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The Camouflaged Cannonball Record Car (Cannonball History Part 3) | MotorBiscuit

Arne Toman and Doug Tabbutt met during the Coast to Coast (C2C) express, an amateur Cannonball racing event featuring pre-1980 cars that cost less than $3,000. They both did well in this lighthearted rally and decided to go after the overall record: the Cannonball Run Challenge. Little did they know, they would make history as the first duo to win the record twice. You can find out how the Cannonball Run began in Cannonball History Part One or how the modern ‘Fraternity of Lunatics’ was founded in Cannonball History Part Two.

Arne Toman and Doug Tabbutt: A Legendary Team

C2C racer outside the Red Ball Garage | Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images

A single enthusiast spearheaded the 2006 and 2013 Cannonball records. Both lead drivers recruited a co-driver at the last minute. But the 2019 attempt was a joint effort. The co-drivers were seasoned C2C champions. The duo combined the greatest strengths of previous record holders such as Alex Roy and Ed Bolian.

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