A Wichita tradition continues for the 62nd year in a row as Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show graces Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center Jan. 18-20. This show is one of the longest-running indoor car shows in the country.
It started in 1957 under the direction of car builder Darryl Starbird, and in 2011, was sold to Cars for Charities Co., a 501(c)(3) organization run by a dozen local car guys who share a passion for local charities and a love for cars.
Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about attending this year’s premier car show in Wichita.
Jan. 18 – Noon-8 p.m.
Jan. 19 – 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Jan. 20 – 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Century II Convention and Exhibition halls
Top show cars from around the country come together for the biggest, longest-running car show in the region. This family-friendly event also features vendor exhibits, live entertainment, children’s activities and fun for all ages.
Kids (Ages 12-17) $8
Kids (Under 11) Free
Magnificent 7 Show Competition
This event showcases the best and most incredible vehicles shown for the first time in Wichita. The winning vehicles and owners will be awarded $17,000 in cash and trophies. All Mag 7 finalists will win $2,000 and the top dog receives $5,000. Contenders are also treated to a “Cocktails & Chrome” VIP party.
Winners will be announced Sunday at 4 p.m. Spectators and fans can sponsor a trophy and pick their favorite vehicles by signing up online.
For a look at other events, check out our calendar of events page as you plan your trip to Wichita.