Brock Yates Is Selling His Stuff

Brock Yates has a pretty damn impressive resume. He founded the Cannonball Run and made his money being one of the more divisive automotive writers in the business, working for Car And Driver in its glory years. Now you can buy his stuff. » 3/14/12 3:30pm 3/14/12 3:30pm

Brock Yates Leaves TTAC, Again

We seriously like Brock Yates and we seriously like the idea of serious writers with a long history coming over to the digital side of automotive journalism. We're just waiting for someone to make the transition that will actually keep a job long enough for us to see how it works out. As you'll remember, Yates was … » 2/22/08 10:40am 2/22/08 10:40am

Brock Yates Joins TTAC Full-Time, Welcome To The Interwebs

Though it's been a while since Brock Yates was fully canned from Car & Driver, and there was talk of him joining the interwebs many moons ago, nothing ever materialized. But now we're happy to say that Brock Yates will officially be joining the League of Extraordinary Automotive Bloggers at The Truth About Cars. » 1/29/08 11:00am 1/29/08 11:00am

Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9

Sedans haven't faired well in our Fantasy Garage. Currently, there aren't any. Once there were two (the Phaeton W12 and the Quattroporte), but you kids gave both the proverbial boot. Some might argue the Audi RS4 Avant would qualify, but this is a clear case of five doors being more equal than four. No, the only… » 9/19/07 12:00pm 9/19/07 12:00pm

Essential Reading From One B. Yates

Brock Yates runs down his favorite automotive books for the Wall Street Journal. Topics? Henry Ford, Harry Miller, Moss, Dan Gurney and Daytona, but to name a few. Say what you will about Yates, and many have said plenty, but the man knows his history, so when dude drops science on the past of motor racing, it might… » 11/21/06 6:00pm 11/21/06 6:00pm

J.J., Where'd You Park the Ambulance? Cannonball to Return?

After retiring the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy dash, which famously terminated a bit above Pedro in Redondo Beach, Brock Yates launched the One Lap of America. Now, with renewed interest in point-to-point rallying due to the Gumball, the Bullrun, the Player's Run and the upcoming documentary » 8/03/06 8:30pm 8/03/06 8:30pm

The Truth about Car and Driver: Yates Joins TTAC

Holy cannoli. As if the auto journalism world couldn't get any more chaotic, Brock Yates has signed on to spill the beans (in even greater detail) on his departure from Car and Driver, on Farago's The Truth About Cars. He'll also be getting back into the qwerty game on TTAC, contributing other commentary and reviews… » 6/06/06 2:56pm 6/06/06 2:56pm

Brock Yates on His Car and Driver Departure

Brock Yates is one of the more divisive figures in automotive journalism. In fact, we feel like a redundant dunce in even saying that, but whatever. Still, we were really shocked when Sweet Peet D. mentioned that Csaba Csere had let Yates go. To us, being thirtysomethings, Yates is more an icon of Car and Driver than… » 5/13/06 2:54pm 5/13/06 2:54pm

Well, Fix It, Dear Henry: Block/Scotto One Lap Update

Yesterday, Scotto regaled us with the tale of Ken Block's car crapping out, no doubt leading Block to lament in a Rollins-esque tone, "Hey wait a minute! My Subie doesn't work!" To which Scotto undoubtedly replied, "It's broken!" But in true never-say-die-die-my-darling fashion, the boys from Vermont SportsCar showed… » 5/09/06 2:50pm 5/09/06 2:50pm

Who Was Cannon Ball Baker?

Erwin G. "Cannon Ball" Baker was a legendary long-distance record setter in the first half of the last century who traversed the nascent roadways of the nation on what were essentially sponsorship dares from manufacturers. He later became NASCAR commissioner, and when the idea for a cross-country road race popped… » 5/08/06 8:19pm 5/08/06 8:19pm

Brock Yates' Full mph Column

There is one Jalopnik staffer that admits to having never seen the movie The Cannonball Run. We all look at him in shame and wonder "How could this happen?" But maybe, just maybe, he can enjoy the first, and unfortunately the last, column Cannonball legend Brock Yates penned for the now deceased mph. To be generous,… » 4/27/06 4:37pm 4/27/06 4:37pm

Big Changes Afoot at Car and Driver

We'll admit that over the last couple of years, we haven't enjoyed Car and Driver or Automobile as much as we once did. With their young talent pools having been cherry-picked by David Pecker and his posse to put together mph and Dan Neil having filled his plate in Los Angeles, there's a certain spark that's missing.… » 2/01/06 9:10am 2/01/06 9:10am

Calling Captain Chaos: Errors in The Cannonball Run

Could one of the greatest so-bad-it's- freaking- awesome films of all time actually have mistakes in it? So say the people at Movie Mistakes, claiming that there are a number of egregious errors in Dom DeLuise's finest hour, directed by Hal Needham and penned by Brock Yates (Hi Brock!). To wit: "JJ and Victor's… » 7/28/05 9:29am 7/28/05 9:29am