Classic cars driving through Salina


Some of them started crossing the Midwest and Kansas, with Salina as their final destination. Oakdale Park will be a flurry of activity on Wednesday as some of the most iconic vehicles of all time start arriving in Salina ahead of one of the biggest events of its kind in the Midwest. Classic cars and classic stars will all be part of the Leadsled Spectacular 2021 auto show. The popular auto show is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Organizer Jerry Titus told KSAL News this year’s show may be the biggest yet. Visitors will be treated to over 2,000 classic car entrances, parked in the shade of the trees of Oakdale Park. In addition to the cars, there will be stands, concessions and entertainment throughout the park. Some of the bust customizers around the world including Keith Dean, Darryl Starbird, Cliff Starbird and Gene Winfield will be part of the event.

Thursday evening, many cars of the show will roll. The cruise, which starts at 7:00 am, is expected to last around an hour. It will start at Oakdale Park, head west on Mulberry, then turn north on Santa Fe. The Salina Police Department will deal with any temporary traffic delays along the route. A “One Night With Elvis” concert at the Stiefel Theater, starring Donny Edwards, is also scheduled as part of the event on Thursday night.

On Friday night, plenty of cars will be doing a drag race in the Berkley Family Recreation Area, on the track, on Markley Road. The “Run What Ya Brun” drags start at 4:00 am and continue until dusk.

Friday at noon there will be a special sale featuring KKOA hot rods, Kustoms and hot rodding projects.

The classic Hollywood star will be at the auto show again this year. Tina Cole who starred in “My Three Sons” among others and Christopher Atkins who starred in “The Blue Lagoon” among others, will appear on the show this year.

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