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Old 7th June 2005, 11:50   #1
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Cannonball Europe - any good?

Anybody going on Cannonball Europe and is it any good?

Cant afford to Gumball on my own with no sponsorship so may well do this one!
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Old 7th June 2005, 11:51   #2
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Re: Cannonball Europe - any good?

Do a search there's lots of reviews about last year's event on this and other forums.. DMC
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Re: Cannonball Europe - any good?

I would do it again definately.
It's not to everyones taste, it's more for petrolheads than partyheads.

Just don't expect to get much sleep!
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I would do it again definately.
It's not to everyones taste, it's more for petrolheads than partyheads.

Just don't expect to get much sleep!
Sounds good as I dont drink and am really only in it for the driving. While I like to drive fast ( I have a Lotus Esprit) I am not interested in flat out driving for 7 days.

I like the idea iof having to reach destinations within an average legal speed target.
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No I dont. I am based in Manchester and have a circle of friends driving most marques who are all petrolheads.

Is he in Manchester?

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Reverend Bob is just a little Plebb, nothing to worry about Mancunian.


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Re: Cannonball Europe - any good?

Rev. Bob did it a couple of years ago and it was aired on the Men and Motors Channel. Let's say he and his show is an acquired test.

As for the rally if I cast my mind back there was quite a long thread with former participants that weren't at all happy. It all depends on what your expecting to get out of it and how you think/expect an event that you pay a fair few grand should be organised.
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Rev. Bob did it a couple of years ago and it was aired on the Men and Motors Channel. Let's say he and his show is an acquired test.
Rev. Bob did the Cannonball 8000, a seperate event organised by different people.

And yes he and his show are an aquired taste, he's the only person I've ever seen make a rally look boring.

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