SCORE Baja1000 film
'Dust to Glory' feature documentary film for Tuesday
VIP Las Vegas Premiere, public afterparty at Bilbo's
Dana Brown's newest feature documentary salutes history
And uniqueness of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race
CA (April 18, 2005) -- Continuing to expand to more theaters nationwide each week,
Dana Brown's Dust to Glory-a memorable film tribute to desert racing's
premiere event--the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, will open this week in 46
more theaters in 23 States, including the Century Suncoast 16 complex in Las
Dust to Glory
is the full length feature documentary film about the eclectic band of adventurers
who have gathered every fall since 1967 in Ensenada, Baja
California, Mexico for the roughest, toughest and most adrenalin-filled point-to-point
race ever held.
The SCORE Red
Bull VIP Las Vegas Premiere of the film will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, at
the Century Theater at the Suncoast Hotel/Casino in
special screening is by invitation only, the SCORE Red Bull afterparty, open
free to the public will be held at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the nearby Bilbo Club,
8699 West Charleston Boulevard, just west of Durango Blvd.
Among the notables
who will be on hand to meet and greet the public at Bilbo's
will be Sal Fish, the SCORE CEO/President who is one of the stars of the film,
and many of Las Vegas' top desert racers, including Rob MacCachren, Bekki
Wik, and Steve Olliges. Several SCORE race vehicles will also be on display
during the afterparty, which will also feature SCORE and Red Bull giveaways,
the opportunity to win tickets to July's SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's
Cup to be held on the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
While the nation-wide
limited release of the film began Friday, April 1 with single theaters in
Los Angeles and New York City, the film has expanded to
at least 30 additional U.S. theaters each subsequent weekend.
“This action-adventure film is being very-well received both by critics
and the general public alike,” said Fish, who is in his third decade
leading SCORE International. “Dana (Brown) has produced a masterpiece
that will etch his name permanently in the lore of this special genre of moviemaking.
film is moving SCORE desert racing into more people's minds and hearts
than ever before. When the international distribution of the film begins, especially
in Mexico, the interest level in SCORE desert racing will literally go in orbit.”
opening in Nevada for the general public on Friday in Las Vegas (Century
Suncoast) and Reno (Riverside Theater), other cities where the film will
this weekend include Atlanta, Honolulu, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Baltimore,
Nashville, Charlotte, N.C., San Antonio, Boulder, Colo., Albuquerque, Salt
Lake City and
Tucson, Ariz. Additionally, the film will also being opening in eight more
cities in California, including Palm Springs and Sacramento as well as six
in Florida, including Ft. Lauderdale.
to as “the most famous
race that no one has ever seen,” Dust
to Glory, re-teams Step Into Liquid producers C. Rich Wilson and Scott Waugh
of BronWa Pictures with Producer and SCORE Baja racing champion, Mike McCoy
to help Dana Brown capture the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 on film.
sprawling, ambitious film used more than 50 cameras, 4 helicopters, a four
passenger open-wheel desert race car camera vehicle and a crew of over 80
to film the longest continuous point-to-point race in the world, which takes
each November in the mysterious and foreboding desert of Mexico's Baja
to Dust to Glory were SCORE's Sal Fish and
Director of Photography, Kevin Ward, who is also a prominent SCORE motorcycle
addition to more than 200 hours of footage from the 2003 Tecate SCORE Baja
1000, Dust to Glory also features archival footage from the inaugural desert
race 37 years ago, which attracted such luminaries as Steve McQueen and James
Garner. The footage was supplied by Bruce Brown, the famed director of Endless
Summer and On any Sunday, who was part of the production team and the filmmaker's
based in Los Angeles, has been the world's
foremost desert racing organization since it was founded in 1973. Today,
the six-race 2005 SCORE Desert Series in the U.S. and Mexico. Three races
in Southern Nevada and the other three in Baja California.
Next up will be
the 37th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race, June 3-5, in Ensenada,
IFC Films has
the North American distribution rights to the film. IFC is a leading theatrical
film distribution company bringing the
best of independent
films to theaters.
The Tecate SCORE
Baja 1000 is the flagship event of the SCORE Desert Series. The world's most well-known desert race annually features
approximately 275 vehicles, competing in 24 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes for
motorcycles and ATVs. The 38th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will be held Nov. 17-20
this year in
Stories in the
film (a partial list)
Mike “Mouse” McCoy: Finishing 2nd in class and 12th overall on
a motorcycle would certainly be considered an accomplished run for the Baja,
most set finishing (at all) as the coveted bar for success. On this day, however,
a time of 18:02:40 bears little resemblance to downright heroism left on the
course as Mike McCoy solo'd the 800-mile desert trek for the first time.
And, befitting a hero's welcome, Mouse was met by a sea of emotionally-stirred
friends, family, and newly inspired fans at the finish line, which he reached
by prevailing a 70mph crash and much more.
Trophy-Truck Titans: By some measure, the SCORE Trophy-Truck class is the most exciting
and dramatic in
the SCORE Baja 1000 and definitely a group
and vehicles that command higher standards of intrigue and raw power. Robby
Gordon, the Herbst brothers (Ed and Tim), Ryan Arciero, Mark Miller, and
in many ways epitomize the range of traits that complete the SCORE Trophy-Truck
driver's persona. Shot wide and tight, ground and heli-footage of the
class and captured an array of competitive, cinematic, and even funny moments.
Baja Factor-the great equalizer: Each year, each SCORE Baja 1000 team's
success hinges largely upon preparation and the ability to meet incredibly
unpredictable challenges. Inextricably woven into the course are unquantifiable
that add a thick layer of trepidation known to no other race in the world.
These seemingly random factors include: a crowd that literally walks in the
the vehicles (often with children), “Booby Traps” made during the
night before the race (by fans) including jumps, floods and boulders, unauthorized
course changes (think Wiley Coyote), Silt beds that swallow the vehicle in
a cloud of blindness, and of course, the Federalies! The 2003 event was no
only Dana Brown can, the candor typically left reserved for confessions was
drawn out of an unprecedented cast of racing icons in one-on-one
Some of the names include: Mario Andretti, Jimmy Vasser, Ricky Johnson, Robby
Gordon, Chad McQueen, Michel Jourdain Jr., Robbie Groff, Malcolm Smith, Bruce
Brown, JN Roberts, Larry Roeseler, and Paul Page.
stock VW bug class-11 represents a phenomenon in the human experience that
could best be
described as the desire to “pull for the underdog”.
One of the last classes off the start, the class 11 bugs face a brutalized
course that serves up a greater fury towards the end of the race. Still, the
other teams don supportive garb that would make the cheese-heads in Green Bay
feel disloyal. The interviews and the story of one passionate, emotionally
symbiotic Mexican team will change your perspective on “racing”.
Generations of Baja: McMillin Motorsports is a notorious family name in Baja.
Three generations ranging from then 74 yr. old legend Corky McMillin,
history with Baja runs as deep as any, to brothers Mark and Scott, who have
won the overall race more often than any team, to their then 15 yr. old sons,
each drove for the first time on their California driver's permits. This
family might best represent the spirit of heritage, identity, and commitment
requisite to thriving in the SCORE Baja 1000.
*Incredible pit sequences where the real drama unfolds and the desert is
the father of all destruction,
*Mario Andretti's first Baja driving experience and subsequent thumb-ride
*An epic battle between factory team Honda riders Johnny Campbell and Steve
Hengeveld vs. former teammate Andy Grider,
*Malcolm Smith's real passion for the children of Baja (an orphanage
*Baja icon JN Roberts returns to the desert to race with his son Jimmy for
the first time, and more.
For more information
on the film, view the trailer or locate the theater finder, visit www.d2gfilm.com.
Group tickets are available
For information contact:
SCORE International at its Los Angeles headquarters
(818) 225-8402 or visit
the official 2005 SCORE Desert Series website at:
Sponsorship Information, contact: