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Car Culture, Local Events

The Best 2019 Car Shows & Events in Kansas City

February 12, 2019
Kansas City Car Shows
Auto shows rev every car lover’s internal engine, scratching that itch for all things automotive. Luckily, Kansas City car aficionados are in for a treat this year, as there are a number of excellent car shows on tap. Here are a few of my favorites.

59th Annual World of Wheels

When: February 22-24
Where: Kansas City Convention Center, 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City
Tickets: Adults – $19 / Children 6 to 12 – $7 / Children 5 and under – FREE Continue Reading…
Dealership Events, Local Events

Festival On The Trails

June 6, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 9.10.13 PM McCarthy Auto Group is sponsoring another awesome event this weekend! The 7th Annual Festival On The Trails event takes place June 13th and 14th, expanding to include a free concert on Friday night! This is such a fun event for the whole family to enjoy. I love that it brings together the community and has become a strong tradition each year. Friday’s concert includes Janet Jameson, Teacherz Pet and Shooting Star, and then Saturday’s concert features Phil Vandel, Gary Lincoln and John Michael Montgomery. But the concerts are just where the fun begins! The festival also includes:
  • A craft show
  • Kids’ zone (hair coloring, face painting, photo booth, mad science stations, potato sack races and more!)
  • Food vendors
  • Chat Fest museum to talk with distinguished citizens about area and family history
  • Commercial booths
And my personal favorite part of the night: a car show hosted by Racin’ Boys! The car show will feature fabulous rides of all types, and even includes a pancake breakfast. You won’t want to miss out on all the fun at Festival On The Trails, especially because the event is free! If you’re feelin’ lucky, start listening to KC102 KFKC for chances to win VIP passes to the event. Hope to see you there! Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 8.02.32 AM  
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Girls' Night Out at the Just For Her Expo

June 5, 2014


For the past several years, Lauren Wants to Know & the McCarthy Auto Group have been a proud sponsor of the Just For Her Expo, a one-of-a-kind event that gives women the opportunity to shop, pamper and treat themselves — and learn something new while they’re doing it! This year’s expo took place over the past weekend, and we had more than 300 booths that featured fashion, food, wellness and beauty products. Women of all ages join in on the fun, and even sign up for the “Pamper Her Lounge,” where they received mini-spa treatments! We also had a new attraction — the Vintage & Handcrafted Marketplace, sponsored by my favorite refurbished furniture store, Restoration Emporium. But the highlight of the weekend was definitely the VIP party on Friday night, where we took Kansas City’s “Most Deserving Woman” out for a night of fun! This year the community voted for the lovely Dana Ward as the winner. Though the grand prize is the “McCarthy Makeover,” we also treated this wonderful momma, her daughter and two friends to the VIP treatment. In the Just For Her VIP lounge, we enjoyed a live band and tasty appetizers. Then we shopped for a few hours and finally, presented Dana with the “Most Deserving” package: an amazing goody package with more than $1,000 worth of gifts including shopping sprees, a hydrofashion, tanning packages, and more! The entire night was just as much fun for me as it was for Dana. She was so sweet, and I couldn’t get enough of her daughter Rana! Thanks to all who attended and the sponsors who made the night possible. There’s nothing like the ultimate girls’ night with great women! I already can’t wait for next year!
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Beer For Bikes

January 7, 2011

Beer FOR Bikes flyer

So, I’ve joined this outstanding group of guys and gals called Young Variety. Our mission is to provide funds and awareness to local children with mental and physical disabilities. We’re a new and unique organization who enjoy interacting with Variety children and local social events. On Thursday, January 27th; we are hosting our 2nd annual Beer For Bikes event. This hip event will take place at the Boulevard Brewery from 5-8pm. The perfect happy hour for people who enjoy drinking a cold beer, mingling and giving back! Beer For Bikes is not only a chance to raise our mugs to a new year, but raise some money to purchase adaptive bikes for special needs children. Tickets are $25 in advance at or $30 at the door – and includes drinks, yummy appetizers provided by Grand Street Cafe, live music by DJ Eric Coomes and door prizes!!! Get your tickets now … and I look forward to tipping our mugs for a good cause!
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My next meetup: Healthy Car Healthy You

March 15, 2010
For all you Chevy Gals out there, this night is yours! I will be hosting another meetup at the end of the month.
Healthy Car Healthy You When: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25 Where: McCarthy Chevrolet – 675 N Rawhide Olathe, KS 66061 The first 20 RSVPs on the Facebook event page will receive $10 off an oil change THAT very night! Any RSVPs after twenty will receive the same discount at a later date (to be used within a month). Sign up on the Facebook event page before all the spots are filled! While our vehicles are getting healthy, we will be discussing the importance of keeping our bodies healthy. Social Suppers will be on hand to talk a little bit about healthy eating! Social Suppers was founded by two busy moms struggling with the stress of everyday cooking and life. Social Suppers focuses on saving time, money and energy! I can’t wait to hear what they have to say. And of course, there will be some special treats for us at the end! YUM! So, clear out an hour for some fun, some food … a healthy car,and a healthy you! * We can only accomodate GM vehicles for oil changes only due to service availability. Future meetups will host import vehicles, so stay tuned!
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Learn to jumpstart a car at our Women's Clinic

January 25, 2010
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Okay ladies, grab your girlfriends, mothers, daughters for a night on the town. But instead of your typical happy hour, movie night or shopping extravaganza, let’s try something different. On Wednesday, February 3rd, I am hosting a Women’s Car Clinic at McCarthy Chevrolet from 6-8 p.m. as part of Lauren Wants to Know. Have you ever been stuck on the side of the road with a flat? Or gotten into your car and it just won’t start? It’s a pretty scary and helpless feeling. Because it’s important for you to know how to jump start your vehicle and how to change a flat, we will be demostrating both skills during the clinic. Complimentary food and drinks will also be available. I’ll also be on hand to share stories about the car buying experience. I hope you can make it! Event details: Women’s Car Clinic presented by Lauren McCarthy of Lauren Wants to Know 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 McCarthy Chevrolet (Service Drive) 675 N Rawhide Olathe, KS 66061