We Set A Cross-Country Record In A Tesla That Drove Itself

Records, as they say, are meant to be broken. I once blitzed across the country in 31 hours and 4 minutes. Ed Bolian beat that run. Earlier this year Carl Reese, Deena Mastracci and a team of their friends set an EV Cannonball record in a Tesla Model S. I have to say then when Team Polizei raced across the U.S. in… »10/29/15 2:58pm10/29/15 2:58pm

Come See My TEDx "Vigilante of The Human Driver"

Come see my upcoming talk “Vigilante of The Human Driver,” Saturday, October 3rd, in Manchester, VT, as part of TEDx Battenkill. The theme? “Vigilantes of Extinction.”

Inspired by and from feedback to my recent Jalopnik article “How Science Fiction Failed Us: The Real Future of Autonomous Cars,” I’ll be discussing car… »9/10/15 4:27pm9/10/15 4:27pm

We Have This Man To Thank For Alex Roy's Transcontinental Record

Alexander Roy would have piloted his BMW M5 coast-to-coast in a Guinness World Record time of 31 hours, 4 minutes… if Guinness World Book officials recognized such dangerous and illegal record attempts. Roy joined A.J. on the Petersen Automotive Museum’s weekly CarStories Podcast to talk about the years of preparation… »7/15/15 5:45pm7/15/15 5:45pm

Twelve Reasons Why The Gumball 3000 Is Over. Dead. Really. Finally.

I’m in possession of a secret document. A document from the German government. Yes. the real Polizei. A document so hilarious that I thought it came from That’s The Onion in Germany. But it didn’t. It’s a list of instructions for all Gumball 3000 participants. If you’re a fan of such events, and… »5/28/15 12:16pm5/28/15 12:16pm

Does The Government Really Care About Speeding? 

Alex Roy is a man of many talents and accomplishments - key among them is his record-setting transcontinental run. He’s also extremely opinionated, so I had a chat with him on my YouTube series Offtrack about automated cars, what speeding means to the government, and why you shouldn’t mess with Texas. It gets a little… »5/16/15 12:12pm5/16/15 12:12pm

Here’s The Data From Ed Bolian’s Record-Setting Cross-Country Run

It's been a year since the trio of Ed Bolian, co-driver Dave Black, and wingman Dan Huang claim to have driven from New York City to Redondo Beach, California, in just 28 hours and 50 minutes, shattering the famous 31-hour, 4-minute transcontinental record set by Alex Roy in 2006 – and that means only one thing: the… »10/20/14 2:51pm10/20/14 2:51pm

Meet The Guy Who Drove Across The U.S. In A Record 28 Hours 50 Minutes

He's a tall, lanky Southerner with a penchant for cars, and, of all things, lizards. He has a polite face and an eager-to-please demeanor. His teaches Sunday school with his wife. Ed Bolian is the kind of guy you might meet on an airplane and forget before you picked up your bags – with one exception: he just became… »10/30/13 10:21am10/30/13 10:21am

The 928 Is Everything A Porsche Should And Shouldn't Be

The phone rings. Friend of Jalopnik and cross-country record holder Alex Roy is on the other end. It's a simple conversation: "I'm outside the office. Come downstairs and see my new car." This is a man who daily drives a Morgan Three Wheeler, so I could only imagine what would be waiting for me. I was outside in… »4/16/13 5:32pm4/16/13 5:32pm