APEX: The Secret Race Across America Coming To iTunes On December 21

by | Dec 5, 0019 | Articles, Videos

Our critically acclaimed film, APEX: The Secret Race Across America will be available on iTunes globally starting December 21st, 2019. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who has always wanted to see the true story of the Cannonball Run and how records are really broken.

The Secret Race Across America tells the true story of what happened after the Cannonball Run ended in 1979, the rise of the U.S. Express, and the seemingly unbreakable NY to LA 32 hour record set in 1983, when FBI scrutiny forced an end to the secretive races. Or did it? Decades later, two men get in a car and attempt to break the unbreakable record. Narrated by Ice-T, this film shatters the myths surrounding the transcontinental record and shows never-before-seen footage from the Cannonball, U.S. Express and modern runs.

"[Roy's] drive packs enough tension and true unpredictability that it’s worth the price of admission." 

     - Patrick George, Jalopnik
"It’s idiocy like this that captures the imagination. I have never, nor will ever publicly endorse anything Alex does because it’s mostly un-endorsable. But a bit of me, and most of you secretly want to do the shit he does. Brazen, law-bending, and attempted for no better reason than ‘fuck it, why not’, Apex 2 needs watching. But this is not an endorsement.”

     - Chris Harris
"Regardless of your take on illegal motorsport—for the record, it's not something we endorse here at Ars—The Secret Race for America is an enjoyable documentary and worth your time. For one thing, it provides a previously unseen look at the racing world's counterculture in the years before Reagan. Even 2006 feels like a bygone era, before GPS and Waze and adaptive cruise control and cars with built-in night vision became a real thing. For another, the documentary secured Ice-T as the narrator. Yes, that Ice-T, who is as good as you might expect." 

     - Jonathan Gitlin, Ars Technica
"The Definitive Documentary on Transcontinental Racing"
     - Road & Track

The film features interviews and footage of participants from the many eras of transcontinental racing including journalist Alex Roy (record holder/participant), SimCity creator Will Wright (record holder/participant), Indy 500 winner & racer Bobby Unser (participant), Cannonball Run writer/founder Brock Yates (record holder/participant), journalist Matt Farah, and many more.

This is the second film from APEX, following the successful APEX: The Story of the Hypercar (viewable on Netflix and available for purchase from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and YouTube.)