This summer, four hundred cars will begin a 2900 mile cross country
race contest, originating from Miami, Atlanta, Washington DC and New York. Inspired by Erwin G. “Cannonball” Baker, who set 143 American distance records, including a 53½ hour coast to coast solo drive averaging over 50 mph in 1933, and brought back to life by Tim “Maverick” Porter in 2001 – drivers will attempt to average a speed of 61 mph over the entire route (obtainable without going over the speed limit).
The winner will take the World Title, the trophy, free entry in to the next event to defend their crown, and a 600 horsepower Saleen Mustang. With a top speed of over 200 mph and a 0-60 in under 4 seconds, these special edition Mustangs are hot - to say the least. There will be 25 copies made (11 already sold at press time), available only to those participating in the race.
Have an itch for (legal) speed? The Great American Run will scratch it for $10k. Registration and other information is available on their site. Cannonball!