CannonBall Run Thought

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  1. frank s

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    #16 frank s, Dec 11, 2019
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    I'd look into the "Bull Run" type of event. Expensive, but already organized, and insured. Probably not the same kind of Law-Scoffing adventure the OP is seeking, but fast and fun.

    There's also an open-road event in Nevada that might fulfill some kind of Need For Speed. And, something similar in Mexico.

    As for wanting to see Mustangs and Mustangers in the record books, I think it's the same kind of impulse that has resulted in branding the pony jockeys leaving Cars And Coffee events sideways and crunched. That's already in the record, and doesn't require supplement.

    As far as I'm concerned, the OP and his Mustang Pipe Dream are already immortalized, here.
     
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    No way you can even average over 100 MPH with 10 fuel stops.Doug Tabbutt and Arne Toman just broke the record with like only 3 stops. They still had to make sprints up to 170ish MPH to get their average just over 100 MPH. You would need way more fuel to cut fuel stops down, and without more sets of eyes (human and electronic) It really is fairly impossible to do what you're talking about. you definitely need to do more research. records are made to be broken, and I hope you give it a try. I just really hope you do it intelligently.
    Good luck,
     
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    My car on the track running triple digit speeds for 20 to 30 minutes can consume a tank of gas in two sessions. That is approximately a 3 mile course with lots of corners that slow me down. You would HAVE TO increase cooling and fuel capacity. No way around it, otherwise you just an uninformed dweeb putting peoples lives at risk, with a poor understanding of the whole situation.
     
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    #19 obgod3, Dec 11, 2019
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    Be cool to try but I dont think any of the math works, as others have mentioned. The old days are just that....technology now rules the game and you cant beat it. I do think there are places to drive fast but those are places in nevada, the dakotas, maybe New Mexico but dam remote places. Once you get near the east coast your screwed. Maybe start in the east coast at midnight but still you cant get west in time to avoid traffic...

    Take a look at a night time sat photo of the USA, you’ll see that there is tons of light up to about KC...then you can run.

    Not really sure how those guys did it.

    I did a run years ago in a 2001 Mustang Mach 1 - RI to CO started Friday at 9AM pulled in at Midnight Saturday - 4 hours sleep. It was a fast run and lots of close calls....wouldn’t try it again....it was also kinda stupid.
     
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    Do it and post your time. Then people will try to beat it.

    Trying to establish a new format without having a time, means nothing. Don't try, just do it and let your new record stand.
     
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    I'm surprised this is even a thing anymore. With all the tech the authorities and other drivers have now plus all the distracted, clueless drivers out there, plus more traffic in general. Honestly, why chance it? I love to go fast, but there are safer ways to do it and I don't care where or how fast you are driving, 27ish hours straight in a car isn't fun.
     
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    O.P: Get in touch with those that have done it and ask them what they think of your dream...
     
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    why not just buy a plane ticket? safer, probably not much more expensive and you'd get there in like an hour and a half.


     
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    That was first on my list, but the logistics just didn't work. It wasn't something that could be planned in advance since you don't have any idea when you'll get the call. By the time you get to the airport, get through security, board, deplane, get a rental car, and drive to the hospital you are looking at least 3-4 hours minimum. Nonstops between KC and Houston are a little over two hours. Multistops are out of the question. Now you're down to a 3-4 hour window to hope for a nonstop. Like I said, logistics just weren't on my side. I was figuring 10 hours max driving.
     
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    You probably didn't watched the european run between the Mustang GT and 116d BMW but let me tell you the Mustang is not fuel efficient enough to do this. Also the last Cannonball Record run of 27:25:00 was done with only 4 stops for fuel on a 45 gallon fuel cell + 20 gallon tank of gas. The Mustang has 16 gallon tank and gas millage of a bulldozer so what you are planning to do is not only stupid it just can't be done with a Mustang. Though a New York to LA vacation with a car could be epic a Cannonball Run is not great idea at all. As some others said if you want to go fast there is plenty of road courses in America and the Mustang is insanely fun around a race track so go do that.
     
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    Yes there is. These cars will do better than that stock at 100-120mph. I get ~20mpg with cruise control set at 170kmh/106mph.
     
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    Agreed. Hell, Under those circumstances I would have asked for a police escort. More importantly, SB, how is you daughter today?
     
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    Not a word that belongs anywhere in this thread :):facepalm:
     
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    Ok now im inspired! Im off to do a 2 lane grasshopper. After reading this thread.
     
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    So....you have now written on the Internet (which is FOREVER) that you intend to commit multiple felonies in multiple states. If you get caught, you have essentially just admitted guilt. If you seriously injure, or kill, anyone else on the road, you will be locked up for close to FOREVER. And every asset you currently own, and every dollar you may be able to earn in the future, will belong to someone else.

    My advice? Buy a video game.
     
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