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Modern Cannonball Run

Alex Roy & Co broke the 27-year coast-to-coast driving record, going from New York to Los Angeles in 31 hours, 4 minutes.

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Roy, a wealthy speed racer, hired spotter planes to help his tricked-out BMW break the record. The high-speed run has spawned a memoir, write-ups in the NY Times and Wired and a forthcoming documentary. Can the remake of Cannonball Run be far behind?

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