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Friday, June 11, 2010
Contact: Joe McBride

KCI Cruise to Showcase Classic and Muscle Cars

Fatherís Day Weekend Will Never Be the Same

For those looking for something special to do for Fatherís Day weekend, what better way to pal around with dad than checking out lots of cool cars? The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department is revving up for the KCI Cruise Night. On Saturday, June 19, Kansas City International Airport may look like a scene from the movie American Graffiti, as hundreds of classic, muscle and special-interest cars descend on the KCI area for the KCI Cruise.

Since 2007 the Kansas City Aviation Department has held successful KCI Cruises, drawing an estimated 500 display cars, 200 spectator cars and hundreds of attendees from miles around. The June 19 KCI Cruise will be held from 3 to 8 p.m., east of KCI Airport and I-29 at the Ambassador Building at KCI at 12200 NW Ambassador Drive in the current WireCo and former Farmland headquarters building.

Cruise Nights are the latest craze in car culture where owners of classic, muscle and other special interest autos gather to show off their prized possessions and share their love of cars with other enthusiasts and anyone who likes cars. There is no real cruising occurring, as vehicles are parked in a parking lot, usually with hoods open to display engine chrome and detailing. Participants ďhang outĒ by their cars or wander to admire othersí cars, and the general public shows up to enjoy the cars, as well.

The Aviation Department plans the events as fund raisers for the City of Kansas City, Missouriís Combined Charities program, which bundles a variety of local, regional and national charities. Prizes are donated by tenants and area businesses. Prizes include Frontier Airlines tickets, Chiefs and Royals tickets, Justin Bieber concert tickets, hotel stays, rental cars, events and more. Chances are $1 each and there will also be a $1-a-chance 50/50 drawing. KCI concessionaire HMS Host will donate hot dogs and chips for sale for $1, with its employees volunteering to cook. A free inflatable moon bounce will be there for the kids to blow off steam.

Maps and more information about the KCI Cruise Night are available at Directional signs will be posted near KCI the day of the event. Rain date June 26.

For more information, contact Joe McBride, 816-243-3164 or cell phone 816-719-0588.
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