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R.I.P., Brock Yates. “Yates told you that the speed limits were bad, and then he broke them in publ…

R.I.P., Brock Yates. “Yates told you that the speed limits were bad, and then he broke them in public, and then he wrote about it. He was bold, daring, cool and collected.”
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Brock Yates, wrote hit film 'The Cannonball Run,' dies at 82

Politics / US Politics : Washington Watch

Brock Yates, a longtime auto racing journalist who helped launch the popular and off-beat Cannonball Run races in the early 1970s and wrote the hit movie of the same name, … Click to Continue »

Brock Yates, 1933-2016

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Brock Yates with his Pebble Beach class-winning Eliminator. Photo courtesy Brock Yates, Jr. Brock Yates was never afraid of a fight. In a journalism career that stretched across six decades (including, most notably, four with Car an...

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Vehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The news of Brock Yates’ passing this week hit me hard. Many lost a family member, a friend, and even a partner in crime. I lost a hero. Read more...

Brock Yates’s Eliminator and Novi Special replica fail to sell in Monterey

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Brock Yates’s Eliminator at Mecum’s Monterey Auction. Photo by Kurt Ernst. Over his remarkable career, esteemed automotive journalist Brock Yates collected many things, including (reportedly) motel keys, matchbooks, photographs and ...

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

News : Washington Post: Obituaries

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


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