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      11-18-2020, 02:16 PM   #23
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What size extra fuel tank does one need exactly?
Depends on how many times you want to stop, but they had a 67 gallon auxiliary tank.

Seems like they would have consumed around 450 gallons or so (maybe even a bit under since it seems 6 MPG was how quickly they were burning at top speeds, and they might have hit close to 10 at times). Their 67 gallon aux tank plus the 20.1 main tank means you're likely looking at 5 stops along the way. US limits pumps to 10 gallons per minute, so that's 45 minutes of pure fueling time just for the gas consumed. They could maybe cut that in half if they're able to stretch 2 nozzles at the same time, I can't imagine they can do that every time, though. So with a short off/on at well-planned fuel stops, I'm sure the absolute minimum would be 1 hour added.
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Stupid. It's one thing to risk your own life on an open road, it's another blowing by cars at twice the speed limit.

It just take some mom in a van with three kids to change lanes in front of a dumbass doing 150 and it's over for all of them.
This website shouldn't promote this irresponsibility.
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been happening for years. why don't you all protest to get it banned you bunch of babies.
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This website shouldn't promote this irresponsibility.
Not once has this website promoted the use of turn signals.

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Amazing! (Not that I condone that kind of driving on public roads)
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The Cannonball has been going on for nearly 50 years, yet to hear that story or hear about the "Bad rap" among the general population. They literally made movies on it.

Every single person on this forum of car enthusiasts is just as likely to earn a bad wrap by not signaling, driving too fast, and having exhaust's too loud.

This would be like saying "wait till people find out how bad alcohol is when it kills someone".
To the best of my knowledge, and I know a fair bit about the topic, there has not been a single Cannonball related fatality or even serious injury - to either the drivers or any civilians.
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The Cannonball has been going on for nearly 50 years, yet to hear that story or hear about the "Bad rap" among the general population. They literally made movies on it.

Every single person on this forum of car enthusiasts is just as likely to earn a bad wrap by not signaling, driving too fast, and having exhaust's too loud.

This would be like saying "wait till people find out how bad alcohol is when it kills someone".
To the best of my knowledge, and I know a fair bit about the topic, there has not been a single Cannonball related fatality or even serious injury - to either the drivers or any civilians.
Right, that was the point I was getting after.

People who drive mustangs out of cars and coffee have an exponentially higher kill rate.
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The Cannonball has been going on for nearly 50 years, yet to hear that story or hear about the "Bad rap" among the general population. They literally made movies on it.

Every single person on this forum of car enthusiasts is just as likely to earn a bad wrap by not signaling, driving too fast, and having exhaust's too loud.

This would be like saying "wait till people find out how bad alcohol is when it kills someone".
To the best of my knowledge, and I know a fair bit about the topic, there has not been a single Cannonball related fatality or even serious injury - to either the drivers or any civilians.
Drivers "or" civilians?
Who's driving? 😊
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Right, that was the point I was getting after.

People who drive mustangs out of cars and coffee have an exponentially higher kill rate.
You've got no radio, no distractions, just three people hyper focused on the task at hand. A daily commute involves more distracted driving. Assuming you don't act like a complete idiot and keep your passing speed differential reasonable there's minimal chance that a random person will freak out and do something unexpected.

The videos are misleading... those are shot from spotter cars that are actually talking to the Cannonball drivers and have advance warning of the pass. Most that I am familiar with slow down a LOT for general passing in order to do so safely, they hit max speed on open roadways.

That's why Arne Toman said the AMG would have done even better on the COVID run, it could accelerate faster to top speed after slowing to safely pass people compared to the Audi Interceptor.
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The videos are misleading..
I agree.

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been happening for years. why don't you all protest to get it banned you bunch of babies.
Right! So many grandpas on here.

No wonder BMW is using Boomer slang
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Question... what's the CEL that popped up in the beginning of the drive, just wondering.
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FYI for any would-be Cannonballers... Matt Farah's new garage is gorgeous and he will entertain short-term storage and shipping logistics to get your car back home to you. WCCS.com.

I literally called him when I got to the Portofino and he met me within the hour at his spot - on a Sunday morning when they weren't even fully open yet. Top notch facility, couldn't have been any easier.
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Would we be excited or interested if these cannonball runs were run on an autobahn if one crossed the US?
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I see both sides of the argument being made here but am undeniably awe struck by the planning, preparation and execution that it takes to pull off a run like this.

Years ago, I watched Alex Roy's 32 hours 7 minutes (run in an E39 M5) and experienced a significant emotional event. Ever since, I've been intrigued by the idea. Planning a run? Need an articulate, skillful participant with resources? Message me - I'm in!
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Not surprised, but wow! Would like to know average speed.
192mph top speed.
113mph avg moving speed.
110mph avg speed w/ stops.
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Not surprised, but wow! Would like to know average speed.
192mph top speed.
113mph avg moving speed.
110mph avg speed w/ stops.
Thanks. I must admit I did not watch the entire video. I did afterwards and saw that data. I plead ignorance
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An October run pulled off a non-COVID record despite unexpected traffic setbacks including a hostage situation in California.

Where can I see the actual run?
Incriminating footage is usually posted one-year from the finish date. This is due to statute of limitations regarding reckless driving charges.
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So, do these guys endorse the political statement represented by the sticker appearing at minute 5:50, or is that an attempt to diminish aggression from law enforcement?

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So, do these guys endorse the political statement represented by the sticker appearing at minute 5:50, or is that an attempt to diminish aggression from law enforcement?

-Michael
100% to get in good favor with law enforcement. But honestly at those speeds no credentials would make much of a difference.
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Good points for and against doing something as risky as a cannonball run. But given the fact we are in a big country with lots of open land in the middle of two major oceans, have automobiles and interstates it's inevitable someone is going to do it. Breaking records usually involves risk and often breaking the law. This is just another one.

Regarding going 150 mph plus for 25 hours straight that is inaccurate not to mention impossible. There are states and "some" expanses of interstate and highway and certain times of the day and night where that can be accomplished with minimal risk by a professional driver in the right car. I happen to live in one of those states, Nevada. We have many stretches of Highway that in the right car with a competent driver those speeds can be attained safely for fairly long periods.

I'm not condoning it, jus sayin.
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