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:
Kick off your Hilton Head Concours weekend at the 2nd Annual VINTAGE AUTO FILM EXHIBITION presented by MonroneyLabels.com
Celebrating cinematic stories of automotive culture and heritage with an evening of high-octane, BIG-SCREEN nostalgia featuring Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans.
Join us Thursday, November 2nd at Hilton Head’s Coligny Theatre at 6:00PM for our red-carpet welcome reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, special exhibit of classic cars, sponsor displays, and a cash bar. Auto-centric films start at 7:00PM with movie theater concessions available through out the evening.
When & Where:
6:00 PM Thursday Nov. 2nd, 2017 at Coligny Theatre,
1 North Forest Beach Drive #I-5,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
6:00 PM – Red carpet reception & automobile displays
7:00 PM – Screening begins
10:00 PM – Event concludes
With auctions, seminars, tours, test drives and car shows leading up to the main event, there is no shortage of activities on Amelia Island in the days before Sunday's Concours d'Elegance, this year taking place on March 12. For 2017, thanks to Popcorn Octane Productions, there's one more event to pencil in: The Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition, taking place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, in downtown Fernandina Beach.
The event will feature a trio of films sure to appeal to hard-core driving enthusiasts. The first, Climb Dance, is a five-minute short that recaptures the excitement of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1988 and 1989, when the majority of the “Race to the Clouds” took place on dirt and gravel, sans guard rails. Produced by Peugeot, directed by Jean Louis Mourney and recently remastered in high-definition, the sometimes heart-stopping clip has been described as “the benchmark for modern automotive filmmakers.”
Next up is The Red Grifo, a 20-minute film produced and directed by Guy Smith that recounts the impact of a Corvette-powered, Giugiaro-styled, Bizzarrini-designed Iso Grifo across generations of a family. Released in 2016, the critically acclaimed film (also from Popcorn Octane Productions) has been selected for screening at the 2016 London Motor Film Festival, the 2016 Charlotte Film Festival and the 2017 Beaufort International Film Festival.
Finally, the night is capped off by a screening of Adam Carolla’s 2016 documentary, The 24-Hour War, which tells the story of the epic battle between Ferrari and Ford at Le Mans in the mid-1960s. The opening salvo was fired by Enzo Ferrari, who, after being told he would not be in control of Ferrari’s racing efforts, walked away from an already-inked deal to sell his company to Henry Ford II. Enraged, Ford ordered his company to construct a car that would best Ferrari on one of racing’s grandest stages. The result was the Ford GT40, which would put an end to Ferrari’s long-standing dominance on the Circuit de la Sarthe, eventually becoming one of the most iconic endurance racing cars of the 20th century.
Other films may be added at the discretion of event organizers. The Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition will take place at the Amelia Community Theater, located at 207 Cedar Street in Fernandina Beach, Florida. The evening begins with a reception at 6:00, followed by the screenings at 7:00. Tickets are $20; for more information, or to purchase tickets, visit AmeliaMotoringFilmExhibition.com.
Enjoy a special one-night event presented by The Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition as they host a selection of high-octane automotive films featuring:
Thursday evening March 9 to rev-up the Concours weekend!
The 24-Hour War showcases the famous battle between automotive giants Ferrari and Ford as they went head-to-head in the 1960’s on racing’s biggest stage – Le Mans.
The Red Grifo finds a home amongst the well documented show field at Amelia by chronicling the journey of one man to reconnect with his late father through their shared passion for a rare Italian touring car that boasts the signatures of Bizzarrini and Giugiaro.
Sprinkle in Peugeot’s epic short film Climb Dance, a riveting ride to the top of Pikes Peak in the late 80s, and auto aficionados and film buffs alike are sure to walk away from the theater with a smile.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at http://www.AmeliaMotoringFilmExhibition.com
Movie trailers and films summaries at http://www.AmeliaMotoringFilmExhibition.com
Endurance Icon Hurley Haywood gives a glimpse into his work ethic, his relationship with Brumos, and a short history on three iconic Porsche sports cars from the Brumos collection: Porsche 917/10 Can-Am, 911 RSR, and Peter Gregg's Championship winning 935.
You don't become America's most decorated endurance driver in history by taking the easy route. Approaching the 1977 24 Hours of Daytona racing legend Hurley Haywood was faced with such a dilemma. Should he conform to the new generation of Porsche Turbos that came to compete or should he stick with the tried-and-true, however severely out horse powered, Porsche 911 RSR.
Haywood, who we filmed with during the Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance and Savannah Speed Classic, tells us "The turbo cars were something I felt were unproven." But when his #43 RSR qualified at the rear of the field Haywood really began doubting his chances of success. "I thought, what have you done?". Once the green flag dropped the competition started having reliability issues. As Haywood found himself piloting for an eight-hour stint at night the #43 RSR rose to the top of the scoring pylon - and never looked back.
During the Savannah Speed Classic, which is a full weekend of Historic SportsCar Racing sanctioned races, Haywood was behind the wheel of a modern Porsche GT3 Cup two-seater giving hot lap rides to spectators. A few days later he took on the role of Honorary Chairman for the Concours d'Elegance. "This is my first time judging at Hilton Head … I've done the Speed Classic down in Savannah for a number of years but my first time here at Hilton Head and its really a nice venue, the manufactures really support it, the fans, and it's in a beautiful area."
Brumos Porsche, whom Haywood has been associated with for most of his career, fielded three legendary Porsches from their collection including his Daytona winning Porsche 911 RSR along with the Can-Am championship winning Porsche 917/10 and Peter Gregg's championship winning Porsche 935. In our short film, “Endurance Icon: Hurley Haywood”, Haywood gives us a brief history and some insight into these race cars. While Haywood claims to have retired from racing he shows no signs of letting off of the gas.
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