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, Cannonball Run, Days of Thunder, 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.
Many of the actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age 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.
Fast forward to the present and you’ll see well known personalities such as Tim Allen, Nicolas Cage, Adam Carolla, Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and many others driving some of the coolest vehicles on the road.
The Television Motion Picture Car Club was founded in 2009 by entertainment industry insiders who organized this legacy into the first car club of its kind, an organization where anyone who works in or is associated with 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.
Our members have worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes on hundreds of hit television shows and blockbuster motion pictures. Some are Academy Award winners, Emmy Award winners, Screen Actors Guild Award winners, Taurus Stunt Award winners and more. The club and our members have been featured in newspapers and magazines, and on radio and television shows worldwide.
Our West Coast Chapter is based in Los Angeles, California, and our Southern Chapter is based in Senoia, Georgia. Both Chapters host private members only events and they also attend various public events each year. When it comes to our private events, and whether they are held on the West Coast or in the South, information about TMPCC’s 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 more recognized members are not bothered by gawkers, stalkers or the paparazzi on private event days.
As you can see, the Television Motion Picture Car Club is a very special organization. Whether it’s our exclusive private events or any of the other events we host or attend, this is a club like no other. Add in the discounts and preferred treatment our members receive from many of our sponsors, not to mention the friends you will make and the fun you will have, and you can see why this is a club everyone in the entertainment industry should be part of.
If we have piqued your interest, click the JOIN TMPCC link at the top of this website or the red box below to join.