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The Second Cannonball Run

November 15 1971 Now that the impossible had been done, people wanted to join the fun. Brock Yates decided to run another! And this time, he had some competition. There were as many vans entered as cars, all of them… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Ol’ Cannonball Baker Himself

Ed “Cannonball” Baker was the original take-no-prisoners, I Am Faster Than You, all American Badass. In 1914 he crossed the country in 11 days, 11 hours, 11 minutes on an Indian motorcycle. And this was 1914!!!!! There were still Cowboys… Continue Reading →

First EV Trancontinental Drive

Oliver Fritchle and his electric car. On his 2,150 mile trip in 1908. Roads were very rough in those days. Oliver is the first known electric car endurance driver. Thank you Lanny Hartman for the photo and info!

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