The Television Motion Picture Car Club is a private organization where those in the television, motion picture, music, radio, sports and motorsports industries can get together, connect with old friends, make new ones and share their passion for the automobile. Founded in 2009 by entertainment industry insiders, membership is by invitation only and all member candidates must be sponsored by a member in good standing, before they will be considered for membership.
The TMPCC is one of the most unique and publicized car clubs on the planet. We have been featured on television shows and radio programs, as well as in newspapers, magazines and social media worldwide. The continued success of the club can be attributed to the dedicated and hard working individuals listed below.
President and Founder
Ken grew up in Chicago, Illinois during the muscle car era of the 1960’s. In the 1970’s he raced cars at drag strips in the Midwest and worked as a mechanic on a rear engine dragster team before making his move into the world of entertainment. He started his television career in 1979 at a Post Production house in Chicago. A few years later he was recruited to work at NBC and then received a job offer from CBS Television City in Hollywood, California, where he edited shows, specials and promos over a period of more than two decades. He became a Supervisor in 2007 and is responsible for overseeing a talented team of editors who format the shows for the CBS and CW (CBS/Warner Brothers) Television Networks. In 2009, Ken realized the entertainment industry never had a car club, so he founded the TMPCC.
Phil joined the Television Motion Picture Car Club in 2011. He became an advisor to our Executive Committee in 2012 and was promoted to Vice President in 2015. Phil is a former stuntman, stunt coordinator and stunt driver. He is the President and Founder of “Next Pictures”, a picture car company that supplies vehicles to the television and motion picture industry. He is also called upon by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to supply vehicles for the Oscars Awards Shows. Phil is a serious car guy who has owned numerous vehicles over the years. His current collection includes a 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe, 1957 Chevrolet Apache, a Porsche 928 and several other cool rides.
Director: Celebrity and Studio Relations
Glen hails from the suburbs of Chicago and spent most of his time in the acting conservatories of Chicago and London before moving to Los Angeles. Glen’s path led him to a career supplying audio and video equipment to the television and motion picture industries. He is a serious car guy who performed a ground up restoration on his numbers matching 1966 428 cubic inch tri-power Pontiac GTO. As a testament to his skills, Glen’s GTO has won numerous awards since its completion. After joining the TMPCC, Glen became a key player, and in December of 2012 he did his first on camera appearance as a club officer on the television show “Beverly Hills Pawn”.
Ed is a veteran actor who has appeared on television, in motion pictures and more than 50 national commercials. He is also an automotive expert, who lends his expertise to those looking to purchase, lease or sell a vehicle. Because of this, he is affectionately called “Ed Car Guy” so he started a website by the same name and now helps not only those in our industry, but anyone looking to buy or sell a vehicle. Ed is also a vehicle coordinator for “Burbank on Parade” and “The Hollywood Christmas Parade”. He owns several vehicles including a 1964 Oldsmobile Night Eight convertible named Ginger (after the character played by Tina Louise on Gilligan’s Island) because she attracts so much attention where ever she goes.
Joe is a 20 year veteran of our industry who worked as a music editor in the recording, film and television side of our business. He started his own company as an independent Apple Certified Technician and Personal Technology Consultant. His extensive knowledge of computer operating systems and programs, including the Digidesign Pro Tools Audio Production System, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer and the Final Cut Pro editing systems keep him busy as a trustworthy consultant to those who make their living editing television shows and motion pictures. He owns several vehicles, including a 1993 Porsche 928 GTS that he drove to a first place finish in the “Silver State Classic”. Joe is also involved in the annual “Toys for Tots Charity Car Show” (Motor4Toys) and he is a regular competitor in the Braille Institute’s Rally (an event where competitors are navigated by blind children from the Braille Institute through the streets of Los Angeles to the finish line in Orange County, California).
WILLIAM “SKEETER” RADER
William “Skeeter” Rader has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA since 1983. He has worked on both sides of the camera as a video assist, art director, technical consultant, casting director and actor. He has also performed work as a stuntman, specializing in vehicles, horses and weapons. Skeeter has appeared in motion pictures, television shows, commercials and music videos. He was vital in developing the aftermarket division of Vista Ford/Lincoln called Vista Ford Racing in Southern California. Skeeter also produces automotive events under his company “Rodding Around” and he works with the SEMA Action Network to further the automotive hobby both nationally and internationally.
Steve joined the TMPCC in 2012. We rely on his organizational skills to help insure that our events run smoothly. Steve is one of the first faces our members see when they arrive at a TMPCC event. He is also in charge of the parking team that gets all the vehicles into position for our car shows. In addition, Steve has written articles and photographed vehicles for numerous automotive publications. His current show car is a 2008 Shelby Mustang GTC named “Jessica” that you can see on display not only at TMPCC shows, but at events all over the southwest.
ROBERT HENRY RATINOFF
Chief Judge and Advisor
Robert joined the TMPCC in 2012. He is the President of Classic Auto Rental Services, supplying vehicles for hit television shows, block buster motion pictures, commercials and magazines. Robert is also a judge for several of the world’s most prestigious Automotive Concours. When we host an event where judging is required, we know we can rely on Robert to be a fair and non-partisan Chief Judge. We are privileged to have him on our Executive Committee.
Steve is the Chairman Emeritus of the Petersen Automotive Museum. He is also an Entertainment Industry Attorney who has been invaluable as an advisor on legal matters concerning the TMPCC. Steve is a consummate gear head and hot rodder, having built and owned many hot rods in his lifetime. He is also a restorer, a drag racer (with 25 NHRA National Records) and a vintage sports car racer in Production classes, Sports Racer classes, Can Am and Trans Am.
Peter joined the TMPCC in 2010 as our Web Designer. He has participated in the annual Braille Rallye (an event where competitors are navigated by blind children from the Braille Institute through the streets of Los Angeles to the finish line in Orange County, California). Peter has also competed twice in the Fireball Run Adventurally (the Race to Recover America’s Missing Children) and he assists Team Timecar as a strategist. He owns PC Creative Design, an internet and graphics design company in Southern California.