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The working title of the film was Hot Rod Rock. The following written epilogue appears onscreen: "This story is true-only the facts have been changed." In the onscreen credits, executive producer Charles "Buddy" Rogers' name does not appear, as it usually did onscreen, with quotation marks around "Buddy." According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, Ferde Grofe, Jr. was to co-produce for Rogers and Edward Cahn was set to direct. Recording artist Gene Vincent and his group, the Red Caps, appear in the film as themselves. Although an April 1958 Daily Variety news item adds Esther Dale to the cast, her appearance in the final film has not been confirmed.