Interesting that they were able to go faster this time around with more traffic out now than when the last record was broken just a few weeks ago.
I swear, I'm a tourist in my own state. I'm about 2hrs east of Los Angeles and I rarely venture any further west than the Baldwin Park and La Puente areas as I've got family in those areas I visit (pre-covid / post covid). Whenever I do go to LA for whatever reason, I'm just as bad a tourist as those people on tour buses .I presume the start and end points are probably the biggest traffic hangups, and afaik New York and LA are still pretty locked down.
I think a Caddy won and held the record one year too.I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think it is a shame that throughout all the history of cannonball, with the exception of Brock Yates’ test run in a Dodge van, the record has never been held by an American car. Hopefully this sub-26hr time was done in a vette or hellcat.
Yeah I’m just guessing. The one time I was out there I just remember it seeming like endless population between the coast (Redondo beach is the end point) and the outskirts on the freeways, so I imagine you could blast through the middle country at record pace but if you hit traffic in that region, say goodbye to hours! I’ve never been to New York but I imagine it’s similar, generally there are routes that can be taken where you can avoid going through cities in between.I swear, I'm a tourist in my own state. I'm about 2hrs east of Los Angeles and I rarely venture any further west than the Baldwin Park and La Puente areas as I've got family in those areas I visit (pre-covid / post covid). Whenever I do go to LA for whatever reason, I'm just as bad a tourist as those people on tour buses .
Anyway, I'd like to vouch for how busy / not busy LA streets and freeways are, but I can't. However, I can say that the freeways I do frequent have been getting slightly busier over the last few weeks.
"Rich manchildren". I totally get that part and am not going to argue with this analysis.Fans do nothing at highway speed, the electric fan is off above a certain mph. At those speeds the airflow you are pushing through is far greater than the fan can pull.
A stock MN12 couldn’t do it with the last record holder holding a 106mph average (speed limiter kicks in around there) but I do agree a much more modest car could pull this off than what we’ve been seeing. Audi’s keep winning because rich manchildren buy Audis. Frankly you could probably get a modern minivan to set the record, many now have near 300 horsepower, are very aerodynamic and you could fill them stem to stern with fuel tanks. Brock was onto something with the TransCon Medivac