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 2:51pm 10/20/14 2:51pm

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 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 10:21am 10/30/13 10:21am

NYPD Commissioner Declares War On 'Afroduck' After Jalopnik Article

An anonymous driver using the pseudonym 'Afroduck' claims to have lapped Manhattan in a record 24 minutes, seven seconds. Now New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is out to catch him. » 9/04/13 12:52pm 9/04/13 12:52pm

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… » 4/16/13 5:32pm 4/16/13 5:32pm

The Most Amazing Vehicle I've Ever Driven Doesn't Have Four Wheels

I've been fortunate to drive plenty of very interesting and amazing machines. From muscle cars to mighty exotics. Recently, however, I had the chance to drive something entirely different... and it's ruined my brain because I can't stop thinking about it. » 4/04/13 12:22pm 4/04/13 12:22pm

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

Visiting Latvia On 700 Horsepower A Day

Alex Roy, bless his heart. You either get the joke (and think it's funny) or you don't. If you don't, then keep walking. If you do, then take a trip with Alex to the most awesome country in the world. No, it's Latvia. » 9/26/12 4:30pm 9/26/12 4:30pm

Here's What Happens Behind the Scenes At An Awesome Hot Wheels Stunt…

James Bond did it in an AMC Matador. Rob Dyrdek did it in a Chevy Sonic. Now it's Hot Wheels's turn. Make that Brent Fletcher's. He jumped a sand-rail buggy 92 feet, nautilus style, at the behest of the recently stunt-happy toy-car maker. » 9/14/12 4:00pm 9/14/12 4:00pm

Forget Le Mans, This Is The 24 Minutes Of Paris

Typical endurance races, like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, demand a synchronistic en avant that combines the skills of technical wizards, drivers in top physical conditioning and a well-maintained street course. If you have none of those things, there's always the 24 Minutes of Paris. » 9/04/12 6:30pm 9/04/12 6:30pm

This Is How Morgan Makes Throwback Sports Cars

It's like Santa's workshop for cars. That's the factory where Morgan Motors hand builds its line of throwback British roadsters, including the company's new, S&S V-twin-powered three-wheeler. We'd have sworn Morgan was building cuckoo clocks in there. » 8/14/12 3:30pm 8/14/12 3:30pm

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

Off-Roading On Iceland's Stunning, Moon-Like Landscapes

Icelandic car culture isn't just about Formula Offroad trucks, but they're pretty damn important to Icelandian car nuts. But fish-pickling and banking collapses aside, Iceland's car culture has a lot more going for it than the uninitiated might think. » 7/24/12 6:00pm 7/24/12 6:00pm

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

Finding El Salvador's War-Tinged Racing History

The 1980s were brutal for El Salvador. A civil war pitting guerrilla fighters against an oppressive military junta, and its massacre-loving death squads, raged. Tens of thousands were killed over 12 years of fighting. But the racing went on. » 2/29/12 2:30pm 2/29/12 2:30pm

Drive The Glory Of El Salvador With Alex Roy

Decades of news reports and whispered rumors about El Salvador have left Americans with a less-than-positive image of the small Central American nation. What doesn't get reported, and what Alex Roy discovered, is the truth: it's a beautiful, hospitable (and well-armed) nation with a fascinating car culture. » 2/22/12 5:30pm 2/22/12 5:30pm

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