Tag Archive: 'Cannonball Run'
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]