Saturday, October 29, 2016

During the 1971 Cannonball Run, 2 strange things happened

and Arizona cop chased down Dan Gurney who was doing 140 in a Ferrari Daytona. He wrote Dan a speeding ticket. That is some serious determination... chasing down Gurney on a freeway.

the other thing was that a Chevy van was only 47 minutes slower across country than Yates and Gurney

the 72 cannonball was wan by a Cadillac over such powerful competition as a Cotton Owens prepped 340 Challenger


  1. Have you read Brock Yates' book "Cannonball!"? Its a complete history of the Cannonball races and a good read. I should read it again since Yates passed away recently.

    1. I haven't... I have too many books on my shelf of books to read, right now, to get more books.