Kingman air/auto show returns after 4-year absence

Group seeks support from sponsors, volunteers

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JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br>A formation of Stearmans flies over the runway during the last Kingman Air and Auto Show in 2007.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

KINGMAN - The Kingman Air and Auto Show is returning after a four-year absence and is looking for sponsors and volunteers. The show is planned for Oct. 8-9 at the Kingman Airport and Industrial Park on Route 66.

The organization plans to have at least 20 planes, with around 10 giving rides, said Air Show President Andrew Raynor. Unfortunately, there will be no drag races this year. However, there will be a car show with plenty of vintage cars, racing vehicles, off-road vehicles and more. Tickets for the show will be available online at www.kingmanairshow.com starting May 1.

The organization hasn't been able to hold a show since 2007 because of the economy. Sponsors simply didn't have the funds to support the project, Raynor said. The organization has reworked its budget and some of the acts that it hired this year, trying to get more bang for its buck, while still providing a show for spectators.

"We're trying to broaden things out a bit," Raynor said.

However, they need vendors, sponsors and volunteers to help with the crowds. People interested in renting a space for their business, becoming a sponsor or volunteering for the show should call (928) 377-7260.

The organization is holding a fundraising golf event at 8:30 a.m. April 23 at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course. The tournament is dedicated to Chuck Chlarson, an ardent supporter of the show. The cost is $72 per player, which includes lunch. There is an optional $40 buy-in per player that includes skins.

Individuals can play with their own foursome or officials will assign teams. Entry deadline is April 21. For more information on the tournament, call (928) 753-6593.