Month

November 2015

Gyroplane Los Angeles to New York Record

Carl Reese TDA Contributor  In October of 2015 John Craparo and Dayton Dabbs of Texas have claimed four new speed records for speed, over a recognized course in a gyroplane weighing less than 1,102 pounds.   The trip started in Dallas… Continue Reading →

The First Cannonball Run

May 3, 1971 Brock Yates, Car and Driver editor, amateur race car driver and all around gearhead, is the man who started the modern day cross country race known as the Cannonball Run. He decided what the world needed was… Continue Reading →

Man Sets Solo Lawnmower Record San Fransisco to New York City.

Carl Reese TDA contributor   In March of 2003 Brad Hauter embarked on a 79 day journey across United States on lawnmower.  Traveling solo from San Fransisco to New York by way of Santa Monica.  A total of 5551 miles!  Which… Continue Reading →

Bad Betty Skelton

Bad Betty Skelton was known as The First Lady of Firsts. She was flying around in airplanes by her self when she was 12. ‪#‎UpYoursJohnnyLaw‬ She would do a trick called The Inverted Ribbon Cut at air shows. Now doesn’t… Continue Reading →

Bumper Stickers are here !!!

Made in U.S.A.  TDA Stickers Help support the TDA website.  Send us your photos of your TDA sticker placement and we’ll post them here! Order TDA’s first product sure to be a collectors item.   We have big plans for TDA… Continue Reading →

Ed Bolian discusses the 11 new cross country records set in 2015

Check out Ed Bolian’s latest blog post where he discusses the 11 different cross country records that have been set so far in 2015. It is amazing what everyone is doing to express their love of the Cannonball idea!  

89 Year Old Woman drives solo 3225 miles

Carl Reese TDA contributor   Meet Racheal Veitch a 93 years old,  isn’t your typical senior.   She likes to long road trips, guns, and driving 120 MPH.  She is the original owner of this 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente that she affectionately calls “Chariot”.  Her… Continue Reading →

170 Ton Transcontinental Record of 1905

Carl Reese TDA contributor   I’ve long said “Transcontinental records are stitched into the fabric of America”.  Americans strive to prove we can do it better, faster, safer than anyone else. Well folks, lets not forget about those that set a… Continue Reading →

Driving Events & Organizations

The following is a list of various organizations and events that involve some form of cross-country driving. If you know of any, please let us know so we can update this list. Automobiles The 2904 – Within a budget of… Continue Reading →

An amazing write up on The 2904 by NY2LA Solo Record Holder – 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… Continue Reading →

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