A film that I think’d be a good idea to check out in relation to this thread is the 1976 film “Cannonball” starring David Carradine (The “Bill” in “Kill Bill”). It’s got going for it the fact that: it’s an exploitation film, it’s a car chase film, high speeds are involved, it was made in the 70’s (obviously),
LOTS of crashes are seen in it, and people are trying to kill people with their cars in it. One critic called it I believe “A definitive drive-in car chase film”. Maybe Q. saw and was influenced to some degree by this film, ya think?