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  • MA Fireball Run Racing Suit Giveaway

    While many of you are already fans of MotorAuthority on Facebook, we wanted to make sure you all had the opportunity to enter our latest promotion. Become a fan of MotorAuthority on Facebook before Thursday December 23, 2010 (this Thursday), and you are automatically entered to win a Fireball Run racing suit. The winner will be picked at random out of all current Motor Authority Facebook fans. The Fireball Run racing suit is only given out to Fireball Run participants. This is a once-in-a-lifetime prize, as starting next year the Fireball Run will be specifying that you can not give away or...

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    Fireball Run Videos: Remainders From The Track Days

    The 2010 Fireball Run is, sadly, over, but the memories and friendships live on. So, too, do the videos. These are the rest of the autocross videos we took but didn't have time to post from the road. First up you'll see me behind the wheel of the High Gear Media 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, attacking...

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    Fireball Run: The Final Day

    Saturday was the final day of the Fireball Run, and it was also the last time we'd have to face down a track event--this time at Cordova Dragway Park in Cordova, Illinois. But we had to get there first. We departed Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the morning, with only a couple of bonus missions in hand...

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    Fireball Run: Day Two Of The Action

    Things were a bit more settled today, as I felt a little more comfortable with the rhythm of the road at the Fireball Run. As on the day before, I took the while to start the day, with myself and High Gear Media teammate Joel Feder switching seats after lunch. The morning's first mission consisted...

  • Fireball Run: 2010 Camaro SS and Valentino Balboni Gallardo at Heartland Park
    Fireball Run Video: High Gear's Camaro SS Passes Valentino Balboni On Track

    Camaro SS versus Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni. Sounds like a foregone conclusion, right? Not so fast--Team High Gear Media took to the track at Heartland Park Topeka and managed to catch and pass the LP550-2 piloted by none other than Balboni himself. You may remember my...

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    Fireball Run: My First Taste Of The Action

    Today, I got my first official taste of Fireball Run. I spent the morning behind the wheel of Team High Gear Media's 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, before switching seats and taking over navigation duties in the afternoon. To reiterate, the Fireball Run is billed as an "adventure rally" which places an...

  • 2010 Fireball Run day seven mission photos

    Yesterday was my last day on the Fireball Run. Today High Gear freelancer Tim Healey takes over my seat in the Camaro alongside Joel to head for the finish line in Galena, Illinois and I sit in the Kansas City airport. I wish I didn't have to leave, but the keyboard calls with a French accent as the Paris Auto Show is already underway. The places I've seen (briefly), the intensity of the competition, and--most of all--the people I've met have made the past week truly memorable. I'd mention everyone who helped us out by name, but it would be nearly the whole roster. Thank you all. Tim is...

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    Fireball Run: My First Day

    I haven't yet driven the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS that Team High Gear Media is piloting in the Fireball Run, but I did get a chance to observe the festivies while getting ready for my turn as a particpant tomorrow. This evening, I watched Nelson Ireson, our intrepid track driver, take the helm at...

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    Fireball Run: The Author Dives In

    I just arrived in Topeka, Kansas, to join Team High Gear Media in the Fireball Run. Today, I will mostly serve as an obsever, but tomorrow the adventure begins in earnest for me. My apologies for the lack of a recap yesterday, I was busy taking care of last-minute housekeeping before heading to...

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    Fireball Run Day 6: The Mission To Find Missing Kids In Action

    By now you've read all about our experiences on the Fireball Run from the participant perspective. But there's another side to the Fireball Run that's more important: the mission to help find missing kids. Today's stop in Dodge City may have even led directly to the location of one of the children...

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    Fireball Run Day 5: The Glorious Grind

    This morning Joel and I awoke in Gallup, New Mexico at 6:00 a.m. and by 9:00 a.m. we were in the midst of a police escort headed toward Albuquerque to guide us past President Obama's motorcade. And that was the least exciting part of the day. I've tried to communicate how intense it is navigating...

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    Fireball Run: Recapping Days Three And Four

    Our guys are still moving their way eastward across the country as they participate in the Fireball Run, and here's a quick peek at what happened on days three and four of the Run. On Day Three, our guys had no problems with the Fireball Run's assorted missions, only missing one 10-point bonus. But...

  • 2010 Fireball Run day four mission photos

    Tonight we sit in the lobby of the El Rancho hotel in Gallup, New Mexico, laptops on fire as we work to bring you our impressions of the day while they remain fresh--and before crashing into bed to do it all over again tomorrow. This is life on the road, but in a surreal admixture of charitable events, self-induced stress, and a blurred stream of landmarks and half-finished conversations with what have to be some of the best car-oriented folks on the planet. Life inside the car is simpler yet at the same time more complex. Three smartphones and a binder with missions and bonus clues in my...

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    Fireball Run: Day Three, Mission Improbable

    We woke up this morning not knowing what to expect. It turns we had even less of an idea than we thought we did. Frenetic mayhem is the only phrase I can find to describe what went on inside the Camaro SS. But as crazy as it got, it was fun. The day started out well enough. Feeling good from our...

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    Fireball Run: A Recap Of The First Few Days

    The Fireball Run has begun, and our guys in the Camaro have already had track experience, stumbled across a prototype Mercedes being tested, and spent a lot of time searching for a fire extinguisher. The big news is that after Day Two's track events, High Gear Media edged into the points lead...

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    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Spotted On First Day Of Fireball Run

    We knew the Fireball Run was going to be full of surprises but no one was expecting to see a pair of prototypes turn up on the very first day. In truth, this pair of 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK prototypes wasn’t actually part of the event but just so happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong...

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    Fireball Run: Day Three Preview

    Today was a good day. Fun events, great people, and some awesome cars. Even though we've been at it since six o'clock this morning (it's closing in on 11 p.m. local as I write) we're looking forward to doing it all over again tomorrow. But instead of heading out to a track, we'll be hitting up our...

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    Fireball Run: Day Two, Las Vegas Motor Speedway Results

    Today the Fireball Run headed out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first track challenges of the rally. Both road course and autocross competitions were up for grabs, with the winner taking home 100 points--points that will become key as we head into the mission competition tomorrow. I chose to...

  • Fireball Run Day 1

    Nelson and I landed in Las Vegas earlier today for the kickoff of the Fireball Run, which starts with track events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday morning. The entire day has been pretty much a whirlwind with a few ups and downs. Everything has worked out so far but not without a little brain power and getting somewhat creative with a few things. Upon arriving and taking delivery of the Camaro I headed over to the airport to pick up Nelson. The plan was to go and purchase the two pound dry chemical fire extinguisher at a local race shop that Nelson called earlier in the week. The...

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    Fireball Run: I'm Going To Race Valentino Balboni

    Valentino Balboni. Lamborghini's test driver of the last 40 years, the now-retired Balboni has a special-edition Gallardo made in his honor. He'll be driving one in the Fireball Run. And I have to race him. The 2010 Fireball Run will be the first time Balboni has participated in a multi-day road...

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    Fireball Run: The Competitors

    In case you haven't heard, High Gear Media is competing in the 2010 Fireball Run. Our team of editors will take on the challenges, tracks, and missions to try to win the glory driving a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Along the way, we'll be helping to find missing kids as part of the event's larger...

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    High Gear Media Takes The Wheel Of A Camaro At The Fireball Run

    High Gear Media is taking the country by storm, starting September 23 and running through October 2, as we join the Fireball Run, which starts in Las Vegas and ends in Galena, Illinois, raising awareness of missing children along the way. We'll be team 68 out of 75, and we will be taking the wheel...

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    Fireball Run: The Route

    Over the eight days from September 24-October 2, Team High Gear Media will be driving a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, all but living out of it as we compete our way across the country. We'll be traversing 3,500 miles of the American heartland, from Henderson, Nevada to Galena, Illinois, and we won't be...

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    Fireball Run: The Rules

    The rules of Fireball Run are, on their face, pretty simple. Two people per team minimum, four maximum. The car that runs the rally must actually run the rally--no trailering or support vehicles. The main team registrant must be a business owner, worth over $3.5 million, a celebrity, an active or...

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