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August 27, 2009

It’s Official… itineraries are being arranged as we speak.

Filed under: Cars,life — chuck goolsbee @ 12:30 pm
The route of the 1999 Cannonball Classic.
The route of the 1999 Cannonball Classic.

A few weeks less than a decade ago my father and I drove the 65E in what was the looniest adventure we’ve ever done, the 1999 Cannonball Classic. We missed the 2000 run, and vowed to do it again in 2001, and even found a car specifically for the event, but as we were the sole entry, it was cancelled(!) Oh well, it was too crazy an idea to survive.

I found out this morning that the two of us are going to be moving that very car coast to coast almost 10 years to the day after that amazing week in 1999. The start and finish points are different, and we’re going alone instead of in a group, but we’re still driving the entire breadth of the USA in a matter of days.

Stay tuned for more!


  1. And “that very car” would be a…..???

    Comment by vrooomie — August 28, 2009 @ 3:50 am

  2. The Amazing Suspense-mobile of course! 😉

    Comment by chuck goolsbee — August 28, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

  3. Here’s some hints though: It is a 70’s era GT car. Big. Fast. Comfy. For its day an expensive machine. A design so timeless I imagine most don’t garner a second look on the road today. They were VERY well made, and sold in a fair volume for a high-end machine. I still see plenty of them, almost daily in fact. In many ways it is the IDEAL machine for a cross-country high-speed run.

    Comment by chuck goolsbee — August 28, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

  4. that old Merc soft top of your Dad’s is it Chuck? square and kind of ugly… sorry but it is!!


    Comment by gondwana — August 28, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

  5. Are you, Dad, and TASM gunna stop over near Denver? If so we could meet up!

    Comment by vrooomie — August 29, 2009 @ 7:16 am

  6. Yes Jerome, we’re driving the Mercedes-Benz 450sl. We’ll be carrying the removable hard top, so no top-down motoring this trip.

    Sorry Paul, we’ll be taking a northern route and missing the Denver area by a wide margin:

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    Comment by chuck goolsbee — August 30, 2009 @ 9:04 am

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