This Is What Happens When You Roll A Cadillac Over A Wall

The cross-country street legal One Lap of America rolled into Road America for their latest stage today, leading the drivers of the CTS-V Sport Wagon to roll their wagon so hard it flipped over a retaining wall. The car spared itself with an explosion of airbags so that the driver could walk away uninjured. UPDATE » 5/11/12 2:00pm 5/11/12 2:00pm

Hoons of the Day: The One Lappers

At the end of the Cannonball Baker One Lap of America, Yates and crew unleashed the racers upon the track for celebratory burnout action. And while Ken Block did some serious whippage and created a ton of smoke, the Mopar boys of the Jeep SRT-8 team (whose Erik Heuschele once put a Neon onto its door handles during a… » 5/13/06 11:27pm 5/13/06 11:27pm

Fists Turn Into Brave Ears: Scotto Hits the Track

Ken Block and Brian Scotto are nearing the end of their One Lap of America, and they're celebrating in style by hooning it up in a Target parking lot in Sheboygan in preparation for their morning adventure at Road America tomorrow. Below, Scotto recounts his first on-track session of the One Lap, during which he… » 5/12/06 11:30pm 5/12/06 11:30pm

Every Little Thing Must Go Wrong: Block/Scotto One Lap VIR

Having lived in the western United States our entire time on the planet, we forget how actually close things in the eastern half of the country things are. For example, although it was exhausting, we thought nothing of driving from the East Bay to Portland, which is the next major city after Sacramento up I-5. And… » 5/11/06 10:44am 5/11/06 10:44am

Day Three of the Block/Scotto One Lap Assault

Brian checks in while on the road and says, "A'ight man... We got 10 hours of driving ahead of us... I am not sure if this is fun anymore." Somehow, if Jawbreaker's "Tour Song" (which Scotto ref'd jokingly yesterday) was part of the broader cultural lexicon, the easy way out of this post would be to just say, "Cue… » 5/10/06 7:30pm 5/10/06 7:30pm

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

There is Fire Coming Out of His Thingy: Block Breaks the One Lap Subie

So Scotto finally gets down to brass tacks and sends in his first track report from the Cannonball Baker One Lap of America, and it's a lengthy-ass doozy that ends up with Block blowing the STi's motor the first day out. Oopsers. According to our extremely tall friend, the car is fixed and they're ready to hit it.… » 5/08/06 10:15am 5/08/06 10:15am

Block and Scotto Meet Their Subie: One Lap Update

The One Lap of America Ken Block/Brian Scotto STi met up with its drivers today for the first time in South Bend, Indiana. Interestingly, neither of them had actually seen the car. Vermont SportsCar put it together, Block designed the graphics on his Mac and sent 'em off, and tomorrow the kids set off on their grand… » 5/06/06 12:51am 5/06/06 12:51am

Scotto Goes One-Lappin': To Co-Pilot WRX STi with Ken Block

Ken Block — DC Shoes co-founder and Travis Pastrana teammate — is taking on Brock Yates' hoary and hairy One Lap of America with our pal Brian Scotto of Rides. Their steed for the duration? A 400-horse STi prepped by Vermont SportsCar, featuring trick STi bits. Bonus? El Scotto will be kicking down daily updates from… » 5/04/06 4:51pm 5/04/06 4:51pm