You might be familiar with the movie "The Cannonball Run," but did you know there's a true story behind it? The first Cannonball Run took place in 1971 and was won by a Dodge van racing almost 3,000 miles cross-country. Take this quiz and learn more about the real Cannonball Run.
It was Burt Reynolds, with co-stars Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett and Dom DeLuise.
Many thought that it was based on a fictional race, although car racing enthusiasts knew that there was once a real Cannonball Run.
The four-time car race took place in 1971, 1972, 1975 and 1979.
Brock Yates, founder of the race, won the first one. He later wrote the script for the movie.
The low interstate speed limit and clogged roads make such a race virtually impossible.
He set out in a Dodge van across country to prove that high-speed travel across the U.S. was possible.
There isn't any legal speed limit on the world's fastest road.
It took them 40 hours and 51 minutes.
It was nicknamed Cannonball Dash, a shortened version of the rather lengthy "official" title, Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash.
It was named for race car driver Erwin G. "Cannon Ball" Baker, who made more than 140 drives across the States.
The rules required them to pay a $50 entry fee and another $200 for charity.
Some states were notorious for highway patrolmen, in particular Connecticut, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
It belonged to an elderly man who placed an ad in the paper for a driver to take it from New York to California, with the only stipulation that it be driven no faster than at 75 miles per hour (120 kph).
Four of the eight entrants got speeding tickets, with a total of 12 tickets received.
This tongue-in cheek quote was made by Yates' co-driver Dan Gurney.
An article was published in Time Magazine after the third race in 1975.
It was originally written with actor Steve McQueen in mind, but he died before the film could be made.
It raked in over $70 million and was the seventh highest grossing movie of 1981.
They used a fake ambulance to pose as a husband taking his wife to the hospital so as to trick the traffic cops.
It was a Jaguar XJ-S driven by Dave Heinz and Dave Yarborough.