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cannonball 2016 Cannonball (Aussieball) Official Voting Thread (Voting Over)

2016 Cannonball Run Voting Ballot   59 votes

  1. 1. This year's winner is?

    • MeatMan's Toyota Land Crusier
    • Belugawrx's Chevy AC Delco
    • Jay's Customs '51 Chevy 3100
    • MLMDesign's '71 Plymouth Duster
    • Misha's '72 Chevy Blazer

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Posted (edited)

Voting thread to decide the winner of the 2016 Cannonball Run CBP.

This year we took the race over sea's to Australia, the theme this year was a Off-Road Outback Theme. Builders were tasked with constructing vehicles both capable of traveling Off-Road and also surviving the course.

We had a total of 5 completed builds, they will be listed below in order appearing in the poll, we kindly ask that you cast your vote to decide this years winner. 

To see additional pictures please visit the the completed builds thread here: 2016 Cannonball (Aussieball) Completed Buillds Thread

Thank you in advance!

Entry #1

MeatMan's Toyota Land Crusier

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Entry #2

Belugawrx's Chevy AC Delco

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Entry #3

Jay's Customs '51 Chevy 3100

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Entry #4

MLMDesign's '71 Plymouth Duster

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Entry #5

Misha's '72 Chevy Blazer

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Edited by TFchronos

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97 views but only 16 votes. Unacceptable. C'mon people, it takes two minutes to check out the builds and click a box. A little respect for these excellent builders.

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To be fair, everytime you go into a thread it counts as a view, so it could be the same 16 people going in and out for all we know.

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Yeah MCM does count each time a thread is viewed even if it's from the same person, I added five more to it just now to see lol. I think it's safe to assume 40% of the view count will be from the builders checking on the vote. I was guilty of checking every few hours or so last year haha.

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Need to throw a topic up above - many visitors never venture to the depths of the CBPs...

BTW - great work by all contestants. A very common theme reverberates through all entries but very different approaches. 

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All are good looking models,  but that need more dirt.  😆

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Hard to choose just one this year. They all turned out amazing. Kudos to everyone who actually finished, unlike myself. 

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C'mon lets get some more votes! 

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Nice builds guys, being Aussie, i think they would all survive the outback..  Voted too. :)

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All five builds are nicely done. 

Congratulations for making it to the finish line everyone!

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Tough decision you should all be proud very nice builds.

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Lets get this bumped back to the top again, we don't want another tie.

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T Minus 30 minutes and we've got a tie!

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Posted (edited)

This is your host Jonathan here with the results of this years race.

Ladies and Gentlemen for a second year in a row the race has ended in a tie!

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Bruce held a good lead up till somewhere between Alice Springs and Port Augusta. We don't know what happened (camera's aren't everywhere in Australia, yet). No mater the case or cause Misha found a opening and capitalized on it, taking the lead and held onto it through Coonamia, the prospect of victory looked good. But Bruce pushed his truck to the limits and was able to recover the ground making the last two miles neck and neck.  As they come into view in the final stretch neither could seem to pull ahead. It was easy to tell, they wanted the prize, but you could also see the look in their eyes. They wanted it but didn't want to play dirty for it. Both of them had too much respect for each other and their rides. Instead of dog fighting it looked like they simply nodded at each other and crossed the line bumper to bumper.

I'd like to say we then enjoyed a good time at the Casio afterwards but the cops weren't too far behind our racers so we all had to make very quick getaways. . . Like the US the popos here don't got no sense of humor.

We'll party on the way back to the states.

 

Big congrats to both Bruce and Misha and their builds. A tie seems fitting for you two, both your builds are amazing.

And to Dennis, Jay and Matthew, you may not have won in the popular vote but you three are still winners in my eyes. Congrats on building some very fine rides.

 

Edited by TFchronos

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I do admit it was a thrilling end to the AussieBall. It was neck and neck as Bruce and I swapped leads, yet there is a sense of fair play and taking care that is a common Canadian characteristic, and we both crossed together at the finish line. It was a thrilling build and competition, congrats to the participqnts and fellow racers.

Now is the time for celebration!

Cheers Misha

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Congrats  to all AussieBallers on a race well run !!

What a finish, Neck and neck down to the wire,....Misha, your test vehicle had a well deserved lead, when this came in,.....

This Sheila was captured by CCVR outside a truck stop near Alice Springs...

Race officials were called in after the GPS system in #6 hadnt registered any movement in 30 minutes,....

Great Fun, cant wait till next years Cannon Ball

Cheers to all who entered, and voted!!

 

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Cool ending. I wish I could have had more time to finish the Bronco. See you all next year... hopefully. I'm 0 for 3 at this point so who knows. 

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Bruce and Misha, big congratulations. Very difficult to choose a winner so I shouldn't be surprised that the win is shared. Jay, MLM and MeatMan, you have nothing to hang your head about. I really liked ALL the entries for their own merits. Fun race gentlemen, I salute you.

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Wow. Another tie. I suppose that really speaks to the caliber of the builders we have involved in the Canonball. Kangarats to both of you. (See what I did there? :lol:)

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Congrats Misha and Bruce!  I know a lot of work went into those builds.

Edited by MeatMan
I didn't realize that it was a tie.

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Thanks Jesse, Mike, Rob, and Dennis for your comments and your involvement with the CannonBall. A very welcome feature of the forum is the community of builders and the imaginative sprit that is displayed in events such as the AussieBall. Big thanks to Jonathan for organizing us and looking forward to Bill's return to the Brock Yates Memorial 10th Cannonball Dash... 

Thanks to all who voted and followed along, plus a big hand to all fellow competitors!

Cheers Misha

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4th place (or 3rd with the tie) isn't bad for my first Cannonball. Congrats to all builders!

Jay

Edited by Jay's Customs

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Congrats Jay! Been wanting to comment on how much I enjoyed the look of your build... Chevies Rule! The overall matte look is spot on.

Cheers Misha

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Congrats Jay! Been wanting to comment on how much I enjoyed the look of your build... Chevies Rule! The overall matte look is spot on.

Cheers Misha

Thanks Misha! And yes, Chevy trucks rule!

Jay

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Well done guys, exceptional builds....all of them ;)

Apologies for not finishing my WRC Corolla which is gone into hiding somewhere along the Tanami Track -_-

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