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« on: November 17, 2019, 06:29:47 AM »
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 SO I have a question , I have seen pictures of the yellow 72 Chall he used for the cannonball , but some pix have the black vinyl roof & others don't .
 Anyone know which one he used ? Maybe he had more than one & ran them more than once .
 The coolest idea had to be the Dodge ambulance he used !

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2019, 07:02:49 AM »
I've never seen a yellow one, but there appear to be at least two white Challengers used by Yates.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2019, 07:30:10 AM »
Always a fun movie :stayinlane:
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 09:39:35 PM »
Cool artical , Thanks for that  :twothumbsup:
Not sure why I thought it was a yellow Challenger , maybe faded black & white photos looking more yellowed .
 A different era for sure , I would have loved to run it once !!

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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 03:53:05 AM »
Quite the fuel cell in the boot.

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 09:09:51 PM »
I guess I was just old enough to compete in the last one if I had know how to register to  do it  :thinking:

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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2019, 04:29:35 AM »
Organizing a race across Panama wouldn't have the same allure..
First place....... 45 minutes.....

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2019, 05:52:24 AM »
as I recall I was living in AB in 78 !!
 Panama would be a short run , I can do it legally in 50 mins !!

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2019, 07:48:15 AM »
Hmmmm...thinner country than I thought

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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2019, 08:45:59 AM »
He stated legally! What is the speed limit? I don't know if it still is, but in Montana it was as fast as you could keep your vehicle under control.  :driving: 

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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2019, 04:51:41 PM »
the Canal is 50 miles / 80 km entry to exit , the land is narrower yet as the canal entry is approx 5 miles offshore the speed limit is 110km / 69 MPH most of the way across , so the land is maybe 42 miles across but it is a lot of jungle & water so not really a straight line

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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 05:27:40 AM »
I watched the Cannonball Run movie again last night. You can see Brock's white Challenger in the parking lot at the start of the race, even though it was not featured in the movie.
Made me feel kinda old though. Most of the big name actors in the movie have passed.

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