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Brock Yates, Screenwriter for 'The Cannonball Run,' Dies at 82

The automotive journalist created the cross-country event on which the film is based.
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Brock Yates Dies: Auto Racing Journalist & Founder Of The Cannonball Run Was 82

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Brock Yates, a legendary automobile racing journalist and author who conceived of the cross-country race popularly known as the Cannonball Run and who wrote the script for the film series’ first installment, died Wednesday of compli...

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Vehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Brock Yates, the larger than life veteran of numerous automotive publications, creator of the original Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, and a man whose life and prolific body of work symbolized the pursuit o...

Brock Yates, automotive writer, driver who created Cannonball Run, dies at 82

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Mr. Yates won the first coast-to-coast Cannonball Run race and later wrote screenplays made into popular films.

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Vehicles / Automotive Industry News : Autoblog

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 au...

Brock Yates, car writer and Cannonball Run creator, dies at 82

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Legendary automotive journalist Brock Yates died yesterday at the age of 82 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Yates' love for cars helped him attain fame beyond the pages of Car and Driver magazine. He created the Cannonball ...


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