HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC - JUNE 1, 2022 - This year’s Grand Motoring Film Festival will once again raise the bar for fans of the cinematic and automotive arts. For the first time, the festival is actively seeking out bold new cinematic explorations of the automotive arts, regardless of length or format, to be judged by a panel of experts for the top prize of the event.
“The festival has always been a way for us to celebrate that intersection between cars and film, so it’s a genuine thrill to extend that celebration to the filmmakers themselves,” said GMFF founder Guy Smith.
Grand Motoring Film Festival finalists and winners will represent the best documentaries, web videos, brand films, TV shows and more, and entries across the landscape of automotive cinema are invited to submit. Films and videos will be reviewed by an esteemed group of judges representing film and television, automotive, and media industries with awards to be given out on November 3, 2022.
Now entering its sixth year, the Grand Motoring Film Festival has established itself as a premiere event in the motoring community, celebrating the intersection of the automotive and cinematic arts. Bringing automotive aficionados and film enthusiasts together to showcase and recognize the most outstanding work created by independent filmmakers, journalists, students, production companies and advertising agencies, the Grand Motoring Film Festival is uniquely positioned to become North America’s premier motoring film festival.
When & Where: 5:00PM - 9:00PM:
The Grand Motoring Film Festival will be held November 3, 2022 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.
Popular annual motoring film festival announces featured film,
special guests as part of 5th annual edition.
AMELIA ISLAND, FL, APRIL 27, 2021 – Since its inception in 2017, the Grand Motoring Hangar Night has thrilled audiences with the breathtaking confluence of cinematic art and automotive excitement. This year, however, the festivities kick into high gear with a slew of special events throughout the evening.
As the southeast’s premiere source for automotive films, Grand Motoring has screened some legendary movies such as “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman,” “The 24 Hour War” and “Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans.” This year’s featured film, shown alongside a series of acclaimed shorts, takes moviegoers inside the illegal, underground world of U.S. transcontinental racing with “APEX: The Secret Race Across America.”
The first, Hagerty’s Amelia Island or Bust Tour, will end their multi-day rally at the event for the fifth consecutive year. Starting off outside of Baltimore on May 15, this rally will criss-cross the backroads of the southeastern U.S. before roaring into the finish line at Hangar Night.
The second rally is the Amelia Island region’s home-grown “Coastal Motoring Tour,” organized by Concours LLC. Launching from the legendary Brumos Collection, and running through some of the area’s most scenic highways and byways, the Coastal Motoring Tour will arrive just in time for Hangar Night.
“Every year we try to find some way to top the previous installment of Grand Motoring Hangar Night,” said organizer Guy Smith. “Already our fifth annual event is shaping up to the best ever, and we still have a few surprise announcements to make as we get closer to pulling back the curtain.”
Presenting sponsor for Grand Motoring Hangar Night will be long-time supporter of the event MonroneyLabels.com. Offering meticulous reproductions of original automobile window stickers, MonroneyLabels.com puts the power to research a used car in the hands of buyers and sellers. “We have been proud to support Grand Motoring Hangar Night since the very beginning,” said Ned Nielsen of MonroneyLabels.com. “We couldn’t think of a better way to salute the art of the automobile.”
In addition to inspired films, static displays and celebrations of automotive culture, guests at Grand Motoring Hangar Night will enjoy delicious cuisine prepared safely as well as stringent safety protocols, temperature checks and social distancing.
Advanced registration required. For more information, visit www.grandmotoring.com/amelia-hangar-night
When & Where: 6:00PM-10:00PM Thursday, May 20, 2021, at the Amelia Aerodrome, located off of Shannon Road, Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, Amelia Island Florida 32034. (Registered guests provided address and parking instructions.)
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February 27, 2020
Continuing on a tradition of pairing the cinematic and automotive arts, the Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition returns for its fourth consecutive year Thursday March 5 to usher in the Amelia Concours weekend.
This year’s featured film is the critically acclaimed “Blink of an Eye” by award winning director Paul Taublieb.
The documentary chronicles racing driver Michael Watlrip’s struggles of racing 462 races without a single win in NASCAR, while in the shadow of his successful brother Darrell, before being hired to drive for Dale Earnhardt, the most feared and iconic driver in NASCAR history. Culminating with Waltrip’s first win in the most tragic of circumstances.
The special one-night event moves to a new venue on Amelia Island and begins with a reception marked by light appetizers and cocktails from 6 p.m., giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy a display of classic and collector automobiles. At 7 p.m. films take center stage. Including the award winning short film “The Racer” that follows the life of a man who reflects on his passion for motor racing from the time he was a young boy. Premiering is short the film “Four Cam Jam” about a special event designed to celebrate and enjoy iconic Porsche four-cam models, plus the latest Hagerty “Why I Drive” and “Redline Rebuild”
The event will wave the checkered flag on the Hagerty Touring Series – Amelia Island or Bust Edition rally. The rally starts in Gettysburg Pennsylvania on February 29 and follows a scenic route that leads cars & drivers down the East Coast before arriving in Amelia Island on March 5. Participating vehicles will be on display during the event, giving guests a chance to get up close and personal with these marvelous machines.
Advance registration required and tickets ($25) can be purchased online at www.ameliamotoringfilmexhibition.com.
For those not able to attend the event, “Blink of an Eye” is now available on DVD/Blu-Ray and major streaming services, visit www.blinkofaneyefilm.com for more information.
When & Where:
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Thursday, March 5, 2020. The host venue, Amelia Aerodrome, is located off of Shannon Road, adjacent to the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, Amelia Island Florida 32034
Hilton Head Capital Partners, Hagerty, Sandhills Motoring Festival, Road Scholars, Eight Flags Autosports, RaceLink, MonroneyLabels.com
Continuing on a tradition of pairing the cinematic and automotive arts, the Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition returns for its fourth consecutive year Thursday, March 5 to usher in the Amelia Concours weekend at a NEW VENUE for 2020.
Join us for an evening of cinematic stories of automotive culture and heritage featuring the critically acclaimed documentary “Blink of an Eye” plus short films “Four Cam Jam”, “The Racer”, and the latest Hagerty “Why I Drive” and “Redline Rebuild”.
Once again we’re waving the checkered flag on the Hagerty Touring Series – Amelia Island or Bust Edition rally with participating vehicles will be on display during the event, giving guests a chance to get up close and personal with these marvelous machines while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and plenty of popcorn.
When & Where:
6:00PM Thursday March 5, 2020 Amelia Aerodrome
6:00 PM – Reception, Vehicle Displays, Food & Drink
7:10 PM – Film Screenings
10:00 PM – Event concludes
Returning film festival pleases movie buffs and auto enthusiasts alike with a slate of high- octane automotive films and displays on Thursday March 8 to rev-up the Amelia Concours weekend
AMELIA ISLAND, FL. Last year, the Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition proved to be a smash hit, injecting some cinematic horsepower into Concours weekend. The 2018 installment looks to up the ante with a slew of films and shorts that celebrate the art of the automobile.
Presenting sponsor MonroneyLabels.com and Popcorn Octane Productions have assembled a cinematic tour de force with the 2018 installment. This year films include “Endurance Icon: Hurley Haywood” a short film that highlights the American racing legend and a few of the cars that helped catapult him, Peter Gregg, and Brumos Porsche into endurance racing fame. The feature presentation will be “No Limits – Impossible is Just a Word,” which takes viewers on an emotional journey alongside ex-Formula 1 driver, two-time Indy Car champion and Paralympic gold-medalist Alex Zanardi as he prepares for one of the most famous endurance races in the world: The 24 Hours of Spa.
“We were thrilled to be a part of last year’s inaugural Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition and see what a fantastic addition it was the excitement of Concours weekend,” said Ned Nielsen of MonroneyLabels.com. “Our second annual event looks to continue that tradition of giving automotive enthusiasts an evening of film they won’t forget.”
Of course, the Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition will also give automotive aficionados a few more ways to get into the Concours spirit as it kicks off the weekend. Before the show begins, the exhibition will wave the checkered flag on the Hagerty Touring Series – Amelia Island or Bust Edition rally. Participating vehicles will be on display for the evening, giving guests a chance to get up close and personal with these marvelous machines.
And fans of Hagerty’s popular “Barn Find Hunter” won’t want to miss a special appearance by host Tom Cotter, who will be on hand to present one of his latest episodes.
“Creating this film festival has been a blast. There’s so much to celebrate when it comes to the art of the automobile and the culture that revolves around motoring, and so many fantastic films that embody that spirit,” said event organizer Guy Smith of Popcorn Octane Productions. “We were delighted at the response we received to last year’s event and can’t wait to top that excitement this year.”
The Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition begins with a welcome reception including hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at 6 p.m. Thursday March 8, 2018 at the Amelia River Golf Club (4477 Buccaneer Trail, Amelia Island). Screenings begin at 7 p.m.
Admission to the event is $20. For tickets, movie trailers, and more information, visit ameliamotoringfilmexhibition.com.
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Event Sponsors: Hagerty, Popcorn Octane Productions, Rendezvous Film Festival
AMELIA MOTORING FILM EXHIBITION TO RETURN FOR SECOND YEAR
AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA – Debuting at last year’s Concours weekend, the Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition was an immediate hit with film buffs and automotive aficionados alike. The second installment of this annual exhibition looks to build upon this success as it returns on Thursday March 8, 2018.
Presented by MonroneyLabels.com, this high-octane film festival will include a selection of automotive films including the documentary “No Limits – Impossible is Just a Word”, short film “Endurance Icon: Hurley Haywood”.
And fans of Hagerty’s popular “Barn Find Hunter” won’t want to miss a special appearance by host and noted collector Tom Cotter, who will be on hand to present a recent episode featuring some of his top finds.
The second edition will again expand the cinematic experience by waving the checkered flag the Hagerty Touring Series – Amelia Island or Bust Edition. Participating vehicles will be on display during the reception, giving guests a chance to get up close and personal with these marvelous machines while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and plenty of popcorn.
6:00 PM – Welcome Reception & Vehicle Display (hors d’oeuvres, sponsor display, cash bar)
7:00 PM – Program Begins:
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