Transcontinental speed runs mean glory for some, but I think they’re terrible ideas. They’re dangerous and expensive, and that’s before factoring in possible trouble with the law. That’s when they’re done with four wheels—to do one on two is ludicrous. But Carl Reese, no stranger to transcontinental records in his…
“Would you like to come along and set another Cannonball Record with us?”
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…
You may remember Carl Reese and Deena Mastracci, two members of the team who drove from Los Angeles to New York in a record 58 hours and 54 minutes in April. You may also have heard of Alex Roy, no stranger to records himself and someone who’s been very interested in autonomous driving lately. Those worlds just…
This is what life looks like above 220 miles per hour.
Koenigsegg went to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps to set a new lap record for production cars with the One:1 last week. They managed to do that, ending practice Wednesday with a time of 2:32.14. It’s not the record they wanted to set or the one they deserve to set. I was there. The world, it seems, is against Koenigsegg.
Earlier this year, we reported on Team Qik, who claimed they smashed the previous cross-country driving record by a whopping 9 hours. Now, we’re proud to announce they’re official record-holders... for the time they DIDN’T spend driving.
Last summer the car gurus at Edmunds.com took advantage of Tesla Motors’ ever-growing Supercharger network to drive coast-to-coast in a Model S in 67 hours and 21 minutes, record time for an electric vehicle. Carl Reese, of Santa Clarita, California, thought he and his friends could smash that record. This past…
Driving across the country at triple digit speeds safely - regardless of legality or any questionable moral implications - requires a fair bit of planning. Ed Bolian, the current holder of the transcontinental speed record, delves into the details of blitzing the country in less than 29 hours, in his own words.
The team at Bloodhound SSC have to protect their driver if a rock strikes the cabin (or a wheel explodes) at their target record-breaking speed of 1000 miles per hour. Here's how they test their safety cell.
The SR-71 wasn’t like other planes. It didn’t retire like them either.
International man of mystery and fugitive from the NYPD Afroduck is now pursuing an appeal of his convictions for speeding around Manhattan at a breakneck average pace of just over 60 miles an hour.
Afroduck's greatest failing may not have been driving around Manhattan at an average speed of 60 miles an hour. It may have been just being a nice Canadian, as the fugitive claimed on an in-person TV interview today.
Adam Tang is nowhere to be found as a Manhattan jury found him guilty of reckless endangerment in the 2nd degree and reckless driving today. He faces up to a year of jail time... if he hasn't fled to Canada already.
Internet mysterio and Manhattan lap record holder Afroduck's trial started today and immediately descended into "unbelievable comedy theater," as Alex Roy, Jalopnik's man on the scene, reports. To begin, a twenty minute discourse on the Monaco Grand Prix.
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…
Afroduck, the man the NYPD arrested and the city is trying to put behind bars for setting the fastest lap of Manhattan last year, released a video today he claims is an undercover cop recreating the drive, attempting to test his time.