Big Race On the Big Screen at Film Festival

Publish Date: 
Aug 15, 2008

THE FEATURE FILM "Full Circle — Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts — The Legend Lives On," has been formally accepted to participate in the 14th annual Temecula Valley Film ande Music Festival.

The festival, to be held at the Tower Plaza Cinema Complex Sept. 17-21, in Temecula, Calif., is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, drawing filmmakers and musicians from around the world every September since 1995. Attendance has grown from 600 in 1995 to 14,000 in 2007.

Members of The Racing For Life Offroad Team and Pinned TV filmmakers Fred Helm, director, and Mike Badami and Rob Robertson, producers, will host the special showing on the big screen for the general public at 5 p.m. Sept. 20.

Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts entered the first Baja 1000 in 1967, and against impossible odds rode a nearly stock Husqvarna to victory. Forty years later, Smith and Roberts team up again, leading the Racing For Life Offroad Team in the 2007 Baja 1000 aboard a Husqvarna TC510…and things rarely go as planned in the Baja 1000.

In the film, Smith and Roberts tell stories of that first Baja 1000 (then called the Mexican 1000), and viewers get a vicarious ride with the Racing For Life Offroad Team as they attempt the most grueling off-road race in the world. The film goes to Las Vegas to show the original Husky and the Julia Lynn II, the Husqvarna TC510 ridden by Smith and Roberts auctioned off at the world's premiere vintage motorcycle auction. It also offers a peek at the new Malcolm Smith Motorsports facility, Roberts' private ranch, and a visit to The El Oasis Orphanage in Baja as well as interviews with off-road legends like Johnny Campbell, Sal Fish, John Barnes and Dick Hansen.