All these people or businesses have contributed in some way to
making this website the way it is:
Norman Balke: (Former resident of Darwin) For supplying some of the pics, and sending us the T-shirt to photograph.
Gerry: For the countless hours of trying to work out what some of the cars were, and fixing up some of the pictures for us. A picture of his “Mint Condition Cannonball Run” shirt was also welcomed.
Ashman: For identifying all the Fords. A true “Ford Man”.
Slick: For the little push required to get this website started.
Perth Performance Car Club: To all the guys that helped identify the cars. Great bunch of guys. www.perthperformance.com
Club VR4: Even though there is not a Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 in the crowd… these guys still lent a hand putting the finishing touches on some of the very hard to identify cars… well done guys, and thanks allot. www.clubvr4.org
Kerry Hovell: Who actually worked on the Cannonball Run. His job was to clear all the dead Kangaroo’s, Lizards, Tyres, steel etc. On the track from Katherine to Larrimah.
My Dad: When we moved the website from www.arcadegames.net/cannonballrun.htm to the domain you are viewing the website on now www.cannonballrun.info (Much easier to remember, I am sure you will agree 😉 Dad spruced up the website, and spent hours on getting everything sorted out, and bring the website kicking and screaming into the late 2000’s 🙂 Thanks Dad. Great work.
The Guru: For that cool “page flip” thing on the media page. It’s great, if you haven’t seen it yet get on that page and take a look at the magazine’s. Click on them. Have a look. In case I don’t update this page very often, in 2008, that page flip thing was very cool.
Well if you have read this far… you must be a car enthusiast…. These are some the emails I had received.
I’ve heard rumours about there being a cannonball style run in the early 90’s but being too young to drive at the time I wasn’t interested in cars at all.
I remember hearing about the race being cancelled and that there was an accident in which 2 officials and 2 Japanese died.
Now I am very interested in cars, I own a Skyline R32 GT-R, the same model that was in the race and I couldn’t find any information on the internet about this race held in the N.T.
Then I came across your site, it’s great very informative and the pictures are fantastic for a 10 year old event.
Just tripped over your site mate. Great stuff! We have an EBGT that (Car 234) ran in the event, so I have always been fascinated by it. Well done on compiling the info, I hope you get the recognition you deserve.
Cheers, Chris Bowden.
I watched the video albeit over about 4 hours. Yes it was long, but well worth watching for nostalgia. I think it reflects the nature of the event, and whilst tragic, shows we weren’t all a bunch of hoons going hell-for-leather for 4000 odd km’s.
Prior to you (The www.cannonballrun.info website) coming along, it was almost impossible to find any information on the race, I guess because the internet didn’t become main stream until the very late 90’s and by then it was all a distant memory for us competitors.
You’ve done an amazing job collating information and it’s come along away over the past couple of years.
Thanks Guys….. good to get some feed back…
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