2006 New York - LA
Never before has Times Square seen so many Supercars. If one were to add up the value of all the cars present, it would have to be very close or just over $20 million. The rally was graced with the likes of race car legends, Mario Andretti, driving a supercharged Panoz Esparante Supercar, and Stephan Johansson, driving a yellow Audi RS4, actor, Hayden Christiansen, returning with his Ferrari 360, Musicians, the Cuban Brothers, the fastest man in the worldand Carl Lewis, driving a Spyker C8 Spyder. Of course, the usual rally suspects, Rawlings, the Collins brothers, Omar Sherif and more were present. The rally launched from Times Square at noon, with Mario Andretti leading the charge. The rally headed to Pocono Raceway, where the drivers got a chance to drive around the `tricky triangle.` The rally visited such destinations as: Toronto, Chicago, Kansas City, Great Bend, Vail, Las Vegas and finally Los Angeles. The parties were as wild as ever this year thanks to the Cuban Brothers. As the rally winded its way across the country, the Bullrunners enjoyed some of the finest roads in the country to test their supercars on. With tons of race tracks and memorable checkpoints; such as the Caroll Shelby International Headquarters and the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 2006 was a year to remember! Team Reicke - Jared Reicke and Byron Burkhardt in the Renntech Mercedes CL600 were awarded the Navigator Award.
The Navigator award goes to the team that is able to navigate their way to the finish line each day utilizing the best possible route, and best possible use of time. This year, without question, the award went to Team Reicke - Jared Reicke and Byron Burkhardt in the Renntech Mercedes CL600.
Also up there on the podium was Team Texas - Micheal and Dennis Collins in the Ferrari 550 Maranello.
Spirit of the Bullrun Award:
The guy (or gal) who most encapsulates the spirit of the whole event - attitude, style, driving. The ’Spirit of Bullrun’ Award, Team L4YUK -Paul ’Matador’ Waters and ’Handsome’ Pete ’Spaceman’ Dingle. The boys from the UK, shipped their very rare 340R Lotus from the UK, got it out of customs just in time, and drove in every weather condition imaginable without a roof..never, ever complained.
Patron Style Award
For those individuals who were always sent to bed early as kids and now just don’t know when to say ’no’..The ’Style Award’ - Uncle Frank, the Legend and the Chaos boys, Abi, Omar and Tarun. They brought a 45’ tour bus, two cars and four lades with them.... always the life and soul of the party. Only hiccup.... that strip search of Uncle Frank by the PD..now where’s that cushion to sit on..?
Try Hard Award
The ’Try Hard Award’ - Rory Camangian. Dressed like a matador all week..though most thought he was a 200 pound mouse and part of Team Disney.. However, as part of Team Los Matadors, he had Pamplona style runners in front of his car in Times Square.. Legendary! One of the great all time road-trip blog writers with partner Emil Rensing.
Magnaflow Hot 1/4 Mile Award
The Magnaflow ’Hot 1/4’ Award - for the quickest time over the 1/4 mile at Great Bend, Kansas. The winners, Team Chris, newcomers again to Bullrun. Christian Briggs and Christopher Roundtree in the quick as hell Porsche.