Three daredevils break the record for the notorious Cannonball Run after driving from Manhattan to Los Angeles in 27 hours and 25 minutes
Three men have broken a record for driving from Manhattan to Los Angeles in just 27 hours and 25 minutes, using a souped up AMG Sedan
The trio took the classic route first taken in the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash of the 1970s on November 10
Arne Toman, Doug Tabbutt, and Berkeley Chadwick posted updates on the way
Their time broke a record set by Ed Bolian and Dave Black when they did the route in 28 hours and 50 minutes in 2013
Three men have broken a record for competing a Cannonball Run which involves driving cross-country from New York to Los Angeles in the shortest amount of time possible.
Arne Toman, Doug Tabbutt, and Berkeley Chadwick pulled off the impressive feat after driving from Manhattan and pulled into the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach in less than 27 and a half hours, Road and Track reported.
The Cannonball run, as it is known, is controversial as it involves breaking traffic laws. However the race has been attempted over 20 times and none have done it in as fast a time until now.
Ed Bolian and Dave Black were the last group that broke the Cannonball record when they made the drive in 28 hours and 50 minutes in 2013, Road and Track reported.
And the latest trio made the cross-country drive in a custom-built 2015 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Sedan, which came after hundreds of hours of preparation.
Toman told the outlet: ‘I didn’t want to break the record by minutes. I didn’t want anyone else trying and I didn’t want to do it again.
The trio drove at an average speed of 103 mph and had two dash-mount Garmin GPS units.
One was being monitored by by a third party and they also had a CB radio to track their speed and their time which turned out to be record-breaking.
They set off from the Red Ball garage on the east side of Manhattan at 12.57 am on November 10.They eventually reached the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach in the South Bay area of Los Angeles in a time of 27 hours and 25 minutes.
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Source:: Daily Times