Cruise Event

KCI Cruise - 11th Anniversary!
Saturday, September 22, 2018
3 pm until Dark
Rain or Shine

Enjoy a car show near Kansas City International Airport!

Hundreds of classic cars, muscle cars, trucks, hot rods, rat rods, exotics and imports will be on hand.

1000+ cars last year! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!


The Kansas City Aviation Department is teaming up with Forward Sports Marketing to make the 2018 KCI Cruise the best yet! FSM will produce a segment of the Menards Chevy Show on Velocity Channel so Chevrolet owners and their cars at the 2018 KCI Cruise could be featured on national television! As usual, vehicles of all makes, models and years are welcome at the KCI Cruise!

Menards Chevy Show Series Ready for 2018 with New Venues and Millions of Viewers


The Menards Chevy Show will give participants in the southeastern U.S. more opportunities to participate in 2018 with new events in South Carolina and Alabama.  A new Midwest venue has also been added in Kansas City for automotive enthusiasts throughout Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa to attend. 


Thousands of car show, drag race, and swap meet participants attend the events each season at a dozen facilities in the U.S.  Many of the traditional locations host drag racing during their events at Bandimere Speedway, Maple Grove Raceway, Bristol Dragway, Texas Motorplex, Virginia Motorsports Park, No Problem Raceway, and Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield.  New facilities with drag strips and car shows added to the Menards Chevy Show schedule for 2018 include Darlington Dragway, U.S. 90 Dragway in Mobile, Alabama, and the South Carolina Motorplex in Orangeburg. 


In the category of non-race track venues, Ace Cafe Orlando held its first Menards Chevy Show with great success in 2017. The automotive themed restaurant will once again host an event, which nearly reached capacity through pre-entries because of its popularity.  Joining the Menards Chevy Show in the same non-track category, the 11th annual KCI Cruise Car Show will become part of the series through its rapidly growing event near Kansas City International Airport.  This Kansas City event reached 1,000 participants this past season and looks to keep the momentum going by adding the TV show.


Since 2015, the Menards Chevy Show series has been broadcast on the Velocity channel.  More than two million TV viewers have annually tuned in to watch the series on Saturday mornings at 9:30am EST in October, November, and December to see their cars at events, and check out other entries for restoration ideas and trends.  The popular TV series has been renewed again for the 2018 season on Velocity.


2018 Menards Chevy Show Series


May 18-20           Virginia Motorsports Park            Petersburg, VA


June 2-3               South Carolina Motorplex            Orangeburg, SC


June 9-10             Texas Motorplex                              Dallas, TX


July 13-15            Maple Grove Raceway                  Reading, PA


August 5              Bandimere Speedway                   Denver, CO


Sept 8-9               Darlington Dragway                        Darlington, SC


Sept 22                 KCI Cruise Car Show                        Kansas City, MO


Sept 28-30           Bristol Dragway                                 Bristol, TN


Oct 12-13             U.S. 90 Dragway                               Mobile, AL


Nov 3-4                Auto Club Famoso Raceway        Bakersfield, CA


Nov 10                  No Problem Raceway                     Belle Rose, LA


Nov 17                  Ace Cafe Orlando                              Orlando, FL


Check out the great photos from previous cruises!


KC Star Mingle 2016



KC Star Mingle 2015

Google Album




KC Star Mingle Photos

Craig Hover's Photos

KSHB Photo Gallery

KCI Cruise Video

Ambassador Building at KCI
12200 NW Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64157 
Former WireCo and Farmland Building East of KCI & I-29
Exit to right at Exit 13. Right on Cookingham. Look for 5-story office building on North side of road. Follow "Car Show" signs.

Directions or Map it

From I-29 north or southbound: Take exit 13 toward I-435 (KCI Airport/St. Louis). At the fork, stay right to exit on Cookingham Drive. Continue 2/10 mile to Ambassador Drive and turn left.

From I-435: Exit toward KCI Airport and merge on Cookingham Drive via exit 36, toward I-29 south. Continue approximately one mile to Ambassador Drive and turn right.

From KCI Airport: Go south on the International Circle Roundabout to Cookingham Drive. Continue northwest 2.2 miles to Ambassador Drive and turn left.

To get on our email distribution list, for more information or to learn about sponsorship and prize donations contact:

Joe McBride Kansas City Aviation Department
(816) 243-3164 - Office
(816) 719-0588 - Cell