By Conrad Monroe
On the road photos by Michelle Monroe
Michelle and I had a little change of pace today we drove up to Springerville this morning to participate in the Fun Run that had been put together to raise money for cancer treatment at the new Summit Cancer Center in Show Low. The fun run and show were free but a $25 donation was encouraged. Somewhere around 25 to 30 cars showed up. Between donations, several raffles and other activities they were able to raise $2500 for the cause which is pretty darn good for a small rural town.
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Fall Finale Fun Run and Car Show
The Fun Run started at Western Drug in Springerville and proceeded down Main St to AZ 260 which we followed to AZ 273, the road to Big Lake. At Big Lake we picked up RT 249 which was paved a little over one year ago. This is a beautiful winding forest road that ranges from 8500 to 9500 ft in elevation. RT 249 ends up on US 180. You can turn right and drive a couple of miles to Alpine for lunch at Bear Wallow, or you can turn left and head up to Nutrioso and back to Springerville.
Great weather, wonderful scenery and a nice bit of fall color. All in all, we had a great day and told the folks that put it together that we would be back next year for sure… maybe y’all would like to join us!
It’s October and that means it is time to make the trek to Winslow for the 21st Just Cruis’n Car Show. Personally, this is one of my favorite shows because it is held on the streets of downtown Winslow on old Route 66. The Just Cruis’n Car Club of Winslow puts on the show every year and it seems to just get better every year. The show used to be held at the La Posada Hotel at the east end of town. A few years ago the venue moved to the downtown area which I think is a great improvement.
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Standing On A Corner in Winslow AZ
This year we had 14 OTHG-Phoenix cars at the show. Coming up from the valley we had Tom & Val Altgilbers, Page & Linda Barnes, Dave & Anne Bennent, Dave Bertram, Steve & Terri Besore, Steve & Cindy Bryant, Ken Schaaf & Dee Guintoli, Darrel & Becky Hampton, Alan & Cheryl Mitchell, Paul & Judy Nolte, Ron & Jan Olmstead, Bob & Patty Sarraillon. Barney Wilkins drove over from Parks and Michelle and I drove over from Show Low on I40 battling 40-60 mph wind gusts.
At the awards program Dave Bertram, Steve Bryant, Steve Besore, Alan Mitchell and Ron Olmstead made the walk across the grass to pick up awards. Cindy Bryant and Cheryl Mitchell went up to handout the club pick award, but the recipient had already left the show.
Thanks again to my good friend Jerry Schrunk for providing photo coverage of this year’s Run To The Pines. This car show sells out very quickly soon after the entries are mailed out or put up on line which is around the beginning of May. Unfortunately this year we had not finalized our fall trip when it was time to send in the entry, so we decided to skip the show this year. But, we took the ’39 out and did the Friday night parade which was huge this year. The parade route was lined with spectators from where we started all the way up to the Casino. The weather this year was spectacular and everyone who attended the show had a great time.