Quentin Tarantino Is Bringing "The Racing Scene" To Los Angeles

As every film buff who's been following Quentin Tarantino's programming of the revitalized New Beverly Theater in Los Angeles knows, he's got a great stash. This week, it's a double-feature that's up our alley: The McQueen classic Le Mans and a seldom-seen 1970 documentary that follows the motorsports exploits of film… » 10/12/14 12:00pm 10/12/14 12:00pm

In Honor Of James Garner, Here's How To Pull A J-Turn

Whether he was sharking cards as Bret Maverick, driving race cars, or outwitting the bad guys as Jim Rockford, James Garner was one of those Hollywood actors who always seemed impossibly cool. And to those who grew up watching him on The Rockford Files, he also helped make the driving technique known as a "J-turn"… » 7/20/14 10:00am 7/20/14 10:00am

Here's Your Chance To Own The Oldsmobile 442 James Garner Raced In Baja

Even without any celebrity connection it's hard to deny the cool factor of a modified 1970 Oldsmobile 442 that is no stranger to off-road racing in Baja. Add in the fact this off-road Olds was built for and piloted by James Garner in 1969 and 1970 and it starts to become clear exactly how awesome this unique vintage… » 3/10/12 12:30pm 3/10/12 12:30pm

The Mystery Of James Garner's Secret Indy Car

James Garner, like a several other notable actors, has a longstanding love of racing. After starring in Grand Prix in 1966, he started a long semi-career in racing, owning a racing team, preparing Ramblers for the Baja 500 race as part of a deal with AMC, and driving Indy 500 pace cars three times. The guy loved… » 2/10/12 4:00pm 2/10/12 4:00pm

Creative Car Hire for Fun and Profit with Jim Rockford

Okay, admittedly, Suzanne Somers isn't a woman we'd generally go out of our way to seduce these days. But back in '74, she was quite the looker, and let's face it, being Jim Rockford isn't entirely unlike being a blogger. Well, except that we can't afford a trailer in Malibu or a gold Firebird Esprit. And the… » 1/30/07 1:45pm 1/30/07 1:45pm

Because Every Luckless Angeleno Needs a Firebird, a Mobile Home and a Mike Post Theme Song

Mike Post and Stephen J. Cannell were no doubt two of the giants of 1970s/80s television. This show, combined with this theme song, were a one-two punch the likes of which wouldn't be seen again until the A-Team. Which, admittedly, came only a few years later, and as awesome as it was, wasn't nearly as witty.… » 8/28/06 5:15pm 8/28/06 5:15pm