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May 27th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #1
Manofthestreet
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Lightbulb Cannonball Run

Just and Idea here guys but I got to thinking after the high price of gas goes down we could have ower own cannonball run just for us Probe guys ..I well have more info as it comes but I would like to know how many of you crazy PT'ers would wanna join the race
 
May 27th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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Gas prices are not going down. Ever.

Might want to do it now before it hits the 5 and 6 dollar mark.
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May 27th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #3
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Considering your talking to a group that have 10 to 20 year old cars I'd say there is no chance in heck. Although the idea is cool it just doesn't seem practical. I also have to agree with j-dog with gas being ridiculous. Plus anything to stay away from getting tickets is good and having a cannonball run wouldn't really promote that.
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May 27th, 2008, 08:17 PM   #4
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yeah, those cannonball run guys have cars with speeds well over the 150 mark, only a handful of us have ever seen max speed in their PGT's which is not 150, and honestly, I doubt 95% of the cars on this site could even handle 130+ for extended periods of time.

And most of those cannonball run guys can afford the tickets, most of us cannot.
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May 28th, 2008, 09:24 AM   #5
Manofthestreet
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Yeah but you do have to admit it was a good idea though and I agree the price of gas would kill us before the race could be over with and on the note of our 20 yr old cars for some of us you just gotta have faith in your Probe ..I believe a good cop dectior would keep the cop's off of yea though but anywho so much for a great idea
 
September 10th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #6
ITTTom
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I think the better idea would be a Poker Run or a Rally of sorts. You could keep it short but have the check points be places that would make for great photo ops.
 
September 14th, 2008, 01:19 PM   #7
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How bout a probe baller run?
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December 3rd, 2008, 03:41 PM   #8
Manofthestreet
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Well now that the price of Gas has went down we could do it
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December 3rd, 2008, 05:59 PM   #9
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August 18th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #10
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I think the better idea would be a Poker Run or a Rally of sorts. You could keep it short but have the check points be places that would make for great photo ops.
OK Question what is a Poker run I have heard of bikers haven a poer run but I really dunno know what it is ..Can someone please tell me ?
 
August 18th, 2009, 11:44 AM   #11
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OK Question what is a Poker run I have heard of bikers haven a poker run but I really dunno know what it is ..Can someone please tell me ?
you walk up to her, poke her, and run
 
August 18th, 2009, 11:56 AM   #12
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Nice old thread revive.
 
August 18th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #13
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August 18th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #14
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well...it's not defined on urbandictionary yet.......

A poker run entails traveling a set course and making stops along the course receiving playing cards. At the end of the course the person with the best poker hand wins.
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August 20th, 2009, 10:41 AM   #15
Manofthestreet
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Oh ok cool kinda like they do on Bull Run
Hell I would be down for that
 
October 13th, 2009, 11:51 AM   #16
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yeah id for sure wanna race, gas isnt even too expennsive
 
October 13th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #17
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ANOTHER thread revival!
 
January 18th, 2010, 02:32 PM   #18
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you walk up to her, poke her, and run
lol almost sounds as fun as a music gangbang where when the music stops everyone grabs a woman till only ones left and she's rewarded with a bukkake!! lol sick humor i love it.
 
January 18th, 2010, 02:41 PM   #19
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ANOTHER thread revival!
and another! wtf.
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January 18th, 2010, 04:51 PM   #20
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January 18th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #21
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Just a thought on this...I have talked to Dustin and Dado both (from Tekademics who put on several Cannonball Runs) and I always get emails about the runs...typically the buy-in for the event is 30k per car. Now granted most of that goes to charity, that is still a lot of money..that is the kind of money people like that have that can put together something like that.

That said..it would be fun, but there is no way older cars and non affluent people like 99% of PT could do this..
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January 19th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #22
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If someone made this happen the investment would be; A Valentine 1 radar/ laser detector, gas, and wear and tear. You wouldn't have to go all out all the time. I guess the winner would be the one who doesn't mind replacing his/ her engine at the end.
I almost did the one through Nevada.
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February 11th, 2010, 10:00 AM   #23
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If someone made this happen the investment would be; A Valentine 1 radar/ laser detector, gas, and wear and tear. You wouldn't have to go all out all the time. I guess the winner would be the one who doesn't mind replacing his/ her engine at the end.
I almost did the one through Nevada.
if the engine is maintained well, it wouldnt have any issues lasting through a rally run like this...

you are not floored all the time, & with traffic stops & such, you maybe will only get 5% of the whole run @ full speed...

otherwise if everything goes right averaging 90ish mph is nothing to a well running KL

ussually these low key independent gumball runs are simply just auto enthusiest cruises through point A-B with possible checkpoints...

the reason is because most poeple who want to do these runs run into numerous problems

1. money... alot of these smaller run events dont have the sponsorship needed to make it worthwhile & if they do, the fee just to run isnt worth the payout especially becasue the competition isnt always regulated fairly (corvettes vs pgts for example)... also the guys you see on TV doing these runs have alot of desposable $...
2. inconveniency... no one knows if they will be pulled over (these type of events do not get legally sanctioned so there is a ton of potential legal risk involved)
3. finding a serious enough group of drivers with proper cars for an event like this to go all out is not easy... everyone on a car forums wants to do this, but then reality steps in

these event are just really hard to pull off unless you have some serious financial backing/sponsorship to make something like this worthwhile for all contestants involved...
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February 11th, 2010, 12:47 PM   #24
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Even better then a cannonball run type event is a track event like we had back in the early 00's

MAS 01, 02 and 03.

We rented a track and ran it as much as you wanted for a whole day. Tons of people were exited about it and around 30 or so actually did the first year, second year was similar, maybe not quite as many, but by the 3rd year we only had about 10 people actually show up to race so that was the last year we had it.

I think most of the same concerns are what kept people from actually attending except you had no risk of tickets or legal issues.
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February 18th, 2010, 01:59 AM   #25
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Even *I* drove all the way to Iowa for one of the MAS events, and it was excellent. I'd be willing to go 1200 miles or so.

As for Cannonball runs, one is doable, but more in a checkpoint way in that say you have 8 hours to cover the next 200 mile stage - that way you can choose the route, have fun, stay in groups, etc, but still hang out at the end.

We're not nearly close to being rich enough to afford lawyers and high-priced tickets. Besides - our cars are usually our lone source of automotive pride - if we get it towed, we're SOL. Some rich SOB who gets his Modena towed could care less if he has 3 911s and a few other exotics in the stable.
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