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The Art Of The Automobile

Each year the Kansas City Art Institute hosts  the Art of the Cars Concours, a gathering of exotic vehicles whose purposes extend far beyond transportation.

This year's event takes place on Sunday and includes Ginger Rogers’ 1929 Duesenberg convertible; a 1907 Mason Touring car that’s been in the same Kansas family for 105 years; and a Bugatti

Friday in the first half of Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with event organizer and walking-car-encyclopediaMarshall Miller and Kansas City Art Institute president Jacqueline Chanda about this year's show, the idea of automobiles as art, and what visitors might experience on a trip to the KCAI.

SEE MORE: The Sixth Annual Art of the Car Concours will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24, on the KCAI campus. The event will feature about 200 vintage, classic and special-interest vehicles, including cars, trucks, racing cars and motorcycles belonging to collectors from eight states.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.