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#561 Jantrix

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

Thanks for all your work Ron for getting this going in the right and seeing it through to the end. 

 

That goes for me too. The Cannonball has become a bit of a tradition now after five successful years. Thanks for keeping it going.



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:52 AM

 we still have a "Poll" feature and that will be very important as for the first time ever there will be actuall prizes for the top 3 vote getters

 

 

The poll is posted.

 

 

Because of the difficulties of getting the prizes from home, I'm going to limit it to the top 2 vote getters instead of 3. Good luck to everyone.

 

 

 

 

What kind of a deal is that?   Changing the prizes after the contest is done ?

I know a young kid that joined this contest because there was three prizes given !

Booooo 

Cheers, Larry

 

P.S.- I have to edit this ....There were 3 prizes promissed not given


Edited by Dawson, 09 December 2012 - 01:54 AM.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:39 AM

There seems to be a problem with the poll. When I was posting it, it would only allow me 5 options so I had to add the other entries as a second "question". It seems that the poll wants people to vote for 1 person in each section which isn't really fair. I'm going to lock it now and figure out what to do next.



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

 

 

 

 

What kind of a deal is that?   Changing the prizes after the contest is done ?

I know a young kid that joined this contest because there was three prizes given !

Booooo 

Cheers, Larry

 

P.S.- I have to edit this ....There were 3 prizes promissed not given

 

Really, I didn't have to offer any prizes at all. Look at any of the other CBPs on this forum, are there any others that even offer even 1 prize ?? If the kid you know joined only because of the promice of prizes then he is building for the wrong reasons and is bound to be dissapointed at some point. I suppose I should have offered prizes for everyone who joined because they're all special snowflakes.



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

Since the poll didn't work out the way I intended I've been thinking of another way to finish things off here. An announcement will be made soon.



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

OK, I think I figgured out something that will work. I would like to have the 8 people who finished their builds PM me with their votes. I thought that BK Customs finished his 62 Impala but he PMed me back that he had problems with his paint and didn't actually finish. I will also chose a few other forum members to help in the voting. At this point that seems to be the most fair way of doing things since the public poll didn't work out the way I wanted it to. 

 

Thanks again for making the Cannonball Run 2012 fun.



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:44 AM

YGPM Slant



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

The votes have been coming in and while the polls aren't closed yet it seems we have a Landslide winner. Second and third places are still up for grabs though. I've sent out a few PMs to get some more votes and if anyone else would like to weigh in I'll put out a last call before closing the poll and announcing the winners tomorrow night.

 

As for the winner.......can you say Three-peat ??



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

The results are in. For the third time Zenrat is our overall winner of the Cannonball with his 60 Chevy panel truck. (What can we do to stop the Blizzard from Oz ???) Second place goes to Lunajammer's beautiful Kustom 60 Corvette. Its been a long time since I've seen such a nice period kustom. Our third place finisher this year is first time Cannonballer W409 with his 57 Chrysler 300C. I think the numbers and flames on his car drew the attention of a few law enforcement officers slowing his cross country run. :D

 

Congradulations to all the winners and everybody that was part of the Cannonball Run 2012. I probably won't be part of next years Cannonball, not because I haven't enjoyed it but because my building is somewhat limited right now and I'd like to focus on some other builds I would like to finish. If things change maybe I'll jump in with a late entry, we'll see how things go next year. I'll be contacting our three winners to give them a list of kits to choose from and working out detail of where and when I can send them out.



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

Congrats Zenrat! You certainly have a knack for building something that captures folks attention. 



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

Hats off to you Zen for running another deviously clever race and outsmarting all obstacles. And for building a well equipped cross country hauler that had both stealth and brawn. 

 

(Curses! :angry: I'll have my revenge. Oh yes, I'll have my revenge.)


Edited by Lunajammer, 11 December 2012 - 06:19 PM.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

Congratulations Zenrat. I actually voted for that Chevy Panel Truck too. Congrats to Lunajammer too. :D

 

Our third place finisher this year is first time Cannonballer W409 with his 57 Chrysler 300C. I think the numbers and flames on his car drew the attention of a few law enforcement officers slowing his cross country run. :D

 

Wow! I wouldn't believed that I would get the Third place :blink: . And thanks to all who voted for my Chrysler!


Edited by W-409, 11 December 2012 - 07:28 PM.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

Its a  bordello delivery van, how could it not win!!!  The only thing better than getting Pizza delivered to you door is getting....well, you see where I`m heading with this.

 

Way to go Zen!! And congrats to all you guys, all 3 builds were top notch. Look forward to next year. Hope you can make it for the next one Slant.



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:20 PM

Thanks folks - for you votes and for your nice words

Luna Mike, you had my vote.

I don't know about any secret or trick.  I just focus on what I think I would do if I was doing the run for real and try to remember  that I need a combination of speed, reliability, handling, range and (stealth is the wrong word) make it something that a cop would wave past with a nod and a maybe a grin (gotta have humour).  The trick is the balance.

Anyhoo, Ron asked me to take a pic of my 3 first place cars so here they are; 2008's Dustball 500 (Efi short stroke Hemi in Duster chassis with scratch built IRS), this years Chevy panel and 2010's Swifter Shifters courier van (Blown mid mounted Skyline motor in scratch built chassis with dual A arm suspension on all 4 corners).

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And now i'm off to see my sponsors...


Edited by zenrat, 11 December 2012 - 11:22 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:42 AM

CannonballWinners2012.jpg

 

A fast picture I made, hope it does a justice.

 

Thanks again for making this CBP so much fun and thanks all who voted for my Chrysler. Nice builds everyone.



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

Nice work Niko, sums it up pretty good.

 

A handsome collection there Fred. I missed 2008 so I too was curious about the win prior to Swifter Shifters. As a card carrying member of the Mutual Admiration Society, I voted for yours too.



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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

Congrats guys, you did amazing jobs on your cars. Zen's panel just goes to show how popular they still are. My dad owns a 64 suburban, it shows it's age and scars but everyone that goes bye it looks and smiles. A cop even lowered his radar gun and smiled as we went bye once of the interstate. So Zen I can confirm that a cop would just look and smile if you went bye in it, I would too. Again congrats to the top 3 and I big salute to everyone who finished. I eagerly await being apart of next years run.