Route 66 Fun Run starts Friday

The 15th Route 66 Fun Run opens in Seligman Friday with entertainment from noon ending with cruise night at Juan Degadillo's Snow Cap from 9 p.m.

until 1 a.m.

Early bird entrants in the Fun Run tour of more than 700 vintage cars will begin lining up at dawn Saturday for the drive to Kingman.

Angel Delgadillo will start the cars at 10 a.m.

from his historic barbershop on the historic Route 66.

Music form the '50s and '60s and a Miss Route 66 Pageant at 6 p.m.

at Seligman high School will choose a new 66 Queen and court.

Girls from Kingman, Seligman and all along Route 66 will compete for the title, savings bonds, flowers and other gifts.

Seligman activities include a Poker Run, a wine and cheese silent auction sponsored by Seligman's Women's Club and a street dance.

Everyone is invited to a Saturday pancake breakfast beginning at 6:30 a.m.

prior to the cars taking off at 10 a.m.

Spectators in all the small towns line the highway from Seligman to Kingman where the first cars arrive about noon.

Tours will be available all day at the Grand Canyon caverns with special prices for those entered in the Fun Run.

The Hualapai Nation will serve a no host barbecue/Indian taco lunch all day in Peach Springs.

Indian dances and a craft bazaar will add to the festivities.

Truxton features food, crafts and fun at the Frontier Diner, a historic stop with a sign that is a route 66 icon.

Bert's Country Dancing will be open in Valentine and runners always stop in Hackberry at the visitor center to see the old service station and traveler rest stop.

Hack and the 57s will provide entertainment in Hackberry.

Valle Vista has added a Carnival in the Park near the clubhouse with a bake sale, dunk tank, clowns, face painting and door prizes.

Kingman will host entertainment at the Powerhouse Visitor Center from noon to 6 p.m.

with

two bands.

Mirror Image and Joey and the Ugly Ducks will play music of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Thomas Repp, famous Route 66 author will welcome all to the Kingman activities at 2:30 from the Powerhouse Visitor Center.

The Memory Lane Diner will be open all day from 9 a.m.

to 9 p.m.

The Route 66 Museum and all the Powerhouse shops will be open for guests.

Cars will be parked at the Powerhouse, along Route 66 on Andy Devine Avenue and across Beale Street on the football field for inspection all afternoon.

Spectators are encouraged to get a close up look at the cars and owners are usually around to share information.

Over 700 cars will be "shined" for the show with judging from 3 p.m.

to 5 p.m

A special event added this year is the fundraiser at the Powerhouse beginning at 6 p.m.

The "Powerful Evening" will raise money for the Powerhouse Visitor Center.

The Powerhouse and the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona jointly sponsor the event.

Dress is causal and food will be served buffet style to eliminate any long waits.

Route 66 will reopen for traffic at 6 p.m.

and cars will "cruise" Kingman from Sonic Drive In on Stockton Hill road to the other Sonic on Andy Devine Avenue.

At 6 p.m.

A no host breakfast buffet at the Memory Diner will be available Sunday morning before cars leave for Oatman, Topock and Golden Shores.

Burros, gun fights and music will entertain all in Oatman and make Route 66 a lively place.

Awards and entertainment at the Topock/Golden Shores Community Center conclude the 15th Route 66 Fun Run over the longest section of the Mother Road still open to travel.