RPM # 36: Cannonball, the race that was born out of a protest

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Brock Yates. the journalist who created the Cannonball.

In the early 70s, the United States experienced a profound energy crisis product of the high price of oil. As a result, Americans had to adapt to very low speed limits to save fuel.

However, there was a journalist from the Car and Drive magazine who objected and, by way of protest, crossed the country from coast to coast in record time. This is the story of how Brock Yates created an illegal career that made it to the big screen: the Cannonball ...

And in the end, a song that Yates surely heard when he faced his adventure: LA Woman from The Doors.


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