Time Trials

This day was held to get Darwin revved up about the event.

20th of May 1994

Cannonball Special Pass

This is a scan of the original “Special Pass”. We can not remember what was so “Special” about the pass, but here it is. Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex consisted of a Drag Strip, and a Speedway circuit. This day was of course held at the Drag Strip later in the afternoon.

The following was the first time we had seen all the cars together. Most people had seen the cars as they drove around Darwin. We remember it being a competition of mates, to see who had spotted the hottest car of the day.

jaguarXJSCar 236: Jaguar XJS 6 Litre

It seems weird to us now, but at the time, it didn’t seem a big deal. You will notice that people are walking across the return lane of the drag strip with out anyone from security, or the Darwin Motor Sports Complex supervising. No one was hurt, but it just looks weird when we look at the pics now. Safety was not of paramount concern on this day.

Not all the cars that entered in the race were here on this day.

The following is in numerical order:

 

Official Race Car

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Mazda RX7 Series 5

1985 – 1989

10

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Arntz Cobra

1965

Driven by Mark Bryant

Navigator: Marks Dad

“Hellbend Racing”

14

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Toyota MR2

1993

Driver: McDonald

17

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Jaguar XJ6

1981

Driver: Mertens

20

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Allard J2

1950

Driver: Boult

24

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Toyota MR2

1990

Driver: Altomonte

25

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Chevrolet Comaro Z28

1983

Driver: Partridge

26

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Jaguar XK 150

1958

Driver: Green

A Japanese Entry

29

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Mazda RX2

1973

Driven by: Warren Alchin

Navigator: Julie Coughlan

31

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Pontiac TransAm

1984

Driver: Whitehead

32

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Ford Cobra XC

1978

Driver: Christos Mamalis

33

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Mercedes 500SL

Driven by Aussie Joe Bugner & Pingel

39

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Jaguar XJ6 Soveriegn

1989

Driver: Foden

40

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Maserati Barchetta

1992

Driver: Alex Danilo

Backed by: Dick Johnson

51

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Honda NSX-R

1993

Driver: Trivett

60

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Rolls Royce

Silver Shadow

1976

Driver: Williams

65

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Ford Falcon XW GT

1970

Driver: Feather

70

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BMW 840

1993

Driver: Dahl

72

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Toyota SWB Landcruiser

1992

Driver: Gover

74

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Ford Mustang Mach1

1971

Driver: Hammond

78

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Ford Falcon EA

1989

Driver: Benedetto

84

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Ferrari 328 GTB

1987

Driver: Leach

85

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Ford Landau Coupe

1974

Driver: Rouse

90

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Porsche 911

1971

Driver: Oppenheimer

93

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Volvo 850 T5 Estate

1993

Driver: Ian McAlister

98

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Mazda RX7 Turbo

1983

Driver: Wardill

107

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Chevrolet Corvette

1987

Driver: Tulczyn

108

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Chevrolet Corvette

1985

Driver: John Damoulakis & Whitfield

118

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Lamborghini Urraco

1974

Driver: Cooper

122

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Nissan Navara

1993

“Nissan Racing” entry

Driver: Jennings

133

Austin Healy

1957

Driver: Marshall

150

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Porsche 944 Turbo

1989

Driver: Lindau

158

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Toyota Celica GT4

1990

Driver: Harbrow

172

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Lotus Esprit Turbo

1992

Driver: Bambach

185

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Honda NSX

1990

Driver: Thompson

232

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Toyota Supra

1989

Driver: Mary Groves

238

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Chevrolet 396 RS SS Camaro

1967

Driver: Kirby

242

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Porsche 930 Turbo

1977

Driver: Hearse

245

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Ford Mustang

1966

Driver: McManemin

Drop us an email to info@cannonballrun.info if you can fill in the blanks anywhere, or you can see a mistake.

22nd – 27th May 1994