“Canonball Run” is reborn in 2016. Oct 14-24 2016.

Remember Burt Reynolds in the famous Canonball Run movie?

The first Canonball Run was a one car affair. The driver was Erwin “Cannonball” Baker. In 1933 the first Canonball Run was made driving a Graham-Page Model 57 Blue Streak 8 from New York to Los Angeles.

Photo of a 1932 Graham Bluestreak 4-Door Sedan

Lars-Göran Lindgren of Sweden has granted permission via WikiMedia Commons to use his photo of a 1932 Graham Bluestreak 4-Door Sedan under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation

No further runs occurred again till the 1970s. In 1971 & 1972 there were 5 Canonball Runs. The 1981 Canonball Run movie was based loosely on the 1970s runs.

The reborn Canonball Run of 2016 will take the following route:


  • Lenox, MA – Starting line – Oct 14 2016
  • Hershey, PA
  • White Sulphur Springs, WV
  • Robbinsville, NC
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Amelia Island, FL
  • Palm Beach, FL
  • Key West, FL
  • Havana Cuba – Finish Line – Oct 24 2016

 

Click on this line to register yourself and your co-pilot and your vehicle for the 2016 Canonball Run. It will be history in the making. The registration fee is $18,500 Dollars US.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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