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216Man makes record-setting drive across the US in 28 hours, 50 minutes

Records, as the say, are made to be broken. Whether that's cramming the most hot dogs down your gullet, running a faster mile, or yes, driving across the United States, odds are that there's someone out there wants to eat more, run faster or drive harder. Speaking of that last example, the record for driving from a set location on the east coast, in particular the Red Ball Garage in Manhattan to the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach, CA, has been one that has fascinated gearheads since a guy name

10Legendary stunt innovator Hal Needham dead at age 82 [w/video]

Watch through the end credits of any movie – an action movie especially – and you're bound to see a whole team of stuntmen involved in the production. But of all the stunties in Hollywood, Hal Needham stood out as one of the most important. And now, we're sad to say, he is no more.

172012 One Lap Of America starts today

Yes, it's spring time in Indiana, and although Jim Nabors won't be singing ahead of the drop of the green flag, it's time for another One Lap of America.

29GM denies rumors of bankrolling Cannonball Run redux

General Motors may not be handing over cold-hard cash to fund a remake of Cannonball Run after all. Detroit News DC Bureau Chief David Shepardson announced via Twitter that GM has denied the rumors, saying that there isn't even a script to go with the speculation. Those words came from Tom Henderson with GM communications.

4Nissan Leaf gears up to compete in 621-mile Cannonball Ireland 2011

More than 150 supercars will participate in Ireland's upcoming 1000-kilometer (621-mile) Cannonball Ireland 2011 passing through 14 counties during the three-day run. But one vehicle, a lime green Nissan Leaf, is sure to stand out from the crowd.

142010 One Lap of America: No. 3 Porsche 911 GT2 outlasts all comers

2010 One Lap of America – Click above for high-res image gallery

23Car and Driver's newest project car: The Ambivalence. So what should they do with it?

You want to know what car guys do in the Midwest? Look above. That's the Ambivalence. In another dimension, it was a mild-mannered Ford Econoline E-350 ambulance doing laps in "Northern Ohio meth-country." Car and Driver, claiming to be seeking nothing more than "a cheap diesel," took possession of it and had it wrapped by the folks at Avery Denison with graphics that closely resemble the ambulance from Cannonball Run (right).

15One Lap of America 2009 - The flag drops...

2009 One Lap of America - Day 1 - Click above for a hi-res gallery

AddBRABUS smart fortwo wins latest Cannonball Run

Click above to enlarge the Cannonball Run-winning smart fortwo

10Bullrun participants may have broken Cannonball NYC-to-LA Run record

Before the start of the 2007 Bullrun rally last Saturday in Montreal, participants Richard Rawlings and Dennis Collonis bet their fellow Bullrun buddy Jay Riecke $50,000 that they could beat the longstanding cross-country rally record of driving from New York City to L.A. set by Dave Heinz and Dave Yarborough back in 1979 during the final running of the original Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. Heinz and Yarborough did the trek in 32 hours and 51 minutes in a Jaguar XJS.

7Saleen serves up special 'Stangs for Cannonballers

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4Cannonball heads for Holden territory

We're pretty sure that the last thing this great big spinning orb of ours needs is another 'rally.' But that isn't stopping Cannonball World Events from allowing those of you with too much disposal time and income from blasting across the great expanses of Australia.

13Autoblog Travelogue: 2006 One Lap Of America

Well, the fuse has been lit on the 2006 installment of the splendiforously-titled Tire Rack Cannonball One Lap of America presented by Car & Driver (better known as 'One Lap'), and as usual, your trusty Autoblog contact is on the scene. We had high hopes for 'live-blogging' the Cannonball Run offspring this year via daily updates, but circumstances have conspired against us.  At any rate, for those not terribly familiar with the event, here's the (kinda-sorta) quick and dirty:

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