A good friend of mine tipped me off to a movie that has all the makings of an amazing documentary. The movie is called 32 Hours 7 Minutes. Now what sort of automotive feet could be achieved in that amount of time? How about driving across the Country. This Gravid Films production documents the 1983 running of the US Express race. A continuation of the Cannonball run, the US Express was a nonstop race from New York to Los Angeles on open public roads. In the 1983 running of the event the 32 hour 7 minute record was established as the fastest crossing of the continent by car. In this no rules competition drivers were fighting not only to be the fastest across the Country but also to avoid being caught by the law.
Although the film has not been released as of yet, there are hopes that it will be released in the near future. There is a brief trailer up on the web and it looks like a Burt Reynolds’ movie come to life. With a mix of actual footage and recent interviews of competitors looking back on the event, the film promises to give an insightful look at an event which has been imitated by wealthy fat-cats driving exotic cars, but never replicated. To keep up to date on the films release or just to get more info on this potentially awesome movie check out Gravid Films.