Synopses & Reviews
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 Filled with fascinating unpublished stories, nostalgic and modern-day photographs, inside information and hilarious stories from this outrageous and incredibly immoral rally.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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About the Author
Photographer and writer David Newhardt was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Southern Illinois University majoring in professional photography. He served eight years in the US Navy aboard nuclear submarines before settling in Southern California. Newhardt worked at Motor Trend for three years and has been on the mastheads of many automotive magazines. He has worked in the fashion photography field but finds automobiles easier to deal with. The author of seven books, Newhardt has supplied scores of other books with images. A long-time member of the Motor Press Guild, he is married and has two sons. Newhardt lives in Pasadena, California.