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Interesting that they were able to go faster this time around with more traffic out now than when the last record was broken just a few weeks ago.
 

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I presume the start and end points are probably the biggest traffic hangups, and afaik New York and LA are still pretty locked down. Even pre covid blasting through Kansas or Nebraska type places at high speed is a breeze.

I’m not anti-cannonball but I’m tired of boring German luxury sedans shattering records
 

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think it is a shame that throughout all the history of cannonball, with the exception of Brock Yates’ test run in a Dodge van, the record has never been held by an American car. Hopefully this sub-26hr time was done in a vette or hellcat.
 

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I presume the start and end points are probably the biggest traffic hangups, and afaik New York and LA are still pretty locked down.
I swear, I'm a tourist in my own state. I'm about 2hrs east of Los Angeles and I rarely venture any further west than the Baldwin Park and La Puente areas as I've got family in those areas I visit (pre-covid / post covid). Whenever I do go to LA for whatever reason, I'm just as bad a tourist as those people on tour buses :p .

Anyway, I'd like to vouch for how busy / not busy LA streets and freeways are, but I can't. However, I can say that the freeways I do frequent have been getting slightly busier over the last few weeks.
 

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think it is a shame that throughout all the history of cannonball, with the exception of Brock Yates’ test run in a Dodge van, the record has never been held by an American car. Hopefully this sub-26hr time was done in a vette or hellcat.
I think a Caddy won and held the record one year too.


I swear, I'm a tourist in my own state. I'm about 2hrs east of Los Angeles and I rarely venture any further west than the Baldwin Park and La Puente areas as I've got family in those areas I visit (pre-covid / post covid). Whenever I do go to LA for whatever reason, I'm just as bad a tourist as those people on tour buses :p .

Anyway, I'd like to vouch for how busy / not busy LA streets and freeways are, but I can't. However, I can say that the freeways I do frequent have been getting slightly busier over the last few weeks.
Yeah I’m just guessing. The one time I was out there I just remember it seeming like endless population between the coast (Redondo beach is the end point) and the outskirts on the freeways, so I imagine you could blast through the middle country at record pace but if you hit traffic in that region, say goodbye to hours! I’ve never been to New York but I imagine it’s similar, generally there are routes that can be taken where you can avoid going through cities in between.
 

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OK; so who has the best MN12 that can handle sustained high speeds for 30 hours?
:)

We would need to identify a route, and find spotters who could check out the critical areas before we pass thru that area.

We need Comms, and a backroom team(s) that watch the traffic maps online, tracks our position, predicts slowdowns in our path, and can gather all available online info and or bulletins about our activities.

A friend in a TLA would be handy for access to those "BOLO" police bulletins. :)

We start hearing those, we park the car somewhere in a friendly barn, fly home, and reclaim the car after all the hubbub dies down, lol.

A rear end swap and big tires would help too.

What other things can you think of that's we'd need?
Treat this as a thought experiment, and that jail isn't actually possible. :D
 

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Well, if we go Full Pinto, we could turn the whole trunk into a fuel tank.

I measured it once for a speaker box (it's too big), it's big enough to hold a good 80 gallons. :)

The rear end is high enough that for highway use only, we could probably install an auxiliary tank under the trunk, after removing the spare tire well.
We can Conti a minispare to the trunk, lol.

Take that, weight balance!!
 

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For safety reasons, maybe have it be a large Kevlar bag for auxiliary fuel tank?
 

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If there's 80 gallons of fuel in the trunk, I'm thinking "Safety" isn't one of your hangups, lol.

Note the "Full Pinto" comment above, lol.

:)
 
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