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Dodge Sportsman Transcon Medivac Replica for sale on eBay

A special homage to an inspiring piece of automotive history showed up on eBay today. It is a replica (VIN B22BF8K146443) of the Transcon Medivac that Hal Needham and Brock Yates drove in the 1979 Cannonball that later appeared in the 1981 film. The remake is coming soon but this just seems like something I […]

Congrats to Ken Block on another great Gymkhana film

The latest edition of Ken Block’s tire shredding rampage through an obstacle course (the streets of Dubai in this case) is out on the Ford Performance YouTube page. This time it features the full fleet of exotic Dubai police cars (including the McLaren 650S and Porsche 918) and even a drag race between the Ford […]

2 Manual LP640s at a California Airstrip Event

Over the weekend, a couple of my friends took their manual LP640s out to an air strip drag racing event called Shift Sector. Check out this incredible gallery of photos by Panella photography. You will see the first manual LP640 imported into the US, an 07 Telesto coupe. There is also a Rosso Andromeda coupe […]

Congratulations to Carl Reese on the LA2NY Motorcycle Record

In November I discussed the 11 new cross country records that were set in 2015. It was an epic year for the idea of Cannonball and the pursuit of extreme distance speed driving feats. One of them I had listed was “Motorcycle NY to LA Record – TBA.” Well, yesterday it was announced. Carl Reese, […]

An Excellent Write Up on the Cotton Owens Challenger driven by Brock Yates in the 1972 Cannonball

Yesterday we looked back at the 1971 running of Cannonball with the Car & Driver article. In the 1972 running of the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, Steve Behr and Brock Yates drove this beautiful 1972 Challenger. Read more about it here on the Cotton Owens Garage web site. It has […]

The Original 1971 Car & Driver Cannonball Article

When Brock Yates set out with the idea of getting well qualified drivers in well prepared cars and tearing across the country in a no-holds-barred race for glory no one could guess what it might evolve into. After his scouting run in 1970, the 1971 running was as pure and cool as the idea could […]

Podcast with EV Record Holder Carl Reese

One of the newest names in the cross country driving game is Carl Reese. He set several transcontinental records in 2015. In the link below, Carl does a podcast here with the Petersen Museum Team recently where he discussed his EV record drive and his aspirations to one day challenge our NY to LA record. Check it out here.

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for reading and supporting me in so many ridiculous projects and ideas. It has been an amazing year and I hope that you all have an amazing Christmas. Remember to celebrate the true meaning of today – Christ is born! Enjoy time with your friends […]

A great opportunity to support a documentary of the history of transcontinental motorcycle records

A few weeks ago I discussed the 11 new Cannonball style transcontinental records that were set in 2015. One of those is a new LA to NY Motorcycle Record. The rider is an avid Cannonball historian and is producing a documentary about the history of crossing our great country by motorcycle. It should be a […]

A great write up on The 2904 from Benny Newsman

Early last month we had an amazing time racing across the country in an event called The 2904. You can read about our experiences here. One of the most ambitious plans for the drive was from Benny Newsman. He encountered some incredible obstacles leading up to the event and you can read about them here on […]