MO: Pete & Jake’s 45th Annual Open House, Car Show & Pinstripers Auction. 401 Legend Lane, 64078. 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Fundraising event for JDRF. Trophies, door prizes. Call Jason or Jerry at 800-334-7240 for more information. Show Flyer


May 11. Shawnee, KS: 2019 KCrazy Spring Opener Meet. Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, 66217. 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. $5 entry per car; portion of fees to KC Pet Project.


May 11. St. Joseph, MO: Community Missions Corporation Car – Truck – Bike Show, 700 Olive Street. 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM. Benefits CMC, an organization providing housing for chronically homeless men with disabilities. Presented by Knuckle Draggerz Car Club. Awards, 50/50 raffle, music, food. Free Admission; $15 entry.   Show Flyer


May 18-19. Arnold, MO: Relaxin’ in the Park ’19. Arnold City Park. Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Contact Jason at 314-276-7750 for more information.


May 18. Chilhowee, MO:   Car Show and Fish Fry. Chilhowee Community Center, 64733. 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Registration open at 11:00 AM. Judging at 3:30 PM. Fish Fry starts at 6:00 PM. For more information, contact Shane Hill at 660-238-7480.


May 18. Harrisonville, MO: 2nd Annual Sapp Bros Auto Show, 27603 SW Outer Road, 64701. Presented by KC Axle Addicts. Registration 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM; $15 pre-registration. $20 day of show. Trophies, food and vendors. Contact Chrissy at 816-721-9989 for registration and more information.


May 18. Kansas City, MO: Certifit Spring Fling, 1550 N Universal Avenue, 64120. Registration 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. $15 before May 12; $20 registration on day of show. Participant judging/popular vote 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Awards at 1:00 PM.   Rain Date June 1.


May 18. Olathe, KS: 3rd Annual Star Performance & Performance Parts Car Show. Bass Pro Shops, 12051 Bass Pro Drive, 66061. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Registration is free; limited event parking. RSVP to Nathan@starperf.com   Car Show Flyer   Entry Form


May 18. Wichita, KS: 10th Annual Bug-O-Rama. Sedgwick County Park, 6501 West 21st Street North, 67212. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. More details following.


May 19. Kansas City, MO: Car Crafter Rallye. 87th and Blue Ridge Blvd, starting at 2:00 PM, around Metropolitan Kansas City (Blue Ridge Blvd, Red Bridge Road, College Blvd, Metcalf Avenue, I-635, State Avenue, Minnesota Avenue, Independence Avenue, 24 Highway, Noland Road, 40 Highway, Blue Ridge Cut-Off, then Blue Ridge Blvd). No fee or registration, plaque or hat. Stop where you want.   No checkpoints or prizes. All makes, models, years and wheels welcome.   stuartbays@gmail.com


May 19. Kansas City, MO: 4th Annual King of Kings Car Show. King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1701 NE 96th Street, 64155. 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Registration closes at 2:00 PM. People’s Choice Car Show with prizes for Top 3. Food and activities for kids. No entry fee; all makes and models welcome. For information, call 816-719-2572 or send email to kokcarshow@gmail.com   Email for pre-registration.


May 24-25. Bethany, MO: Rumble at Thunder Valley II. Thunder Valley Drag Strip, 2 miles E of Bethany on 136 Hwy, 64424. Car Show and Swap Meet. 1964 and older. 1:00 PM Friday to 8:00 PM Saturday. www.therumble64.com Show Flyer


May 24-26. Springfield, MO: 36th Annual Mid-America Street Rod Nationals and Swap Meet. Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N Grant Avenue, 65803. Registration for Car Show: https://www.nsrausa.com/assets/events/MidAmerica/ENTRY-FORM-MID-AMERICA-2019.pdf Swap Meet: https://m.facebook.com/events/35154202112887


May 25.   Lakin, KS: Run, Drive, Fly to Lakin. Kearny County Airport., 67860.   Car Show, fun run. Touchstone Energy Hot Air Balloon Rides. Hosted by Kearny County Chamber of Commerce. Email to RDFtoLakin@gmail.com Show Flyer


May 25. Manhattan, KS: 2019 Flint Hills Rod & Custom Run. 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. From Manhattan to Gypsum the weekend of the Gypsum Pie Festival and Car Show. This is a 126 mile run through hilly roads, traveling mostly at 55 mph with some small town stops for food and hang-out breaks. More details to follow.


May 31 – June 2. Sedalia, MO: Midwest Dragfest 2019 presented by Drop Em Wear. Missouri State Fairgrounds, 65301. 3:00 PM Friday to 6:00 PM Sunday. Registration $40 day of show; $30 online in advance. Pre-register at www.midwestdragfest.net. $500 best of show. Top 50 Awards. Contact Brennan “Mo” Moriarty at 573-469-1969.


Shows & Swap Meets *** Cruise Nights 2019 *** Performance, Driving & Race Events *** Other Events ***

1st Sundays

Shawnee, KS: Pegah’s Family Restaurant Cruise, 5354 Roberts (K-7 & Johnson Drive, 66226. 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Hosted by Dick & Judy Rule. Cruisers receive 30% food discount. 913-422-3600. May to October.

2nd and 4th Sunday

Kansas City, MO: Northland Meet. The At Home Store, 600 NE Barry Road, 64155. 1:00 PM to ??. Hosted by Built KC. Poker Run Cruise with prizes on 4th Sunday each month. April through ?? Show Flyer  

3rd Sunday

Kansas City, MO: No. 9 Saloon Bar & Grill, 6609 North Oak Trafficway, 64118 (former home of Harley Davidson). 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Sponsored by KC Mustangers Club. All makes and models welcome. Contact Alex at 816-797-8983 or email aandhkc@gmail.com for more information. April through October

4th Sunday

Lenexa, KS: Gambino’s Pizza Car Cruise, 8725 Bourgade Street (just west of Lackman), 66219. 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Hosted by Dick & Judy Rule. Cruisers receive 30% food discount. 913-888-1011. May to October.

1st and 3rd Tuesday

Lee’s Summit, MO: Fun House Pizza, 405 NW Blue Parkway. 5:00 PM. April to October (weather permitting). Call Bob at 816-985-7642 for information

Every Wednesday

Independence, MO: 40 Hwy Big Boy Cruise Night. 12401 E 40 Hwy (40 Hwy & Crysler Ave), 64055. Info: 816-356-1221. April through October.

2nd Wednesday

Lansing, KS: Sonic, 715 Town Center Drive (4th Street and 4 H Road), 66048. 5:00 PM until Dark. Discount on Food. Leavenworth Cruisers. April through October.


Lee’s Summit, MO: Long-Bell Restaurant Classic Car Show, 3385 SW Fascination Drive. 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Pre ’74 only. $5 off $20 tab if you are in your classic car. Show Flyer


Every Thursday

Independence, MO: McDonald’s Cruise Night. 16235 E 24 Hwy (E of M-291 Hwy on US 24 Hwy), 64056. Information: Jim Dyer 816-985-4317.


Every Friday

Lenexa, KS: Pegah’s, 12122 West 87th Street Parkway (just west of Quivira), 66215. 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Hosted by Dick & Judy Rule. Cruisers receive 30% food discount. 913-258-8766. May to October.


Olathe, KS: Michael Day D.J. Car Show. 10440 S Ridgeview (Family Leisure parking lot, K-10 and Ridgeview). 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.   Weather permitting. Starts April 20.


3rd Friday

Independence, MO: Chux Trux Cruise Night, 13208 E US 40 Highway, 64055. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Call Jason Martin at 816-373-8789 for questions. In-store specials and music. May to September


Pleasant Hill, MO:   Downtown around the Historic Train Depot. May through October.


4th Friday

Leavenworth, KS: Haymarket Square, 7th and Cherokee, 66048. 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Leavenworth Cruisers. April through October.


Lee’s Summit, MO: Lee’s Summit Cruise In. 805 SE 3rd Street. 5:00 PM. Sponsored by Glory Bound Tattoo, Safelite Autoglass and Hotrod Housecleaning. 816-600-5106. April through October (trunk or treat)


Every Saturday

Independence, MO; South Liberty Street and West Kansas Avenue (parking lot is one block south of the old Jackson County Court House). 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. April 14th through mid-November (except Labor Day weekend due to Santa-Cali-Gon). This cruise has been granted permission by Public Works and the Independence Square Merchants Association. Eating places are available on the square and parking on the street is allowed if the parking lot fills up. This cruise is hoping to recreate the Jackson Drive cruise in a new location. David Madden 816-225-4576.


1st Saturday

Emporia, KS: Emporia, KS: Spangles Cruise Night, 2708 W 18th Avenue, 66801. 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.   All makes, models and years welcome. Beginning April 2018.


Harrisonville, MO: Car Cruise Nights at Gaslight Plaza, 1921 N Commercial Street, 64701. Hosted by Heartland Road Runners. Fun starts at 5:00 PM. May through October.


Parkville, MO: Cruise Night, Downtown Farmers Market and City parking lots, 122 South Main Street, 64152. 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Shopping district, music and dining all nearby. April – September.


Spring Hill, KS: Sonic Drive-In, 909 N Webster, 66083. Classic Cruisers Cruise Night. Free registration. Music, door prizes, 50/50 pot. Dash plaques for first 50 entries. Food Specials. Starts at 6:00 PM. Call Tim Brewington at 913-256-9568. May through August.


St. Joseph, MO: Cruise Nights at Burger King. Belt Highway and Frederick Avenue (by the big blue water tower).   3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Sponsored by Knuckle Draggerz.   May through October.


Topeka, KS: Spangles, 440 SW 29th Street. 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. All makes, models and years welcome. Free drawings for participants.


2nd Saturday

Blue Springs, MO: Car Cruise Night (just west of 7 Hwy and Main St) between 10th & 12th Streets. Sponsored by the Blue Springs Downtown Alive! And Mid America Mustangers. 5:00 PM to dark. Information: Pam Buck at 816-645-0287. April through September.


Lee’s Summit, MO: Lee’s Summit Car Wash, 360 NE Colbern Road, 64086. Cruise Night 6:00 PM to ??


Overland Park, KS: Mustang Club of Greater KC Cruise. Villa Capri Restaurant and Fireside BBQ, 10412 Mastin St, 66212. 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. April through October. All makes and models welcome.


Platte Woods, MO: LC’s Hamburgers, 7612 NW Prairie View Road, 64151. Food, music, lots of hot rods. 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. April through October. Info: 816-698-2351 (Moved from 3rd Saturday)


St. Joseph, MO: Cruise-N The Village. East Ridge Village, 3900 Frederick Avenue, 64506 (I-29 Exit 45). 5:00 PM. Free dash plaques to show vehicles. Register for free t-shirt raffle. Music, 50/50. Pop and water available. T-shirt sales. Special raffles. Canned goods are welcome to support local food banks. Sponsored by Northwest Missouri Street Rods, 816-233-0312. April through October. Show Flyer


3rd Saturday

Lee’s Summit, MO: Johnny Ray’s Drive-In, 800 SW Blue Pkwy, 64063. 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM. DJ, prizes, trophies. All makes and models welcome. Info: 816-524-1910. Year-round weather permitting


Overland Park, KS: Mopar Cruise Night. Culver’s of Overland Park, 135th and Antioch. All years of Mopars and AMC vehicles welcome. Hosted by The High Performance Auto Club. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. April to October. Information: 785-231-0719. www.hpacmopar.com


Platte City, MO: Pizza Shoppe/Mr. Goodcents/Goodyear Parking Lot. 2400 NW Prairie View Road. Hosted by Outta Control HotRods and Cruisers. 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. April through September.


4th Saturday

Belton, MO: Cruise Night, Downtown Main Street. 4:00 PM until dusk. April through October.


Weston, MO. Weston Moonshiners Cruise-In. Main & Market Streets. Hosted by Weston Moonshiner’s Car Club. 3:00 to 9:00 PM. 50/50 drawing and other prizes. Stan Taulbee 816-721-7018. Facebook.com/Weston.Moonshiners.cc. March thru October.


Last Saturday

Kansas City, MO: Sunrise Cruising, 600 NE Barry Road, 64155. 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. KC Challenger Club will provide free coffee and donuts. Door prizes for adults and kids. $1 raffle item.


Liberty, MO: Cruise Night, Historic Downtown Liberty. 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Lots of shops and eateries.   April through August.



September 2018

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