They used a starion in the movie as well...I can't remember which one though.
In Cannonball Run II.
Speaking of which... love this song from the second film. And I love the theme song. lol.
They play this as the teams take off in the second film, like where bigfoot runs over a porsche.
What's the story on the GL 4WD turbo hatch ending up at Washington? Did the dude build it for them when it was brand new? Sounds like that car probably has a pretty cool story behind it.
It scares the bejesus out of me that someone, somewhere ordered the Lusitania with front drum brakes.