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The One Lap of America, the legendary 24/7 cross-country automobile endurance event, is being broadcasted live on Ustream, having started on May 3 and ending on May 10.

The One Lap guys will be live streaming their trek, straight from their on-the-road, in-car camcorder setup, all from their Ustream channel page here. Forgive them the occasional streaming drop-outs, as they are dependent to the internet connection of their ever-changing area. And, aren’t we all dependent on the internet? I knew you’d understand.

Started in the early 1970’s by legendary Car and Driver editor Brock Yates, the Cannonball Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash was a flat out, no-holds-barred race from New York City to Redondo Beach, California. The race drew a cult subculture following, especially given the main cause of the event: to protest the federally mandated 55 MPH speed limit. And haven’t we all pushed nudged just a wee bit past the legal speed limit? I knew you’d understand.

The race became the stuff of legends, created a legend, and even received several treatments from Hollywood, including one starring David Carradine and a remake starring Burt Reynolds.

The 2008 edition of the CannonBall Run builds upon the tradition set forth from the legendary run, running at legal speeds with daily time trials at designated race tracks along the way. Go to One Lap’s site to get more info on the event’s illustrious, twisting history.

Here are the remaining track dates on the tour (all times Central):

May 5: Lonestar Motorsports Park
1830 – 2000 (6:30pm to 8:00pm)

May 6: No Problem Raceway
0830 – 1530 (8:30am to 3:30pm)

May 7: Carolina Motorsports Park
0830 – 15:30 (8:30am to 3:30pm)

May 7: BMW Performance Center
1630 – 1930 (4:30pm to 7:30pm)

May 8: Virginia International Raceway
0830 – 1600 (8:30am to 4:00pm)

May 9: BeaveRun
0900 – 1700 (9:00am to 5:00pm)

May 10: Tire Rack Testing Center
0900 – 1200 (9:00am to 12:00pm)