Cannon Ball Run

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Post by chris » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:15 pm

Or you know.. You could have just not posted..

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Post by Angreal » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:20 pm

Just bought a ticket. How do I get dinner tickets?

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Post by Angreal » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:13 am

Don't forget to contact Auckland motorsport before the tenth if you bought a coupon else it apparently becomes void

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Post by chris » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:31 am

LOL cheers!

Oh yeah. I need to buy a second ticket for myself.

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Post by harlansmart » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:52 am

Do people realise how many hot cars & hot %$&^%$@ there is at this event, surely a few more of you (girls) / guys wanna go do something unusual... we're always going on & on about shit like this, all talk?

This isn't a stupid frikken' track day, they're on 3-4 times weekly this happens 1 time yearly & takes a lot of planning.... imvho the event surely must be waaay to cheap but then we all know how much work the guys do & how much sponsorship they garner.

C'mon MX5 drivers lets see if we can out number the Porches, GTR's n 'Stangs etc this year that'd be awesome :)

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Post by chris » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:10 pm

Lol sorry - I'm bringing the Audi and a Porsche.

Maybe a mx5 next year.
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Post by BRM » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:40 pm

Might be there in a corvette maybe

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Post by Simonmx5 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:07 pm

So what actually happens on the cannonball run? The site is very short on details.

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Post by Angreal » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:09 pm

Simonmx5 wrote:So what actually happens on the cannonball run? The site is very short on details.
Best day of your life or something along those lines apparently

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Post by Skilfil » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:35 pm

Screw it, I'm in, paid today, I've been on two cannonball runs and the first snowball run they had. Been some of the best times I've had in a car, especially the snowball run on a run down to Taupo over two days.

First two times in my brothers VR6 with a meaty straight sidepipe and a V6 growling the whole way, 3rd time in my red MX5.

Doing it this time in my blue MX5, hope to see plenty of other MX5's there. Only dilemna now is roof up or down.. Hardtop looks better and is MUCH quieter.

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Post by Snapfrozen » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:51 pm

harlansmart wrote:Do people realise how many hot cars & hot %$&^%$@ there is at this event, surely a few more of you (girls) / guys wanna go do something unusual... we're always going on & on about shit like this, all talk?

This isn't a stupid frikken' track day, they're on 3-4 times weekly this happens 1 time yearly & takes a lot of planning.... imvho the event surely must be waaay to cheap but then we all know how much work the guys do & how much sponsorship they garner.

C'mon MX5 drivers lets see if we can out number the Porches, GTR's n 'Stangs etc this year that'd be awesome :)
A friends birthday and we have the track to ourselves. Can't pass that up

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Post by ch4ng » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:02 pm

What happens on Cannonball.

Well, you wake up around 5am, check your car's oil, water and tyre pressures.
Go pick up your mates and meet at the starting point from 730.
Hang around there for an hour or so, grab a coffee and something to eat. Check out the other cars that came to play. There will be lots of photographers etc. A great time to find your old mates from last year too.

A quick briefing and "stay safe" from the police and you're off on your adventure!

You'll get a "Mission Pack" which will have your route details and missions to accomplish during the day. These will include taking photos of your team/car at certain locations and challenges along the way. These may range from kicking a ball over the goalpost to swimming out to a boat to grab a "clue" etc.

The more epic your photos are the more points you score. Sometimes you get bonus points for doing things in big groups too. A good reason to drive together in a group (or a convoy of MX5/Roadster/Miata's even!)


This year your day will finish at Pukekohe Park Raceway where you'll have a chance to go for a spin on the track (bring a helmet and enclosed shoes)

After that the bar will be open and it's time to relax and think back on how awesome the day was.

Then, dinner, entertainment and prize giving

After that you're hooked and will be looking forward to doing it all again next year.
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Post by Angreal » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:46 pm

Where do I buy:

1x Pack Of Pipe Cleaners
2x Bits Of Electrical Wire - Two Colours - more colours if you can find them.

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Post by siren676 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:32 pm

Angreal wrote:Where do I buy:

1x Pack Of Pipe Cleaners
2x Bits Of Electrical Wire - Two Colours - more colours if you can find them.
$2 shop and/or jaycar
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Post by MrGrey » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:16 pm

I'd say dick smith electronics, but they seem to only be a cellphone shop now :(

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Post by Angreal » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:32 pm

MrGrey wrote:I'd say dick smith electronics, but they seem to only be a cellphone shop now :(
That's what I thought. They aren't what they used to be :-(

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Post by mattapo » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:09 am

So who is going
I'm in

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Post by siren676 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:43 am

I'm entered in my other car
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Post by mattapo » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:58 am

which is?

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Post by harlansmart » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:52 am

looking good team - we're off to 2low2c to clean vader, whack the vinyl all over it & have the thing checked over - I might have a spare seat in my ride as well as a spare dinner ticket as well, won't know till this afternoon... all good

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Post by siren676 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:16 pm

mattapo wrote:which is?
1500cc Toyota starlet glanza replica
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Post by Angreal » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:24 pm

Heh the replica beast :-D just turbo it and say it is a glanza ;-)

Well I'm all set. Emptied the boot, checked my stickers were still crooked and tried setting the suspension to as firm as it goes to see what it's like

Should probably vacuum it out as it's rather filthy

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Post by harlansmart » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:11 pm

Gassed up & nothing left to do!

Thanks very very much yet again to 2low2c (guys a frikken' legend) - because of him my stickers are straight(er) than Angreals & so quite obviously able to generate far more speed, better turn-in plus obviously greater downforce - also I know my blower won't catch fire & my brakes will work nicely (always useful) - plus my handling & steering will be epic thanks again to the god guys Chad & JP from JP tires on Porana Road... can't believe how quick the alignment falls off perfect :shock:

Fast dirty piccy, look how straight that vinyl is ha ha :lol:

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Post by MrGrey » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:14 pm

Looking awesome Harlan!

slightly offtopic, but every single time this thread gets updated I cannot help myself but start singing the song quietly to myself...

cannonball ... cannon ball ... cannonball ... cannonball!
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