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We're pretty sure that the last thing this great big spinning orb of ours needs is another 'rally.' But that isn't stopping Cannonball World Events from allowing those of you with too much disposal time and income from blasting across the great expanses of Australia.

The Cannonball Down Under will begin on May 7th, 2007, with 75 cars driving an estimated 4,000 kilometers over the course of several days. The organizers maintain that the chances of impending doom for both participants and bystanders are limited, as driver's average speed should be set at 100 KPH (62 MPH), hence the designation of a 'rally' rather than a 'race.' Sure.

The buy-in is set at 10-large in Australian green backs (are they even green?) and applications are readily available if you're over the age of 21.

[Source: The Auto Channel]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Will be interesting what types of cars enter. I have heard cars like the enzo are not road legal in australia
      • 8 Years Ago

      $5 is more of a purple.
      $20 is red
      $50 is gold

      I miss Aussie money, I hate US currency, why oh why do they still have pennies. And all notes are the same color and size. When I first moved here I really sucked, I'm okay with it now [after 4 years]

      I wonder what path they will take across Oz. The desert would be awesome for some top speeds, long open roads, but the roo's would demonish a car at that speed. However the coastal roads have beautiful scenery. Wollongong to the Sunshine Coast is an incredible drive :) should be interesting to see what way they go.

      • 8 Years Ago
      "Australian green backs (are they even green?"

      Our $100 notes are green (http://www.rba.gov.au/CurrencyNotes/NotesInCirculation/_Images/100_back.jpg), but the other notes are all different colours - $5 is pink, $10 blue, $20 orange, and $50 yellow. They're also printed on a cool polymer, so they're soft and light, but really tough and can even go through the wash! Check out http://www.rba.gov.au/CurrencyNotes/NotesInCirculation/index.html - that page will show you a couple of pics of each one, plus info about the security features, like the clear plastic windows in the middle of each note.
      • 8 Years Ago
      They're going to have to be careful of the anti-hoon laws in Queensland. It could get ugly.

      Stupid - they should have started in Darwin. At least they've got areas of no speed limits.