In 1914 Erwin “Cannonball” Baker set the first cross country record on his Indian Motorcycle accomplishing his trans continental trip in 11 days. Soon after he would switch from motorcycles to automobiles and in 1933 he set a record traveling from New York to Los Angeles in a Graham-Page Model 57 Blue Streak 8, the drive became known as the “Cannonball Run” and thus gave birth to the car rally.