Alex Roy
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10/16/19
6:20 PM
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i saw a cut of the original film at Matt’s house. It was terrifying.

10/16/19
3:46 PM
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The pearl-clutchers here are far more upset than the audiences of FBI agents and NYPD officers we’ve held private screenings for. They thought it was a cautionary tale, and loved it. Read more

10/16/19
2:24 PM
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OK, NYC (Jalopnik HQ) to the Santa Monica Pier, who’s with me??

10/16/19
1:16 PM
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I doubt the objective risk is any worse than a “legal” half blind elderly person, driving at night, in a crappy car that barely passes state inspection, with a BAC just under 0.08. Society gives all kinds of passes to unsafe driving including license tests that are a joke, new cars full of built in distractions, and Read more

10/16/19
1:02 PM
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Terrible analogy. Going to Mt. Everest is like going to a race track - it’s closed off to the public and very much a controlled environment. Read more

10/16/19
12:40 PM
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I think the difference is that Roy filmed their entire run, which lends itself to a documentary much better. Not to mention he’s the one who beat the long standing record first. I know Ed released the data of his run, but I didn’t see any mention of video evidence. 

10/16/19
12:10 PM
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I’m working on a podcast project, with one ‘episode’*  dedicated to the Cannonball and subsequent attempts at the record. One reason that they possibly chose to omit Bolian’s run is that to tell his part of the story would require another 90 minutes. I don’t think that a lot of people realize how focused he was in his Read more

10/16/19
12:03 PM
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Oh, give me a break.  If you want safety, stay at home crying in your pillow, let the real men have at it.

10/16/19
11:58 AM
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As someone who grew up in the 70s and 80s, reading Car & Driver and seeing the movies as a kid, I was fascinated by the distinctly it’s-against-all-the-rules-but-I’m-doing-it-anyway mentality of the Cannonballers. The stark reality of actually doing this mad dash is a world away from the comedic Hollywood portrayals, Read more

10/16/19
11:41 AM
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Like it or not, America always romanticizes outlaws. Billy the Kid, Bonnie and Clyde, the Mafia in Godfather. The list goes on. Those folks actually killed people, these guys not so much. I’m glad there is enough self-righteousness around here to speak out because I can’t wait to watch this film.

10/16/19
11:38 AM
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Dan Gurney’s whimsical, rather ironic statement to the press that “we never exceeded 175 miles per hour”

10/16/19
11:23 AM
2

Alex Roy also wrote a book about the attempt that was really good called “the driver” that I would highly recommend. I think I read it in like 2 days. 

10/16/19
11:08 AM
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Frankly I would much prefer to have Alex on the roads than many/most everyday drivers. He’s at least planning, paying attention, etc. Not sitting in the left lane going 10 under, changing lanes wildly without signal, or driving a car on bald tires with metal pads for brake material. Read more

10/16/19
10:56 AM
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I got goosebumps reading this. I remember seeing the Polizei Bimer on the gumball special that jackass did(surprisingly great episode). And I just thought, god, I don’t care if I end up in jail, that looks like a shit ton of fun. Read more

10/8/19
2:12 PM
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I think it’s that, but with the Ice-T narration, additional interviews, etc.

10/8/19
12:58 PM
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YES!!!!! Finally!!!! Congrats Alex Roy! I remember I was on a business trip in 2006 in Miami. As it wrapped up a friend and I went to get a drink on Ocean Drive where I saw a very interesting blue M5 parked with German Polezi livery and a bunch of antennas shooting off the back. I knew the car was special and dove

10/8/19
12:45 PM
2

I am glad it is going to finally be out. I’ve been waiting for the film ever since Ammo NYC detailed his M5.