Upcoming Events in Arizona
Just a short post this time about a couple of upcoming events on Route 66 in Arizona.
Firstly, This coming Saturday, April 23 is the date for Kingman's first-ever Drive Electric Earth Day event. It's being held at the Kingman Powerhouse Visitor Center. Drive Electric Earth Day is a nationwide series of events held each April around Earth Day (April 22), by the same folks who organize Drive Electric Week events each September. This Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation is the primary host of the Kingman event, and as such will include free admission to their Route 66 EV Museum inside the Powerhouse for everyone who attends! It's a great chance to see some very rare vehicles inside the museum, as well as a showcase of modern EVs outside, where owners will be showing off their cars and answering questions from the public. We will be there with The Blue Spirit. If you have an EV you'd like to show (plug-in hybrids included!), please register here. It's free for both registrants and attendees. If you are in the area please stop by, check out the cars and say hello!
|The Powerhouse in Kingman, AZ|
The second event I wanted to mention is the Arizona Fun Run, a yearly cruise and car show that is finally returning after two years off due to covid. The cruise begins Saturday morning April 30 in Seligman, Arizona, with a cruise to Kingman. A massive car show fills the streets of downtown Kingman on Saturday afternoon, and then the cruise continues the next day through Oatman to the finish at Golden Shores/Topock on Sunday May 1. The Fun Run is one of the biggest events on Route 66 and always a great time. Everyone is welcome, whether you want to register your car to do the whole cruise, or just come to see all the cars in Kingman on Saturday. Back in 2019 our car was the only EV registered for the show; we expect more EVs to make a showing with us this year!
Registration for the show is located here: Route 66 Association of Arizona. You do not need to have a classic or special car to register. Every registrant gets a goody bag of great items from the Association and sponsors. You also do not need to do the whole cruise if you register, or to have your car judged for trophies if you don't want to. It's a very laid-back sort of cruise and I highly encourage everyone to come check it out!
|The Blue Spirit was the only EV to cruise through the arch at the 2019 Fun Run!|