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  1. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Welcome race fans, to the 11th annual running of the Model Car Cannonball Run. This year’s run is shaping up to be especially memorable as the racers will have to leave their beloved V8’s at home! That’s right, the only allowed power plants are in-liners of any variety. So expect some serious mad scientist engineering as our race teams are going to strive for every last possible horsepower. There is no shortage of in-line power plants available, both foreign and domestic. So which engine gets chosen and why will be of particular interest. The rules: The theme is in-line engines. Your build must feature an engine or engines with all cylinders in a row, of any variety. 1. The build can be either a new or started kit up to 25% complete. A rebuilder or parts box special is okay too. 1/24 or 1/25. If you absolutely must do a 1/20 model we’ll likely bend the rules as we have before, but that’s the limit. EXCEPTION TO RULE 1. If you have a previously started racer from a previous running of the Cannonball (SA or MCM) 50% complete or less, they are eligible to run this year as long as they meet the theme requirement. All of our previous runs are still available on either of the two forums. If you are going to do this, please be certain it was involved in a previous run. I’ve decided to continue this rule from last year, as the goal of this CBP was always to get people building and finishing models. 2. Before starting please post a photo of your kit(s) or pile o’ parts. No limitation on type of vehicle or technology used. I have a feeling we’re gonna see some weird stuff this year. 3. The car must appear to be street legal. Headlights, tail lights, license plate etc. 4. As always, have fun and watch out for two priests in a red Ferrari. That’s it for rules. The following is just FYI. - You may start a separate build thread for your build if you wish, but please keep the CBP thread updated. - The car can be as eye catching or non-descript as you wish. Bright colors and/or racing livery will make you more noticeable to local law enforcement, but that’s your problem. - Build time begins on January 1st, 2018, local time and ends at 11:59PM on December 1st, 2018, local time. That’s 11 months’ folks. - After the finish, we will create a poll and we’ll have the “race”, a public vote. - A few weeks prior I’ll start a completed builds thread, for posting up your work and we’ll work the poll from that thread. Take some GOOD PHOTOS! I cannot emphasize this enough, good photos are essential. No one has won this with crappy photos in poor lighting. - You may build as many models as you wish for this CBP but only one can be entered in the public voting poll after Dec. 2. - You can enter this CBP at any time up to 48 hours before the end date.
  2. 2019 Cannonball run ideas

    Per the criteria that was bounced around last fall, vans and panel trucks only. No wagons or sedan deliveries.
  3. Celebrity Crushes?

    My last employer had TVs all over the place tuned to CNN. I didn't watch the news but Robin Meade would certainly grab my attention walking by.
  4. 2019 Cannonball run ideas

    Gotcha. It's been brought up by other builders that the P2P should be a separate CBP as the race and the rally are two very different events. So I wasn't going to call next years run the Cannonball, but rather something like the Model Car Peking to Paris Rally, brought to you by the Cannonball Run Builders Association. The Cannonball may be my baby, but it has been run by other builders four times? over the last 11 years. Due to lifes challenges I've not always been able to keep up with it, so others have stepped up and helped out. If the group wants both Run and Rally, I'm open to alternatives. Having said all that, I'll still be doing the poll in November to decide P2P or Vans.
  5. 2019 Cannonball run ideas

    Correct sir. Sorry, no vans in the P2P. It looks like pick ups were allowed in 2013 as two of them ran, but none in 2016, so looks like there was a rule change. I will have the 2019 rules soon. Pete, you read my mind concerning the badges. I can make decals although quality sometimes varies. Printing on a piece of high quality photo paper might be a better idea. We'll discuss this more as we start the CBP.
  6. 2019 Cannonball run ideas

    I had considered this but I really didn't want to divide our builders. However, I have no issue with Dan running next years Cannonball if that's what the group decides. Interesting idea. It's never occured to me, as I don't really do a lot of glue bombs.
  7. Tired of your normal build subjects?

    If a woman won't get in the thing, whats the point?
  8. What Do I Do?

    I think if you table the idea, in time an answer will present itself. No rush.
  9. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Bruce, you never disappoint. She looks great.
  10. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Okay boys and girls. Just about seven weeks to go. On or about Nov. 1, I will start a completed builds thread for everyone to post up their completed racers. There were some really cool builds started this year and I've not seen updates on many of them lately. I'll be very disappointed if you're not all there on race day.
  11. 2019 Cannonball run ideas

    After some serious thought on the issue, I've made an executive decision on next years run. Come mid November we'll be choosing between two themes. Vans - vans and panel trucks only, no sedan deliveries or wagons. Peking to Paris racers. Using the rules from the actual race. Sorry if this disappoints anyone.
  12. Show Your T's

    My only T at the moment.
  13. 2018 Cannonball Run

    You are quite welcome! I have the same problem. Happy to pass on the madness.
  14. garage

    In 1/25 scale, 1 millimeter is nearly 1 scale inch. Drop a metric ruler in the car and you are good to go. I'm building something similar. I recommend basswood for everything.
  15. Nose to the sky gassers

    Steve you knew what you were getting into with this post and you were ready for a fight right away. I actually had to correct you about it on your second post on this thread. You can't start an argument on purpose, (and no one here believes for a second you didn't) and then take umbrage when you get out-argued. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
  16. 1955 Jukebox Ford.... With a twist !

    Only if you can make him look terrified. Maybe with a yellow puddle on the ground? Patient Bear approves.
  17. 1955 Jukebox Ford.... With a twist !

    A piece of the track wall would be cool too.
  18. I can't believe it.

    Not a new problem. When big box stores carried models, finding an open and incomplete model was pretty common.
  19. Nose to the sky gassers

    Heck, I'd pay to see that.
  20. 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

    Great color choice. Good clean build of the best GTO ever. Whats not to like?
  21. 1955 Jukebox Ford.... With a twist !

    And how about this "twist"?
  22. Another '32 Ford

    Not enough flake.
  23. ´33 Ford 3W Coupe - Billy F. Gibbons´ Eliminator

    Very nice work.