I just wanted to personally thank you for such a wonderful event this past weekend. Sara and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in the Inaugural Phoenix Cannonball Spree last year and we told lots of our car club friends about it. We returned this year and brought 14 of our friends (7 additional cars) with us, and I can tell you that every last person had a blast and they have all vowed to return next year! Sara and I are still shocked that we won the overall competition, but to be totally honest, we felt like we won even before the awards were given out based on the smiles that everyone had on their faces and the wonderful charity that benefited from the event.
On a personal note, Congratulations on your engagement – you looked shocked, surprised, and very happy – we wish you both all the happiness in the future. I can’t help but snicker when I think of the Shaguar and the Ecto-mobile hanging out in the same garage…
Once again, thank you and your entire team for everything. I know how much work goes into planning an event such as this, and it’s nothing short of amazing. We look forward to the next event, whether it’s the Tucson challenge or next year’s Phoenix Cannonball or something else – whatever it is, Sara and I will be there to defend our title and to create more amazing memories!
Joe and Sarah Schumann
Congrats!!! You Rock and thanks for the great time. We tried to do as much as we could but the running out of gas put us behind…next time we’re shooting for #1…. Well we’re not having any more kids but keeping in practice is GREAT!!!!.;-) We did have a blast though and who would have thought that the old Beemer would still go 130+….
Tim L, BMW
Thanks!! My Dad, aka Doc Brown, couldn’t make it this year because he is currently in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan where he is working as a contractor developing better ways to detect IEDs to help protect our troops. He wanted me to pass on this letter to you and all the Cannonballers to express his gratitude to you and to Operation Homefront for all that they do (AfghanistanLetter).
Bob, Cathy, and I had a good time Saturday night. Thanks. It seems that everything (and I mean everything ) went well for the event. Thanks for the plaque. It means a lot to us.
Dave & the Cruisers
Thank you Cannonballers from the #18 Interstate Battery team………thank you for having us be part of this crazy thing you created. Lots of laughs and memories came from the Spree and we look forward to next year. Also, congrats on the engagement….cool stuff!
Craig, Interstate Battery
We had a great time playing at the car rally. We had a lot of fun. The guys through the Rally Girls were hot!
Orlando, Higher Power Band
We had a blast participating in this year’s Cannonball Rally! I hope all your drivers enjoyed our restaurants.
Bill Bowers, Taos Cantina and Open Range Grill and Tavern Restaurants in Sedona
Big success! Thanks so much to you too. First time and we’ll be back. Took lots of fun pics too. Lookin’ forward to next year!
James R. Holeman, McGaughs in Flagstaff
Absolutely amazing video… I’ve never seen a group of people having more fun!
Jill R, Vendor
Stephanie, Personally this was by far the most inventive and enjoyable event I have ever attended. The spirit of “fun” was everywhere. Cannonballers rule for sure. As the charity, I must say we were so honored. We laughed at and loved the people involved. The cars were amazing. The Cannonball girls were rocking and always wore, if not much in the line of clothing, beautiful warm smiles. The route was impressive, the pace was not chaotic, and the hosts….Awesome. Words cannot explain our gratitude. Thank you for the star but mainly for the words of appreciation. I cannot wait to be a part of other ECCO events.
Proud to serve our Arizona military, Margy Bons- President
Stephanie, Thanks so much for organizing this event! We had a ball, and look forward to doing this again. If there were any glitches, they were invisible. Everything was top-notch, first-rate, high-quality – there just aren’t enough superlatives! We didn’t “win” anything, but it was a winning weekend. Friends who have seen the photos we took insist we let them know when the next one is organized.
Frank D., 2005 Chevy SSR
We had a great time and really tried to thank all the vendors who we visited along the way. We also thought that there were some great ideas and the overall hosting turned out great and you all should be commended. I would love to help in anyway and offer any of my skills and time if needed. Thanks for a fun day. Thanks Stephanie, Cheers!
Tim L., ’77 Pontiac Transam
Stepanie, Once again thanks for inviting me to an awesome event, it was by far the most fun I have ever had, you have done an incredible job, so well organized a total frickin blast. Look forward to participating at any event with you.
Sincerely, Randy S.
One hell of a great job of organizing. Very cheerful people running the event. Great cause… our military. And a real sweetheart of a general-Stephanie.
Ivory B., 2006 Tool Truck
Stephanie, I would like to thank you for a wonderful time, we really enjoyed ourselves and thought you did a magnificent job in planning a wonderful event. If you do this again next year I hope you will invite us.
Sincerely, Margaret & Loring K., ’66 Volvo
THANK YOU!!! Thank you so much for organizing this incredible, unbelievable event! My navigator and I enjoyed every single second of it and are sad that it’s over already!! You really did an amazing job and it was just perfect. We will definitely be back next year for more! All the best!
Darian and Jeff with the Crossfire!
Stephanie, My buddy and I decided to join the run at the last minute. Late Friday evening, in fact. Usually things I do on impulse are either a total disaster or an incredibly fantastic time. Let me say the result was one of the most enjoyable trips I have taken in my classic Chevy. It is not about the destination, it’s all about the ‘getting there’. The drive, the cars, and most of all the people made this an unforgettable time I will be sure to tell my fellow car enthusiasts about. You and your team did an unbelievable job planning and organizing this event. Getting the support of Fort McDowell, the Payson merchants, the folks in Sedona, and the Radisson in Flagstaff was an ambitious undertaking. As far as we could see, there were no major glitches. Even the AM’s snow added to the overall experience, although you could have left that part out of the festivities, in my opinion. I look forward to participating next year in what will be an event that will surely double in both number of participants and ‘fun factor’. Thanks for an excellent weekend !!!
K. M. Byrnes, ’72 Chevy Impala
Stephanie- What an amazing experience! I am so totally blown away by the entire thing, and it all started with you. Kudos to you girl for being such a wonderful force! Everyone was absolutely amazing and I had the time of my life. You and your crew are a dream to work with, and I would be more than happy to work with any of you again. So thank you again for letting me be a part of the Cannonball. I hope that you receive 100 fold of the love and happiness that you brought everyone else this weekend.
Melodie B. , ’65 Shelby Cobra
Thanks for everything!! This changed my life, man!
Peace! Dave, ’72 Chevy Impala
Stephanie, Just a word of thanks for letting us old geezers participate in Fridays Party. We had a blast as you can tell by the attached photos. I am so impressed with all the work and effort and the results that you obtained for such a great charity. How you were able to put it all together speaks well for your skills. Thanks again.
Dave H., ’66 Ford Mustang
Stephanie, CONGRATULATIONS….. You produced and directed a most fantastic CANNONBALL Phoenix Spree 2010 event. Thank you for inviting us to participate in the kick off on Friday. with regrets we were not able to see the Entrants depart on Saturday morning. We hope the entire event went as well as the Kick off evening.
See you soon, Darrel & Becky H.
Great job on the event last night. You are one cool cat. Have a great driving weekend!
Steph! Overall it was awesome! Too many great memories to type out… I think our pictures will speak better, thanks for all your hard work, we have great memories to last a lifetime, can’t wait to see what you have planned next!
Mike R., ’92 Chevy Crew Cab
Stephanie, This event was a total Blast! It was more fun than I have ever had in my life, I owe hours of laugher to you! Thank you again for letting us squeeze in at the last minute, you are an absolute doll, so full of life, able to make everyone feel special and comfortable and we noticed the incredible effort you put out to make everyone feel at ease. We were also impressed at your tremendous effort to Thank every single person along the way. Your cannonball girls were a hoot, great job picking them because they all made the event even more fun, their fun loving attitudes made everything even better. You picked one heck of a team. We will definitely be on the next one, cannot wait and are excited about all your other upcoming tours! Congrats to a successful business!
Don & Jan, ’67 Ford Mustang
Amazing job, we know what goes into organizing an event and you never let us see you sweat, you pulled off a flawless weekend with a smile on your face, an incredible team and everyone had a great time, we are so proud of you and will definitely be back next year with friends!
Steve and Linda A, 2004 Ferrari 575
Cheers to one hell of a savvy business woman, sweetheart of a gal and one heck of a driver! YOU can teach ME how to shift gears anytime! Brilliant event and if you ever need a navigator, I’ll be the first one in line!
Jeff L., Roscoe Sheriff Car
I loved the whole theme and excitement of the run especially the tasks we had to do along the way. More of you Stephanie…..did I say that already?
Wanted to drop you a note of thank you again for getting me into the Cannonball on such short notice. I had a great time and was very impressed with the entire event. I look forward to next year!
Amazing event, excellent navigating skills, definitely will be on your next run.
Amar P., 2008 Porsche Caymen
Count us in for next year!
Richard G, 2006 Porsche Carrera
Unbelievable event, well executed, count us in for your next Rally.
Charlie F, 2003 Lamborghini Murcielago
“Stephanie; Thank you for a great time! Well-conceived and well implemented. “Cannonball Forever” !!!
Pictures of Sedona just don’t do justice to the incredible beauty of the entire region. Stephanie knows the area history and where to find those back-canyon trails and picturesque streams. If you have an opportunity to go on a tour with ECCO, the memories will last a life-time.
Carl Buehner, ’70 Triumph Spitfire
They may not remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel.
Mike Siriano of Ohio, ’73 E-Type Jaguar