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4/30/2008 6:00:00 AM
Kingman gets into gear for Route 66 Fun Run
Fun Run Schedule
Friday, May 2

Seligman

All day - 50/50 raffle

Noon to 6 p.m. - Fun Run registration at A.C.M.E. Mobile Storage, 22200 W. Old Highway 66

6 p.m. - 21st annual Miss Historic Route 66 Pageant

7 to 11 p.m. - Live music at the Snow Cap Drive-In, 301 E. Chino Ave.

8 p.m. - Cruisin' Route 66 Parade

Saturday, May 3

Seligman

Dawn - Early birds line up on Historic 66

7 to 10:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast at the gazebo

7:30 to 10 a.m. - Final registration at A.C.M.E. Mobile Storage

10 a.m. - Start of first car on run to Kingman

Grand Canyon Caverns

All day - Caverns open for tours

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Hamburger and hot dog grill with live music

Peach Springs

All day - Hualapai Tribe No-Host Barbecue/Indian Taco Lunch; Native American dances and crafts

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Live music

Truxton

All day - Food, crafts and homemade pies at Frontier Café, 16118 E. Highway 66

Hackberry

All day - Old Route 66 Visitors Center open with refreshments and live music

Valle Vista

10 a.m. - Firemen's Barbecue, craft and bake sale, community car show, raffle tickets and Legends Restaurant open

Kingman

All day - Activities and vendors at Locomotive Park, 310 W. Beale St.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Entertainment by Elmo and the Cosmos

3 to 5 p.m. - Show and Shine judging

4 p.m. - Raffle ticket winner announced

Sunday, May 4

Kingman

Dawn - Early birds line up on Historic Route 66 at the Powerhouse Visitors Center, 120 W. Route 66

7 to 10 a.m. - Breakfast at the Powerhouse Visitors Center sponsored by the VFW Post No. 10386

10 a.m. - Vehicles start run to Oatman

Oatman

All day - Live music, burros and gunfights by the "World Famous Oatman Ghostriders"

Cool Springs

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Tours of restored vintage 1926 Mobile Station, turned gift shop

Topock/Golden Shores

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Refreshments, food and vendor booths

12:30 to 3 p.m. - Music by DJ Ken Cates

2 p.m. - Show and Shine awards ceremony and raffles


James Chilton
Miner Staff Reporter


KINGMAN - The Fun Run will officially begin in Kingman at around noon on Friday, as the first cars begin cruising into town from Seligman, parking along sections of Fourth Street and Beale Street that will be blocked off to regular traffic.

But according to Jan Davis, director of operations for the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, the real fun will begin the next day, with the Powerhouse at 120 W. Andy Devine Ave. the focal point of the festivities.

"On Saturday here at the Powerhouse, all the vendors will show up: food vendors, craft vendors, car vendors," Davis said. "We have a jump house for the kids; it's a family affair."

Davis said the Powerhouse will also play host to a live band, Elmo and the Cosmos, a 1950s-style rock band who begin playing at 1 p.m. At 3 p.m., the Show & Shine begins - judges from a car club in Phoenix will determine the winners in 66 categories ranging from "Best Plymouth" and "Best Pontiac" to the more esoteric "Best Flames," and "Best Lead Sled."

An award will also be presented to the driver able to spin the best "hard luck" story, the woeful story of how they truly got their kicks - the painful variety, that is - on Route 66. Davis will hand the awards out at a ceremony in Topock the following afternoon.

"People are very serious about winning," she said. "Everybody's car is 'the best.'"

And the judges will have quite a bit of "the best" to choose from. Davis anticipates more than 800 vehicle registrations this year, comparable to last year's 820. Many of the registrants belong to assorted car clubs, some from the Southwest, some from as far as Pennsylvania, New York and even points beyond.

"We have a group from the Canadian Route 66 Association, they always bring down some cars," Davis said. "We do have one member that comes from Germany every year, and one from France. They rent cars."

They're not all hot rods and muscle cars, either. Off the top of her head, Davis could recall a 1911 Cadillac, a Volkswagen contingent, and a number of motorcycles and trucks among the registrants, as well as a Kingman-based DeLorean DMC-12. Also featured at the head of the pack will be the Kingman Police Department's own 1954 Chevy, "Jingles."

"Jingles leads the start every year from Seligman," Davis said.

Though the event draws in many from out of the area, Kingman is still well represented in the Fun Run, with Kingman residents making up roughly a third of the total entrants. Women, however, are somewhat of a rarity, only about 20 in a field of 800. This rarity has warranted its own judges' award, number 65, "Outstanding Lady's Car."

After the Fun Run events wrap up around 6 p.m., drivers will be free to enjoy the sights and cruise the streets of Kingman until the following morning, when City Councilman Tom Spear - also the executive vice president of the Route 66 Association and coordinator for the Kingman-area events - will ensure each participant gets a pancake breakfast before setting off at 10 a.m.

"It's a big job, but I have a good group of volunteers who help out every year," Spear said. "It's definitely not a one-man show."



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