NOPW18 AUTO SHOW FAQ

Is this Rain or Shine?

We know how important it is to be mindful of the weather… and we are doing this to raise money for stroke survivors so we want a full house. If there are medium to heavy storms/rain rolling through we will make the rain out call the morning of the 29th. The Auto Show rain out date is the next day at the same time (Sunday, September 30th, 5pm-9pm).

What are the classes / Will there be awards?

Yes! There will be awards for the following:

  • Best in Show
  • Top 10
  • Best Truck
  • Best Bike
  • Best Exotic
  • Best Sedan
  • Best Wagon
  • Best Domestic
  • Best Euro
  • Best JDM
  • Best Motor
  • Best Wheels
  • Best Swap
  • Best Lights
  • Best Hot Rod/Rat Rod
  • Best Budget Build

I have a show car. Where do I park / Where do I enter?

Turn west at France Family Drive and Village W Parkway (Turn at the Sporting KC stadium). You will go under a small bridge before stoping at our security gate.

If you are arriving before the gates are open, please follow the signs for Auto Show Staging. There will be a staging line on Daytona Drive. Turn right onto Daytona Drive and get in the staging line.

Once gates are open (4:30) and you pass our security gate you will go through the Kansas Speedway Tunnel. After exiting the tunnel you will be directed by our parking volunteers to stay on the right hand side of the road. Spectator parking will be on the left side, so please stay on the right side. Follow the directions and enter the Auto Show at the first right after the tower.

Once you enter the show, you will pull directly into the auto “photo booth”. We’ll snap a photo of your car and send you on your way to park! Smile!

I'm a vendor/paddock owner/food truck/volunteer. When and where do I enter?

Volunteers: Please arrive at the time you agreed to help. Once you arrive look for your team leader. Please park in spectator parking.

Paddocks/Vendors: You may arrive as early as 2PM. Please have your booth/paddock area ready by 4PM.

Food Trucks: You may arrive as early as 2PM. Please be ready to service food by 5:30 (unless communicated otherwise). Follow the directions of our traffic volunteers.

Directions: Turn west at France Family Drive and Village W Parkway (Turn at the Sporting KC stadium). You will go under a small bridge (State) before stoping at our security gate. Go through the Kansas Speedway Tunnel. Spectator/volunteer parking will be on the left side. Follow the directions and enter the Auto Show at the first right after the tower.

Once you enter the show, you will pull directly into the auto “photo booth”. We’ll snap a photo of your car and send you on your way to park! Smile!

What entrance do I use to enter the show?

The only entrance will be on France Family Drive (at the south side of the Sporting KC stadium). Turn west at the Sporting stadium.

I'm a spectator / volunteer. Where do I park?

Turn west at France Family Drive and Village W Parkway (Turn at the Sporting KC stadium). You will go under a small bridge before stoping at our security gate. Once you pass our security gate you will go through the Kansas Speedway Tunnel. After exiting the tunnel you will be directed by our parking volunteers to park in the spectator parking on the left hand side, which is parallel to the grandstands. Show cars will be entering on your right side so please stay in the left lane.

If you arrive before the gates are open (4:30), please take a lap around the Legends area and come back at 4:30. 🙂

I signed up but can no longer go. Can I get my money back?

No refunds. We will keep your name as a credit for next years show!

Is it ok to bring alcoholic beverages to the event?

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed nor will they be sold.

Will there be food?

Yes! There will be food trucks at the show! A list will be updated closer to the event.

Can I drive my car on the race track?

Not at this time. The Kansas Speedway hosts special events where you can drive your own car on the track. Please check out their calendar of events HERE.

Can I bring my pet?

The Kansas Speedway prefers that you not bring your pet. If your pet is a certified working animal, please contact us and let us know.

Can I show up early?

Vendors and Paddock donors will be allowed in the speedway at starting 2:00 PM. You can come as early as you want, but you will be staged outside the infield on Daytona Drive. We will open the gates to the public at 4:30 PM.

Can I drift/drag/burn out/rev?

Keep it civil. We are honored to be at the Speedway, so let’s honor it back. Save your revs till the end. We will do a tribute rev to all the young stroke survivors across the nation. No drifting/drag racing/burn outs allowed at the Speedway.

Can I park with my friend/club?

Best way to handle this is to come in together. If your club has organized a pre-show meet, please organize with your club admins.

If you are in a club, please make sure you check out our club challenge.

What is the Club Challenge?

Introducing the NOPW Club Challenge and “The Peerless” trophy! Each year winning “The Peerless” means that your club raised the most money to help young stroke survivors. Your club name will be placed on a plaque and attached to “The Peerless” as well as announced at the NOPW 18 Auto Show​. It will be displayed all year long at Peerless Automotive​ in Olathe, KS.

Register your club and start raising funds below! If your club is already registered just select it and donate! Your donations will directly impact the lives of young stroke survivors and their recovery at Ability KC. Click HERE to change some lives!

I can't go but want to donate. Where do I do that?

Thank you for wanting to donate. Please go HERE to do that.

Can I show up and pay the entry fee from my show car the day of?

Yes. It will be $20 entry the day of. You will make this payment at the security gate.

Can I bring a tent?

Yes. It can be no larger than a 10×10 and you must bring something to weigh it down. There is no place to stake so bring cinderblocks or sandbags. Please be aware of your surroundings when setting up your tent. You are responsible for any damage your tent may cause if not properly secured. Please do not be a space hog.

Can I take photos / Fly my drone?

We are creative people. We love and appreciate all things film. Please take as many photos as you want and make a killer video! Remember to tag us on our facebook or instagram and use our hashtag #nopwautoshow.

Regarding drones, please contact us and let us know. We will be flying our drone to capture the event and it would be great to avoid an accident. *Drones permissions pending per Kansas Speedway.

Are there physical tickets/Do I need to bring proof that I pre-registered?

There are no physical tickets. You simply register online and we will put you on the list. When you pull up to the security box we will check your name off the list.

You may want to have your PayPal receipt handy, just incase there is an issue.

What is the car photo booth

As you enter your ride into the infield you will see a volunteer telling you where to stop. On their mark you will stop, look at the camera and smile (maybe even wave 🙂 )! Behind you will be a large wall with our logo. We want to make sure we get pictures of every car that joins us!