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Cannonball Run 2015 " The Sleeperball"

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Well folks, it's that time of year again. The 2014 CBP has just wrapped up and we had a record number of racers at the finish line this year. We had 35 entrants and 5(?) finished entries.

This year after deliberating with our previous hosts, we came up with the decision to do a Themed build this year.

The Theme this year is "Sleepers "

No, this won't be our last, and it wasn't Brock Yates last, it was the last Sea to Shining Sea memorial cup dash, basically meaning a cross country point A to B type race. After that the race was the "Cannonball One Lap of America" race in which the race became more of a Rally.

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So, this year all entries must be a sleeper.

1. Take a car that is not normally considered fast. Make it fast without altering its appearance that might let on that it's fast.

2. If the car IS normally thought of as fast, it should be in such poor condition/appearance, that no one would give it a second glance.

There is no limit on, year/make or model, as long as it meets the above criteria.

The subject must appear to NOT be capable of running such a race. Sky is the limit on imagination. HOWEVER this time we won't be limited the parts used on the racer to this year, so feel free to use those modern drivetrains and rolling stock.

As with every year, Official start date will be January 1st 2015, and the end date will be December 1st 2015.

"I'd like to welcome you all to an event that's sometimes been called the Automotive counterpart to the Bay of Pigs."

"You are certainly the most distinguished group of highway scofflaws and degenerates ever gathered together in one place"

"Of course you know certain skeptics note that perhaps 10,000 of the nation's most elite highway patrolmen are out there waiting for us after we start, but let's stay positively: Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding... although I'm not so sure about Ohio."

Now before we get going we need to remember that your vehicle will have to follow a few guidelines.

Remember we are racing on City, County, and State Roads and Streets, so we need to be "Street Legal"

Now the Rules Rules:

1.) First rule, as per Rob (Jantrix), this is all about having fun.

2.) You must show a picture of the kit, collection of parts, or re-builder that you are starting with. If it is possible try to post at least 1 update per month even if it just says "I haven't finished any work, but I'm still here..."

3.) On December 1, 2015 I will start a new thread in the "Under Glass" section for everyone to post their finished entry's, you must post their to be included in the voting.

4.) Multiple entries are allowed.

So guys and gals, Have Fun and we'll see you in Redondo Beach!

Entries:

1: DeeCee 40 Sedan delivery

2: meatman 71 Nissan 2000 GT-R

3: pulled out

4: Petetrucker07 56 Chevy Nomad

5: pack mule Dodge L700

6: Chunkypeanutbutter Scout

7: Pat Minarick Smartcar

8: Jantrix 77 Pacer wagon

9: MLMDesign 91 Cougar

10: Lunajammer PT Cruiser

11: Antikainen GMC Motorhome

12: Dominik 66 Bug

13: Plowboy Escort

14: Wrecker388 92 Cougar XR7

15: Bill_67 72 Blazer

16: Belugawrx 62 Impala

17: zenrat Chevy Citation

18: Helix Dodge Ram 50

19: Vekasiini Delahaye 135

20: Wagonmaster 66 Pontiac Station wagon

21: JTalmage 77 Mustang II, 70 Ford Police interceptor

22: O-Man Buick Regal

23: 64SS350 VW van, Gremlin

24: Ohio State Patrol 69 Plymouth GTX

25: Prostreeter69 Chevy Caprice

26: Mustangdude 90 Mustang, (entry pending post of pictures)

27: Christian-W 64 Mini

28: Foxer Ferrari 250 GTO

29: PIM 82 Datsun 720 pick up

30: Exesivefire 53 Chevy Panel

31: georgeshaeffer 68 Dodge Dart

32: Dragfreak 64 Fairlane T-bolt.

33: sbwy80 64 Chevy Fleetside pickup

34: Hacked 53 Chevy sedan

35 Erik Smith Dodge Caravan

36: Impalow Accord Wagon

37: Grid_88 Ford Focus SVT

38:prostreetonthestrip 69 Camaro

39: Tom Geiger 80 Plymouth Volare

40: 001slick001 Toyota Yaris

41: Hemihauler11 75 Dodge Dart

42: KeithJackson Ecto-1A

43: Fatboykuztom 90 Mustang

44: Rotorbolt73 76 Chevy Caprice

45: eborraga Chevyvan

46: W-409 Trabant 601s

47: Knarf Toyota Hiace delivery

48: TheEnd VW Rabbit

Edited by wagonmaster

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I'm in ,looks like I will be entering a Smart. Can't wait to get started. This year I'm going to build a shiny one, I'm going to let my seven years old daughter pick out the colors.And it will have a small block and a transaxle.

Edited by Pat Minarick

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Count me in with Small Block Chevy Powered Trabant.

First I thought about building a '57 Chevy in a bit rusty & crusty condition, but I thought that it wouldn't fool everyone. So what would be better than really slow, smoking, two stroke engine powered Trabant, I thought and decided that I'm going to install a Small Block Chevy under the hood. It will have a single turbo setup.

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I'm in on this...

Haven't been involved in a community build before

I'll get down to Micheal's and have an idea to what I'm building tmarra

Cheers

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Count me in too, not sure what I'm doing yet, still thinking (and yes it's hurting). But I'll definitely show up in something.

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I am going to get my kit soon the plan is to use a dual cab Hilux and install the drivetrain out of an escalade or Subaru brz and do it up as a tradesman's vehicle

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I'm in. Chevrolet Citation with Plymouth Prowler running gear.

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Well those are some mighty fine ideas.

Let me just take a moment to add some thoughts on this years theme.

If the car IS normally thought of as fast, it should be in such poor condition/appearance, that no one would give it a second glance.

In my opinion, this should be your last resort. Lets face it a faded '68 Charger with dog dish hubcaps isn't gonna fool anyone. Same goes for Camaros, Challengers, GTOs, Mustangs, etc etc. You are gonna really have to pull out all the stops if you are going to try one of these. Think about the Joe Dirt Daytona. That is the level of trashiness your gonna have to reach to pull it off.

Having said all that, there are a LOT of options left. Frankly if the paint was old and faded with bad chrome, Erik's Riviera would have been a great sleeper. Same with Zenrat's Skyhawk. Lots of possibilities.

My recommendation is to do an Ebay search for a lot of the odd ball AMT and MPC offerings from the 60's and 70's and 80's.

He's my plan. Like I said, an oddball from AMT. I asked a friend if he had any Pacers in his collection for trade. He said he did. I was expecting the recently re-released Pacer X. Much to my surprise and happiness he showed up with a wagon. My plan is a retro-tuner. A twin turbo 2JZ powered AMC. I believe the kit depicts a 1977 model.

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Edited by Jantrix

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My track record of finishing is no good for my first year on this forum... but I have a few ideas of some builds I may try if I can get a hold of the proper kits!

I may have 2 entries.

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Count me in with a 92 Mercury Cougar XR-7. It's gonna look like a rainbow as far as body panels go.

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Rob, It has to be a 77 model year, It has a CB radideo. LOL. All the ideas are sounding sweet. 5 days until the official start. and counting.

Tim

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Are rhd cars allowed?

Edited by Pim

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Are the cars allowed?

Which cars? The ones I mentioned? Of course. Your just gonna have to be clever about it or no one will be fooled.

Edited by Jantrix

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I think Brayden meant rhd (right hand drive)?

No problem

I'm in with this as a grandma grocery getter with an LS1

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Should be fun!! :D

Cheers

Edited by Belugawrx

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I´m in with something different:

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So this is HESS Training Van - a 1/25 scaled toy of 1978 GMC Motor Home.

It will receive Bridgestone Dualliers and steel wheels from Aoshima London Taxi:

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Interior and chassis will of course have to be scratchbuild with strenghtened front wheel drive system from Johan Oldsmobile Toronado.

As for an engine I was thinking something Nascar- big block, maybe with blower and nitrous.

So basically I will use only body, bumpers, grille and driving lights from this toy. Everything else will be scratchbuit in a spartan way in order to reduce weight.

Think of this as a Nascar styled motorhome that will look bone stock except mild lowering, steelies with dogdish hubcaps.

Edited by Antikainen

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For those who are having problems with ideas here are some ideas I considered:

Spotlight hobbies has the Baretta for $20, which could be made into a nice sleeper.

There are pickups galore out there like the S10, Bronco, or Ram D50.

Police car kits are abundant and can be made into sleepers if you don't mind the extra doors.

Model Roundup has an '87 GNX for $16 that can be made to look like a Regal with the right massaging! Wow, I like that one myself.

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I´m in with something different:

1-vi.jpg

So this is HESS Training Van - a 1/25 scaled toy of 1978 GMC Motor Home.

It will receive Bridgestone Dualliers and steel wheels from Aoshima London Taxi:

5-vi.jpg

Interior and chassis will of course have to be scratchbuild with strenghtened front wheel drive system from Johan Oldsmobile Toronado.

As for an engine I was thinking something Nascar- big block, maybe with blower and nitrous.

So basically I will use only body, bumpers, grille and driving lights from this toy. Everything else will be scratchbuit in a spartan way in order to reduce weight.

Think of this as a Nascar styled motorhome that will look bone stock except mild lowering, steelies with dogdish hubcaps.

I can imagine what's going under that thing!!

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For those who are having problems with ideas here are some ideas I considered:

Model Roundup has an '87 GNX for $16 that can be made to look like a Regal with the right massaging! Wow, I like that one myself.

I was thinking about that but a GN instead; no flares and no fender vents. Does someone make a flat hood and some Buick wheel covers?

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I'm in. I've got a crazy idea for this which will be partly revealed after 1/1/2015, though the crazy part won't be revealed until the very end in December 2015.

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Oscar, you could always just plug the hole with styrene and use any old generic hubcap or a set of chrome OEM wheels. Just because its a sleeper doesn't mean it has to put you to sleep! :-)

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Alright, I've decided to jump in!

Count me in with a rusty '55 Chevy Stepside.

It's going to have thin tires all around (my favorite Firestone Supremes, should I manage it), nice rust holes, junk in the bed, dirty interior, rusty wheels.... And a blown 427 with dual velocity stacks, and two straightpipes our the back with a Cherry Bomb glasspack on each one! :D

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