Hundreds of classic, muscle and late-model cars are expected to be on display Saturday as part of KCI Cruise Night.
“We expect 500 cars out here of all types,” said Joe McBride, a spokesman for the Kansas City Aviation Department.
“It’s really interesting to see the variety of cars we have out here. We’re proud to have kind of an end-of-season car show event here at the airport.”
The car show, a fundraiser by the Kansas City Aviation Department that benefits Kansas City’s Combined Charities program, starts at 3 p.m. and runs until dark Saturday.
The show is in the parking lot of the Ambassador Building at KCI, 12200 N.W. Ambassador Drive, which is east of the airport at Ambassador and Cookingham drives in Kansas City, North.
The show is free and open to the public. There is no car entry fee.
Although it’s a car show, there’s no judging. People are encouraged to bring what they want to show off, McBride said.
There will be Corvettes, ’57 Chevys, hot rods, rat rods, muscle cars, foreign cars, motorcycles and “crazy-looking, hearse-like vehicles,” he said.
The event raises money through the sale of food and drinks, as well as drawings for prizes, including airfare, donated by tenants at Kansas City International Airport and other area businesses.
There’s also a 50/50 drawing where half the proceeds are awarded to the winner and half go to charity.
“The Aviation Department and our partners put on this event as a community outreach to get people to come out to the airport area for reasons other than flying,” McBride said.
The department will be showing off one of its two new $700,000 snow blowers. The snow blower will be used on runways and taxiways.
“This one is brand new,” McBride said. “You can take a look at it before it goes into duty this winter.”
This is the eighth year for the show, which attracts car lovers from across the metropolitan area.
For more information, see the KCI Cruise Night website at www.flykci.com/cruise.
“If you’re proud (of your car) and you want to show it, it’s OK here at the KCI Cruise,” McBride said.