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History Hits: Louie Mattar’s Fabulous Cadillac

Well before the automobile was invented, humanity has pitched itself against one another in races of speed, distance, and time. Anytime humanity gained more mobility—be it with wheels, hooves, or otherwise—it is not long before it is pitched into the crucible of the racing world. 1,515 more words


Theme: Movies (Late, Late Show) - Cannonball!

On a misty morning in May 1971, an unassuming Dodge Custom Sportsman van christened ‘Moon Trash II’ pulled out of a New York parking lot and headed into the low sun, due west.  2,179 more words

The History

Bill's Quick Reviews #1 - The Cannonball Run (1981)

The Cannonball Run is a movie I watched a lot as a kid. It and it’s first sequel were two movies I really loved growing up. 501 more words

Quick Review

Brock Yates 1933 - 2016

Brock Yates was one of my favourite automotive authors. Sad to hear of his passing after a long illness.

Read about Brock’s life and times including his famous involvement with the Cannonball Run. 11 more words

Hemmings Motor News

Brock Yates: 1933-2016

Some of today’s younger readers may not be familiar with Brock Yates. Indeed, I first became aware of him through his editor’s column in Car & Driver… 186 more words

Industry News

New York to L.A. in under 29 hours; meet the guy who shattered the Cannonball record and broke the law in 14 states doing it.

(image via Jalopnik)

Jalopnik has the crazy, and crazy insane, story of Ed Bolian, who went cross-continent in 28 hours and 50 minutes, shattering the old coast-to-coast record by 2 hours. 85 more words