Questions? Information? I would love to hear from you
I love these sort of races, and have read all that I can about some of the older US events as well as the more recent Cannonball and Gumball events. I blame it on watching the Cannonball Run movie as an impressionable child.
By accident, I only recently found about the Cannonball Cup. Keen to learn more, I searched the Internet for information but could only find a few random forum posts, and ended up writing a short blog post about the race with the little information I had found.
Then Len Walsh, who co-drove the winning car, got in contact and, over a series of emails, told me more about the race.
I started hearing stories of controversy around who won the race, teams using rental cars, a car stolen from Peter Brock and used in the race, large numbers of spectators lining the street at the start, large scale arrests of drivers, and lavish ceremonies.
This was just as interesting as the US Cannonball Runs that I had read about in Brock Yates Book. Why was there next to no information out there about this race?
I started putting together this website and attempting to contact the drivers involved, hoping they would want to share their story and leave a record of this great race online. So far I've managed to contact most of the people involved, and all have been enthusiastic and happy to share their stories, as well as many photos and memorabilia from the race. Even much of the video footage has surfaced, which was taken with the expectation of producing a documentary on the event but never happened.
All of what you find on this website has been kindly provided by many of the drivers, so thank you to everyone involved.
If you drove in the race, or were involved in the event in anyway I would love to hear from you and share your story here.
Even if you saw the race or can fill in any blanks or correct any mis-information on the website please contact me.
PO Box 87, Hazelbrook NSW 2779, Australia