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About Us

Who We Are

Thunder on the Plains was organized in 2016 by a group of local volunteers. Originally started as Thunder on the Bricks then changed to Thunder on the Plains in 2017.  We are a group of classic car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts, men and women, who saw a way to share their passion for the classics while giving back to the local community. The group organizes monthly events along with an annual show held in September, which has grown to have an attendance of over 200 cars, trucks and bikes.

In 2023, it was decided to add Tractors to our show lineup and hope it continues to grow.  

In 2024, the date of the show was moved to its permanent date and location to the 2nd Saturday in June at Municipal Park and South Main Street in Hays.

What We Do

Thunder on the Bricks gave back $5,500.00 to local charities in out first year. In 2023, Thunder on the Plains raised over $23,000.  To date, Thunder has raised over  $101,000, giving back to over 35 local organizations over the past 8 years. In addition, in 2022  scholarships for automotive studies, to be used at the local NCK Tech, was created to be awarded annually to 4 local seniors. 

Our success is due, in part, to our volunteers but more so because of our dedicated sponsors. It is only with them that we can continue to grow and give back.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Cancer Council of Ellis Co

Community Assistance Center

Christmas Magic


DSNWK Custom Creations

Early Childhood Connection

The Elf Project

Ellis County Disaster Relief

First Call for Help

Hays Area Children's Center Kansas Honor Flight

Humane Society of the High Plains

Jana’s Campaign

NCK Technical School

NCK Tech Scholarship

St. Joseph Food Pantry

Scout Troop 101

Suicide Prevention


Wild West Fest


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