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Jungle Run VII
July 9, 2022

Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo is revving up for an action-packed day on July 9, 2022, with the Jungle Run VII 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 8th 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 the 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, 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,, Jungle Run event page on Facebook, or email Proceeds will go toward improvements at Lee Richardson Zoo. The Jungle Run VII automobile show is sponsored in part by Finney County CVB, Lewis Toyota Nissan of Garden City, ProValue Insurance, Main & Palmer Family Dentistry, Burtis Motor Company, Western Motor Company, Sunflower Electric Power Corporation,  Heartland Coca-Cola/Monster Energy, and Steckline Communications.

Also, that day, the 13th 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

Jungle Run VI
July 10, 2021

The Jungle Run VI kicked off at 8 am on July 10, 2021.  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. 

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A very special thanks to: Ladd Welding, Sam's Club, Skeeter's Body Shop, Western Motors, American Implement, Klaus Wood Pellets & Outdoor Living, AutoZone,, The Old Car Guys, and Finney County Farm Bureau Association.

2021 Show Results 

Best Car (3)

  • Wanda Smith-1967 Chevelle SS

  • Greg Berry-1967 Ford Shelby GT 50

  • Mark VonLeonrod-1970 Dodge Coronet

Best Unrestored

  • Raylene West-1946 Cadillac Series 52

Junk in the Trunk

  • Veronica Near-1972 VW Super Beetle

People's Choice

  • Wanda Smith-1967 Chevelle SS

Best in Show

  • Wanda Smith-1967 Chevelle SS

King of the Jungle Run

  • Roddy Newland-1964 Triumph TR4

Best Truck

  • Mark West-1956 International

Best Motorcycle

  • Julio Palacios-2014 Custom Chopper 

Best Off-Road

  • Erick Carranza-1979 Ford F-150

Monster Muscle

  • Derek Fullerton-1939 Chevrolet Rat

Best Classic

  • Scott Gill-1957 Mercury Monterey 

James Bonds Other Car

  • Roddy Newland-1964 Triumph TR4


  • Chuck Gill-1956 Cadillac Series 62

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