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Brock Yates, legendary automotive journalist, dies at 82

The longtime automotive journalist also founded One Lap of America and the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. Continue reading Brock Yates, legendary automotive journalist, dies at 82 Brock Yates, legendary automotive journalist, dies at 82 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this
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