Category Archive: 'Cannonball Record'

Trouble with fuel during the 2013 NY to LA Cannonball Record

During the 2013 record run, we had some interesting fuel issues. Here is the story:

I am doing a Cannonball with Alex Roy and a bunch of cops

We set the NY to LA Record, we set the competitive event record, we set the antique car record; and now for something completely different! Some police officers from California have established a charity event called the Cannonball Memorial Run where they make a cross country drive and stop to meet with precincts that have […]

VINwiki Car Stories: Solo Cannonball Run Record & Solo Atlantic to Pacific Record

David Simpson set two of the twelve Cannonball related records that were established or improved upon in 2015. He stopped by VINwiki to talk about them. Be sure to check out his Zombie Road books on Amazon.

VINwiki Car Stories: Dave Black tells the story of how he became the Cannonball Record co-driver

If you have read my book, you know that the team we used to set the NY to LA record came together at the very last minute. In this story, Dave tells the idea of how he became the c0-driver. Here you go:

Fun article from Thrillist about our Cannonball Record

One of the writers for Thrillist interviewed me a few weeks ago and put this article together discussion our NY to LA Record. Here is a link to the article.

VINwiki Car Stories: Dave Black – How Valentino Balboni crashed my Lamborghini

On today’s VINwiki Car Story, Dave Black tells the story about how he and I met and the first car I sold him. Dave had been coming to Caffeine & Octane in his Maserati and I invited him to join us one of the Motorcars of Georgia Mountain Drives that I had organized. He quickly […]

VINwiki Car Stories: What was the hardest part of the Cannonball record drive?

I get asked a lot what the hardest part about the record drive was. This. I didn’t give much thought about the portion of the journey that would demand that we drive directly into the setting sun but it was by far the worst part. It was also our only accident close call on the […]

The 2017 Cannonballers Reunion in Greenwich, CT

The band of scofflaws that still care about or remember the actual 1970s Cannonball Runs is unfortunately a literally dying breed. There was a special meeting for those of us who are still around to enjoy the stories. It was great to see so many of the event veterans as well as people who wanted […]

A great video from the 2015 running of The 2904

In 2015 a team and I set the New York to Los Angeles record for a competitive Cannonball Run style event when we raced in The 2904. Our winning time was 32 hour 5 minutes in a 12 owner, 2 accident, salvage title 2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG that we spent a year getting into competitive […]

Ed’s Car History: 1985 Audi 4000S Quattro Brock Yates Cannonball Edition

In 1985, the year I was born, Brumos Audi in Jacksonville, FL modified Quattro 4000S sport sedans to celebrate Brock Yates and Cannonball. They were numbered out of 12. When I found out about the existence of the cars a few years ago, I thought it would be amazing to own one. Obviously a lot […]