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Kingman visitors flock to Route 66 Fun Run

A line of Fun Run participants heads down Route 66 Saturday toward Kingman. (ALAN CHOATE/Miner)<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

A line of Fun Run participants heads down Route 66 Saturday toward Kingman. (ALAN CHOATE/Miner)<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

KINGMAN - Hundreds turned out Saturday afternoon for the 27th annual Fun Run in downtown Kingman.

The Fun Run Cruise began Saturday morning in Seligman and down Route 66 past the Grand Canyon Caverns, Peach Springs and Hackberry before stopping in Kingman for the remainder of the day, according to the Kingman Tourism Department.

Gary and Cindy Larson came all the way from Nebraska to register their car in the show, along with eight others from the Midwest, which they have been doing for two years.

They said they found out about the Fun Run through their auto club, and were invited to participate.

"We came quite a ways, but we love it," said Cindy Larson. "You all do such a great job with this; your community is so good to us."

Events centered around the Kingman Visitor Center at 120 W. Andy Devine Ave., near where Gene Archunde, of Kingman, had his 1931 Model A Ford pickup on display.

It's the second year he's done so, he said.

"It was real good," Archunde said of the Seligman ride into Kingman.

The event gets bigger every year, said Shaun Gardner, who said he has been attending the Fun Run for the last 15 years, driving in from Flagstaff.

"It's a good one," he said. "It's a nice car show."

This morning, the Fun Run Cruise continued west through Cool Springs, on to Oatman, and will conclude at Topock with an awards and trophy presentation, according to the tourism department.

"You guys got a great deal going here," said Gary Larson.

"At our age we know all about Route 66. We lived the day," Cindy Larson said. "We appreciate your community doing this."

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