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This Should Be The New Cannonball Run

More than just a cheesy-yet-classic movie, the Cannonball Run was all about crossing the country as fast as you possibly could. The run's spirit lives on, and last fall, a guy in a Mercedes accomplished the feat in a hard-to-top 28 hours and 50 minutes, so it might be time to find something else to chase.*

Enter Stephen von Worley: a very likely bored, but nevertheless genius man who set out to find the most efficient route across America that would involve hitting every single one of the lower 48 states.

To be as efficient as possible, you'd keep your time in states like Kansas and North Dakota to an absolute minimum, so uh, it's kind of perfect. By Google's calculations, if you do the drive in shifts with a co-driver and make minimal stops, you can do it in 110 hours, or four and a half days.

Someone's gotta be able to hit this route in 90 hours flat, right?*

*This would almost definitely involve breaking laws. Don't do anything illegal, m'kay?


Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. If anyone wants to do this trip, feel free to reach out to him.