Is The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster As Good As The Coupe?

Are there too many variants of good sports cars? Does a great coupe always need a convertible version? Are open-top cars less worthy of factory performance tuning than coupes? These are questions that haunt the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, whose raffish charms as a magnificent, snarling tin-top apply have been ported… » 10/21/14 12:01pm Today 12:01pm

This Lost Film Brought Tasty V8 Engine Sounds To The Masses

There's one degree of separation between Bruce Kessler, race driver and director of the 1962 film "The Sound of Speed," and James Garner. Kessler once directed an episode of the '70s TV show The Rockford Files, of which Garner was the star. But back to 1962. » 10/14/14 9:00am 10/14/14 9:00am

What's The Best Motorsports Documentary Ever Made?

When it comes to motorsports documentaries, I've always been partial to the gorgeously shot and meticulously edited Dust To Glory, which follows the 2003 running of the Baja 1000. I have to watch it every year, at least. Which other motorsports docs are must-see? » 10/13/14 9:00am 10/13/14 9:00am

Quentin Tarantino Is Bringing "The Racing Scene" To Los Angeles

As every film buff who's been following Quentin Tarantino's programming of the revitalized New Beverly Theater in Los Angeles knows, he's got a great stash. This week, it's a double-feature that's up our alley: The McQueen classic Le Mans and a seldom-seen 1970 documentary that follows the motorsports exploits of film… » 10/12/14 4:13am 10/12/14 4:13am

This Is The Documentary BMW E30 Fans Have Been Waiting For

The 1984-1991 BMW 3-Series has become an auto-cultural flashpoint. From the rise in interest in (and value of) the E30 M3, to the hoards of E30s descending like boxy locusts on every 24 Hours of LeMons event, to Travis's recent racetrack dalliance in a new 3-Series spec series. If ever a car begged for a documentary,… » 10/03/14 12:39pm 10/03/14 12:39pm

Here's How To Submit Your Car Films To The Jalopnik Film Festival

Filmmakers, videographers, shooters, editors: You have great footage, we've got a film festival. And it's really easy to submit your stuff. Have a great idea but don't have the means to produce it? Volvo has your back. Here's everything you need to know. » 8/12/14 8:39am 8/12/14 8:39am

What Are Your Favorite Car Films Ever?

With the conversation about the Jalopnik Film Festival starting now, and lasting at least three months before the big day, we should start by compiling an official canon of all of our favorite car films, action sequences and clips. Think of these as the benchmark cuts. » 8/08/14 2:52pm 8/08/14 2:52pm