A photo tour of The 2904 winning Mercedes S55 AMG


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Here are some photos of the salvage title, 12 owner, 2 accident, electrical nightmare 2002 Mercedes Benz S55 AMG that we bought for $1,500 on Craigslist Hollywood and used to win the 2015 running of The 2904.  Toll passes Passenger … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. We all have so much to be thankful for – family, friends, accomplishments, possessions, health, and opportunity. Most of all, let us be thankful today for our God that provides it all to us. The confidence that we can have in salvation through Jesus Christ is His greatest gift of all. Thank you to everyone who is a part of my life and shares in all of the fun we have. Have a great day.

Ed Bolian Family

Exotic Car Key Collection Pictures


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11/24/15 Update – 3 years ago I posted some photos of some the exotic car keys that I have accumulated over the years. They are some of the most stolen images that I have ever put up. Here are a … Continue reading

A breakdown of our budget for The 2904

Cross country driving is expensive, even in a cheap car. The article yesterday on Jalopnik discussed some of the expenses involved but I thought the full breakdown might be interesting. Here is the spreadsheet that we provided to the organizers of The 2904 to explain how we spent our money. You will notice that the purchase of the car, non-safety related repairs, food, gas, oil, tolls, etc. are counted against the $2,904 budget. Our safety related costs are in the next column including things like lighting, suspension, wheels, tires, brakes, fuel system, etc. The next are event and travel related expenses that are also not counted. Obviously we stretched the rules of this contest to the moon and back. I really wanted to do something in the vein of what we did on the 2013 record drive. That meant using a Mercedes and that meant spending a lot of money on the non-officially-counted parts. My hat is off to the teams who drove 2,800+ miles in cars more traditionally selected for The 2904. Amazing stuff.

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11 New Cross Country Records in ’15: Celebrating the Year of Cannonball


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As the season of favorable driving weather comes to a close, it makes sense to look back on an incredible year of Cannonball-style cross country driving. In 2006, Dave Maher, Alex Roy, and Cory Welles broke a record that had … Continue reading