FUN IN THE SUN ON ROUTE 66

FUN IN THE SUN ON ROUTE 66

The annual Route 66 Fun Run is about to become history rather than an eagerly anticipated event and from what I could tell by the turn out in downtown Kingman, it was an overwhelming success in spite of the weather. The winds howled in excess of twenty miles per hour and the afternoon temperatures barely cracked the sixty degree mark.
Weather has always been an issue with this event as the first of May in northwestern Arizona is very unpredictable. For the Fun Run weekend I have witnessed everything from 100 degree temperatures to snow flurries.
As I am back to a six day work schedule my time for checking out the event was quite limited. With the exception of antique car representation the diversity of vehicles participating, always a hallmark of the event, was nothing short of stunning.
The antique vehicles, those with original drive trains, consisted of a few Model A and Model T Fords, a very rare 1925 Chrysler touring car, and a 1910 Cadillac. Foreign cars ran the gamut from a vintage Alfa  Romeo to early Fiat.
Muscle cars, hot rods, trucks, vintage military vehicles, customized bicycles, and classics were everywhere. Crowds swarmed around them like incoming tide around rocks.
My time constraints dampened the ability to really get in the mood but we still managed to have some fun. I did miss Nigel Smith of England who is traveling Route 66 as a relief for the onset of a midlife crisis (his blog is here)and Dale Butel with his tour group but did catch up with Mike Ward for some lively conversation.
Here a few photos: