Tag Archive: 'Mercedes Benz'

The 2017 Cannonballers Reunion in Greenwich, CT

The band of scofflaws that still care about or remember the actual 1970s Cannonball Runs is unfortunately a literally dying breed. There was a special meeting for those of us who are still around to enjoy the stories. It was great to see so many of the event veterans as well as people who wanted […]

A great video from the 2015 running of The 2904

In 2015 a team and I set the New York to Los Angeles record for a competitive Cannonball Run style event when we raced in The 2904. Our winning time was 32 hour 5 minutes in a 12 owner, 2 accident, salvage title 2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG that we spent a year getting into competitive […]

A photo tour of The 2904 winning Mercedes S55 AMG

Here are some photos of the salvage title, 12 owner, 2 accident, electrical nightmare 2002 Mercedes Benz S55 AMG that we bought for $1,500 on Craigslist Hollywood and used to win the 2015 running of The 2904. Read about our process of bringing this car back to life here. Toll passes Passenger electronics and main […]

Project S55 Build

So what does it take to put a humpty dumpty S class back together? The TL;DR answer: a lot.¬† 3/4/15 – A few weeks ago I picked up a non-running¬†2002 Mercedes S55 project car. I bought the car to have as an interesting project and to build a cheaper version of the CL55 Cannonball car, […]