Category Archive: 'Cannonball Record'

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 […]

Thank you to the team that made our 2904 time possible!

A couple of weeks ago we participated in the 2015 running of the 2904. Our official time was 32 hours 5 minutes. We drove a salvage title 2002 Mercedes S55 AMG that we had to completely resurrect for the trip. That beat the previous record as the fastest time ever in a competitive Cannonball style […]

A video from The 2904 finish in Redondo Beach by Peter Musurlian

Here is a cool video that Peter Musurlian put together of The 2904 teams arriving at the finish at the Portofino Hotel & Marina in Redondo Beach. The official results are out and we are all loving the chance to relive such an amazing adventure. Peter set a solo transcontinental record driving along the southern […]

The official results for The 2904 are out!

On November 1st and 2nd, we competed in the 7th running of The 2904, a cheap car cross country race. The organizer just reviewed everyone’s documentation and the results are in. We remained victorious among the field of 10 cars. Here is the rest of our story. 2015 The 2904: Official Times Great White Whale […]

The 2904: 2015

After we set the New York to Los Angeles Cannonball Record in 2013, I was contacted by a gamut of cross country aficionados. Some were past Cannonballers, some were contemporary aspirers to hold the record, others just loved the movies and the idea. One highly interesting phone call was one with the organizer of an event […]