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October 12 roundup

RIP automotive journalism legend Brock Yates, an incisive critic of auto safety scares [Christopher Smith, CarThrottle, Corvair Alley] New California law regulating trade in autographed collectibles might have unintended consequences [Brian Doherty] Federal magistrate judge approves service of process via Twitter; suit alleged terrorism finance [US News] Cf. Tom Wolfe, Mau-Mauing the Flak-
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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...

Legendary Auto Journalist And Cannonball Founder Brock Yates Dies At 82

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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...

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More regulation of online speech: what could go wrong? “‘Eraser’ law gives California teens the right to delete online posts” [ABA Journal] Gov. Brown signs bill to grant law licenses in California to illegal immigrants [Reuters] “C...

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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 ...

Automotive Legend Brock Yates Passes Away at 82 Years Old

Vehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Legendary automotive journalist and Canonnball Run founder Brock Yates has passed away at age 82, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The sad news came from Yates’ son, Brock Yates Jr., on the official One Lap of Ameri...


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