The Driver spins out of Los Angeles with The Mechanic after winning a late night drag race. The two young men head south east on the freeway, stopping only for food, gas or a delicate adjustment on their primer grey '55 Chevrolet. Outside of Flagstaff, they take time out for lunch at a diner. When they return to their car, there is a new passenger in the back - a girl with a tear stained face. No questions are asked: No explanation is offered. They move off. When they hit Santa Fe, they cruise up and down the streets, looking for an unsuspecting country boy to challenge their beaten up Sedan. They find him sooner than expected in a '32 Ford Roadster, follow him to the outskirts of town, race him and beat him. That night the girl shares a hotel room with The Mechanic, while The Driver prowls the bars.