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The Cannonball Run Countach: Supercar Legend

The story of why this winged 1979 Countach LP400S is among America’s most significant supercars and how it killed the most famous clandestine car race in auto history.
Watch clips below or the full documentary on YouTube.
Presented by Hagerty Drivers Foundation
Directed by Conor Kelley
Produced by Conor Kelley and Casey Maxon
Executive Produced by Diane Parker and Jonathan Klinger
Original music by Alex Weinstein
Released: January 12, 2022, Runtime: 1hr 18min
Learn about the birth of a no rules, underground race across the country, the Cannonball Run, in 1971.
In preparation for the Cannonball Run film, Hal Needham and Brock Yates decide to do the run themselves in a hilarious disguise.
Meet the LP400 S
With the LP400 S, Lamborghini makes the fasted production car in the world.
The Lamborghini Countach becomes an 80s icon.