May 3 to 5, 2019
Seligman to Topock, Az
Every year we have the opportunity to celebrate Route 66 which tied our country together through the Great Depression, Dust Bowl and World War II. The Route 66 Fun Run covers a good portion of what remains of the “Mother Road”. Tom and Val Altgilber and Michelle and I are the only club members to make the run this year. Michelle and I travelled with a group of friends from the White Mountains. We drove our 56 Dodge and other than Rick and Dana Heck who drove their 34 Ford Cabriolet, everyone else drove a collection of Corvettes, Mustangs, a Porsche, Mercedes and a Hellcat Charger.
We drove over to Williams on I40 on Friday and spent the afternoon being tourists in all of the shops that line Route 66 in Williams. Stopped at Cruisers for refreshments and stuck around for dinner. Williams is a great little town, if you have a chance be sure to attend their car show later this year.
On Saturday AM we drove down to Seligman where the official start of the cruise is held. The town was full of car groups staging for the cruise. Several groups from various countries rent new performance cars, for the run. One of the largest groups this year was from Australia, decked out in various Mustang GTs.
Our 1st stop on the cruise was at Peach Springs, which is the jumping off point for trips to Hualapai in the Grand Canyon.
After Peach Springs we stopped at the Hackberry, AZ General Store for lunch, and looking at all the memorabilia that the owner has collected. We then headed down 66 to Kingman to take in the car show and spend the night. While at Hackberry we met up with Tom and Val Altigibers and had a nice visit with them.
On Sunday we made our way down to Oatman, stopping a Cool Springs on the way, again a place filled with great memories of the Mother Road. As usual, Oatman was a madhouse with cars, motorcycles, pedestrians and of course the local Donkey herd who have the run of the town.
After Oatman the cruise continues on to Topock, AZ which is the end and where they pass out the awards. Our group from Show Low, headed north on US95 to Laughlin NV, where we spent the night. Rick Fernau signed us up for a Show at the Riverside. The show was three very funny and talented musicians from the group Ole’. It was literally a 90 minute ROFL…
All in all, a low key fun filled weekend. My kind of car show…
Until the next time,