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Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash


In 1975, I entered my nearly new Ferrari Dino 246GTS in the notorious Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash.My co-driver and I set the still-existing World’s Record time from New York City to Los Angeles in 35 hours and 53 minutes for an average speed of 83 mph. I have been “Cannonball Jack”ever since that infamous race. When I slide behind the steering wheel of an automobile--my automobile, your automobile, any automobile, even a rental car--I feel a rush of adrenaline. I am about to begin the drive of my life!

Photo: Cannonball Jack May at the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

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