Tag Archive: 'S55'

VINwiki Car Stories – buying the S55 for $1,500

Here is the video of how I bought the S55 we used to win The 2904 in 2015.

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 […]

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 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 […]

An Index of our 2015 run in The 2904

On November 1-2, 2015, we participated in The 2904. It is a wacky NY to LA cheap car race inspired by the Cannonball Run. Our time was 32:05, the fastest time ever in a competitive NY to LA event. Here is an index of the posts here relating to that drive.  The preparation of the […]

An amazing writeup on The 2904 by David Simpson

Here is an amazing write up from David Simpson about our experiences on the 2015 running of The 2904. He drove a Lexus SC400 and set a new solo NY to LA record of 34 hours 33 minutes.  “Let’s have a race across the country,” said every car guy ever. “No,” said every lawyer and […]

Thank you to the team that made our 2904 time possible!

A couple of weeks ago we participated in the 2015 running of the 2904. Our official time was 32 hours 5 minutes. We drove a salvage title 2002 Mercedes S55 AMG that we had to completely resurrect for the trip. That beat the previous record as the fastest time ever in a competitive Cannonball style […]

The 2904: 2015

After we set the New York to Los Angeles Cannonball Record in 2013, I was contacted by a gamut of cross country aficionados. Some were past Cannonballers, some were contemporary aspirers to hold the record, others just loved the movies and the idea. One highly interesting phone call was one with the organizer of an event […]

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, […]

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