Tag Archive: 'Cannonball'
If you have read my book, you know that the team we used to set the NY to LA record came together at the very last minute. In this story, Dave tells the idea of how he became the c0-driver. Here you go:
I get asked a lot what the hardest part about the record drive was. This. I didn’t give much thought about the portion of the journey that would demand that we drive directly into the setting sun but it was by far the worst part. It was also our only accident close call on the […]
A couple years ago I met a car guy who seems to be almost exactly as crazy as I am. Arne competed against us on the 2015 running of The 2904. We won that event but if it had not been for a very disadvantageous starting time, Arne and his team would likely have bested […]
Last month the annual One Lap of America visited Road Atlanta and I went out to check it out. Here are some photos:
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 […]
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
Since our NY to LA record in 2013, there has been a renewed spirit of Cannonball enthusiasm. It has taken many forms. Last year we participated in and won The 2904. In 2015 there were 12 new Cannonball-style records claimed. There was also a new event started, called the C2C Express. It is similar to […]
A couple of weeks ago I did an interview with Mark Greene from the Cars Yeah Podcast. It is now live on Cars Yeah, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. You can listen to it here as well: Ed Bolian This was Mark’s 512th podcast and he has interviewed some incredible people. It was an honor to be included.
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, […]
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 […]