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Man shatters coast-to-coast speed record

Published: Nov 01 2013 09:45:50 AM EDT

Where "Cannonball Run" was a comedic twist on a race inspired by the real-life rebellion over the mandated 55-mph speed limits of the 1970s, Ed Bolian set out on a serious mission to beat the record for driving from New York to Los Angeles.

Record drive
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Courtesy Ed Bolian

Dave Black, Ed Bolian and Dan Huang pose in front of the car they used to break the record. Bolian was the leader and main driver, Black acted as the co-driver and Huang was the team's spotter -- keeping an eye on the car's considerable technology while looking out for obstacles.

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