Tag Archive: 'CL55'

My book on the Cannonball Record is available today!

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 […]

Some of my most epic exotic car road trips

I feel like you haven’t really owned a car until you take it on an epic road trip. Here is a list of some of the best drives that I have taken in my cars over the years: NY to LA in the Audi S4 on MTV South Georgia in a Ford GT Gallardo to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Some photos of my Murcielago at On Site Shine

A few weeks ago, I sent the CL and the LP640 over to On Site Shine in Alpharetta. Most of you know that I am great at getting a car dirty and not so much when it comes to making them clean again. Jim Thomas and his team do the best work in the city […]

An Index of the NY to LA Cannonball Record

On October 19-20, 2013, I set the record for the “Cannonball Run,” driving from New York to Los Angeles in 28 hours 50 minutes. Here is an index of the story and the details. The Book Announcement Team Car – Mercedes CL55 AMG Press Photos 1 & 2 Media Clips Data/Proof History Historic Cars By The […]

Historic New York to Los Angeles Record Cars

A very common discussion that comes up about the New York to Los Angeles cross country driving record is the choice of automobile. Since the first drive that Brock Yates made in his recon run in 1970, there have been some amazing cars as part of the Cannonball, US Express, and other spinoff events including […]

Caffeine & Octane: November 2014

It was a very cold morning at Caffeine & Octane but there were some very cool cars out for the show. I drove the Mercedes CL55 AMG that we used for the New York to LA Record. There was a lot of excitement around it after the data release a couple of weeks ago. Here […]

We Did It: New York to Los Angeles in 28:50

About 10 years ago I interviewed Brock Yates for a project on Automotive Journalism as a senior in high school. We talked about the business of writing about cars and his Cannonball Project. I told him that one day I would break the record and we talked about whether or not that was possible. About […]

Ed’s Car History: 2004 Mercedes CL55 AMG

I have always loved the AMG cars from Mercedes. The 55 engine is just spectacular and ever since I sold my most recent S55 I have missed it. When I began my most recent car search, the queries very quickly ran toward the other AMG options. The CL has always been a great looking car, […]