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    Read This: Man 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 ...

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    Report: Legendary 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 ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 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. Having been part of the timing and scoring team for well over a decade, we tend to see a lot of the same faces and sheetmetal year in and year ...

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    Report: GM 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 ...

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    2010 One Lap of America: No. 3 Porsche 911 GT2 outlasts all comers

    2010 One Lap of America – Click above for high-res image gallery
    This year's running of the One Lap of America wrapped up this weekend after a tidy 3,480 miles, and after a one-year absence from the top spot on the podium, a Porsche 911 has emerged victorious. The No. 3 GT2 (shown above) of ...

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    One Lap 2010: The Weekend That Was

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    We're still purring along on One Lap of America in our BMW Performance School-provided 335d and 550i sedans, but while there have been zero mechanical issues for the timing and scoring crew, the event is starting ...

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    One Lap of America 2010: The warm-up

    One Lap of America 2010: Day One – click above for high-res image gallery
    Spring has sprung and we're at the Tire Rack in South Bend, Indiana, which can only mean one thing: the start of another One Lap Of America. Every year we tell ourselves we're crazy for embarking on another one of ...

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    Car 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 ...

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    Donna Mae Mims, first female SCCA winner and Cannonball Run vet, dead at 82 [w/VIDEO]

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    The automotive world lost its iconic "Pink Lady" on October 6 as Donna Mae Mims died of complications from a stroke at the age of 82. To car enthusiasts of a certain age, Mims was best known for her early racing career and for ...

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

    2009 One Lap of America - Day 1 - Click above for a hi-res gallery
    Greetings from Joliet, Illinois, home of the Autobahn Country Club. We're on board with Brock Yates' One Lap of America, one of America's toughest motorsports challenges. Over the course of eight days, 63 drivers of all talent and ...

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    Hold on a sec... BRABUS smart fortwo wins European Cannonball Run?

    Click image to enlarge The Cannonball Run that takes place every year in Europe dpesn't have much in common with the Hollywood comedy it takes its name from. In fact, the goal of the modern-day race is not to finish in the least amount of time possible, but to finish with a specific average speed; ...

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    Bullrun 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 ...

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    Saleen serves up special 'Stangs for Cannonballers

    Two larger pics available by clicking image aboveSaleen is on our radar again. While we enjoyed its new S331 Sport Truck, it's their Mustangs that we really like, particularly the Parnelli Jones Edition. So we were glad to hear about another new Mustang from this small manufacturer. This time it's ...

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    Saleen building Road Rally edition Mustangs

    In 1983 my family got cable. It was a pretty big deal. So big, in fact, that I remember the first thing I ever saw on cable, Cannonball Run. This summer the Great American Run returns, and with a pretty cool trophy for the winner of the race contest. Saleen is selling 24 of 25 limited edition ...

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    Cannonball 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.The Cannonball Down Under will ...

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    Autoblog Travelogue - Trailer Queens and Kings of One Lap of America

    A few years ago, some enterprising One Lapper that was short on lebensraum and/or tool space sourced a small trailer and a hitch for their racecar. The next year, what was a mere curiosity became a major piece of pit gear overnight, quickly evolving into a game of 'one-upsmanship,' a common theme ...

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    Autoblog 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 ...

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    2006 Gumball rally officially underway as German police impound four cars

    It isn't an official Gumball 3000 until the authorities start impounding cars. The annual event for car-loving millionaire scofflaws kicked off on Sunday in London, and various police forces around Europe have wasted little time in catching up with the cash-happy racers. Wuerzburg, ...

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    Cannonball Run returning to U.S. this summer

    The Cannonball Run is returning to America. Named for the highly illegal (and surely equally entertaining) Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash founded by Car & Driver vet Brock Yates, this celeb and party-soaked cross-country run is actually an unsanctioned offspring of ...

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    Crazy BABE seeks bangers to mash from Big Apple to New Orleans

    National road rallies are nothing new for North American enthusiasts. Brock Yates' Cannonball Run offshoot, the One Lap Of America has been plugging away in earnest for decades now. But for those without big budgets, trans-continental automotive hooliganism has remained somewhat ...


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