World of Wheels a welcome show this weekend

The World of Wheels at Bartle Hall this weekend has many different vehicles on display. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

It’s cool outside, so what do you do? Here is a suggestion: This weekend there is a car show for those of us who enjoy cars.

It’s called the World of Wheels, and is sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts.

I can remember when it was called the Dale Starbird Show. My father used to take me every year.

This is even better than I could imagine. People come from all over the nation just to go to the show, which is at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri.

While I was at the World of Wheels I saw a lot of people from Wyandotte County who participated in the show and attended it.

Tomorrow, Feb. 23, is the last day of the show, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than going to a car show.

For more information, including information about tickets, go to the website for World of Wheels at https://autorama.com/attend/kansas-city/.

Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Gail’s Harley-Davidson had a booth at the World of Wheels show this weekend at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Summit Racing Equipment had a booth at the World of Wheels show this weekend at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
Many different vehicles were on display this weekend at the World of Wheels at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
O’Reilly Auto Parts had a booth at the World of Wheels this weekend at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)

McClatchy files for bankruptcy

McClatchy, the parent company of The Kansas City Star, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The filing was made Feb. 13 in federal bankruptcy court in New York, according to documents online at https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1056087/000105608720000005/mni-20200212x8k.htm.

McClatchy, which operates 30 media companies nationwide, plans to reorganize and has secured $50 million in debtor-in-possession financing, according to the bankruptcy filing.

Besides the Star, it publishes newspapers including the Miami Herald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Charlotte Observer, Sacramento Bee, and the (Raleigh) News and Observer. The newsrooms are operating as usual, according to the company. The company reported in its filings that it has increased its digital-only subscriptions. Print subscriptions continue to decline.

The company reported in filings with the SEC that it has been in negotiations to restructure its debt. The company also reported in SEC filings it would ask the court to terminate its qualified pension plan and appoint the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) as the plan’s trustee. No adverse effects to pension recipients were expected, according to the filing.

According to a filing with the SEC, the company did not yet have figures for the fourth quarter of 2019 but expected total revenues to be $183.9 million, down 14 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. Revenues for all of 2019 were expected to be down 12 percent from 2018.

McClatchey has reported more than $600 million in debt, and some insights into the company’s situation can be found in a blog by Jim Fitzpatrick, a former Kansas City Star employee, at https://jimmycsays.com/.

Chiefs rally scene made into poster to benefit World War I Memorial

A photo of the Chiefs rally at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday is being made into a poster that will benefit the World War I Museum and Memorial. The photo is by Dave von Fintel.
Another photo being made into a poster depicted today’s crowd celebrating the Chiefs victory at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Sales of the poster will benefit the museum. The photo is by Dan Videtich.

A poster of today’s rally honoring the Kansas City Chiefs, Super Bowl winners, in Kansas City, Missouri, is now a fan collector item that benefits the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

Two poster prints will be available, one of the World War I Museum and Memorial, which is 14 inches by 22 inches, and the other of the Union Station, 14 by 26.

Thousands of Chiefs fans are in the pictures.

Each print is $20 and can be purchased at: https://shop.theworldwar.org/collections/chiefs-2020.

The images were captured by award-winning photographers Dan Videtich and Dave von Fintel. Proceeds from sales of each poster benefit the National WWI Museum and Memorial, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that receives no federal funding.