Jungle Run VI
July 10, 2021

Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo is revving up for an action-packed day July 10, 2021, with the Jungle Run VI Auto Show taking place on the West Green of beautiful Lee Richardson Zoo. All make/model vehicles are welcome. Lee Richardson Zoo will open at 8 a.m. for pedestrians and drive through traffic with no early admittance. Vehicle registration begins at 8 am at the gazebo on the West Green. Voting will start at 11 am with an awards presentation at 2 pm. Pre-registration is just $25 through 5 pm on July 9th or $30 the day of the show.

The day will include free prize drawings and giveaways. Dash plaques and goodie bags will be given out to first 75 entries. Participant judged awards will be awarded to the best car (3), best truck, best motorcycle, best off-road, best unrestored, best in show, "Monster Muscle" sponsored by Monster Energy and the best "Classic" vehicle sponsored by Coca-Cola. Spectators will choose the People's Choice award and the King of the Jungle award is chosen by Zoo staff. Three "fun" award categories are being added this year and will be announced at the start of the show. Participants and spectators will have plenty to see and do with train rides, music, games, the FCHM Flea Market and various food vendors on sight.

For more details or registration forms: download forms by clicking on the corresponding buttons below or call 620-276-6243, stop by the Zoo, CarShowNationals.com, Jungle Run event page on Facebook or email folrz@folrz.com. Proceeds will go toward improvements at Lee Richardson Zoo. The Jungle Run VI automobile show is sponsored in part by Finney County CVB, Heartland Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, Steckline Communications, and Mel & Jane Crist.

Also, that day, the 12th Annual FCHM Flea Market. A day full of antiques, collectibles, art, and crafts. The day also offers several types of take-home and ready-to-eat foods. A giant garage sale of gently used merchandise will be spread across the museum's outdoor patio. Time: 8 am-2 pm. Access through the Ben Grimsley arches at the front of the zoo. Vendor registration is currently underway. For more information, contact the Finney County Historical Museum at (620) 272-3664.


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If you have questions about this year's Jungle Run, are interested in sponsoring the event, being a vendor, volunteer, or want to enter a vehicle, call 620-276-6243 or email director@folrz.com

Jungle Run V

July 13, 2019

The Jungle Run V kicked off at 8 am on July 13, 2019.  Sixty-seven vehicles were entered that day.  A big thank you to the sponsors, contributors, participants, and volunteers who helped make the day a success.  Proceeds from the Jungle Run go toward Zoo improvements. 

A special thanks to Dragon Wagon, Daughter's of Isabelle, Cricket Wireless, Sam's Club, Siena Medical Ortho, Leeper Transmission, Mcguiar's, Rock Auto.com, Dr. Gretchen Dunford, Siena Medical Ortho Department, and St. Catherine Hospital. 

2019 Show Results 

Best Car (10)

  • Rich & Darlene Van Meter - 1955 Chevy Bel Air

  • Ronald Naab - 1928 Dodge Brothers

  • Linda Mueller - 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2-door

  • Jake Brooks - 1937 Chevy Coupe 

  • Jack Arnold - 1948 Chevy Fleetline

  • Daniel Juarez - 1969 Chevy El Camino SS

  • Kelly Klaus - 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

  • Jerone Berning - 2006 Dodge Viper

  • Adam & Connie Salmaus - 1934 Ford 2-door

  • Tom Klaussen - 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Best Truck

  • Rex Grothusen - 1955 Ford F-200

Best Motorcycle

  • Dan Oyler - 2013 Harley Street Glider  

Best Off-Road

  • Jeff Stasch - 1981 Jeep Scrambler

Monster Muscle

  • Shawn McQuitty - 1975 Corvette Stingray

Best Classic

  • David Heiser - 1925 Ford Model T Pickup 

Best Interior

  • Rich & Darlene Van Meter - 1955 Chevy Bel Air

Best Exterior

  • Rich & Darlene Van Meter - 1955 Chevy Bel Air

Best Unrestored

  • Dustin Rhodes - 1966 VW Beetle

People's Choice

  • Daniel Juarez - 1969 Chevy El Camino SS

Looks Best Topless

  • Dawson Smith - 1931 Ford Delux Roadster

Most Unique

  • Aleasha Deaver - 1974 Chevy Nova

Most Likely to Get a Speeding Ticket

  • Shawn McQuitty - 1975 Corvette Stingray

Best in Show

  • Rich & Darlene Van Meter - 1955 Chevy Bel Air

King of the Jungle Run

  • Jake Brooks - 1937 Chevy Coupe

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