Watch Ed Bolian Explain The Cannonball Run To Hoda And Kathie Lee

Our exclusive story on Ed Bolian's cross-country record attracted a little attention last week, culminating with the record-breaking southerner going on "The Today Show" with his wife to try and explain the Cannonball Run to Hoda And Kathie Lee. » 11/04/13 1:20pm 11/04/13 1:20pm

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 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 claims he's the fastest man ever to drive across the United States. » 10/30/13 10:21am 10/30/13 10:21am

Driver Claims New Record For Fastest Lap Around Manhattan

The first illegal, dangerous, record lap of Manhattan we know of was Alex Roy's 27 minute run in 2001. In 2010, a group called CBC broke that with 26:03. Now a new driver claims 24:07. But what exactly is a lap of Manhattan, and how do you set the record? UPDATE: We have spoken with the driver. » 8/29/13 10:07am 8/29/13 10:07am

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 seconds. » 4/16/13 5:32pm 4/16/13 5:32pm

Why You Still Haven't Seen The Greatest Modern Car Documentary

In 2004, production began on what was supposed to be the greatest modern car documentary. 32 Hours 7 Minutes was intended to tell the stories of the record breakers of the US Express cross-country races of the 1980s while adding a modern element: Alex Roy's world record drive across the USA in a BMW M5. The US Express… » 12/21/12 2:00pm 12/21/12 2:00pm

Everything You Need To Know About The Best Car You Can Buy For $36,000

The first thing you need to know about the Morgan Three Wheeler is, when Alex Roy invites you to drive one of the only ones in the United States you absolutely have to say yes whatever the consequences. There will be consequences. » 10/01/12 12:00pm 10/01/12 12:00pm

Acquaintance Confirms The Ferrari Driver Stomped By Cops Is An…

If you watched Julien Chabbott, internet entrepreneur and boyfriend of Hills star Stephanie Pratt, get taken down for running his Ferrari over a cop's foot while trying to dodge a ticket, you probably thought, "I bet that guy is a thundering douchebag." According to our source, you would be completely correct. » 8/07/12 2:00pm 8/07/12 2:00pm

How I Survived The 'Anus Of Motor Racing' With A Dandy And His Pee Tube

One of the toughest tests of physical endurance and driving talent on the planet, the Baja 1000 is the last place you'd expect to find a European fop with a penchant for jaunty scarfs. But, late last year, that's just what Transcontinental-record holder Alex Roy did. The race is so tough Roy pissed himself. » 3/20/12 12:00pm 3/20/12 12:00pm

How To Drive Fast Without Getting Caught

If you were unaware, Alex Roy and co-driver David Maher crossed the continental U.S. in 31 hours, 4 minutes. They did it in an E39 BMW M5 that had more electronics gear than a twin-engine Cessna. Some have called the two irresponsible. Now, they're coming clean about road-trip safety. » 2/17/12 3:30pm 2/17/12 3:30pm