Cannonball! (Google eBook)

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MBI Publishing Company, Oct 12, 2003 - Transportation - 256 pages
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This first book of its kind tells the behind-the-scenes story of the incredibly illegal Cannonball rally. This best seller is now available in paperback!In the early 1970s, Brock Yates, senior editor of Car and Driver Magazine, created the now infamous Cannonball Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash; a flat out, no-holds-barred race from New York City to Redondo Beach, California. Setting out to prove that well trained drivers could safely navigate the American highways at speeds in excess of the posted limits, Mr. Yates created a spectacle reminiscent of the glory days of the barnstorming pilots. Filled with fascinating unpublished stories, nostalgic and modern-day photographs, inside information and hilarious stories from this outrageous and incredibly immoral rally. Brock is one of the best-known, most respected automotive journalists in the world today.
  

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User Review  - texascheeseman - LibraryThing

Cannonball: World’s Greatest Outlaw Road Race Author: Brock Yates Publisher: MBI Publishing Company Published In: St. Paul, MN, USA Date: 2002 Pgs: 281 REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS Summary: The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daleyplanit - Goodreads

It's a zany tale of an underground race and the cast of characters you'd imagine would risk life, limb, and freedom to participate. I felt as if it could have been condensed a little, but the first half of the book did have me laughing out loud. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
1971 The Madness Begins
13
1971 The Race That Shook the World
31
1972 The Secret is Out
85
1972 In the Face of the Double Nickel
133
1979 The Last Blast
175
The Legend Established
261
Afterthoughts
270
The Official Cannonball Competitors
274
Index
283
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Brock Yates

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