We had a ton of entrants in this year’s Jalopnik Film Festival short film contest and, if you were lucky, you saw them out in Los Angeles. However, if you missed it you can see all the films here.
Yesterday was awesome, thanks to everyone who came. More posts and information today and this week as we wake up. Drop your photos and favorite stories in the post below if you came out yesterday/Friday or both.
It’s the greatest day of the year! The third annual Jalopnik Film Festival presented by Mazda starts today with a party and screening and continues through Saturday with a full day of screenings. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re going to either or, hopefully, both.
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…
People often describe Ronin as “the car chase movie.” Yes, it has great car chases. It probably has the best car chases ever committed to celluloid. But to only remember it for that reason is to do the rest of the film a major disservice. Here’s why it remains one of the best action movies ever made.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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, …