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The Real Cannonball Run

By • Oct 16th, 2007 • Category: Film / Teevee, Transport

32 Hours 7 MinutesMost people think of Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise when they think of the Cannonball Run. Not a lot of people know that the Cannonball Run (later U.S. Express) wasn’t just mustachioed fiction. A lot of buzz is being built up around a feature-length documentary about the race that’s due out soon. (I haven’t seen a release date yet, so I assume they’re in post-production.)

I’m not what you’d call an avid rally fan (Gumball 3000, et al), but I sporadically follow what happens. It had been a while since I’d thought about Team Polizei 144, but Alex Roy has been doing this sort of thing for quite a while. It’s not a huge surprise to see him in the middle of this.

Wired just published a good story featuring Roy and co-driver Henry Fyshe about their recent successful shot at the U.S. Express record of 32:07 from NYC to LA.

The movie looks great. If for no other reason than it concentrates on the things I’ve always loved…stupidly fast cars, gizmos, gadgets, and police sirens.

Awesome videos in addition to the trailer on Team Polizei’s YouTube channel.

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