2015

Plaid Max: A Tale of Two Gibsons, winners of 2015 LA to Death Valley  

Plaid Max: A Tale of Two Gibsons, winners of 2015 LA to Death Valley  

Los Angeles to Death Valley

AKA, the one where we convinced that whorehouse to throw us a pool party, and it was that systems analyst kid's birthday, and his friends bought him his first blowjob. A covered blowjob, but still a blowjob. Happy birthday, system analyst kid. Happy birthday. 

Winner: Plaid Max: A Tale of Two Gibsons
People's Choice: The Brät Pack

Total No. of Teams: 44

Checkpoints of note: Abandoned Boron Air Force Station, Chloride City Ghost Town, Chicken Ranch Brothel


2014

Mime Tyson 6am beer pong in...which town was this? Anybody?

Mime Tyson 6am beer pong in...which town was this? Anybody?

Los Angeles to Paradise

The one where Joey got a haircut from Army vets in a park at 6am, while Mime Tyson played beer pong in an alley by the town hall and Santa Mania took shots of peppermint Schnapps from a SuperSoaker while building a snowman with snow from a suitcase they brought from Los Angeles. And then Motel 6 banned everyone for life. Whatever, Motel 6. Buy better toilet paper.

Winner: Santa Mania
People's Choice: Tiki Bago

Total No. of Teams: 33

Checkpoints of Note: abandoned Camp Roberts, Betteravia Sugar Plant, the Billiwhack Monster


2013

Team Sudz and Studz, winners of 2013 NY to Paris, long may they reign

Team Sudz and Studz, winners of 2013 NY to Paris, long may they reign

New York to Paris

The one where nobody realized that The Gates of Hell were actually in gang territory.

Winner: Suds & Studs
People's Choice: French KISS

Total No. of Teams: 18

Checkpoints of Note: The Gates of Hell, Kiryas Joel, Pleasure Beach ghost town


Tyler was the townie we met when I got cut off at the after party. He was a real gem...”wait, if I don’t take this random girl home with me then the cops will take her to the drunk tank. I guess she’s with me.” My walk of shame phone call with my mom the following morning is a precious, if blurry, memory.
— Our Lady of Virtue, El

LA to the Grand Canyon

The one where Supreme fell asleep driving at 3am but it's okay, everybody's okay.

Winner: AstroNaughtys: Mission Urannnnus
People's Choice: Pizza Hot Delivery

Total No. of Teams: 33

Checkpoints of note: Solar 1 and Solar 2, The Arcosanti, Chapel of the Holy Cross


Well I was taking fourteen tons of mink shit on a job, and Christopher Lloyd was there. Movie near here. And one of his men called me a cocksucker. So I took that fourteen tons of mink shit and I dumped it right on the house they was staying in. And that’s how I got to know Christopher Lloyd.
— Travis, 8am regular in Salome, AZ

2012

2012 NY to Montreal, Part II winners, Haggis & Shite, who wrote this rambling and barely coherent (but nevertheless entertaining) account of their adventure

2012 NY to Montreal, Part II winners, Haggis & Shite, who wrote this rambling and barely coherent (but nevertheless entertaining) account of their adventure

New York to Montreal, Part II

The one where we genuflected before Five Pointz (RIP) and spelunked an abandoned hotel and the van was sabotaged by honey and infested with bees, and then the New York Times wrote about us.

Winner: Haggis & Shite
People's Choice: The Ford Torahs

Total No. of Teams: 22

Checkpoints of note: Kings Park Psychiatric Center, Holy Land, Dr. Seuss Park, The abandoned Hotel Adler


Our parking lot is a wreck. There’s ketchup. And eggs. And what is that? Flour. We have bears, y’know. How are you going to clean this up? Oh my god, the bears!
— Manager, Crystal Peak Lodge

Los Angeles vs. San Francisco

The limo. The glorious, beshitted limo.

The limo. The glorious, beshitted limo.

The one where somebody took a shit on the limo, and we spray painted the nickels gold, and the hotel threatened to have us arrested unless we rented a firetruck to hose down the parking lot, because bears. 

Winner: Lick-n-Split Ice Cream
People's Choice: Lick-n-Split Ice Cream

Total No. of Teams: 58

Checkpoints of Note: the Nike-Ajax Missile Base, Black Ghost Town, abandoned oil refinery


Right!! I forgot RCR is banned form Motel 6 forever. This is definitely something I need to add to my resume.
— Supreme

The Party Pirates, winners — nay, champions — of 2011 LA to Vegas

The Party Pirates, winners — nay, champions — of 2011 LA to Vegas

2011

Los Angeles to Vegas

The one where Kevin bought that school bus and painted it red and turned it into a pirate ship, and then the Irwindale Speedway threatened to sue us because we got eggs all over their parking lot, wow were they mad :) And then the All Hands on Dick team, god bless 'em, made this ridiculously amateur-ish video that's nevertheless a delight

Winner: Party Pirates
People's Choice: All Hand on Dick, She's Goin' Down!!

Total No. of Teams: 49

Checkpoints of Note: Snow Crest Ski Resort, Chloride Fields, Damn Hot Hot Springs


Los Angeles to Tahoe

The one where everybody almost died in the blizzard, and there was bike jousting.

Winner: Shawskank Redemption
People's Choice: Shawskank Redemption

Total No. of Teams: 34


2010

Los Angeles to Tombstone

The one where the ghost of Hunter S. Thompson was arrested at the Arizona border, and we wrestled some bar managers in Tombstone, and The Underground began their long reign of being RCR's most devious heels.

Winner: The Underground
People's Choice: Team Outtatime

Total No. of Teams: 55


New York to Raleigh

The one where nobody remembers much.

Winner: Los Malditos
People's Choice: The Mario Brothers

Total No. of Teams: ~25


2009

San Francisco to Yuma

The other one where nobody remembers much, but we're pretty sure stuff happened.

Winner: Business Party
People's Choice: Top Fun!

Total No. of Teams: honestly, nobody can remember


New York to Detroit Rock City

The one where Rental Car Rally was written up in a Department of Homeland Security daily briefing because a gas station manager thought the team of ninjas taking photos in front of a nuclear power plant were terrorists.

Winner: Cheat to Win
People's Choice: Ghostbusters

Total No. of Teams: ***


Team Vampire, winners of the first-ever, first-annual Rental Car Rally. In true Cannonball fashion, Team Vampire had their van towed to the finish line, thereby lowering their mileage. We have since closed that specific, gaping loophole.

Team Vampire, winners of the first-ever, first-annual Rental Car Rally. In true Cannonball fashion, Team Vampire had their van towed to the finish line, thereby lowering their mileage. We have since closed that specific, gaping loophole.

2008

New York to Montreal, Part I

The beginning. The one where Frank got kicked out of Canada. The one where we rented a gay nightclub by accident. The one where Supreme and our DJ walked across the border in a fur coat carrying a thousands dollars in a gold briefcase.

Winner: Team Vampire
People's Choice: Team Knot

Total No. of Teams: 73