Cannonball 8000 has announced that this years race will feature 240 drivers in 120 amazing cars, from Aston Martins to Porsches to a Dukes of Hazzard General Lee Dodge Charger.

The race which is held over a long weekend will depart London on Friday 15 September 2006 and finish in Budapest on Sunday 17 September having visited Brussels and Prague on the way.

Rally organiser Conrad Wall says "the route and locations have all been carefully chosen on the criteria that they are on major transport routes and are proper party destinations!".

Celebrity spotting will certainly be a pastime at this year's event, with actors Nick Moran of Lock, Stock‚ fame, Brit actor Charlie Cox (playing opposite Hollywood big shots Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes and Sienna Miller in Stardust) and Calum Best already confirmed to ride.