office @ June 17, 2015
Contestants must take a selfie and proclaim why they want a staycation at Harrah’s Laughlin and post on our respective Facebook pages. Winners must be 21 to enter. Winners announced each Friday i.e. June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2015. Winners will be posted on sites weekly. Winner will receive one of four prizes, changed each week to include, 2 night stay, $75 dinner at Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho Restaurant, pool & beach use, and 2 tickets to choice of show – Beatles VS Stones or Frank Marino’s Divas.
office @ June 3, 2015
office @ June 10, 2015
Great Race Overnight at Lake Havasu City Friday, June 26th. Vintage cars from 1972 and earlier make their way across country on Route 66 from Kirkwood, MO to finish in Santa Monica, CA with an overnight stay in LHC; the only stop NOT on Route 66. Radio Central is hosting the Great Race Street Party in conjunction with the Downtown Association, and title sponsors Frontier Communications and Big O Tires. You’re invited to come watch the vintage race cars parade in beginning at 4:30PM downtown McCulloch Boulevard. Meet the racers and learn about their vehicles. Have fun with local car clubs, vendors, beer garden, and a whole lot of Great Race Fun.
Get into the Great Race Spirit and Adopt a Great Race Car for $100 with proceeds to benefit the Lake Havasu High School Teen Court Club. The Adopt a Great Race Car gets your pick of a random race car sealed in an envelope, on race day get your photo with your race car and race team. If your Great Race Car crosses the LHC Finish Line first your receive $1000, 2nd place is $500 and 3rd place is $250. Contact Radio Central to Adopt a Great Race Car (928) 855-9336 or stop by Radio Central at 1845 McCulloch Boulevard, Suite A-14, Lake Havasu City (inside the Wood’s Building on the second floor, across the street from Wheeler Park).
office @ June 10, 2015
2015 Great Race to travel Route 66 June 20-28
Includes a midday car show on Friday, June 26 in Kingman
Kingman, AZ - Kingman, Ariz., will host a lunch stop on the 2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Friday, June 26, race organizers have announced.
The Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to the Historic Kingman Powerhouse for the $150,000 event.
The race will start June 20 in Kirkwood, Mo., and finish June 28 at the Santa Monica Pier in California traveling along historic Route 66.
Along the 2,400-mile route, competitors will travel parts of The Mother Road in all eight states it originally ran through – Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
The Great Race, which began 32 years ago, is not a speed race, but a time/speed/distance rally. The vehicles, each with a driver and navigator, are given precise instructions each day that detail every move down to the second. They are scored at secret check points along the way and are penalized one second for each second either early or late. As in golf, the lowest score wins.
Cars start – and hopefully finish – one minute apart if all goes according to plan. The biggest part of the challenge other than staying on time and following the instructions is getting an old car to the finish line each day, organizers say.
The cars will arrive in Kingman starting at 11:30 a.m. at one-minute intervals for three hours. Each stop on the Great Race is free to the public and spectators will be able to visit with the participants and to look at the cars for several hours. It is common for kids to climb in the cars for a first-hand look. The Kingman Visitor Center is helping with plans locally. Spectator parking will be available at the Mohave Museum parking lot, 600 feet west of the Powerhouse on Route 66.
Cars built in 1972 and earlier are eligible, with most entries having been manufactured before World War II. In the 2014 Great Race from Maine to Florida, a 1915 Hudson racer, a 1916 Hudson Hillclimber and a 1917 Peerless were the three oldest vehicles. All of those vehicles are participating again in 2015.
Last year’s winners, Barry and Irene Jason of Keller, Texas, drove a 1966 Mustang and won $50,000. It was the first time a post-war automobile won the Great Race.
The 2015 winners will again receive $50,000 of the $150,000 total purse.
Over the decades, the Great Race has stopped in hundreds of cities big and small, from tiny Austin, Nev., to New York City.
“When the Great Race pulls into a city it becomes an instant festival,” race director Jeff Stumb said. “Last year we had three overnight stops with more than 10,000 spectators on our way to having 250,000 people see the Great Race during the event.”
The overnight stops, in order, are Springfield, Mo.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Amarillo, Texas; Santa Fe, N.M.; Gallup, N.M.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Lake Havasu, Ariz.; and San Bernardino, Calif.; before finishing in Santa Monica.
Lunch stops, in order, are Rolla, Mo.; Claremore, Okla.; Elk City, Okla.; Tucumcari, N.M.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Winslow, Ariz.; Kingman, Ariz.; and Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Participant lunches in Kingman are being sponsored by the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, which will also be sponsoring Hualapai Bird Dance performances throughout the event for a uniquely Arizona cultural experience.
The event was started in 1983 by Tom McRae and it takes its name from the 1965 movie, The Great Race, which starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood and Peter Falk. The movie is a comedy based on the real life 1908 automobile race from New York to Paris. In 2004, Tony Curtis was the guest of the Great Race and rode in his car from the movie, the Leslie Special.
The Great Race gained a huge following from late night showings on ESPN when the network was just starting out in the early 1980s. The first entrant, Curtis Graf of Irving, Texas, is still a participant today.
The event’s main sponsors are Hemmings Motor News, Hagerty, Coker Tire, Reliable Carriers and Best Western.
office @ June 9, 2015