<![CDATA[Cars trucks & vehicles for sale in Kansas City, MO & | The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/cars/ en-us Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:02 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:02 CST Cars 60 1991 BMW 318iS: Owner has changed almost everything in his ’91 BMW, except the paint http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article29677282.html#storylink=rss As much as Bob Dye likes the 1991 BMW 318iS he purchased in 2010, he had an urge to rework the engine, the transmission and other aspects of the car to make it uniquely his own.

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McCarthy Auto Group makes Make-A-Wish trips of three children come true http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article29674291.html#storylink=rss Only 20 days into the Third Annual McCarthy 2000 Sales Event, employees for the McCarthy Auto Group already knew they had done something special.

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Vargas Custom Body Shop has been restoring cars for 36 years http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article29672308.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

In mid July, a restored 1930 Ford Model A rested outside Vargas Custom Body. It was easily visible to anybody driving by the business at 4201 East 31st St., Kansas City.

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2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4: A lot of SUV for the money http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article29654038.html#storylink=rss I was southbound on I-35 recently, heading home after rush hour was over, when I saw a car about 50 yards ahead of me in my lane swerve.

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New and old hot rods turn out at Gladstone Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article29652052.html#storylink=rss Angela Puckett got in her 1994 Dodge Viper late in the afternoon on July 23 and hit the highway from her Lawrence home. Her destination was Gladstone Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram at 5610 N. Oak Trafficway.

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Overland Park Auto Group expands with new Fiat dealership http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article28634242.html#storylink=rss As construction workers were busy turning a building into the new Overland Park Fiat in mid July, Tony Pate was across the street in his office, doing all the things necessary to make the Overland Park Auto Group as successful as possible.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:07:00 CDT

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1980 VOLKSWAGEN DIESEL PICKUP: Independence man rescues, restores truck he found in Texas http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article28631446.html#storylink=rss The 1980 Volkswagen pickup truck is such an unusual vehicle in the eyes of John Lautenschlager that he had the patience to make the one he owns now an award-winner.

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A SHIFT TO MANUALS: Some drivers prefer the engaging, sporty feel of a manual transmission http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article28625191.html#storylink=rss A 72-mile commute from Knob Noster, Mo., to Independence to work might appear a bit aggravating. For Dennis Wike, it is pure driving bliss.

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AT THE SHOW: At Cruisin’ Culver’s, it’s all about cars and friendly people http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article28601161.html#storylink=rss Every second and fourth Tuesday during the summer, a wide range of cars gathers in the parking lot of Culver’s at 1301 SW 7 Highway in Blue Springs for Cruisin’ Culver’s.

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2015 FIAT 500C ABARTH CABRIO: It’s small but powerful and a lot of fun to drive http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article28587154.html#storylink=rss The fun starts in the new Fiat 500c Abarth Cabrio as soon as you turn the key.

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STREET CAR TAKEOVER: Organization gives outlet for car owners to show, race their street cars http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article28563286.html#storylink=rss More than two hours before the official start of the car show portion of the three-day Street Car Takeover presented by Nitros Outlet event, cars started rolling into the parking lot at Side Pockets in Blue Springs.

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1933 FORD SEDAN DELIVERY: Lee’s Summit man, with help from son, friends, builds an award-winner http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article28515190.html#storylink=rss For seven years, Al Seese worked on building a 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery at his machine shop in Lee’s Summit with his son and friends. In early January 2014, when the car was finished, he felt a different emotion.

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1955 Chevrolet 2-Door Sedan: Owner’s wife surprises him with ‘barn find’ that he worked on for 32 years http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article26967400.html#storylink=rss In his first 20 years of marriage, Fred Bibler understood how his wife, Patricia Bibler viewed cars. She sees cars, Bibler said, as washing machines on wheels.

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2015 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG TDI EXECUTIVE: Luxury, power and technology all in one attractive package http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article26965051.html#storylink=rss Let’s get one thing out of the way at the outset: the name.

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Passion for Jeeps: Owner of Stomper Off-Road follows his heart back to KC http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article26961856.html#storylink=rss In the morning on the last day of June, Jay Blazier is in the garage working on customizing Jeeps. His wife, Melissa, is in the front part of the shop where Jeep products are sold.

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Toyota Camry, Sienna lead Cars.com American-Made Index http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article26959030.html#storylink=rss The assumption is easy to make. The Toyota Camry is a foreign-made car. After all, Toyota Motor Corporation was founded in Japan in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda and its headquarters remain in Japan.

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1932 Ford 3-window coupe: Hot rod with orange flames features unique tribute to owner’s wife http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article26188504.html#storylink=rss Two years ago, Tom Creach went down the road a few miles from his Bonner Springs home to see a painter in Edwardsville for a little work on his 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe.

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2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door: It’s still all Mini, but with a lot of sophistication http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article26150140.html#storylink=rss This Mini still has that go-kart stance and handling it’s famous for, but it’s now all grown up inside. It’s as if it went off to college and returned with its trademark outgoing personality, but more mature and sophisticated.

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To everyone in the car community who has been so kind to me, I say thank you http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article26142913.html#storylink=rss My first ride in a sports car came while I was 7 or 8 years old. I was attending a summer camp near my home of Decatur, Ill., when one hot Sunday morning I saw a cloud of dust moving across the flat fields of central Illinois. As it got closer I could hear the roar of a straight six engine. My dad and a friend were driving a Jaguar XK120 on loan from his friend John Kilborn, local car dealer and sports car racer.

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Tom Strongman's automotive journalism career at The Star reaches an exit http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article26095876.html#storylink=rss In late May, Tom Strongman wrote reviews and vintage car stories at a fairly high volume. He wasn’t operating like a person who knew his retirement was a little more than a month away.

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Food Truck Showdown, Aristocrat Motors help raise money for Harvesters http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article26096839.html#storylink=rss A few hours before noon on Saturday, June 27, the Crave of Kansas City food truck arrived at Aristocrat Motors for the fourth annual Food Truck Showdown that benefits Harvesters.

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‘Impairment suit’ shows teens the dangers of drinking and driving http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article25601767.html#storylink=rss A year ago, Ford Motor Company added an impairment suit simulator to its Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program that is aimed at teaching newly licensed teens the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver-education programs.

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Ford innovation makes backing up a trailer as easy as turning a knob http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article25604932.html#storylink=rss The ideas started flowing almost a decade ago about how to make backing up a trailer attached to a Ford truck easier to maneuver.

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John Swander has owned his ’34 Ford since high school http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article25603558.html#storylink=rss To John Swander, his hot rods are like four-wheeled art pieces. Each represents a look, a style that is carefully crafted to convey a mood or recapture a memory. He loves the golden age of hot rodding, 1945 to 1955, and his cars reflect that.

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Jeep owners gather in Gladstone to watch vehicles put on a show http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article25597438.html#storylink=rss Soon after Jay Blazier arrived at Gladstone Dodge Jeep Chrysler Ram early Thursday evening on June 18, a staff member asked him if he could help locate a perfect spot to place an RTI (Ramp Travel Index) ramp.

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2016 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus: A compact crossover with Italian style http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article25595185.html#storylink=rss A compact crossover with Italian style

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Riverwood Winery serves as ideal meeting place for a car club http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article24999610.html#storylink=rss Whether it is the lush green of spring and summer or the colorful fall foliage, the 40-minute drive to Rushville, Mo., on Route 45 to the Riverwood Winery makes for a pleasant trip, said owner David Naatz.

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Art of the Car Concours to showcase dream cars from the past http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article24998752.html#storylink=rss Through the years, automotive designers have created concept or dream cars that were essentially three-dimensional renderings of vehicles and concepts of what the future may hold. Some were whimsical and some were lightly disguised versions of future production cars, but all have an interesting story.

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Willie and Scott Wagner sell classic cars to the world http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article24997018.html#storylink=rss Scott Wagner has done just about everything that Willie Wagner has since opening Wagner’s Classic Cars in 1968. He has restored cars, cleaned cars, sold cars and when he is away from the business, Scott Wagner drag races. Cars are simply in the Wagners’ blood. Scott now finds time to watch his 13-year-old son compete in junior dragster events.

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2015 KIA SORENTO SXL AWD http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article24995092.html#storylink=rss It’s tough to stand out among the crowd of two- and three-seat SUVs, but Kia has managed to do so with its all-new Sorento.

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