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    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2019
     

    Baker?s best known journey was in 1933 when drove across the United States from New York to Los Angeles setting a record that stood for nearly 40 years. This run inspired the 1970?s Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dashes, better known as the Cannonball Run, which in turn inspired numerous movies such as the ?Cannonball? trilogy and ?The Gumball Rally?.

    The Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash was discontinued as of 1979 due to adverse media attention and pressure from various institutions concerned about road safety. However Cheap Vegas Golden Knights Jerseys , various road rallies were established in the spirit of these dashes and races in the late 1990s and early 2000s focusing mainly on enjoying the journey rather than setting the fastest time with no official timing or prizes for reaching a check point first.

    The Gumball 3000 is probably the most famous of these incarnations but the truest incarnation of the original ?Cannon Ball? Baker?s achievements must be the Cannonball bike run. This run started with cars racing to and though timed checkpoints, meaning most of it took place on motorways so as to make the best time. However from 2004 the event was refocused to motorcycles using long sweeping and tight twisting back roads with no timed checkpoints so as to get back to its true routes.

    In 2008 the European Cannonball Bike Run takes place in Morroco from the second to eighth of October. Despite being in Morroco the route is on Tarmac only and all routes are pre ridden so as to supply riders with suggested route maps. With participants from the U.K., Australia, U.S.A. Cheap Winnipeg Jets Jerseys , Switzerland, Belgium and Ireland riding everything from Harley Davidsons and BMW tourers to the likes of Ducattis and Yamahas, there is a broad range of people and personalities partaking.

    Entry starts at ?1,999 with a 10% discount for every year a rider has entered previously. This includes transportation of bikes and riders from Europe to Morroco Cheap Washington Capitals Jerseys , top notch accommodation each night, all meals and entry to parties every night with a real blow out at the half-way stage in Marrakesh. Riders are encouraged to use the run to try to raise funds for charities of their choice.

    Should you want to extend your visit to Morroco, DWVC (Designer Way Vacation Club) members can get a weeks bed and breakfast for two at the Dar Sofia (resort code T04908) from just ?275!