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The Incredible Story of the Great Cannonball Boom
When the country shut down and the highways thinned out, a stealthy group of amateur car obsessives glimpsed an opportunity to revive the fabled cannonball run—the highly daring, absurdly illegal cross-country endurance race. And in the record-breaking frenzy that followed, they became legends of the unlikeliest pastime of the pandemic age.

Link: https://www.gq.com/story/the-great-cannonball-boom



Interestingly, he managed to buy the car afterwards.

Here's a link to another article (by Road & Track):
https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/th...nball-run-record-in-rental-mustang-gt.143293/





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Pretty cool. Dangerous as hell, but cool none the less.
 
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I guess the rattle didn't bother him too much since he bought the car. Really, to do what he did on stock everything (including tires) is pretty good advertising for Ford. The Mustang team at Ford obviously couldn't use it in any real advertising due to the highly illegal nature of the run but still, it is urban legend stuff to take a rental car and set a record like that.
 

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Thanks for linking the article - it was well written and enjoyable. And Ashmore is the moral victor here - doing it without an army of enablers - doing it alone like a true outlaw.
 

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Thanks for linking the article - it was well written and enjoyable. And Ashmore is the moral victor here - doing it without an army of enablers - doing it alone like a true outlaw.
where's #7 of the 7 Deadly Sins?
 

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#7 ....Science without Humanity..."
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Thanks for pointing that out! I never realized I left one out! Duhhh.
 

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