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Driven Radio Show #20: Auto Journalist JP Emerson

Brett and Vern welcome freelance auto journalist JP Emerson to discuss interviewing Vern, the best and worst parts of being an auto journalist, and what the future may hold for the collector car world. The guys talk about the release of the Le Mans '66 movie trailer, the Petersen Auto Museum's exhibit of Science Fiction and Fantasy Movie & TV Cars, how Brett accidentally sold one of his Impalas, and how to insult your way into a cool internship. In Exit Lane Live, the guys cover the plethora of car shows and events around the city in June. All this and much more on this week's Driven Radio!

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Exit Lane Live Car Shows

  • June 13. Gladstone, MO: Annual Powerhouse Jeep Jam. Gladstone Dodge Chrysler Jeep & Ram, 5610 North Oak Trafficway. 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Any and all Jeep or 4X4 vehicles welcome. Free. Call Andy Foster at 816-455-3500 or email if you have questions.

  • June 15. Blue Springs, MO: Midwest Ford Fest. Main Street. Registration opens at 8:00 AM. $20 entry. Awards at 2:30 PM. All Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Ford-powered cars and trucks welcome. Fun for the whole family. Silent auction. Door prizes, 50/50 drawing. Proceeds benefit the Joshua Center in Kansas City, the Rainbow Center in Blue Springs and Blue Springs Downtown Alive. Midwest Blue Oval Club members receive a $5 discount at registration.

  • June 15. Kansas City, MO: 11th Annual Car Show at Wexford Place, 6500 North Cosby. 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Bring out your muscle car, hot rod, classic, antique or sports car to Wexford Place for the residents to see and enjoy. FREE. Residents will vote for their favorite car. QT gas cards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. Chris Cakes will be on site with pancake breakfast: $7 donation to Alzheimers’ Association. Contact Mary Anne at 816-587-5700 or email

  • June 15. Kansas City, MO: 4th Annual Dad Fest Car Show. Vineyard Church, 12300 NW Arrowhead Trafficway. Registration 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Activities begin at 10:00 AM. Ballots must be turned in by 12:00 Noon. Awards presented at 1:30 PM. Carnival games, inflatables. Food trucks, BBQ contest sanctioned by Kansas City Barbecue Society. Free car show.

  • June 15. Lee’s Summit, MO: 3rd Annual Dahmer Powertrain Customer Appreciation Cruise Night, 2655 NE Hagan Road, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Cool cruisers receive a free ticket for the engine drawing. No cost to register. Free burgers, hot dogs, DJ, Open house. Call 816-347-1411 for more information

  • June 15. Liberty, MO: Double Discount Car Show. RT Store, 1908 Plumbers Way #300. 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM. No entry fee. All makes, models and years welcome. Non-judged atmosphere. Food Truck: Mission: American Gratitude. Half-off store wide at RT Store from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • June 15. Olathe, KS: 2019 All Ford Show. Olathe Ford Lincoln, 1845 East Santa Fe. Registration 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Registration $20. Voting completed by 1:00 PM. Awards at 3:00 PM. Benefit for Harvesters Community Food Network. Car show attendees are encouraged to bring canned foods, peanut butter, jelly, boxed meals and cereals. For more information, contact Jim Boyer at 816-880-4717 or Phil Warren at 913-952-3571.

  • June 22-23. Kansas City, MO: Maker Faire Exhibition Car Show. Union Station, 30 West Pershing Road. 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday; 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday. Move in Friday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Each paid registration gets 4 additional weekend passes. Live entertainment. All customs and low-rider hopping competition. Presented by Realistic Impressions.

  • June 22. Independence, MO: Independence 76 Fire Company: Firefest 2019. Silverstein Eye Center Arena parking lot, 19100 E Valley View Parkway. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Fire trucks, classic cars and tractors. Contact Rick Webb at 816-520-8510, Russell Penniston at 816-718-3058 or Janet Friedrich at 816-820-3263.

  • June 22. Leawood, KS: 17th Annual Resurrection Car Show. United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe. 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Check-in opens at 7:00 AM. Entry fee for judged vehicle $30 ($25 early bird registration by June 10th). Display only registration entry $20. Judging begins at 11:30 AM; awards presented at 12:30 PM. Food trucks. Benefit for Resurrection Hunger Relief and Car Repair Ministries.

  • June 22. Leawood, KS: Leawood Police Department Car Show benefiting Special Olympics Kansas. AMC Corporate Parking Garage in Park Place, 11549 Ash Street. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Entry Fee $20. Contact Jerry at or Cougar at

  • June 22. Olathe, KS: 35th Annual Mustang & Ford Show. Bass Pro Shop, 12051 Bass Pro Drive. Sponsored by Mustang Club of Greater Kansas City. Trophies, 50/50 drawing. Silent auction; dash plaques.

  • June 29. Kansas City, MO: All Corvette Show & Shine. Ararat Shrine Temple, 5100 Ararat Drive. Benefit for Project Ride. $25 donation. 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Contact Audra at 660-525-7414 for more information.

  • June 29. Shawnee, KS: 2019 KC Fast & Furious Cruise. Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, 66219. 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM. Public event by KCrazy Vinyls.

  • June 30. Independence, MO: 3rd Annual Charity Car Show. Cable Dahmer Collision Center, 11911 East 40 Highway. Entry Fee $30 before June 10th; $40 after that date. Space limited to first 200 cars entered. Open to all makes, models and years of GM vehicles. Show & Shine judging 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Awards at 2:30 PM. Net proceeds to Children’s Mercy Hospital. Trophies for top vehicles in each GM division. Door prizes, Silent auction, 50/50 drawing. Free GM engine drawing. Three Pigs BBQ will be the food vendor.

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