From left: DuBois Area Historical Society President Ruth Gregori, Society Historian Todd Thompson, Fireball Run Host Ivan Ellis and Society 1st Vice President Carol Laughlin.
Teams from the Fireball Run stopped at the DuBois Area Historical Society on Sunday September 25th.
According to information provided to the Historical Society, the Fireball Run is a 26 episode adventure-travel series chronicling the real journey of 40 driving teams, known as Fireballers, as they explore America’s roads less traveled in search of rare, epic and historical artifacts.
The 2016 Fireball Run is an eight day road rally traveling over 2,000 miles throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts. This series is filmed in real time. There is no script or rehearsal. Each morning the contestants are given clues to figure out their destinations and missions for the day. Teams are given different clues and do not all arrive at the same location.
When they arrive at the destination, the teams are allowed a two-hour time frame to enter. Ten different teams arrived at the Historical Society. Each was photographed with the mission specialist while holding a WWII rifle or touching the historical flag from the Invasion of Okinawa.
Along their travels, the Fireballers will be passing out flyers with pictures and information of missing children from their hometown area. Working with the Child Rescue Network, their goal is to reunite these children with their families.
The Fireball Run will end October 1 in Amesbury, Massachusetts. You can follow their travels at www.fireballrun.com.
The Fireball Run teams also stopped at Winkler’s Gallery of Fine Arts and Dr. Doolittle’s Depot while in DuBois.
The Back to the Future DeLorean driven by Team Timecar Doc and Reba Nigh.
Doc and Reba Nigh at the DuBois Area Historical Society.