Welcome to the website of the Television Motion Picture Car Club, the world’s only car club for those in the television, motion picture, music, radio, sports and motorsports industries. TMPCC is a private club and membership is by invitation only.
The history of Hollywood's love affair with the automobile goes back to the early days of motion pictures. Ever see a Keystone Cops short with all those death defying chase scenes? How about more recent films like: American Graffiti, Bullitt, Days of Thunder, The Driver, The Fast and the Furious, Gone in 60 Seconds, Grand Prix, The Italian Job, Le Mans, The Transporter or Vanishing Point. There are many more, but you get the idea.
The actors of Hollywood's Golden Era were also passionate about cars. Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Jean Harlow, Tyrone Power and many others owned the fastest and most exotic cars of their day. Actors who came into their own in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, like James Dean, James Garner, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman raced cars when they weren’t on set. Ricky Nelson was a Porsche guy; Elvis Presley owned many cars including a DeTomaso Pantera; and Frank Sinatra owned a Lamborghini Mura, a 1955 Thunderbird and several other cherished rides.
In the present day, Tim Allen, Adam Carolla, Patrick Dempsey, Jeff Dunham, Jay Leno, Joe Rogan, Sylvester Stallone, Christopher Titus and many other well-known personalities are carrying on the tradition of owning and driving some of the coolest vehicles on the road.
TMPCC has organized this legacy into the first car club of its kind, a club where anyone who works or has worked in the entertainment, sports or motorsports communities can get together, connect with old friends, make new ones and share their passion for the automobile. Members own everything from daily drivers to exotics, classics to muscle cars, sports cars to customs, hot rods to motorcycles, some even own famous vehicles from television and motion pictures. We don’t care what you own; the common bond shared by all our members is that we’re car guys and gals.
Our members have worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes on many hit television shows and block buster motion pictures. A small sample includes: Transformers, The Fast and the Furious, The Day After Tomorrow, Get Smart, Starsky and Hutch, Bulletproof, Rush Hour 3, The Bucket List, Grindhouse, The Green Hornet, Batman, Aliens, Predator, Crank High Voltage, Faster, Mission Impossible III, The Prestige, Knight and Day, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Bad Teacher, Men in Black III, Looper, 24, Alias, Lost, Entourage, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, CSI, Chuck, My Name is Earl, Grey’s Anatomy, Hollywood Treasure, Mike and Molly, Hawaii Five-O, NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles and others. Automotive shows our members have hosted, worked on or been featured in include: American Icon: The Hot Rod, The Car Chasers, Car Warriors, Driven, Hot Rod TV, Rides, Rock My RV, Test Drive, Top Gear, Ultimate Car Build Off, The World’s Most Expensive Rides, and many more.
We host private events and we also attend many public events each year. Information about our private events is only forwarded to our members. This allows us to keep the dates and destinations secret from the prying eyes of the general public. This also helps insure that our members aren’t bothered by gawkers, stalkers or the paparazzi on event days.
The only events we post in the public domain are those where the public is allowed to attend. One example is our annual car show, which is a charity event held in conjunction with the Fireworks Festival at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California every July 4th. This is a family friendly event with food, live entertainment, our car show and one of the best fireworks displays in Los Angeles.
The Television Motion Picture Car Club has grown to become one of the most publicized car clubs in the world. If you would like to feature our club, our members or their vehicles in any media, contact us at TMPCC@TMPCC.ORG