Category Archive: 'Cannonball Record'
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My book is released! You can buy it today on Amazon. It is long overdue but I hope you enjoy it. The book chronicles the decade that led me to Cannonball and the record setting New York to Los Angeles drive. I would love your feedback on the story and appreciate anywhere you can share […]
Rick Maese and Katherine Frey from the Washington Post came along on this year’s C2C Express. Here are my photos and remarks about the drive. Here is Ben Preston’s story from The Drive. http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/sports/wp/2016/10/28/c2c-express-a-journey-and-a-race-run-at-warp-speed-or-about-80-mph/
Since our NY to LA record in 2013, there has been a renewed spirit of Cannonball enthusiasm. It has taken many forms. Last year we participated in and won The 2904. In 2015 there were 12 new Cannonball-style records claimed. There was also a new event started, called the C2C Express. It is similar to […]
A few months ago, the crew from Bleacher Report came to my house to interview me about the NY to LA driving record. Read more on their site here. Even got a mention on the CNN homepage.
A couple of weeks ago I did an interview with Mark Greene from the Cars Yeah Podcast. It is now live on Cars Yeah, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. You can listen to it here as well: Ed Bolian This was Mark’s 512th podcast and he has interviewed some incredible people. It was an honor to be included.
Last week some very exciting news came across the wire. Warner Brothers, the Yates Family, and the other holders of the “Cannonball Run” franchise trademarks have reached an agreement to produce a modern version. This has been attempted over and over again but always ran into obstacles. As this article states, the spirit of the […]