Some of them have started rolling across the Midwest, and across Kansas, with a final destination of Salina. Oakdale Park will be a a flurry of activity Wednesday as some of the most iconic vehicle of all time begin arriving in Salina in advance of one of the biggest events of its kind in the Midwest. Classic cars and classic stars will all be a part of the 2021 Leadsled Spectacular Car Show. The popular car show is this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Organizer Jerry Titus tells KSAL News this year’s show could be the biggest yet. Visitors will be treated to over 2,000 classic car entries, parked under the shade trees in Oakdale Park. Along with the cars, there will be booths, concessions, and entertainment throughout the park. Some of the bust customizers in the world, including Keith Dean , Darryl Starbird, Cliff Starbird, and Gene Winfield will be part of the event.
Thursday night many of the cars from the show will cruise. The cruise, which begins at 7:00, is expected to last about an hour. It will start at Oakdale Park, travel west on Mulberry, then turn north on Santa Fe. The Salina Police Department will manage any temporary traffic delays along the route. A “One Night With Elvis” concert at the Stiefel Theatre, featuring Donny Edwards, is planned as part of the event Thursday night as well.
Friday night many of the cars will drag race at the Berkley Family Recreation Area, on the runway, on Markley Road. The “Run What Ya Brung” drags begin at 4:00 and go until dusk.
At high noon on Friday there will be a special sale featuring KKOA hot rods, Kustoms, and hot rodding projects.
Classic Hollywood star swill be a part of the car show again this year. Tina Cole who starred in “My Three Sons” among other things and Christopher Atkins who starred in “The Blue Lagoon” among other things will appear at the show this year.