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I got to meet up with the One Lap of America guys and gals at the Skidpad Shoot-Out which was held at The Tire Rack on Sunday.

While there I meet a legend among car guys, Brock Yates. The founder of the Cannonball Run and an editor at Car and Driver magazine. He was extremely cool and we talked about the SVT Focus.

 

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We met Tony Pedregon at Commerce, GA at the Southern Nationals on Saturday...I hate to admit it, but I have never heard of Brock Yates.

Oh yeah, we met Muhammad Ali once as well



That is me, Tammy, and our Little Champ, Brendan
 

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Lucky you. Broke Yates is a true auto fiend!
 

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Congrats Ron on meeting an automotive legend Brock Yates
.I have been reading all of the articles he has written for a long time and find them peppered with knowledge,wit and humor.
 

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Since I've been reading automotive maghazines for over 20 years, I'd really like to meet someone like that. I believe that the One Lappers are coming to the Memphis Motorsports Park this week; maybe I can meet him or at least see his good looking self.
 

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Originally posted by Slackmeister:
Since I've been reading automotive maghazines for over 20 years, I'd really like to meet someone like that. I believe that the One Lappers are coming to the Memphis Motorsports Park this week; maybe I can meet him or at least see his good looking self.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Wednesday May 7 Memphis Motorsports Park 2 Time Trials, Drag Race, Bracket Drag

Get out there, we had a lot of fun talking to everyone. Brock is super cool, just go up and start talking to him... he's always wandering around somewhere.
 

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I sooooo hate you Ron. j/k. Brock Yates.

Congrats Ron.


[ 05-05-2003, 05:36 PM: Message edited by: zetecinside ]
 

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So, you met Mr Yates, huh?

Must suck being you.......
 

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In case anyone is interested, Yates wrote a great book called "Stand on It" By Stroker Ace--it was the inspiration for the not-so-good Burt Reynolds movie. May very well be the funniest racing bok ever.

His other books, especially "Sunday Driver" are very good too.
 

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I grew up in the twon next to where he lives. I used to go past the Cannonball Run Pub at least once a week. I was too young to go in there when I lived there though, but you could see some memorabilia in the window. I will have to go next time I visit my parents. If anyone is going to be in Western NY and wants to stop by, I can give you directions.
 
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