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about the event

Designed to mimic the rush of taking part in an underground race by keeping the route TOP SECRET especially from the teams taking part, it keeps adrenaline pumping with challenges along the route and the unexpected at every turn

Cannonballers are told the start and finish locations ONLY, the rest of the route is controlled by a series of TOP SECRET missions setting where to drive to and a window of time to arrive in

The 2,500-mile route, different every year within the boundaries of Europe, is just short of the US coast-to-coast distance but overall the driving time in the 6 days of the event is roughly equivalent to the original outlaw Cannonball Runs of the 1970s

The main difference being that the US racers drove straight through from start to finish in record-breaking attempts, European Cannonballers get to stop the clock every night without racing to enjoy time together in 5-star comfort along the way

Add some playtime on a world-class track and what you have is a real-life bucket-list adventure for petrol-heads

Our heritage

The Cannonball name originates from the die-hard adventurer Erwin George ‘Cannonball’ Baker, the greatest cross-country record breaker of them all, who set 143 American distance records, including a 53½ hour coast-to-coast solo drive averaging over 50 mph in 1933!

Inspired by our old friend Erwin, the grandfather of all Cannonballers, and in defiance of a newly introduced 55 mph speed limit, rebellious journalist Brock Yates launched the ‘Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash‘ aka The Cannonball Run

This was the theme of the famous 1981 film ‘The Cannonball Run’ featuring Burt Reynolds and Roger Moore, which paid homage to those early 1970’s real-life Cannonball Runs across the USA

Cannonball Run Europe was formed as an event in 2002 with the spirit of the original outlaw runs at its heart and has been going out with the same sense of adventure to drive the roads of Continental Europe every summer since

CBRE 2018 will be our 17th year of Cannonball Runs in Europe

ON EVERY CANNONBALL RUN EUROPE THE ROUTE IS KEPT TOP SECRET, YOU WON’T KNOW WHAT ADVENTURE AWAITS YOU UNTIL THE VERY LAST MOMENT

OUR TEAM SPENDS MONTHS PLANNING THE BEST ROUTES TO MAKE SURE YOUR TRIP IS ONE FILLED WITH MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME

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Supercars are great but they need to be driven on great roads, to great hotels. Great company, camaraderie and having everything organised for you makes it even better. Throw in great food and drink, a competitive element and lots of surprises and you have Cannonball. JUST DO IT!!

Mark and Svetlana Testimonial

Mark & Svetlana, Chevrolet Camero ‘Bumblebee’ (Malta), CBRE 2017