Jalopnik Film Festival Launch Party To Feature Stars Of Track And Screen

This year's Jalopnik Film Festival kick-off party will again feature a mixture of the coolest car people we could assemble in one room (and still have room for cars), including race car drivers, directors, television personalities and at least one Raphael Orlove. We'll also debut Ignition, the short film produced with… » 10/28/14 2:00pm Tuesday 2:00pm

The 1955 Chevy From "Two Lane Blacktop" Is Going To Auction

Whether you think Monte Hellman's cultish, 1971 road film, "Two Lane Blacktop" is a masterpiece of nuance, or the ultimate WTF moment in cinema, you can own a major piece of it. One of three 1955 Chevy 150s from the film is going to auction. » 10/27/14 9:00am Monday 9:00am

The Jalopnik Film Festival Is Sold Out, Sorry

Well, you can't say we didn't warn you. Despite expanding from one screen for one showing to an entire theater for two screenings we've still run out of seats for this year's film festival two weeks early. If you didn't get a ticket we'll still be having a party at the theater (details to come) and you can still buy a… » 10/24/14 1:13pm 10/24/14 1:13pm

What's The Best Car Story Ever Told In One Minute Or Less?

The Jalopnik Film Festival is as much, or more, about storytelling than it is about burnouts and car porn. Car commercials are often great capsules of storytelling because they have to get to the point in 30 seconds. What are some of the best examples? » 10/22/14 9:13am 10/22/14 9:13am

We're Almost Out Of All Tickets To The Jalopnik Film Festival [UPDATE]

For this year's Jalopnik Film Festival we dramatically increased the number of tickets, expanding to two screenings in three theaters, to try and meet demand. Still, there's a practical limit to how many people we can squeeze into a theater and we're close to it. Buy tickets RIGHT HERE soon or risk missing out! UPDATE » 10/21/14 3:42pm 10/21/14 3:42pm

This Lost Film Brought Tasty V8 Engine Sounds To The Masses

There's one degree of separation between Bruce Kessler, race driver and director of the 1962 film "The Sound of Speed," and James Garner. Kessler once directed an episode of the '70s TV show The Rockford Files, of which Garner was the star. But back to 1962. » 10/14/14 9:00am 10/14/14 9:00am

What's The Best Motorsports Documentary Ever Made?

When it comes to motorsports documentaries, I've always been partial to the gorgeously shot and meticulously edited Dust To Glory, which follows the 2003 running of the Baja 1000. I have to watch it every year, at least. Which other motorsports docs are must-see? » 10/13/14 9:00am 10/13/14 9:00am

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 4:13am 10/12/14 4:13am

VIP Tickets For JFF Sell Out, General Tickets Still Available

BAD NEWS: It's been about 24 hours since we announced the second Jalopnik Film Festival presented by Volvo Cars tickets were on sale and we've already sold out of the VIP tickets. GOOD NEWS: Still general admission tickets left, available here. » 10/07/14 4:55pm 10/07/14 4:55pm

How To Get Your Tickets To The Second Jalopnik Film Festival

The Second Annual Jalopnik Film Festival is even bigger and better than last year, with a mixture of never-before-seen films from some of the most respected names in the car world and work from up-and-comers across two nights in New York City on November 5th and 6th. Tickets for sale HERE on Blipshift and full details… » 10/06/14 2:05pm 10/06/14 2:05pm

This Is The Documentary BMW E30 Fans Have Been Waiting For

The 1984-1991 BMW 3-Series has become an auto-cultural flashpoint. From the rise in interest in (and value of) the E30 M3, to the hoards of E30s descending like boxy locusts on every 24 Hours of LeMons event, to Travis's recent racetrack dalliance in a new 3-Series spec series. If ever a car begged for a documentary,… » 10/03/14 12:39pm 10/03/14 12:39pm

Seven Films Picked By Jury To Be Screened At Jalopnik Film Festival

Our high court of jurists has selected seven films about cars and car culture that will be screened as "Jury Selections" at the Jalopnik Film Festival this November in New York. Here's some information about these films. » 9/22/14 12:30pm 9/22/14 12:30pm

'Ignition' To Be Filmed As Part Of Second Annual Jalopnik Film Festival

This year's Jalopnik Film Festival will have three types of films being screened: pre-selected works by great directors, films reviewed by judges, and a third film submitted by a reader and produced for the festival. We're excited to announce what that film will be. » 9/15/14 11:52am 9/15/14 11:52am

Which Cars Get The Most Screen Time In Movies And TV?

While people've been going back and forth over which is the most iconic movie car of all time – is it the General Lee? The Batmobile? Goddamn Lightning McQueen!? — has anyone stopped to consider which car model's landed the most time on-screen? » 9/04/14 1:24pm 9/04/14 1:24pm

Dax Shepard To Join Jalopnik Film Festival As Judge

As if you weren't already delirious with anticipation over the upcoming Jalopnik Film Festival, the fact that we'll be adding actor, filmmaker, car enthusiast, and future CHiPs director Dax Shepard to the JFF high court may drive you to complete mania. » 9/03/14 2:33pm 9/03/14 2:33pm