It turns out the economic border war betwixt Kansas & Missouri is back on despite promises from politicos on both sides of the state line.
Even worse . . .
HELPING THE HOMELESS HURT THE DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY BRAND!!!
Selling overpriced cars to suckers is all about crafting an image . . . Sadly, charity for the less fortunate doesn't inspire motorist dreams.
Moreover, some of the smarter denizens of our blog community noted that there would be long term consequences for setting up a hobo hangout at a place of business.
Check the damage . . .
The auto show has historically been held in Bartle Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center in March.
Larry Carl, CEO of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City sent written testimony to lawmakers in support of Senate Bill 33. In Carl's testimony, he expressed interest in moving the auto show to the Kansas Speedway for a June 2021 event.
"The inherent nature of drivability at the Speedway creates consumer excitement and enthusiastic engagement that all parties desire," Carl said.
Carl added in his testimony that the move would be beneficial for the Kansas, Wyandotte County and other communities,
"The desire to move the Kansas City Auto Show from Missouri to Kansas is a major move, but one that is ripe with opportunity and benefit," Carl said. "At the heart of the shift is to provide consumers with a reinvigorated and innovative event. We are going through this process because it is the proper way to administer change and compliance."
On Twitter, Mayor Quinton Lucas called plans to move the long-established auto event out of KCMO "unbalanced regionalism at its finest."
Developing . . .