The event is about cars (fast ones) 'driving within state laws' across a country in a
casual drive to find keys and clues hidden at checkpoints, all pointing to a secret stash of cash - there for the taking to whoever gets to it first. There was even a couple of movies about it.
Starting in Brisbane though, the Aussie Cannonball Run will lead a 3000km route stopping off at various cities and suburbs throughout the country. Each team - two people in one car - will have to puzzle together clues and maps unlocked along the way which will point them to a locker with a suitcase full cash.
Cannonball Run event organisers are taking entrant applications right now. Better be quick though, only 60 teams will take part. The entry costs $9,995 and gets you all accommodation for the event, meals and access to loads of parties along the way.
It's not really meant to be a dangerous race, as it was originally run in the Seventies to celebrate America's then-new highway systems, but it was also a way of protesting against overly strict traffic laws coming into place around that time (sounds familiar).
The event will kick off with a Rat Race pre launch party and then officially start the following morning.