Every year a New Year baby starts the race and finishes as Father Time. Who is Father Time racing? Mr. Death of course. Death is hot on his heals and eventually catches up to him, which ends one year and starts the next. This year Johnny's not having it and jumps the track and heads for Anytown to follow his many dreams.
Johnny is a colorful, lively gentleman with a trick up his sleeve. He'll have to use all his tricks to get away from Mr. Death. Disguising himself as a traveling salesman, he uses his powers to try and help the townsfolk, but does more harm than good. Johnny learns a very powerful message in accepting fate and takes his place back in the race of time.