Arizona Route 66 Fun Run 2024

After a slow early spring for Electric Route 66, the 2024 travel season is now upon us and a major event for Route 66 is coming this weekend!
Our own Sparky Sparky Boom Car on a rare out-of-town excursion to the Fun Run in 2023

The 35th Annual Route 66 Fun Run is happening May 3-5 and Electric Route 66 will be there as usual, along with a large expected contingent of other EV drivers from Arizona and elsewhere. Along with 800+ registrants of all vehicle types for this two day cruise and car show, the EV portion of festivities this year will be headed up by Drive Electric Arizona. Electric Route 66 will be representing the Route 66 EVA with our main car, The Blue Spirit.

Hundreds of cars line the street at the start of the Fun Run in Seligman

This fundraiser for the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona has grown immense over the decades, and after shuttering for two years due to covid it has come back strong. The town of Seligman fills up with attendees beginning on Friday, and the car cruise begins there Saturday morning. On Saturday afternoon as cars arrive in Kingman, the downtown streets are closed to traffic and a massive car show fills several blocks. This year, EVs will once again have their own section at the Powerhouse Visitor Center, where the Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation has numerous EVs on display year-round at their Route 66 EV Museum.

Check out some truly rare EVs inside the museum at the Powerhouse

On Sunday, following an awards presentation, the cruise continues from Kingman through Oatman to the finish line, car show and BBQ at Golden Shores/Topock. Both days comprise a great event with literally hundreds of classic cars and many cool newer cars as well, including a growing group of EV drivers.
The Sunday finish line lies in Golden Shores/Topock

Similar to last year, the EV folks will have our own get together and a few special awards to give out on Saturday evening, separate from the main Fun Run awards on Sunday morning. If you want to join us for the Fun Run, whether you have an EV or not, you can register with the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona on their site. The registration fee goes to support the Association and their efforts at Route 66 preservation and promotion in Arizona. They always have a great goodie bag for registrants including sponsor gifts and a custom, numbered license plate! If you have an EV specifically and would like to join us at the Powerhouse display and get together, please register using the PARTICIPATE link at this Drive Electric Week event. This second registration is free.

Drive Electric Arizona is also sponsoring a mid-cruise display event in Peach Springs on May 4, hosted by their Three Rivers Tribes chapter. Stop by and say hi!

The EV contingent at the Fun Run in 2022


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