Welcome to the official website of the Television Motion Picture Car Club. TMPCC is the world’s only car club for those in the television, motion picture, music, radio, sports and motorsports industries. We are 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.
When it comes to the actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age, many were car guys. Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power are just a few of the many Hollywood notables who 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.
Fast forward to the present, and you’ll see personalities like Tim Allen, Adam Carolla, Patrick Dempsey, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Sylvester Stallone, Christopher Titus and many others 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 daily drivers, classics, customs, exotics, muscle cars, sports cars, race cars, hot rods and motorcycles. Some even own vehicles you’ve seen on television or in motion pictures. We don’t care what you own, the common bond shared by all our members is that we are enthusiasts. Whether we are on a winding canyon road, a race track or we’re just driving our vehicles to a car show, we enjoy getting behind the wheel of these mechanical masterpieces we call “rolling art”.
TMPCC is one of the most unique and publicized car clubs in the world, with members from almost every major motion picture studio and television network on our roles. Our members have worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes on dozens of hit television series and blockbuster motion pictures. The club itself has been featured in numerous magazine articles, radio shows and television programs worldwide.
We host private “members only” events and we also attend many public events each year. Information about our private events is only forwarded to members. This allows us to keep the dates and destinations secret from the prying eyes of the general public, which helps insure that our members aren’t bothered by gawkers, stalkers or the paparazzi on private 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, activities for the children, our car show and one of the best fireworks displays in Los Angeles.
As you can see, the Television Motion Picture Car Club is a very special organization. Whether it’s our private tours of the most celebrated custom car shops in California, our Annual Car Show at CBS Studio Center every July 4th, our private Drive-In Movie Night every Fall, our upcoming track day events starting in 2015, or any of the other events we host or attend, we always have a great time. Add in the discounts our members receive from many of our sponsors, and you can see why we’re a club every entertainment industry car guy or car gal should be part of.
If you would like to be considered for membership, visit the JOIN TMPCC page on this website.
Information for becoming a TMPCC sponsor can also be found on our JOIN TMPCC page.
If you would like to feature our club, our members or their vehicles in any media, contact us at TMPCC@TMPCC.ORG