Category Archive: 'Cannonball Record'

Great article from Andrew Fails on Right Foot Down about Cannonball

Andrew Fails approached me recently to do an article on our 2013 Cannonball Record, largely based on his interest in the problem aspect of preparing for a Cannonball. We had a great discussion and he put together a very informative article. It is certainly worth the read here on Right Foot Down. He cites the […]

The Cockpits of Cannonball

The photo of the cockpit of the CL55 that we used for the 2013 NY to LA record is one of the most like/shared/favorited photos I have ever put on the internet. The suite of modifications that it takes to ready a car for a cross country trek at speed is something to behold. Recently, […]

Thank you to Jalopnik for all of the support over the years

Over the past 2 years, the writers at Jalopnik have put up some really great articles about me and our 2013 and 2015 cross country drives. Here are some links. Meet The Guy Who Drove Across The U.S. In A Record 28 Hours 50 Minutes Watch Ed Bolian Explain The Cannonball Run To Hoda And […]

The NBC Nightly News clip about our cross country drive

Host Brian Williams discusses the our cross country drive. The details were somewhat lost in translation but it was a cool appearance. Here are some more clips as well.

A photo tour of The 2904 winning Mercedes S55 AMG

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. Read about our process of bringing this car back to life here. Toll passes Passenger electronics and main […]

An Index of our 2015 run in The 2904

On November 1-2, 2015, we participated in The 2904. It is a wacky NY to LA cheap car race inspired by the Cannonball Run. Our time was 32:05, the fastest time ever in a competitive NY to LA event. Here is an index of the posts here relating to that drive.  The preparation of the […]

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 […]

NY to LA in a $1500 car? Yes we did. Read about it here:

Check out this article by Freddy “Tavarish” Hernandez about the build of the Mercedes S55 AMG that we used in The 2904 to set the fastest NY to LA time ever in a competitive event. Read the story here. 

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

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 stood for 23 years. David Diem and Doug Turner won the 1983 US Express with […]

An amazing writeup on The 2904 by David Simpson

Here is an amazing write up from David Simpson about our experiences on the 2015 running of The 2904. He drove a Lexus SC400 and set a new solo NY to LA record of 34 hours 33 minutes.  “Let’s have a race across the country,” said every car guy ever. “No,” said every lawyer and […]