Forget drag races and movie stars with “nitrous.”
Instead, imagine using spotting planes, counterfeit police cars, and thermal night-vision cameras to break the record for the famed Cannonball Run from NY to LA: 32 hours and 7 minutes. How to do it? Sustain approximately 130 miles per hour on average the entire time (when you factor in refueling time). This is who I interviewed today.
Meet the real Fast and Furious: Alex Roy, captain of Team Polizei 144, travel executive, filmmaker, and philanthropist… I caught up with him recently and, between begging/convincing him to take me racing (offroad), we did the action-packed interview below, which answers the following and more:
Why the hell would he risk it?
How did he prepare?
Did he have any close calls?
How did he modify his car, and why did he choose a BMW over a Porsche or Lamborghini?
How much would it cost for me or you to do it?
What are the keys to pulling it off besides driving fast?
If you’d like to meet Alex and me, we’ll be hanging out with his super-modified car and others on November 26th. “FERRISSREADER” gets you 15% off, and no, I’m not getting a kickback. A portion of proceeds will go to LitLiberation projects and schools still in need of funding. Here’s how to get in.
Here’s the interview with Alex–it’s a good one:
Odds and Ends: It’s been a BIG week!
-Tomorrow? Who knows. These are exciting times (and don’t worry; there’s more language learning coming). Thank you all for your support and for helping me to enjoy the ride 🙂
Posted on: November 14, 2007.
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Who was interviewed? Here's a very partial list: tech icons (founders of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Craigslist, Pinterest, Spotify, Salesforce, Dropbox, and more), Jimmy Fallon, Arianna Huffington, Brandon Stanton (Humans of New York), Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ben Stiller, Maurice Ashley (first African-American Grandmaster of chess), Brené Brown (researcher and bestselling author), Rick Rubin (legendary music producer), Temple Grandin (animal behavior expert and autism activist), Franklin Leonard (The Black List), Dara Torres (12-time Olympic medalist in swimming), David Lynch (director), Kelly Slater (surfing legend), Bozoma Saint John (Beats/Apple/Uber), Lewis Cantley (famed cancer researcher), Maria Sharapova, Chris Anderson (curator of TED), Terry Crews, Greg Norman (golf icon), Vitalik Buterin (creator of Ethereum), and nearly 100 more. Check it all out by clicking here.