A truly demented film. None of the pieces really fit together, but they're very interesting pieces and a reminder of just how gloriously gonzo movies could be in the seventies. Paul Bartel wanted to make comedies (albeit rather strange ones like "Private Parts"). But after the success of "Death Race 2000" he found himself recast as an action director and was prevailed upon to make this entry in the "Goodtime Car Race Across The Country" genre. So his unhappiness with the assignment is constantly at war with his professional approach to the material, resulting in a movie that combines yee-haw good ol' boy schtick with a real, unblinking nihilism. Among the racers are David Carradine, Bill McKinney and Mary Woronov. Among the people they meet are Dick Miller, Martin Scorsese and Gerritt Graham. It's all sort of like a post-Watergate "Whacky Races", but an episode during which the cold realisation gradually dawns that, this time, Dastardly and Muttley might get killed.