Welcome to the official website of the Television Motion Picture Car Club, the world’s first and only car club for those in the television, motion picture, music, radio, sports and motorsports industries.
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 listing them all would take all day.
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, Steve McQueen, James Garner and Paul Newman raced cars when they weren't on set. Ricky Nelson owned several Porsche's, Elvis Presley owned a DeTomaso Pantera and Frank Sinatra owned a Lamborghini Mura, a 1955 Thunderbird and many other choice rides.
In the present day, Tim Allen, Adam Carolla, Patrick Dempsey, Jay Leno, Joe Rogan, Sylvester Stallone, Christopher Titus, Mark Wahlberg 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, 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. But you don't need to own a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Batmobile to be in the club, any vehicle you're proud to own is welcome.
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, Mike and Molly, Hawaii Five-O and NCIS. Television shows our members have hosted, worked on or been featured in include: American Icon: The Hot Rod, Car Warriors, Hollywood Treasure, Hot Rod TV, Rides, Speed TV’s Test Drive, Top Gear, Ultimate Car Build Off, The World’s Most Expensive Rides, and many more.
We host several private events and we also attend many public events each year. Information about our private events is forwarded to our members via email, which allows us to keep the dates and destinations secret from the general public. This 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 Fourth of July Fireworks Festival at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California.
The Television Motion Picture Car Club is one of the most unique and publicized car clubs in the world. It is open to anyone in the entertainment industry but we also allow a small percentage of non-entertainment industry people into the club each year. This includes celebrated car builders and prominent car collectors.
Membership in the TMPCC allows you to attend our private car shows and tours held at various television and motion picture studios in the Los Angeles area. We also visit custom car shops, public car shows and other automotive events in and around Southern California. You can take advantage of the discounts offered on our Members page and you will receive a laminated membership badge and our hot rod motion picture camera on wheels decal for your vehicle. To join, just go to the JOIN TMPCC page on this website.
If you would like to feature the Television Motion Picture Car Club, our members or their vehicles in any media, from magazines to television, radio to motion pictures, contact us at TMPCC@TMPCC.ORG
We encourage you to join and hope to see you at our next event, where you never know what you'll see or who you'll meet.