plays a car racer named Cannonball Coy Buckman, who nearly dies in various crashes. In the race car film The Big Wheel
(1949) there is a character we never see but mentioned often - a racer who died in a crash named Cannonball Coy. See more
We're trying to get a word here with Brad Phillips, organizer of the race. Brad, tell me, your race has been called an outlaw sporting event. Do you have any comment on that?
Well, the police and safety officals around the country get upset because our drivers tend to exceed the speed limits.
Are you saying you're promoting illegality?
Well, no, no. I didn't say that.