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NewsHagerty’s Cannonball Run Countach: Supercar Legend Documentary is Worth the Watch

Hagerty’s Cannonball Run Countach: Supercar Legend Documentary is Worth the Watch

This documentary dives into the Lamborghini Countach, the Cannonball run, and what made both great


  • If you love the Countach, you’ll love this documentary.

  • If you love the Cannonball, you’ll love this documentary.

  • If you love cars, you’ll love this documentary.


You may or may not be old enough to remember “The Cannonball Run” Hollywood movie, which was released in 1981, but its effects are still being felt today. This documentary explains the movie’s origins in detail and completes an in-depth look at the Lamborghini Countach, its impact on the world of cars, and how the movie turned it into a poster on countless kids’ bedroom walls.

1979 Lamborghini Countach | Screenshot: Cannonball Run Countach: Supercar Legend Documentary

The documentary serves up some wonderful and insightful facts on the original Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash created by Brock Yates some 50 years ago. What started out as a myth eventually turned into a large event attracting numerous competitors desiring to set records. Its place in automotive history was cemented thanks to Yates, Burth Reynolds, and incredible casts with the 1981 “The Cannonball Run” movie.

A good portion of the documentary is devoted to the winged 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S that is heavily featured in the film. If you’ve ever wondered why it looks the way it does and where it is now, this is video is a must-watch.

It’s cold outside so cast the Hagerty video on your 65-inch 4K TV and enjoy.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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