Heroes among us.


Brides of Bambaata

2018: Los Angeles to Las Vegas

The one where it was hotter than hell.

People's Choice: The GLOW Show

Total No. of Teams: 47

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Fast Food & the Furious

2017: Los Angeles to Lake Havasu

The one where somebody made the wise decision to trespass on a military base. The one where Pants got in an argument with a one-legged veteran. The one where fuuuuck it's so hot in Arizona.

People's Choice: ??

Total No. of Teams: 40

 

Holy Rollers

2016: Los Angeles to Tombstone, part 2

The one where the sheriff of Tombstone tried to kick us out and two lovely people got engaged after winning the golden gas pump.

People's Choice: ??

Total No. of Teams: 38

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 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  

Plaid Max

2015: 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. 

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


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Santa Mania

2014: 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.

People's Choice: Tiki Bago

Total No. of Teams: 33

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


Suds and Studs

2013: New York to Paris

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

People's Choice: French KISS

Total No. of Teams: 18

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

 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

 

Astronaughties

2013: LA to the Grand Canyon

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

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


 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

Haggis & Shite

2012: New York to Montreal, the Second Time

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.

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


 The limo. The glorious, beshitted limo.

The limo. The glorious, beshitted limo.

Lick-n-Split Ice Cream

2012: Los Angeles vs. San Francisco

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. 

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


Party Pirates

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

People's Choice: All Hands on Dick, She's Goin' Down!!

Total No. of Teams: 49

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

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

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


Shawskank Redemption

2011: Los Angeles to Tahoe

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

People's Choice: Shawskank Redemption

Total No. of Teams: 34


The Underground

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.

People's Choice: Team Outtatime

Total No. of Teams: 55


Los Malditos

2010: New York to Raleigh

The one where nobody remembers much.

People's Choice: The Mario Brothers

Total No. of Teams: ~25


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Business Party

2009: San Francisco to Yuma

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

People's Choice: Top Fun!

Total No. of Teams: honestly, nobody can remember


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Cheat to Win

2009: 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.

People's Choice: Ghostbusters

Total No. of Teams: There were like 20 maybe?


 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.

Team Vampire

2008: New York to Montreal, the First Time

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.

People's Choice: Team Knot

Total No. of Teams: 73