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Road Racers is the 7th episode of Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kids, it aired on Oct 20, 1973.


Plot: he Kids are on a white-water rafting vacation when Mr. Socrates calls them with the ring. He needs them to fly out to Italy and play for the Opening Day of the Road Race, but of course that's just the cover. many valuable diamonds are being stolen right out of hotel rooms and it's the Kid's job to find out why. Once they get to Italy, their arrival takes back seat to the arrival of Mario Angelino the famous Italian race car driver, who arrives exactly the same moment (and immidiatly catches Steffy's eye). They reach their hotel and are greeted by the owner,Marino, who offers to take their sutcases up to their rooms while the Kids get lunch at a restaurant downtown.But once they're gone, his asssistant, the bellhop, goes through their luggage. As the Kids get their pizza, their contact, B-12, arrives disguses as a waiter and gives them a list of the stolen diamonds. AS they take it back to the hotel room to read it, it blows away in Butch's hand. Marino finds it and recognizes it as a list of the diamonds he and the bellhop have stolen. Butch runs into Marino and explains he was chasing a paper that blew away. Giving it back, Marino expects the truth- they are undercover agents. A while later, the Kids are rehearsing for their concert when one of the other hotel guests leaves her room. Marino and the bellhop immediately start ransacking her room and find a diamond in her perfume bottle. Once she comes back, she discovers the robbery and screams. The Kids hear her and chase the owner, who gets away. Later, the Kids are talking to the women. She explains se had the diamond hidden in the bottle of perfume. Elvis uses his nose to smell the perfume on the bottle and the hand of Marino. Convinced Marino is their man, Butch and Merilee go upstairs to imform Mr. Socrates. Angelino the race car driver approaches Steffy and asks her to lunch. Marino asks about Angelino, Wally answers he's on a date with Steffy. Angry, Marino goes after him. Wally goes to Butch's room to tell him, running into Merilee disguised as an Italian flower peddler. Marino calls out Angelino and shows him the ring he had just stolen. Merilee approaches him "selling her flowers" and gets a picture. They chase her and Butch picks her up on a bike. When Buch informs Mr. Socrates, he tells Butch he sent a race car to the Kids and they are to enter the race. Butch qualifies for the race. He will race in the car, Merilee rents a helicopter and flies Wally and Steffy over to the posts where they will service Butch's car. The race progesses, and Butch notices that Angelino has his car's tires changed at every stop, while his own are fine. Figuring it out, he calls merilee and tells her to get the police and meet them at the service station. Angelino notices this and goes into the station. When the Kids and the police get there, the stolen diamonds are nowhere to be found. Marino gets Angelino's car to the car smasher and begins to set it on the conveir belt. Butch, realizing the diamionds are there, jumps onto the belt and manages to find the diamonds and get out before the car gets squished. Marino, Angelino, and the bellhop are arrested.

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