Cannonball Run Dino 246GTS

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A previously unseen shot of the real Cannonball Run 1975 winners Jack May & Rick Cline on their Ferrari Dino. Motorsporsts icons Brock Yates, John Buffum, Steve Yogi Behr join the celebration at the Portofino in Redondo Beach, CA.

Does anyone know the whereabouts of this Dino 246GTS that ran the CannonBall Run in 1975?

Would love to talk to the person who took this picture as well as the drivers.

Update

The 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS #05984 that won the 1975 Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. The car was driven by Jack May (the owner) and Rick Cline and they made it from New York city to Los Angeles in 35 hours and 53 minutes. They often hit speeds of 140 mph plus on the way. They got only one speeding ticket that cost them $250. They hit three jackrabbits in the western deserts that almost took out the car at over 120 mph. The car and interior are virtually unchanged since the car was purchased in 1973. Seats are the original Daytona seats. The carpet is new however. Only 44,000 miles on the odometer when the photo was taken in 2009. The car had the original paint and only 44,000 miles on the odometer (2009) but did need some restoration work. To extend the range for the Cannonball race they added a fuel cell to the trunk plus a CB radio and a radar detector were added for obvious reasons. Not long after the Cannonball event actor Burt Reynolds offered almost $300,000 for the car. Those were the days when Burt actually had some money. Then came his divorces.

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2 Comments
  • Mike Smith
    August 26, 2021

    I know Rick Cline and he’s a great guy. If you want to interview him I would be happy to give you his contact information.