Tag Archive: 'Alex Roy'

Photo Gallery from the 2017 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

I had the chance to browse around the 2017 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in Connecticut last weekend and the selection of historic and exotic automobiles was world class. Here are some photos I was able to snap while strolling the grounds:

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 […]

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, […]

Alex Roy publishes his “Rules for Professional Speeding”

Today on The Drive, Alex Roy posted an interesting article. Alex held the NY to LA record with a time of 31 hours 4 minutes from October of 2006 until our drive in 2013. He is undoubtedly the godfather of the modern pursuit of outlaw road racing and bring the Cannonball/US Express ideas into a […]

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 […]

Congratulations to Alex Roy & Zach Bowman on a new 3 Wheeled Cannonball Record

Just on the tail of our participation in The 2904, Alex Roy and Zach Bowman have announced a new cross country record – NY to LA in a 3 Wheeled Vehicle. Their time was 41 hours 49 minutes. Alex called me several months ago and asked me if I was game to join him. I […]

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 […]

We Did It: New York to Los Angeles in 28:50

About 10 years ago I interviewed Brock Yates for a project on Automotive Journalism as a senior in high school. We talked about the business of writing about cars and his Cannonball Project. I told him that one day I would break the record and we talked about whether or not that was possible. About […]