Automotive Legend Brock Yates to Blog for Torque.TV

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Torque.TV, the digital network for motorheads, announces acclaimed automobile legend Brock Yates will blog for the network starting in January 2008.

Brock's been an influential powerhouse in books, magazines, television and film. We're thrilled to have him contribute in the next generation media arena on Torque.TV, where auto maniacs can find quality automotive video and commentary, whenever and wherever they want

Torque.TV, the digital network for motorheads, announces acclaimed automobile legend Brock Yates will blog for the network starting in January 2008.

Yates created the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash which ran a total of 5 times between 1971 and 1979, to protest 55mph speed limit laws. This trans-continental race started in New York City and ended in Redondo Beach. The first Cannonball was won by Yates and his partner, Le Man and Formula One winning driver, Dan Gurney. "The Cannonball" spawned two Hollywood films and the opportunity for Yates to co-write the second installment of Smokey and the Bandit.

Yates' American Automotive Industry writing has been known to be controversial and unpopular during its time, but many of his thoughts and concerns have come to fruition proving his ability forsee industry and social trends. No matter what the medium, Yates' work has affected and spawned a generation of critical automotive thinkers and fans. A sentiment echoed by Torque.TV CEO Jesse Raiford.

"Brock's been an influential powerhouse in books, magazines, television and film. We're thrilled to have him contribute in the next generation media arena on Torque.TV, where auto maniacs can find quality automotive video and commentary, whenever and wherever they want," said Jesse Raiford, CEO.

"Cutting edge technology is just beginning to allow us to view and share all kinds of great television and commentary on the web. As Torque.TV heads into the future it's important to include voices like Brock's which have helped fuel automotive passions for millions of people around the planet."

Brock's latest blog entry can be accessed at: http://www.torque.tv/yourtorque

About Torque.TV
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About Brock Yates
Brock Yates is arguably the most provocative, influential and best know voice in the automotive world. A prolific, world renowned author, screen writer, editor, reporter and commentator, Brock is an American icon whose credits include Executive Editor of Car and Driver, founder of the Cannonball Run, and author of more a dozen popular books.

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