Garth over at Dark Horizons
has uncovered more filming locations for Champs. This Sunday filming will take
place at the Detroit Grand Prix. Several scenes are scheduled to be filmed in front
of the expected crowd of 200,000.
Then during the weekend of
July 14-16, filming will move to the Molson Indy Track in Toronto.
MolsonIndy.com has posted the following:
HOLLYWOOD COMES TO MOLSON
INDY 2000 IN TORONTO
"CART's Sly Strategy"
In an effort to increase public awareness of Champ Car racing,
actor Sylvester Stallone has created a feature movie based on
the FedEx Championship Series. The film, whose working title
is 'Champs' will be produced by Franchise Pictures in cooperation
with CART, and portions of the film will be shot at the Molson
Indy track in Toronto. "CART's brand of open-wheel auto
racing provides some of the most thrilling, emotionally involving
and inspiring racing in the world," says Stallone."
It is extremely important to me that we create a film that accurately
depicts the true sense of CART - the emotion, excitement, speed,
technology and glamour that is Champ Car racing." Stallone
has begun shooting at various tracks on the FedEx Championship
Series circuit. Watch for Stallone and the cast of 'Champs' both
on and off-track at the Molson Indy in Toronto.
(Thanks again to Garth, and
a tip of the hat to "Brian," "Speeder," and
- Craig Zablo (June 16, 2000)