Chiefs player to visit Auto Show tonight

A Cadillac SUV XTV produced in Kansas City, Kansas, was on display Friday at the Auto Show at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. The show continues through Sunday. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Damien Williams, who sealed the Super Bowl victory with a 38-yard touchdown run, will be at the Greater Kansas City Auto Show from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight.

Williams, a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, will appear at the State Farm exhibit at the Auto Show tonight.

On Sunday, Travis Kelce, Chiefs tight end, will be at the Auto Show’s Honda Lounge from 1 to 3 p.m.

The first 200 people will receive an autographed photo. Additional items will not be signed.

The Kansas City Auto Show will continue Friday through Sunday at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. Hundreds of new vehicles are on exhibit. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for ages 8-12.

For more information, go to the Auto Show’s website at http://kcautoshow.com/.

A Cadillac SUV XT4 produced in Kansas City, Kansas, was on display Friday at the Auto Show at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. The show continues through Sunday. (Photo by William Crum)
A Cadillac SUV XT4 produced in Kansas City, Kansas, was on display Friday at the Auto Show at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. The show continues through Sunday. (Photo by William Crum)
A Chevy Malibu produced in Kansas City, Kansas, was on display Friday at the Auto Show at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. The show continues through Sunday. (Photo by William Crum)
A Chevy Malibu produced in Kansas City, Kansas, was on display Friday at the Auto Show at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. The show continues through Sunday. (Photo by William Crum)
A Chevy Malibu produced in Kansas City, Kansas, was on display Friday at the Auto Show at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. The show continues through Sunday. (Photo by William Crum)
A Porsche electric car was seen for the first time at the Kansas City Auto Show on Friday at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)
A Porsche electric car was seen for the first time at the Kansas City Auto Show on Friday at Bartle Hall. (Photo by William Crum)

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/.