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Motion Pictures The Quest

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. Wow, very cool man.
  3. Beachcomber
    Joined: Aug 4, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from Phoenix,AZ

    Amazing Story.....
  4. God Bless the young ones who can carry on the dream!!
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  5. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 452


    On a much lesser scale I can understand the man's passion to fulfill his fathers dream. My father died in 1990. That's what my avatar show's my brother and I driving my dad's cars at the H.A.M.B. drags. I recall our first pass my brother had a fuel problem in his '33 and I noticed he was lagging way back so I let off to make sure he was going to make the pass. We got it back in the pits cleaned out the fuel line with help from a friend and fellow HAMBER and he was able to make some more passes. I only got in one more as I had a wheel cylinder go on the next pass.

    It was great fun and very memorable for us.
  6. racelance
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 8


    Thanks a bundle for your support on our effort to spread the word about the world premiere for "The Quest" documentary. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation to help us achieve our mission (more at: Michael Brown, the producer and dear friend, was incredibly generous allowing the premiere to benefit a cause near and dear to my heart. We're all about spreading the word about amyloidosis, the disease that took my father's life in 2004.

    So to HAMB and your supporters - THANK YOU!

    Life is good,

  7. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 703


    That looks like it will be really good!

    I think we need a showing at the Paramount here in Austin around the time of the Revolution this year!
  8. dumpt_cabrio
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 4

    from Prosper

    Hey Lance, what are the plans for the movie after the Premier? I know I for one would love to see it either on DVD or on a screen in my area.
  9. 21tat
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 830


    Sounds good. We'll be watching for it!
  10. Sweet clip thanks for sharing! Where can I get the DVD?
  11. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,336

    Slim Pickens

    Welcome Lance, To cool. Look forward to its release. How cool driving around with John Fitch. I met him years ago in Lime Rock, CT. Slim
  12. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    Damn it as I am watching it I can't help to keep looking up and staring at this. You did the layout on that didn't you Ryan? I can tell from your type selection.. If not it was made to be the JJ entry!!!! Looks like an incredible film for sure damn it!!!
  13. retro54
    Joined: Apr 1, 2004
    Posts: 736

    from PA

    Jeffrey.. I was thinking along the same lines.. I'm not a huge corvette fan, but that layout alone makes me want to see the movie. Plus I am very close to the location.. haha! Cheers!
  14. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Corvettes don't in general pull me one way or the other. But, I have to say, that #3 car has got to be one of the baddest Corvettes out there as far as I'm concerned. If I had to limit myself to 1 car for the rest of my life, I could probably be pretty satisfied with that one.

    And dig the story behind it too. I'll check it out for sure when it's out.
  15. racelance
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 8



    Let's just say it wasn't only my father's dream... it turned out fulfilling my dream as well ;). It was interesting sitting by his side, think about it... 50 years later in the same car around the same circuit at the age of 92 prior to one of the worlds grandest races. I looked over at John a few times during the lap and realized real quickly how this opportunity won't ever happen again - I didn't take a second of it for granted!

    John Fitch is one of a kind, I really got to know him quite well during our "Quest" over to Le Mans. From being a POW to winning many incredible races - the stories were endless and priceless!

    Hope you can make the premiere, it should be one of a kind... just like Fitch.

    Life is good,

  16. racelance
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 8



    Glad you'd like to see the documentary, heck I'm eager to see it for the first time! Michael Brown is wrapping up final production as I type this... we're getting near. During our trip to Le Mans I was hoping to capture some pictures and short video clips, in my wildest dreams I didn't think I'd ever see a documentary about the journey!?! However we've got one and I know the passion behind the production and story, it should be incredible! Michael owns the rights to the movie and he's planning on selling DVD's at a later date as well. We'll keep you posted as things progress.

    Hope to meet you sometime in the future.


  17. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Nope... First I saw of it was this morning. Nice design work though...

    Bring it to Austin and I'll see it's met with a bunch of old cars and young folks. Promise.
  18. racelance
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 8


    A good friend of mine did the design work. I love clean design work and he nails it every time! Glad you guys like it... all of our brochures, invitations, envelopes and posters have the same clean look/feel.

    That's an easy trip for Michael Brown! He's from your neck of the woods... I'll point him to the forum, I'm sure he'd be happy to chime in.

    Thanks again for all of your support,

  19. Very cool ... I would love the opportunity to see the film in a (Northern California) theater ... or to be able to purchase a DVD.

    I'll have to admit that watching the trailer and seeing (a 92 year old) John Fitch behind the wheel of the #3 Corvette gave me goose-bumps! ... and it reminded me of another well-done documentary:

    A GULLWING AT TWILIGHT.jpg "A Gullwing At Twilight" by Chris Szwedo ... a film about 87 year old John Fitch driving Bob Sirna's (Lynn Yakel prepared) 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing @ Bonneville ... for a preview, watch The Making Of A Gullwing At Twilight (a Quicktime clip).
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    Lance is my 'soul mate' on this project for 'The Quest'. Couldn't have done it without him and his incredible story. I'm the producer/director of the film and thanks to everyone for the great initial comments today...and to Ryan for making our project available for discussion.
    Everyone wants to know 'when will it be at a theatre near me'? Logical question...and I don't have an answer. It likely will not have nationwide distribution, but I'd love to consider venue by venue screenings. A DVD will also be available, I hope, by early summer.
    I know most of the guys on this forum aren't necessarily into Corvettes, but this story goes beyond Corvettes and has multiple 'back stories' that almost anyone could relate, loss and triumph.
    Thanks for helping us spread the word about the it will totally benefit the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation.
  21. VonMoldy
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,550

    from UTARRGH!

    Is this trailer for women?
  22. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,087


    Looks great, a real "must". Looking forward to the DVD.
  23. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,213


    Great post, nice to see that younger generations appreciate the same things as those that preceeded them. I was a Corvette owner for over 20 years(one of my dream cars) and I remember hearing the name Chip Miller many times. I never met him, but I do recall that his name was always associated with the betterment of his hobby and the people involved with it. The JJ has expanded it's influence once again by making others aware of the great things people with a passion can accomplish. If this site reaches more of these types of people, we better hold on!! Can't wait to see this movie, Cat
  24. I got goosebumps. That is too cool.
  25. norm ricardo
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Posts: 130

    norm ricardo

  26. Oldsmobucket
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
    Posts: 326


    awesome story. will be looking forward to seeing the film.
  27. Damn, that looks awesome. I would very much like to see the premier please let us know when it is. Love to see John too, haven't seen him since Greenwich two years back. He surely is one of a kind, a true sportsman and driver.

    Duh, just saw the date...
  28. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,149

    from Nebraska

    Very, very cool! What a great story. Thanks for posting this, Ryan.
    Great to see both Lance and Michael have chimed in, too.

    I'll do everything I can to help get this film shown in Omaha. There is a theater that I think would be the perfect venue. It is called Film Streams.

    I even spoke to a group at this theater last year about old/classic cars.

    If you'd consider showing this here in Omaha, just let me know and I think we could make it happen!

    aka 'Malcolm'
  29. Gasr57
    Joined: Sep 3, 2007
    Posts: 236

    from Ohio

  30. t-rod
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 400


    SOOO cool to see history found and brought back! Many "car guys" and gals embue personality into cars, I sure do. I bet that vette was in a back corner of some shop under a tarp thinking "I won LeMans! I was something once! Now look at me!" A sad truth is that hot rodding heros don't live forever but the cars which made them famous can.

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