: Texas Cannonball (DFW)



whisler151
03-03-09, 07:28 PM
Not sure if anyone is interested in the Texas CannonBall (Dallas), but CIWS and I are going to participate in this years run. It will start in Frisco and end at RA Sushi in Plano. The route is long...Start in Frisco, drive down to Richardson and through Mesquite. Head west through Duncanville to Ft Worth. Then up to Denton, and down to Plano. It looks like there will be lots of nice cars. The drive should be a lot of fun. Make sure to fill up with gas!

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=138&pictureid=2563

814V
03-03-09, 10:58 PM
if i lived in TX i would be so down

smokisnshellz
03-04-09, 12:29 AM
damn i want to do that come on va lets get it done:cloud9:

CTS2NV
03-04-09, 02:58 AM
u kno what i think i'm gonna do it too

G--
03-04-09, 07:39 AM
I'm headed out of town this Thurs and won't be back till next week. If things change, I'll be there, but I'm out for now. Looks like a blast though...

whisler151
03-04-09, 08:45 AM
Here is the Google maps version of the route. Looks like over 120 miles. Its gonna be a lot of fun...as long as you like to drive. :devil:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=4944+Preston+Rd+%23+120,+Frisco,+TX+75034+(L uigi%27s+Pizza)&daddr=US-380+to:33.228924,-97.144547+to:I-35W+S+to:I-20+E%2FI-820+to:I-20+E+to:7501+Lone+Star+Dr+%23+B130,+Plano,+TX+7502 4+(RA+Sushi+Bar+Restaurant)&hl=en&geocode=FWZe-QEd4-E6-iEC1bnL8yb97A%3BFRTl-gEdOkI5-g%3B%3BFQ7K-AEdgFE0-g%3BFaRn8gEdeH0z-g%3BFeqy8gEdgCA9-g%3B&mra=dpe&mrcr=0&mrsp=2&sz=11&via=1,2,3,4,5&sll=33.121451,-96.992111&sspn=0.448558,0.735397&ie=UTF8&ll=32.928013,-96.929626&spn=0.899083,1.470795&z=10

CIWS
03-04-09, 12:47 PM
Great Googly Moogly, glad gas isn't 4.00 a gallon right now. :yup:


There should be some real nice cars there for this run :)

trukk
03-04-09, 03:07 PM
More info please.

Is this a cruise, spirited cruise or a 'race'?

Also make sure you guys do a nice writeup on this.

-Chris

rand49er
03-04-09, 04:14 PM
Looks like mostly interstate ... am I wrong?

Sounds fun, too.

CIWS
03-04-09, 04:37 PM
More info please.

Is this a cruise, spirited cruise or a 'race'?

Also make sure you guys do a nice writeup on this.

-Chris

It's billed as a cruise. I suspect it will be spirited based on the types of cars that will be present.

streetside1
03-04-09, 04:55 PM
Looks like a blast!
I have driven several road rally type events in the last couple years. I took my V on one this summer that was 3 days/1500 miles. It was a blast!
The highlights included:
-Driving well into the triple digits on a totally vacant highway in VT in the middle of the night. For almost an hour!
-Several opportunities to compare the acceleration characteristics of the V to my friends cars. (GT3 is quicker than the V but not by much)
-Stuffing the GT3's driver and codriver and all their luggage in the V and chauffering them to the final check point after they got a flat tire in the middle of no where.
-Pulling away from my friend's AMG SLK on a twisty mountain road. With 4 people and all our stuff in the car.

PM me if you want some advice on prepping for the trip. A lot of it is common sense, but I have also learned a LOT of things over the course of the last few events I've driven. Stuff that has made the rally more fun, safer and has kept me out of trouble with Johnny Law.

whisler151
03-04-09, 04:57 PM
It's billed as a cruise. I suspect it will be spirited based on the types of cars that will be present.

I'll be hanging around CIWS...he has a radar detector. Not to say that he wont be in my rear view mirror. That is inevitable. :stirpot:

Kmajecki
03-04-09, 05:04 PM
Looks like fun! I saw this a while back on lsxporn but forgot all about it! Would be cool because with that many cars you can have a lead guy call an all clear for radar gun users....

trukk
03-04-09, 05:13 PM
I'll be hanging around CIWS...he has a radar detector. Not to say that he wont be in my rear view mirror. That is inevitable. :stirpot:


Don't forget the hooker for the front seat....err I mean 'dancer' :histeric:

-Chris

whisler151
03-06-09, 11:50 AM
Radar detector...Check
Full tank of gas...Check
Car washed...Check
Camera charged...Check
Tire pressure at 30psi...Check

Hopefully we should have some good videos and pics of this. :rockon:

CIWS
03-06-09, 01:29 PM
Radar detector...Check
Full tank of gas...Check
Car washed...Check
Camera charged...Check
Tire pressure at 30psi...Check

Hopefully we should have some good videos and pics of this. :rockon:

Did you get a radar detector ?

G--
03-06-09, 05:45 PM
Did you get a radar detector ?

I wanna see the videos! Be on the lookout for Shannon in a 08 Mercedes 350, I told him to find you guys...he'll be the one in your rearview mirror :thumbsup:

whisler151
03-06-09, 11:23 PM
I wanna see the videos! Be on the lookout for Shannon in a 08 Mercedes 350, I told him to find you guys...he'll be the one in your rearview mirror :thumbsup:

Who is Shannon? We will post all videos we take...hopefully we get some good runs on tape. Although, im not gonna post video of me running a Viper, ZO6, or Ford GT. For sure a M3 or S4.

G--
03-07-09, 07:49 AM
Who is Shannon? We will post all videos we take...hopefully we get some good runs on tape. Although, im not gonna post video of me running a Viper, ZO6, or Ford GT. For sure a M3 or S4.

He's just a buddy of mine from work that mentioned to me he was going to be a part of this, so I told him to say hey to any of the V guys for me if he could catch them.
I definitely want to see you smoke an S4 or M3, i'm sure I not the only one that it would make smile. have fun.

whisler151
03-07-09, 08:37 AM
He's just a buddy of mine from work that mentioned to me he was going to be a part of this, so I told him to say hey to any of the V guys for me if he could catch them.
I definitely want to see you smoke an S4 or M3, i'm sure I not the only one that it would make smile. have fun.

I'll be sure to steer clear of any crazy 335i that may be looking for the kill if a V.

CIWS
03-07-09, 08:50 AM
That Fooking Google Maps route is giving the wrong final destination to some point in Carrollton (lone star dr) vs Ra Sushi in Plano.

For those that don't know this is the correct location of RA Sushi in Plano, the final destination.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=(RA+Sushi+Bar+Restaurant)&sll=33.028527,-96.875124&sspn=0.051811,0.11158&ie=UTF8&ll=33.079316,-96.87521&spn=0.100111,0.22316&z=13&iwloc=A

keithsm2
03-07-09, 10:39 AM
is there a website or something to find out more info??

whisler151
03-07-09, 10:45 AM
is there a website or something to find out more info??

Not much activity on their website. This one gives the basics http://forums.ricekiller.com/showthread.php?t=64932

There will be several Vs that are showing up. We plan on meeting at Luigi's Pizza (4944 Preston Rd # 120 Frisco, TX 75034) around 6-6:30. The thing kicks off at 7.

keithsm2
03-08-09, 01:02 AM
fudge..looks like im a day late and a dollar short

whisler151
03-08-09, 01:06 AM
Well...I will be the first to say that I bitched out. I ran for 100 miles and broke off. There were cops on and off the first part of the route. The nail in the coffin was my buddy in his C6 ZO6 getting nailed by a State Trooper running a Cobra at 140mph. I've been down that route and was lucky enough to NOT get arrested. He wasn't as lucky.

I didnt get many good videos or pics buy the photographer that was riding with CIWS got some good shots. Hope to post those soon.

CIWS
03-08-09, 09:31 AM
. I've been down that route and was lucky enough to NOT get arrested. He wasn't as lucky.

Did you hear anything from him yet ?

whisler151
03-08-09, 12:27 PM
Did you hear anything from him yet ?

No. I left him a voice mail and text. Nothing. We were talking on an off while we were running. He was in the lead pack that was running 140 down the tollway. He waited for us at 35 and 380...then was pulled over on 35.

thebigjimsho
03-08-09, 12:44 PM
maybe advertising it was a bad idea...

CIWS
03-08-09, 09:19 PM
The Cops are simply around on the roadways, especially on a Saturday night.

Pics from the event are posted here.

http://maupinphoto.exposuremanager.com/g/dallas_cannonball

whisler151
03-08-09, 10:12 PM
Did you hear anything from him yet ?

He's ok. He spent the night in jail for "street racing". Got out today at 5:30pm. They wouldnt let him post bail till he stood in front of the judge. He said the jail was full...the cops were out in full force last night. Not a good night for a Cannonball.

Oh, the tow truck cracked his front spoiler...not cool!

CIWS
03-09-09, 07:48 AM
the cops were out in full force last night. Not a good night for a Cannonball.

A Friday or Saturday night using the major highway routes around the metroplex, it should be expected that the LEOs will be around. But I honestly didn't see anymore than normal. For a roughly 160 mile route, it was about right. They were in the areas they usually are, and were not in the areas they're usually not. Once we got beyond Arlington, we never saw/heard another until we were back up in the Plano area.

thebigjimsho
03-09-09, 08:44 PM
but was it fun?

whisler151
03-09-09, 10:22 PM
but was it fun?

Until the first LEO casualty...yes. After that...buzzkill McGee kicked in.

thebigjimsho
03-09-09, 11:06 PM
Silver State Challenge sounds fun...