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In 2013, Ed Bolian of Vinwiki set the record for crossing America in the Cannonball Run. That record still stands today. How did he do it? Let's find out.

YouTuber, ThatDudeInBlue, goes for a ride in, essentially, the most illegal car in America, with Ed Bolian as they discuss how he managed to set the record for crossing the U.S. during the Cannonball Run.

Back in 2013, Ed and his driving partner drove from New York to Los Angeles in a 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 in just 28 hours and 50 minutes, and thus, setting the record that still stands today.

How did they do it? Well, it takes a lot of illegal technology and plenty of high-speed driving. But, it's not just about top speed, it's about keeping a consistent pace, albeit way over the speed limit.

That may seem obvious, but this interview covers so much more. Such as the extra fuel tanks in the boot to reduce the number of stops required, how much time each driver spends behind the wheel, and a unique way of preventing stops for... er... pausing for a 'number two'.

There's also the story of how he came to purchase this particular car and why they chose it, pre-preparation including getting toll passes for the various states, and what they did in the days before Waze. They even bought pig hearts and made stickers that said Organs In Transport, which helped when they were stopped by a traffic officer in New Jersey.

It's a fascinating story and definitely worth the watch, so go ahead and enjoy the interview.

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