Here's The Jalopnik Film Festival Short Film Contest Winner

We had a great slate of 11 shorts selected by our jury for inclusion in the third annual Jalopnik Film Festival presented by Mazda, but only one could win the coveted Audience Choice Award and it was “Building Your Dream Ferrari is a Beautiful Thing” by our friends at Petrolicious. See it below. »9/27/15 5:29pm9/27/15 5:29pm

Meet The Revolutionaries Trying To Make Racing Legal In Cuba

Racing was banned in Cuba when Fidel Castro’s fighters took control of the country and the sport was labeled as elitist. More than half a century later a group of enthusiasts in race cars made from recycled ‘50s American iron are fighting to bring the sport back, as chronicled in Havana Motor Club: a new documentary… »9/23/15 3:58pm9/23/15 3:58pm

Want To Drive The 2016 Miata? We Just Opened Up More Spots

We’re having a big party in Los Angeles this Friday at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar to kickoff the Jalopnik Film Festival, which will include a chance to drive the new Miata. Because we ran out of spots so fast we just opened up some more. RSVP here for the rides and RSVP here for the party. [UPDATE: We just… »9/23/15 12:03pm9/23/15 12:03pm

Alex Roy, Tony Angelo To Talk Ronin At Jalopnik Film Festival

We’re showing Ronin as part of our Film Festival in Los Angeles this week (tickets still on sale here) and before we screen it we’re going to have a panel with automotive bon vivant Alex Roy, drifter Tony Angelo, stunt driver Sera Trimble, and hollywood carfinder Josh Hancock to talk about the film. It should be fun. »9/21/15 3:39pm9/21/15 3:39pm

Being Evel Dives Into The Glory And Tragedy Of The World's Greatest Daredevil

When you trace any of the extreme sports from the X-Games back, almost all roads lead to this man: Evel Knievel. He was the original dare devil - a man made famous for having no fear and taking no caution. Being Evel dives into his past, what drove him to pursue one more jump, and everyone he touched along the way. »9/17/15 4:49pm9/17/15 4:49pm

Come To Our Party In L.A. This Friday, Drive Miatas, Watch A Movie

The third Jalopnik Film Festival presented by Mazda will open with a party, a chance to drive the new MX-5 Miata around an airport, and a screening of Adam Carolla’s Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman on September 25th at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar. RSVP here for the party, full details below. »9/15/15 11:20am9/15/15 11:20am

How Steve McQueen's Quest To Make The Perfect Racing Film Almost Ruined Him

Following the success of Bullitt, a film about the world’s most famous endurance race with Steve McQueen as its star should have been a hit. It wasn’t. Worse, making Le Mans cost McQueen his family, his company, and many of his friends. John McKenna, director of Steve McQueen: The Man And Le Mans, which will be shown… »9/14/15 3:52pm9/14/15 3:52pm

Discount VIP Film Festival Tickets Sold Out, $25 Tickets Still On Sale

Not surprisingly, we are sold out of the $50 early bird VIP tickets for the Jalopnik Film Festival. If you’re in Los Angeles on September 26th the $75 regular VIP passes and the $25 general admission passes are still for sale. Buy them here. You’ll never see more great car films in person for less money. »9/10/15 4:23pm9/10/15 4:23pm

The Aussie Mad Max Is So Much Better Than The Lame U.S. Dubbed Version

You may not realize this, but the Mad Max you grew up watching was likely the American-dubbed version and not the Aussie original. At the Jalopnik Film Festival later this month in Los Angeles we’ll be presenting the Aussie version. Just watch these two clips and you’ll see why. »9/09/15 3:31pm9/09/15 3:31pm

See McQueen, De Niro, Knievel, Mad Max: $50 VIP Tickets Still Available

We told you most of the details of the third annual Jalopnik Film Festival in LA yesterday when we put tickets on sale, but because of a computer issue it appeared to some that our discounted VIP tickets were sold out. They’re not. Buy them here (or call 888-929-7849) and see Ronin, Steve McQueen The Man And Le Mans, … »9/04/15 12:19pm9/04/15 12:19pm

The Jalopnik Film Festival Will Be Earth's Greatest Car-Film Event Ever

The third Jalopnik Film Festival will open with a party and a screening of Adam Carolla’s Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman on September 25th in LA, followed by a full-day of films and panels on September 26th that include Ronin, Being Evel, and Havana Motor Club and Steve McQueen: The Man And Le Mans. Get your … »9/03/15 6:00pm9/03/15 6:00pm