Category Archive: 'Cannonball Record'

Alex Roy’s thoughts on the best Cannonball Car

Yesterday on The Drive, Alex Roy posted some of his thoughts on the best car for a modern day Cannonball. He explores the knee-jerk desire of all car guys to blast across the country in something reminiscent of the girls in the Countach or Yate/Gurney in the Daytona. The thinking man’s choice is clearly very […]

Some photos from a visit with Bleacher Report

Amir Ebrahimi, Christopher Rivera, and Bobby Shively recently came over to interview me for a segment about the 2013 Cannonball Record for Bleacher Report. To close out the day, they asked if I could get all of the cars together for a photo shoot. It was getting quite dark but I thought them came out great. Here […]

A fun video with DoctaM3 with a tour of the Cannonball World Record car

A few months ago I took a trip up to Pittsburgh for their Cars & Coffee get together. It was an amazing time with some true car guys. Be sure to subscribe to @DoctaM3 on YouTube. Here is a video that we did where I give him a tour of the Mercedes CL55 AMG that […]

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 […]