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As freewheeling as the event it celebrates
on 19 February 2004
The Cannonball - "coast to shining coast". A reaction to the Energy Crisis? To the 55 mph speed limit? Or just to the gradual regulation of the roads in America?
Doesn't matter. Cannonball was a free-for-all - run-what-you-brung across the USA. Not very legal. Not very regulated, and a true celebration of American individualism. Car freaks, racing drivers, journalists, celebrities, and wannabe heroes in a wild assortment of machinery raced each other and the law across the USA. Brock Yates was one of the men behind these happenings, and he's gathered together the stories of many of the participants.
It doesn't really add up as a coherent book, but as a collection of anecdotes, and a much better story than the dismal "comedies" based on the Cannonball, this is a cracking little read.