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Driven Radio Episode #15:

Brett and Vernon talk to John Peterson, President of the Panhard Club USA and docent at the National Automobile Museum, about his love of French automobiles, falling in love with oddball cars, and getting to know Jay Leno. The guys discuss a pair Jet Age General Motors dream cars appearing at The Elegance at Hershey concours, the in-depth article about the McPherson College Auto Restoration program in this week's Hemmings Classic Car, and how questions from last week's interview inspired Keith Martin's Sports Car Market Magazine blog post this week. In Exit Lane Live, the guys cover the plethora of car events coming up, including the McPherson College C.A.R.S. Club's 20th Annual Motoring Festival. All this and more on this week's Driven Radio!

John Peterson and Panhard Club info:

  • April 27th, Kansas City, KS: Our Lady of Unity School 7th Annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show. Our Lady of Unity, 2646 S 34th. Registration 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Awards at 2:00 PM. Entry fee is $30. Free t-shirts for first 50 entries. Free dash plaques to first 100 entries. Benefit for Our Lady of Unity School. 50/50 drawing; live music and food. Pinewood Derby race for 5th through 8th grade OLU students in the basement. Rain or shine. Email:

  • April 27th, Olathe, KS: Autism Awareness Car Show, Sonic Drive-In, 915 S. Parker, 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 27th, Stillwell, KS: Unnaturally Aspirated Spring Rally at StoneGate Motorplaza, 7800 West 207th Street, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This is a Show and Shine event. $20 entry fee pre-registered; $25 day of show. Outer ring parking is free. Joint charity event of UA and the Kansas City Region Sports Car Club of America. Race car ride-alongs. Food trucks, raffle items. Pre-registration link can be found at

  • April 28th, 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 ext. 217.

  • April 28th, St. Joseph, MO: Car Show Benefit: Missing and Endangered of Northwest Missouri with Knuckle Draggers Car Club Awareness Campaign. NEW LOCATION: EAST HILLS SHOPPING CENTER, 3702 FREDERICK AVENUE, 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. Public event by The Good Sam Club and Knuckle Draggerz Car Club. Over 25 vendors. Registration $15; vendors $25.

  • May 3rd-5th, Lawrence, KS: 56th Annual AACA Swap Meet, Douglas County Fairgrounds (1/4 mile N of East 23rd Street on Harper Street). Advanced registration deadline March 31: $40 per space for both days; $50 at gate. Automotive and related items only. There will also be the Women’s World Flea Market.

  • May 3rd, Topeka, KS; 20th Annual Car Show at Washburn Tech, 5724 SW Huntoon, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Antiques, cars and trucks, muscle cars, customs, low riders, motorcycles, special interest vehicles.

  • May 4th, Atchison, KS: Street Rod / Rat Rod / Hot Rod Cruise-In & Show, River Road (Enter at 2nd and Commercial Street) 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, $20 entry, Registration 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Trophies; kids’ activities. Call Zach Wolfe at 913-426-3002 or email

  • May 4th, Excelsior Springs, MO: Autos Through the Decades, Excelsior Springs Hall of Waters, 201 East Broadway Street. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Enter the Hall’s circle drive at the corner of Main and Spring. Free event for the community. $20 pre-registration or $25 day of show. To register for judging, visit . No fee if not being judged. Contact Bob Gerdes at 816-630-6801 for more information.

  • May 4th, Overland Park, KS: 4th Annual Everything on Wheels Car and Bike Show. Shawnee Mission West High School, 8800 West 85th Street. 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. $20 entry fee. This event supports the Shawnee Mission West Marching Band.

  • May 4th, Shawnee, KS: 2019 KC Crazy Spring Opener Meet & Cruise. Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This event is Free!

  • May 5th, Louisburg, KS: Cruise the ‘Burg Car Show. 23rd Annual Show & Shine. American Legion Park, 403 South 9th Street. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Pre-registration $10 before April 18; $15 after and on day of event. First 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 and Top Motorcycle get plaques.

  • May 5th, Merriam, KS: 7th Annual All Corvette Show. Hendrick Chevrolet, 8300 Shawnee Mission Parkway. Pre-registration $35; $40 after April 21st. Registration 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Awards at 2:30 PM. 50/50 drawing. Lunch provided by Hendrick Chevrolet.

  • May 5th, Pleasant Hill, MO: Pleasant Hill Railroad Days Car Show. Downtown on First Street. Registration 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM; $15. Show 10:00 AM to 3:00PM. Giveaways; dash plaques for first 100 entries, 50/50 drawing. Proceeds benefit Pleasant Hill Historical Society & Museum. Call or text John at 816-808-3285 for more information.

  • May 5th, Smithville, MO: 45th Annual KCCA/Kindred Chevrolet Corvette Show. NEW LOCATION: 1105 South 169 Highway. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Rain or shine. Corvettes only. Registration $25 by May 1st; $30 after. Contact Allen Parsons at 816-214-0792 for more information.

  • And finally, the reason we won’t be attending any of the other May 3rd-5th shows or events is because we will be at The 20th Annual McPherson College C.A.R.S. Club Motoring Festival and Swap Meet. Friday & Saturday, May 3rd & 4th, McPherson, KS, 1600 East Euclid St. Friday evening will feature An Evening with Auto Restoration presentation at the McPherson College Mingenback Theater, with Donald Osborne as keynote speaker. Friday night is the Main Street Car Show beginning at 6:00pm. Main Street is completely blocked off for two blocks for an informal car show. Saturday morning beginning at 8AM is the C.A.R.S. Show on the McPherson College campus, with food vendors, live jazz band, and tours of the restoration facility.

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