Tag Archive: 'Cannonball'
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 […]
Amir Ebrahimi, Christopher Rivera, and Bobby Shively recently came over to interview me for a segment about the 2013 Cannonball Record for Bleacher Report. To close out the day, they asked if I could get all of the cars together for a photo shoot. It was getting quite dark but I thought them came out great. Here […]
Yesterday there was a crew at my house from Bleacher Report working on a segment about me and the Cannonball Record. They wanted some shots of the 4 cars. I snapped a few. They came out rather grainy in the low light with my phone but here they are. This is the manual LP640, the […]
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 […]