Tag Archive: 'Cannonball'

Some photos from a visit with Bleacher Report

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 […]

Some quick photos of my current 4 cars

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 fun video with DoctaM3 with a tour of the Cannonball World Record car

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 […]

An Excellent Write Up on the Cotton Owens Challenger driven by Brock Yates in the 1972 Cannonball

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 […]

The Original 1971 Car & Driver Cannonball Article

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 […]

2015: Year in Review

2015 has been an amazing year. I wanted to take a few minutes and look back on all of the cool stuff that we were able to do and accomplish in 2015. Here are some fun memories and popular posts from the year. We sold some amazing cars.  We went to Caffeine and Octane many times Helped […]

A great opportunity to support a documentary of the history of transcontinental motorcycle records

A few weeks ago I discussed the 11 new Cannonball style transcontinental records that were set in 2015. One of those is a new LA to NY Motorcycle Record. The rider is an avid Cannonball historian and is producing a documentary about the history of crossing our great country by motorcycle. It should be a […]

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, […]

A great write up on The 2904 from Benny Newsman

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 […]