Cruise Event

KCI Cruise - Canceled

Hello automotive fans.

Many of you have been curious if there will be a KCI Cruise again in 2021. Unfortunately, the sad and simple answer is NO. 

The Ambassador Building and its associated parking lots were sold, and support from volunteers and private partners waned. The event grew to more than 1,000 vehicles and required off-site parking and shuttle buses. It takes a lot of space AND a number of dedicated people to organize and implement. I am happy to help get it launched again, but it would be a handoff. To accomplish this in the future, an organizer needs: parking for 1,500-plus vehicles, insurance, a planning group of about 10 people, sponsors, food trucks, 20+ volunteers the day of the event. If anyone has ideas and/or a company or group who wishes to take over the event, please contact me: Joe McBride, or 816-243-3164.

Thanks for the ongoing support and for making KCI Cruise one of the best automotive events in Kansas City AND for the funds that went to area charities.


Joe McBride
Kansas City Aviation Department/KCI Cruise founder

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!!

Featured Menards Chevy Show on Velocity Channel. Chevrolet owners and their cars at the 2018 KCI Cruise were featured on national television! See the show here! As usual, vehicles of all makes, models and years are welcome at the KCI Cruise!

More info at the official KCI Cruise Car Show page and Facebook page! Facebook event here.

Check out the great photos from previous cruises!


2019 Menards Chevy Show


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