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The Gumball Rally (1976) Poster

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The actors do their own driving.
Some of the featured cars:
  • 1966 Ford Shelby Cobra 427 "Side Oiler" (Cobra Team)
  • 1974 Ferrari Daytona (Ferrari Team)
  • 1974 Porsche 911 Targa (Porche Team)
  • 1971 Dodge Polara 440 police car (Dodge Team)
  • 1970 1/2 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (Camaro Team)
Two Ferrari Daytonas were used (main car and a backup) The serial numbers were 14829 and 16467. Chassis 14829 was at the Peterson Automotive Museum until August 2013 and was once owned by Mel Blanc. Chassis 16467 also appeared in 'A Star in Born' (1976)
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Linda Vaughn ("Emergency Plan Alpha") was a popular race queen of the period; among other things, she did a season of personal appearances for Hurst Corporation as "Miss Golden Shifter".
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The Cobras used in the filming (main car and a backup) were serial numbers CSX3255 and CSX3243
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They wanted a shot of the Ferrari speedometer but the helicopter couldn't keep up. They finally got the shot by mounting the camera on the AC Cobra.
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When hitting Oklahoma, Gary Busey gives out a yell, calling it the "home of the Red Man, home of the Cowboy." Gary Busey is from Tulsa, OK.
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The character of Lapchick a shout out to silent film star, Charlie Chaplin. When ever he appears on screen, silent movie piano music plays, the character has no dialogue (save the final word in the film), the star who plays him, Harvey Jason, bears a resemblance to Chaplin, and if you scramble the letters in Lapchick, you can almost spell Chaplin.
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The Playboy centerfolds on the walls of in the garage from where the race starts include: Liv Lindeland (January 1971), Heather Van Every (July 1971), Vicki Peters (April 1972), Francine Parks (February 1974), and Daina House (January 1976).
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Last cinema film of Vaughn Taylor.
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