Category Archive: 'Cannonball Record'

An Index of the NY to LA Cannonball Record

On October 19-20, 2013, I set the record for the “Cannonball Run,” driving from New York to Los Angeles in 28 hours 50 minutes. Here is an index of the story and the details. The Book Announcement Team Car – Mercedes CL55 AMG Press Photos 1 & 2 Media Clips Data/Proof History Historic Cars By The […]

Meetings 1 & 2 of the Fraternity of Lunatics

One of the greatest things about holding the New York to Los Angeles Cannonball Record has been all of the amazing people that I have met through the process. Those who have attempted it in the past as well as those who aspire to try it one day are an absolute blast to talk to. […]

Thank you to Alex Roy, Greg Ledet, Dave Maher and their team for the greatest April Fools Joke I have ever seen.

Great April Fools joke Alex but you forgot rolling refueling and if you really want an impressive New York to Los Angeles time you brought the wrong car. Two can play at this game. Beginning last Thursday night Greg Ledet and Alex Roy started planting seeds of an ambitious attempt to break our NY to LA […]

Check out the Podcast I did with CarLifestyle

A few weeks ago Seth Rose from Exotics Rally and TMinus from CarLifestyle came down to Atlanta and we recorded a podcast for their series. We talked a lot about cars and cross country driving. You can download it here.

New York to Los Angeles by the Numbers

October 19-20, 2013 From:  Red Ball Parking Garage – 142 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016 To:  Portofino Hotel & Marina – 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 2004 Mercedes CL55 AMG with 493 hp 13 states – NY, NJ, WV, PA, OH, IL, IN, MO, OK, TX, NM, AZ, CA 93 counties […]

Becoming a Christian Outlaw – the balance between spirituality and a life of law breaking and supercars

In the wake of the press related to the New York to Los Angeles Cannonball record in 2013 I got a lot of questions about risk, safety, “why?” and reconciling such a strange quest with my personal spirituality and relationship with God. These are great questions and while I spent some time on them then, I […]

Historic New York to Los Angeles Record Cars

A very common discussion that comes up about the New York to Los Angeles cross country driving record is the choice of automobile. Since the first drive that Brock Yates made in his recon run in 1970, there have been some amazing cars as part of the Cannonball, US Express, and other spinoff events including […]

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.