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 DerZwiebel.com. 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 12:16pm 5/28/15 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 12:12pm 5/16/15 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 2:51pm 10/20/14 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 10:21am 10/30/13 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 5:32pm 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

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