About the Show
This film tells the hilarious story of the first transcontinental automobile trip, an adventure undertaken in 1903 by Dr Horatio Nelson Jackson. Travelling in a 20-horsepower 1903 Winton touring car with a driving partner and a bulldog named Bud, Jackson set off from San Francisco to win a $50 bet and prove that the newfangled 'horseless carriage' really had a future. They splashed through streams, got stuck in buffalo wallows, bounced over railroad trestles and suffered every imaginable breakdown and delay, at one stage being towed by a cowboy and his horse. Eventually they arrived in New York City 63 days later to great national applause. Tom Hanks voices the part of Horatio.