Cannonball 8000 – I am doing it! Woohoo!

After much deliberation, I have decided that I am going to do the Cannonball 8000.

What is it?! 

For those of you who don’t know what it is check out the website here.

Essentially we will be driving from London -> Brussels -> Prague -> Budapest in just 72 hours…

There are going to be 240 drivers (120 cars), mostly petrolheads but the odd celebrity also.

In the evenings we will enjoy dinner and maybe the odd beer (however we know we need to get to bed early – so we can be nice and rested for a hard days drive!). 🙂

Who am I doing this with?!

With one of my very best friends Ben Scammell, possibly better known to you as the man behind Pipeline Card. We have for a long discussed doing a special event to celebrate us leaving our 20s behind and hitting 30 (he is 29 and I am now 30).

We looked at doing the Bull Run, however the costs were just eye watering.

What are we doing it in?

A monstrous Mitsubishi Evo 9, this thing is heavily modified and its an animal.

Heres some pictures…

Bens Evo 3Bens Evo 2Bens Evo 1

Why are we doing it?

Its simply once in a lifetime opportunity, and a real box ticking exercise!

Additionally we are going to get some good PR for bit10 and our other sponsors.

I am sure I will followup with more posts as we know more. We are probably going to be doing some live on the road blogging, streaming, etc. Watch this space!

Author: Ben King

My name is Ben King, I am a director of an Internet solutions company called bit10 ltd. My ultimate responsibility is to bring in the work that bit10 delivers. However I also do a myriad of other things, for example system design, and administration. Outside work I go out, I drink, I socialise, I cook, I have fun, oh and I play a little bit too much World of Warcraft!

2 thoughts on “Cannonball 8000 – I am doing it! Woohoo!”

  1. Hi there,

    I just finished reading your blog announcing you’ll be driving the Cannonball 8000 in a week.
    I’m a moderator at and we’ll be covering the event. We’ve got people coming to London, Brussels, Germany, etc.
    What we don’t have (yet) is someone who has entered the rally and would like to share his experience with us. That means one update at the end of each day saying what happened that day so we can put it on our website.

    Would you be so kind to help us out and give us a daily update / make a write-up? If so, please mail me.

    I’ll be attenting the party in Brussels so maybe we can meet there (I’ll introduce you to the best Belgian beers there are).

    Kind regards
    Dirk aka W1ck3d

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