Cruise Event

KCI Cruise - 13th Anniversary!
Postponed until 2021 

Hello automotive fans. You may have heard, on what would have been our 13th year, the KCI Cruise was canceled for 2020 because of the pandemic, manpower, change in building ownership and less-than-ideal spectator parking arrangements are contributing factors. This saddens us, but it is our reality. We were hoping there could be a way to top the 1,000+ vehicles in 2019.

We can’t do anything about the pandemic, so we hope it will be in our rear-view mirror in 2021. BUT, we think we have the other speed bumps worked out for 2021!

New partner
The BIG news for KCI Cruise fans is the nearby KCI Auto Auction folks are willing to step in and help! They have become part of the America's Auto Auction Kansas City network. They inform us that they are IN, but they are not able to take on the KCI Cruise until 2021. We am very excited about this. While these folks bring us extra people to help put on this huge event we can always use volunteers so keep an eye out on the Facebook page for cruise information and a call for volunteers.

Building sold
The site of the KCI Cruise, the Ambassador Building, was sold. However, the new owner has graciously agreed to allow the KCI Cruise to be held there in 2021.

Display car and spectator vehicle capacity
Two years ago we had a "good" problem: the event was so popular everyone wanted to display their cars. This was flattering, but we were sad to turn away vehicles. Last year, we had spectators park to the south and had shuttle buses in place. This was not ideal, but we had no choice. A new airport parking operation has been completed across the street. Those folks have indicated they can make part of their lot available for spectators in 2021. We will endeavor to park display cars more efficiently on site, but the new lot across the street could be an overflow site.

Thank you for all of you who have supported the KCI Cruise over the years. In the process of entering drawings for great prizes and the 50/50 drawing you have directly supported those in need in the Kansas City area! We will see you all next year at a bigger and better KCI Cruise! Get out and drive that vehicle and take good care.


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