Category Archive: 'Cannonball Record'

Interesting Depictions of the Data from the Cannonball Record

Yesterday I published the data from our record breaking trip across the US here. Doug Demuro from Jalopnik posted an article about the data and the audience immediately started doing some really awesome stuff depicting the data in some really cool ways. User WhiskeyGolf posted a discussion of his depiction here on the Opposite Lock […]

Ed Bolian’s New York to Los Angeles Cannonball Record – the Data

It has been a year and the statute of limitations is over in most of the country so I decided to go ahead and post the data from the New York to Los Angeles drive. On October 19-20, 2013 I drove from the Red Ball Parking Garage in New York City to the Portofino Hotel […]

I did a Reddit IamA interview about the Cannonball Record

A few days ago I was invited to an interview on the Reddit IamA page inviting users to ask me anything about the Cannonball Record. I will continue to check back every day or two so if any of you would like to post some questions – please feel free. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2djjkw/iama_ed_bolian_cannonball_run_world_record_holder/

Press for the Cannonball Record

I never expected so much attention for the record but the reception has been really awesome. Thank you to everyone who has documented and discussed it. Today Show http://www.today.com/video/today/53457396#53457396 Good Morning America http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/record-driving-across-us-less-29-hours-013518335–abc-news-topstories.html?.tsrc=lgwgr.pensionhotel.com/startdownload-06.-Secgr.pensionhotel.com/hotel-brno-astorkaked-ATCHEN.TTF- USA TODAY http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/01/drive-record-new-york-la/3343331/ NBC Nightly News http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/53429330/#53429330 CNN http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/31/us/new-york-los-angeles-cannonball-speed-record/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_latest+%28RSS%3A+Most+Recent%29 Daily Mail UK http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2480654/Coast-Coast-29-hours-Mercedes-CL-driver-sets-new-record-averaging-98mph-car-spent-months-fitting-gadgets-eye-police.html New York Post http://nypost.com/2013/10/31/from-ny-to-calif-in-record-29-hours-and-no-speeding-tickets/ ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/10/new-record-driving-across-the-us-in-less-than-29-hours/ FoxNews.com http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/10/31/atlanta-man-recounts-ny-to-la-drive-in-record-28-hours-50-minutes/ […]

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Wants to Break the NY to LA Record

Dear Lunatic, Congratulations on your interest in spending untold amounts of money and taking some really preposterous risks in hopes of adding your name to a short of list of other crazy people that no one really knows exists. It is a lot of fun, though, and a great challenge for any driver and team. […]

Some more pictures from the Cannonball Record Drive

I was sorting through some pictures and I found some more from the record drive. I thought I would go ahead and toss a few more up here to keep them convenient and to give you a few more to look at. Here is a bit of history on the Cannonball Record and our participation […]

A bit of history on the New York to Los Angeles Cannonball Record

As someone who has read about and dreamt about beating the existing New York to Los Angeles records for most of my life the history has always been hugely interesting to me. I know that for many other fans of this notorious challenge our participation is merely the latest chapter in an extremely compelling volume […]

Media Clips from Ed Bolian’s Cannonball Run Record

A Quick Tour of the World’s Greatest Road Trip Car!

Here is a quick tour of the car that we used to break the New York to LA Cannonball record. The pictures are of the car after we got it back. The car is a 2004 Mercedes CL55 AMG that began the trip with about 115k miles and finished with around 118k. I have owned […]

Special Thanks to Everyone Who Helped Make 28:50 Possible

We would like to extend a very special thanks to everyone who helped us make the New York to LA Record possible. God for safety and keeping everything that was outside of our control working more perfectly as we ever could have imagined. My lovely wife, Megan, for putting up with another pearl in the […]