The following scene is real. It happens all over the country throughout the year and any observing first-timer can't help but become swept up by the crazed enthusiasm. It's palpable and contagious.
Have you ever been to one of those long-awaited, massive, open field car shows? The kind where it feels like a fair with thousands of people roaming around? People are in tank tops and cut-off jeans, while others are all decked out in 1950s attire, or costumes with painted faces to match their hot rod, classic car, or sports car. Then there's the rat rods, chopped rides, and souped-up Subarus - they're a different breed but they're there too. As are the Corvette, Porsche, Shelby, and even Datsun Clubs. And don't forget the bikers, they have an entire section roped off just for themselves. They all have one thing in common, they love their rides. The smell of popcorn, corn dogs, and barbeque fills the air as ticket-holders drink ice-cold beer and peruse the beautiful refurbished hot rods, classic, and flawless sports cars. The sound of auctioneers mix with country music where bands are scheduled to perform throughout the day as are the burnout competitions where you can enter on a whim to blow a few slicks (tires) just for the fun of it while bystanders cheer you on. These events represent an American subculture that knows no boundaries. And everyone there has a story.
A cross between Talladega Nights and Dodgeball, this tale is for the hot rod enthusiast and for all who love a good story about beating the odds due to hard work, perseverance, and a little luck. Flooring Agatha is a buddy-action, underdog comedy. It's about friendship, family, love, doing the wrong thing, and then doing the right thing. It's a feel-good, happy story where you'll laugh and cry at the same time and you just might find yourself standing at your seat, rooting for the underdogs to win in the end.
Why make this movie:
An American subculture of car fanatics is on the rise. The fact that there are certain kinds of people who will sooner let their kids starve before going without the latest tricked-out gadget for their car is worth talking about. Okay, maybe that's a stretch but you get my point. These people are real! And there are millions of them. Just turn on the TV! The timing for Flooring Agatha is opportune in that the hot rod and automotive industry have recently taken on new momentum in recent years. There are currently 20+ automotive TV shows and entire networks completely dedicated to refurbishing classic cars and hot rods just in the United States alone. The audience is large and growing, and the popularity of these shows now rivals the Food Network and other HGTV shows. Also, there are numerous events throughout the country attended by millions of people annually. If you have never been exposed to or thought of going to an event, just check out the GoodGuys 2021 Events Schedule to get an idea of some that currently exist.
Who this film is for:
It is safe to say that 13-year-old boys are going to love this story as are men and women of all ages. There's a sweet love story in the mix and some good old fashion family drama with just enough dysfunctional relationships that pretty much everyone can identify. This film is for everyone.