Tag Archive: 'Cannonball Run'
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:
The band of scofflaws that still care about or remember the actual 1970s Cannonball Runs is unfortunately a literally dying breed. There was a special meeting for those of us who are still around to enjoy the stories. It was great to see so many of the event veterans as well as people who wanted […]
In 2015 a team and I set the New York to Los Angeles record for a competitive Cannonball Run style event when we raced in The 2904. Our winning time was 32 hour 5 minutes in a 12 owner, 2 accident, salvage title 2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG that we spent a year getting into competitive […]
In 1985, the year I was born, Brumos Audi in Jacksonville, FL modified Quattro 4000S sport sedans to celebrate Brock Yates and Cannonball. They were numbered out of 12. When I found out about the existence of the cars a few years ago, I thought it would be amazing to own one. Obviously a lot […]
My book is released! You can buy it today on Amazon. It is long overdue but I hope you enjoy it. The book chronicles the decade that led me to Cannonball and the record setting New York to Los Angeles drive. I would love your feedback on the story and appreciate anywhere you can share […]
On Wednesday the automotive world lost a legend. I lost a hero. Jalopnik asked me for my thoughts and reflections. Here they are: http://jalopnik.com/what-brock-yates-and-the-cannonball-run-meant-to-me-an-1787530843
A few months ago, the crew from Bleacher Report came to my house to interview me about the NY to LA driving record. Read more on their site here. Even got a mention on the CNN homepage.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]