Happy 40th, Cannonball Run
It’s been four decades since the original Cannonball Run. Tom Stewart tells the tale of the original wacky race…
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If ever there was an event that offered competitors significantly more in the way of penalties than prizes then the coast-to-coast Cannonball run of the 1970s was it.
Conceived by American motoring writer Brock Yates in early ’71 – a time when the legislative emasculation of the American automobile was in germination and the Vietnam War was at its horrific peak – the second Cannonball Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash started from the Red Ball parking garage in downtown Manhattan on Monday 15th November 1971.
…and 2863 miles-worth of detritus
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