The Driver and The Mechanic are two car freaks driving a 1955 Chevy throughout the southwestern U.S. looking for other cars to race. They are totally dedicated to The Car and converse with each other only when necessary. At a gas station, The Driver and The Mechanic, along with a girl who has ingratiated herself into their world, meet G.T.O., a middle-aged man who fabricates stories about his exploits. It is decided to have a race to Washington, D.C., where the winner will get the loser's car. Along the way, the race and the highway metaphorically depict the lives of these contestants as they struggle to their destination.
Laurie Bird....The Girl
Dennis Wilson....The Mechanic
David Drake....Needles Station Attendant
Richard Ruth....Needles Station Mechanic
Rudy Wurlitzer....Hot Rod Driver (as Rudolph Wurlitzer)
Jaclyn Hellman....Driver's Girl
Bill Keller....Texas Hitchhiker
Harry Dean Stanton....Oklahoma Hitchhiker (as H.D. Stanton)
Don Samuels....Texas Policeman
Charles Moore....Texas Policeman
Tom Green....Boswell Attendant
W.H. Harrison....Parts Store Owner
Alan Vint....Man in Roadhouse
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