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Poll: Cannonball Run 2013 Theme Choice (44 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of the following general themes would you rather have for this years Cannonball Run CBP?

  1. Cannonball Euro (No North American Vehicles) (3 votes [6.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.82%

  2. Muscle Car Wars ('62-'74) (10 votes [22.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.73%

  3. Cannonball 2000 (2000 or Newer Vehicles) (2 votes [4.55%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  4. Unlimited (Any type, year, make, model) (22 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  5. Voted '70's Era (Real Cannonball Races were ('72, '75 and '79) (7 votes [15.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.91%

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#1 Nick Winter

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

After some discussion I put all the discussed themes on a Poll, that way it's a bit more Fair/even.

 

Nick

 

I'll Leave these Topic open for One Month, then which ever has the highest # of Votes will be the theme we use.

 

If you have any Suggestions Please let us know.

 

Previous Themes:

 

2008- Unlimited

2009- Unlimited

2010- "Route 66"

2011- "30th Anniversary of Cannonball Run" 1981 and earlier 

2012- "American Graphitti" 1962 and earlier


Edited by Nick Winter, 06 December 2012 - 05:00 PM.


#2 Austin T

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

I would love to do the one next year,some pretty cool cars came out of this years CBP.



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:47 PM

I built a giant van with two motors a few years ago for one of these.  Im excited to get into another one.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:59 AM

Muscle Car Wars ('62-'74) Rules....... B)



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

Or maybe a 70s era hot rod with fatty bk tires and jacked up rearends

#6 Nick Winter

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

If it fits the era you can do it.

 

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:24 AM

How about a japanese run?

Skylines, turbo rotary Mazdas, VIP saloons, crazy vans, pain cars, cyber formula racers...

 

It'd be nice to vote for more than one but FWIW I vote unlimited as I have a plan involving 4wd, fat rubber, GPS, leather seats & cruise control.


Edited by zenrat, 08 December 2012 - 12:26 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:32 AM

 I vote unlimited as I have a plan involving 4wd, fat rubber, GPS, leather seats & cruise control.

 

 

Yeah, I'm thinking about an Italian American hybrid myself. Some style and comfort are in order.



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:24 AM

Yeah unlimited might be good for me also . i am thinking 4 doors and tinted windows but that can change. Michael

#10 TFchronos

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

My vote is unilimited, I got an idea that involes 2 Hemi's.


Edited by TFchronos, 08 December 2012 - 06:08 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

Unlimited for me. 70`s is too close to the early 80`s we did last year. I`ve had this terribly rude idea brewing away for a couple years and this`ll give me the push I need to do it.



#12 zenrat

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:47 AM

 

 

Yeah, I'm thinking about an Italian American hybrid myself. Some style and comfort are in order.

 

An Edsel with a small fiat motor?



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:21 AM

Actually I was thinking about a Ferrari powered Chevette. :lol: :lol:



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

I am still working on my 2012 entry (yes, I know the race already started!) and I prefer putting some limits on the build, otherwise, what's the difference between the CBR and any other build we do?

I vote for the 70s theme.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:11 PM

I'm with ZENRAT on this .what about a Japanese run?



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:03 AM

I'm with ZENRAT on this .what about a Japanese run?


I'd be down for that!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

Hi all, I didnt participate in this years running of the Cannonball and I'm voting for the muscle car '62-74 era theme. Keeping in mind that Mustangs and Camaros were considered pony cars, not muscle cars.

 

Don't mean to start any controversey, But that's just my opinion and everyone has theirs.

 

Holiday cheers to all!!

Roy

(aka crazyhorse)

 

A good reason NOT to go for muscle cars - the never ending "discussion" about what exactly is a muscle car.

Go for '62 to '74. sure, but don't try and say muscle cars only.  We'd spend more time arguing on here than building.

However, if we went for this i'd be tempted to build one of these...

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Problem with a Japanese run would be that of either finding a full detail kit or adding the detail to a kerbside.  That could put entrants off.

Mind you, this would count as Japanese wouldn't it?

GarlandSF-03-GCyberFormula005.jpg

 

And unlimited doesn't mean anything goes.  There are still rules.

Well, a rule - It has to look roadworthy.

In addition you have to think about practicalities like will it go round corners? will it run at sustained high revs for the whole run?  will it be able to carry enough fuel to get to the next servo? can I build in a full internet/comms/navigation setup for the co-driver?

So it's not just another build.

 

I'm surprised no-one has yet put street tyres onto a NASCAR and added a second seat.

Also, AFAICR no truck has ever made it to the start line (some were being built last year but despite some truly heroic trash talk they failed to show) - am I the only one who can envisage a lowered, streamlined prime mover with the 5th wheel area faired over?

Or, fenders, lights and mufflers on an F1 car?



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

Good points!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

 

In addition you have to think about practicalities...

 

Which is why 2nd place was fine with me. As mine progressed I felt it strayed from the Cannonball spirit into something else. Had I won, I had photos lined up (to be Photoshopped) to show how I cheated and flew the car to Las Vegas then drove.  :lol:

 

I'm leaning toward Unlimited and Zenrat's photos speak for themselves.



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

unlimited all the way japanese influenced euro is my hopes for this but who knows lol