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Even more video extras from the SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER DVD
Even more video extras from the SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER DVD

Don’t forget to come to our free screening tomorrow at the Shoreline Community College’s Theater. There will be feats of strength and race cars! For now, enjoy this short about two noteworthy Northwest races, Allen Heath, and Len Sutton – featuring Mel, Art Waller, Jack Snyder and the incomparable Bonnie Guitar.

SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER is on Amazon.com
SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER is on Amazon.com

If you can’t make the screening of SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER this Tuesday, buy yourself a copy at Amazon.

The first review of SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER
The first review of SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER

Smoke, Sand & Rubber is an affectionate look at the little known world of midget car racing. This small gem of a film provides a panoramic view of abiding passion, familial love and creative legacy. I loved this film – it had me smiling the whole way through, even as I wiped away tears. Jennifer [...]

Are you strong enough to drive a Midget?
Are you strong enough to drive a Midget?

Mel Anthony, the 87 year old race car driver and star of SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER is going to bring his training wheel to the World Premiere Screening on Tuesday, May 31st at 7 PM. Test your strength with a steering wheel that approximates the force required to steer a midget race car.

Off to the printers
Off to the printers

Two weeks after I thought it was ready to go, SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER is actually being printed. We should have copies of it, more FINDING PLAYLAND copies, and even copies of RENDER ME DEAD, at the May 31st screening.

Demolition Derby!
Demolition Derby!

Here’s another DVD extra from SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER. This one features some great vintage demolition derby footage and a Midget Auto Blues remix by Evan Hart.

SMOKE, SAND, AND RUBBER in STIFF
SMOKE, SAND, AND RUBBER in STIFF

We’re excited to hear that SMOKE, SAND AND RUBBER will be screening in June as part of the Seattle True Independent Film Festival. We had a great time last year and look forward to more good times with this years festival. Join us.

Smoke, Sand and Rubber World Premiere 5/31 – Free!
Smoke, Sand and Rubber World Premiere 5/31 - Free!

We’re pleased to announce that Smoke, Sand and Rubber, sponsored by 4culture and the Senior Housing Advisory Group (SHAG) will have its world premiere at the Shoreline Community College’s Theater on Tuesday, May 31st at 7 PM. We’ll screen the 30 minute movie, plus two of the DVD extra movies, ON GOLDEN WHEELS, about the [...]

Bonnie Guitar plays Mood Indigo
Bonnie Guitar plays Mood Indigo

I’m excited to announce that Bonnie Guitar, who wrote who wrote and recorded the song Midget Auto Blues in 1944, is writing and recording more music for the nearly completed, Smoke, Sand and Rubber. Here she is performing Mood Indigo last summer.

Chick Barbo’s Nickname
Chick Barbo's Nickname

Chick Barbo was one of the great midget racers in the Pacific Northwest. In this DVD extra, Mel Anthony talks about how he came to be known as “Chick.”