What began as an idea by a group of car enthusiasts soon turned into a reality for the Kansas City car community. Two years of grassroots marketing and four awards later, the Kansas City Automotive Museum received its first major donation from a private donor, making the long awaited museum possible.
The Kansas City area is home to major automotive and motorcycle manufacturing, racing and a vibrant collector community. We have a long, storied and proud automotive heritage that needs to be preserved and celebrated. The Kansas City Automotive Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation. Currently located in Olathe, our interim museum features more than 30 cars in a 12,000 square foot display space. The museum highlights significant Kansas City automotive history such as 1965 Le Mans winner Masten Gregory (the "Kansas City Flash"), the Ford Winchester Plant, and Greenlease Cadillac. In addition, the Kansas City Automotive Museum hosts car club meetings and special events throughout the year.
Future plans for the Kansas City Automotive Museum include a much larger facility equipped with a full working restoration shop, gift shop, library, interactive area for kids of all ages, and displays showcasing how Kansas City contributed to the automotive industry.
To entertain and educate all generations through the preservation, promotion, and display of Kansas City’s rich automotive heritage.