The Cannonball Run turned 30 years old this week. So I'm looking at ads for other "cross country race" movies this week.
Here's an ad for the Frankie and Annette feature, Fireball 500. The movie also starred teen idol Fabian. Moonshiners finagle stock car driver Dave Owens (Frankie) into a cross country road race. Dave is helped by Jane (Annette) and Leander (Fabian). Dave and Leander begin a friendly rivalry for Jane.
The Fireball 500 of the title was a heavily customized 1966 Plymouth Barracuda.
See the trailer: