Cannonball Lambo or Bond's Lotus? Which Is Cooler?

Each week we'll let two silver screen automotive icons face off and let you decide which stays and which one goes home, tailpipe between their legs. That's right, it's like an online Thunderdome — except without the death thing. We call it the "Star Car Shootout." Let's get ready to rumble.

Recently we told you… » 2/20/08 12:00pm 2/20/08 12:00pm

Transcontinental 144: Alex Roy on the Rawlings/Collins Record Attempt

The ever-lovin' Herr Roy knows a thing or two about transcontinental control of incontinence in the service of swaths of ground covered in short amounts of time. He's harbored a friendly rivalry with both Richard Rawlings and the Collins Brothers since his first Gumball back in '03. And as a classic business-giver,… » 5/14/07 5:45pm 5/14/07 5:45pm

Texas Duo Claims to Have Broken 1979 Cannonball NYC To LA Run

Bearded Bullrun impresario Richard Rawlings and co-pilot Dennis Collins claim to have broken the famous 1979 Cannonball Run time from New York City to Los Angeles of 32 hours and 51 minutes. According to a release, the two bet rival Jay Riecke they could beat the time in their 2007 Bullrun entry, a black Ferrari 550… » 5/14/07 2:52pm 5/14/07 2:52pm

Pony Express: Saleen to Build Special-Edition Mustangs for Road Rally

Cannonball Run Europe, one of the many high-profile road rally events making the world's idle rich just slightly less idle, is expanding to the US. The founders are inaugurating a new event in mid-2007 called the Great American Run. But more newsworthy than that is its confirmed partner in crime, as it were. That… » 1/27/07 9:23pm 1/27/07 9:23pm

Cannonball Run II: Not Good, But, Starion Afterburner!

Not only is there an extended scene of Jackie Chan's Starion crossing from San Pedro to Long Beach, but he then uses his afterburner to elude capture. It's a tossup between this car, Clarkson's infamous pseudo-rally car and Uncle Bumbeck's Battlecar Galactica as to which is the coolest Starion of them all. » 11/28/06 12:30am 11/28/06 12:30am

Who Couldn't Use A Tad of J.J. McClure in His or Her Day?

We actually haven't seen The Cannonball Run since we got back from our first road rally experience. Oddly enough, these clips, strung together by some high-minded altruist, remind us more of our time on the Bullrun than we thought they would. And we'd totally forgotten about Reynolds' line about the black Trans Am… » 8/29/06 4:15pm 8/29/06 4:15pm

J.J., Where'd You Park the Ambulance? Cannonball to Return?

After retiring the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy dash, which famously terminated a bit above Pedro in Redondo Beach, Brock Yates launched the One Lap of America. Now, with renewed interest in point-to-point rallying due to the Gumball, the Bullrun, the Player's Run and the upcoming documentary » 8/03/06 8:30pm 8/03/06 8:30pm