The Run to the Red Rocks Car Show brought some racy characters to Kanab this past weekend. The June 10-11 event featured cars and trucks; vintage, classics and more recent flashy models to the Kanab area.

The event featured 85 registered participants. A Friday night meet and greet at the Iron Horse Saloon parking lot had enthusiasts throttling their engines for more of the great-looking vehicles. Kanab City Police Chief Tom Cram led a vehicle parade through the main streets of Kanab later that evening.

The well-organized June 11 event held at the Kanab Elementary School from 9-2 was wonderful – just cars, trucks, more cars ... and, great weather! Who could argue with that?

“Normally this show has around 60 cars,” said Scott Young, of the annual Run to the Red Rocks Car Show, which is sponsored by local club Red Rock Roadrunners. “This year there are over 80!”

Jim Poulson, of Santa Clara, attended the show with his 1958 Austin Healey. “I was raised in California and raced sports cars. I have always been a car guy. While I do drive to some of the shows, there were four of us who came this year and we did get a trailer. We came here two years ago. I just love coming to Kanab!”

Anyone who owns a car and likes to drive can join the local Roadrunners club. “We have coffee at a different location on the last Saturday of every month, and have a meeting the second Tuesday of every month,” said Young. “We also team up with other groups on rides and shows.”

Kay and Kim Covington, of Lehi, were in attendance, and they brought their beautiful blue 1956 Chevy 3100 pick-up. “I’ve had hot rods for a long time, but was usually into being a biker. I’ve decided that it was time to focus more on the trucks and cars. This is a very excellent car show!”

Young and wife Katie, and Lou and Tracy Pratt, work hard to organize the car show that benefits the local economy. With help from other club members, as well as the Kane County Volunteer Center and Kane County Travel Center, it is a welcome event for both locals and tourists alike!

“It’s a lot of work by the Roadrunners, but it adds something to the community,” said Young.