COVID-19 pandemic cancels Arizona Route 66 Fun Run for a second straight year

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona announced its annual Fun Run car cruise, usually slated for early May, has been canceled for a second consecutive year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The association put out this message on its website: We want to start by thanking everyone for the overwhelming support. Like many of … Continue reading COVID-19 pandemic cancels Arizona Route 66 Fun Run for a second straight year

Arizona Route Fun Run canceled because of coronavirus pandemic

The Arizona Historic Route 66 Association's Fun Run, an annual fixture along the Mother Road for more than 30 years, announced Thursday it is canceling the May 1-3 event. Citing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Arizona's governor to avoid large crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic, the association decided to simply … Continue reading Arizona Route Fun Run canceled because of coronavirus pandemic

Scenes from the 2019 Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

Frank Kocevar put together this video about the just-completed Arizona Route 66 Fun Run that went from Seligman to Topock. https://vimeo.com/334349468 It's good to see Angel Delgadillo, at 92 years young, and Fun Run grand marshal Bob Boze Bell in the clip. The 2020 edition of the Fun Run will be May 1-3.

“The Angel of Route 66”

Benjamin Hager, a multimedia journalist at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, over the weekend uploaded this nearly 4-minute video about Angel "The Guardian Angel of Route 66" Delgadillo of Seligman, Arizona. As you'll see, Delgadillo, even at age 91, remains a compelling figure. The Angel of Route 66 from Benjamin Hager on Vimeo. Delgadillo helped found … Continue reading “The Angel of Route 66”

Big weekend for Route 66 festivals wraps up

Several big Route 66 festivals this past weekend -- Illinois Red Carpet Corridor Festival in northern Illinois, the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run, and Rawhide Days in Tucumcari, New Mexico. From the Fun Run's start in Seligman and nearby Grand Canyon Caverns, longtime roadie Frank Kocevar put together this video that stars Angel "Guardian Angel … Continue reading Big weekend for Route 66 festivals wraps up

Angel Delgadillo approaches 40th anniversary of his Route 66 guardian role

The Arizona Republic -- which is the state's largest newspaper -- recently published a lengthy feature about Angel Delgadillo, now known as the Guardian Angel of Route 66. Delgadillo, 90, is approaching the 40th anniversary of a date that caused him great sorrow. That date also laid the foundation for great joy. The date is … Continue reading Angel Delgadillo approaches 40th anniversary of his Route 66 guardian role

Scenes from the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

A total of 810 entrants took part in the 30th annual Arizona Route 66 Fun Run last weekend. About the only thing that marred the event was 40 mph wind gusts during one of the days, reported the Kingman Daily Miner. Fun Run Coordinator Chris Brady said car clubs from at least six countries, including … Continue reading Scenes from the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

Arizona unveils Route 66 license plate

Starting tomorrow, the state of Arizona will begin selling an Arizona Route 66 license plate. Arizona Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicle Division on Monday will take orders for the plates at this website. Specialty plates typically cost $25 a year, or $50 for a personalized one. Of that, $17 goes to the benefiting organization, which will … Continue reading Arizona unveils Route 66 license plate

Arizona eventually will get official Route 66 license plates

Arizona's governor recently signed into law a measure that will create a commemorative Route 66 license plate designed by the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona. Tom Spear, executive vice president of the association, spoke to the Phoenix Business Journal about the new law: The group is working on a design for the plates, which … Continue reading Arizona eventually will get official Route 66 license plates

Scenes from the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

Frank Kocevar, former owner of Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, put together this video of the 29th annual Arizona Historic Route 66 Fun Run last weekend. More than 800 vehicles participated the cruise from Seligman to Golden Shores, Arizona. 29th. annual, "Arizona Fun Run 2016", from Seligman to Golden Shores from Route 66 Experience on … Continue reading Scenes from the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run