We had a treat last month at the AMA Pro Flat Track season finale, joining the packed grandstands in Pomona, California, for some thrilling dirt-track racing you can read about here. The action on the half-mile dirt oval was intense, with Kenny Coolbeth taking the checkers, but it was Jared Mees who won the championship […]
“PENTON: The John Penton Story” Trailer + Video
Fans of off-road racing will be happy to hear that after nearly six years, the public can see a sneak peak of the film “PENTON: The John Penton Story” with the newly released trailer featuring John Penton, his hall of fame family and a few of the motorcycle industry legends that were interviewed for the film.
The nearly four-minute trailer teases the entire film and specific stories the audience will get to see in the final film when it opens in theaters on June 20th. Scored by the film’s composer and music editor Chris Brady, the trailer features: John Penton along with his sons Jack, Jeff and Tom. It also includes a few of the over 100 interviews for the film that spanned the world. Look for Malcolm Smith, Dick Mann, Carl Cranke, Marty Smith, Danny LaPorte, Bruce McDougal, Paul Danik and current Red Bull/KTM Supercross star, Ryan Dungey along with KTM’s Kalman Cseh and John’s wife Donna.
If you’re not familiar with the off-road racing legend, John Penton is an American icon and motorcycle pioneer who’s life on a farm in Ohio led to a long list of motorcycling accomplishments and international notoriety. With his family and a band of loyal followers, he changed the motorcycle industry, forever. PENTON: The John Penton Story will be a feature length documentary narrated by Grammy Winner Lyle Lovett with over 100 interviews of the largest cast of motorcycle legends ever assembled on film. The film’s production was funded through the innovative “crowd funding” website Kickstarter.com and will be released in June of 2014 by Gathr Films in Los Angeles.
“It’s great to finally show the industry and all the people who supported this project a little sneak peak at what we have been working on for so long,” said Todd Huffman, the film’s director and producer at Pipeline Digital Media (PDM). “We hope this gives a little insight on what an important story and family this is when the film is released in June.”
“Our family is excited and humbled to share our story with the motorcycle community,” said Jack Penton, AMA Hall of Fame Motorcyclist. “We look forward to enthusiasts, dealers, clubs and more working with Gathr Films to bring the film to their town.”
June 20th is an off weekend for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series and will be the opening weekend of the film in select cities. It will be premiered earlier in Cleveland, OH on June 9th and Hollywood, CA on June 17th. Information on premieres will be available at http://pentonmovie.com
Check out the trailer below.