The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Current Events

Current Events Help understand the world by talking about things happening in it

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2019, 01:06 AM   #1
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 67,970
Cannonball

I've been following the Cannonball pretty closely since Yates started it in '71.
It was interesting to see the different teams try different routes and strategies.
Different vehicles like a van with 55 gallon drums of gas so no stops.
Even catheters and diapers so no rest stops.
The last few attempts have been solo teams running alone with more and more technology.
I remember one got a half hour from NYC when they hit a backed up construction zone and called the whole
trip off because they couldn't make up the time.

This is unbelievable, absolutely incredible...

Name:  cannonball.jpg
Views: 53
Size:  53.1 KB

Yeah, yeah, I know... illegal, irresponsible, endangering the puppies, kittens, widows and orphans, menace
to society, save your breath I've heard it all.
__________________
Until the lion has his own historian, the hunter will always be a hero.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 10:40 AM   #2
Gravdigr
The Un-Tuckian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 38,104
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
...like a van with 55 gallon drums of gas so no stops...
It'll need to be orange.

And you'll need these guys:

Name:  run.JPG
Views: 37
Size:  39.2 KB
__________________


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 01:24 PM   #3
glatt
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 27,082
Averaging 103 is very impressive
glatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2019, 03:52 PM   #4
Diaphone Jim
Professor
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,482
I can't remember the last time I drove over 100.
Looks like it was all on interstates.

This fills in some spaces:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYv2OJro8Oo
Diaphone Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2019, 10:48 PM   #5
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 67,970
You can read about this attempt, with they prep and help they had.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...rs-25-minutes/
__________________
Until the lion has his own historian, the hunter will always be a hero.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.