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2013 Cannonball Run CBP

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One thing I can confirm though is that this year my celebrity co-driver/navigator will be Kari Byron and my support crew Adam, Jamie, Grant & Tori.

Dammit, I had them contracted also but they backed out. So I contracted Jeremy Clarkson and the Stig.

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Haven't decided what to build yet but im thinking of maybe something with some class and some serious power. Pretty sure my last cannonball entry a giant dodge van with two motors collapsed the first bridge it crossed. This year im goining lighter.

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The Story:

On December 31st, Jack came home with the new toy which will be racing in Cannonball Rally 2013. It's '69 Ford Torino Talladega with 428 Cid engine and it's rust free, so the boys don't waste time on welding it. The co-driver Joe was still bit unsure about the car... It's a FORD! The boys had never built Ford engine. Jack told him that they could find a bunch of books how to rebuild Ford's engine and start doing that, last year they did the same with the Early Hemi in '57 Chrysler and they did it right: Chrysler finished 3rd place overall! Jack bought also a Blower, but they are still unsure to use it or not.

The Build:

Here's my basis for this project, Revell's '69 Ford Torino Talladega, still sealed. My plan so far is, that I don't have a plan. I just don't know what way this should go-maybe somekind of BlowerPower StreetMachine or then a bit Stock Car style racer... We'll see.

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Finally received my kit this morning. Here is the UNSTARTED model. Nothing has been glued, painted, or buffed out. lol

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I'm thinking I might have to try one of these CBP's, this one looks like a good one to get in on. I'm still thinking of what to build though.

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Hi guys

It's already New Year's Day here in sunny NZ, so I can make a start ahead of you LOL

This is my project as it stands so far :

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Happy New Year

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As it's the 1st of January here in the UK here is what I'll be driving.

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I haven't decided on a color yet but there's plenty of time for that.

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Hmmm you know I never thought of that loop hole...........Very smart guys.

Nick

Oh yeah, we get to work on ours later. So there.lol

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Hmmm you know I never thought of that loop hole...........Very smart guys.

Nick

just like the real canon ball run..just because they start early doesnt mean they finish first

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Count me in with a 76 Gremlin. i have some VERY interesting ideas for it.

I like where this is going, I'm very interested. Goodluck buddy

One thing I can confirm though is that this year my celebrity co-driver/navigator will be Kari Byron and my support crew Adam, Jamie, Grant & Tori.

Well that explains why they just flat out ignored me... <_<

Man this contest hasn't officially started and this guy already has the edge. All I got to say is just watch them guys closely, they like using C4 alot. :lol:

Cannonball is all about finding Loop holes and ways around rules & problems :lol:

Nick

. Also ignoring reality. :D

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True. But once you hit 88 you can win any years run you choose...

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Funny, I was thinking the same thing last night as I have one in the purple pond for my daughter!

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Well gang we are off and running on our sixth(!) Cannonball CBP. I'm very happy to be part of such a dedicated and imaginative group of builders. I'd like to wish everyone a most excellent 2013 and the best of luck in your endeavors.

Having said that, lets get to it. :)

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hi Guys, and a happy new year. i don't know much about the canonball run, but would i be right in thinking a good car would be able to sit on good speeds with out attacting to much attention? thanks Jeff

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Here is an exploded view of my Toyota Celica.

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Hello All:

I have been looker for about a year or so now. I have picked up a lot of pointers and tips.

So I guess it's time for me to step outside and do something now.

So with that being said I would also like to get in on this one!

I am not sure what I will build but I will post pictures this weekend.

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Well gang we are off and running on our sixth(!) Cannonball CBP. I'm very happy to be part of such a dedicated and imaginative group of builders. I'd like to wish everyone a most excellent 2013 and the best of luck in your endeavors.

Having said that, lets get to it. :)

Well Put Rob, I'm interested to see how this year's build will progress.

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