Hot rods as art: benefit for Art Institute Sunday


Expect to be seeing come pretty amazing vintage cars around Midtown this weekend.

The Art Institute’s annual Art of the Car Concours will bring more than 200 vintage, classic, special-interest vehicles and hot rods from throughout the country into town. Additionally, several vintage cars will be on display in front of Tivol during an Art the Car Concours preview Saturday.

Organizers have also arranged a “Meet the Legends” panel discussion that will cover the emergence of the hot rod as a major form of automotive expression in the post World War II era.


  • Art of the Car Concours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 22, Kansas City Art Institute. 4415 Warwick Blvd.
  • Admission to the Concours is $20 at the gate or $18 in advance online; children age 16 and younger are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Proceeds benefit the KCAI scholarship fund.
  • Tivol Exhibitor Event and Preview, 9 a.m., Saturday, June 22, Tivol 220 Nichols Road.
  • Panel discussion 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller Nichols Library on the campus of the University of Missouri Kansas City, 800 E. 51st St. Room 351, includes museum consultant and author Ken Gross and Pete Chapouris, president of So-Cal Speed Shop and known for his many television appearances on Speed TV and Velocity. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at

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