On June 1st the Boys Republic, a private school for at-risk boys and girls in Chino, CA hosted The Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show. The school’s most famous alumnus, Steve McQueen, said the time he spent at the campus turned his life around. For the rest of his life, McQueen remained close to the Boys Republic and become one of its most generous benefactors.
Each summer, as a celebration of the famous actor’s love of automobiles and motorcycles, the Boys Republic hosts the car show in order to raise money for the campus. This year’s car show was themed after the famed classic film, The Great Escape, and included an exciting reenactment of the escape itself, complete with a daring motorcycle jump. Covering the school’s expansive lawns were several hundred classic cars and motorcycles, many of which were related to McQueen himself, such as a mint condition 1958 Porsche Speedster he raced, which his son Chad McQueen owns today, and a recreation of the Triumph 650 TT Special Steve rode in The Great Escape.
If you’re a fan of Steve McQueen it will be worthwhile to plan on visiting next year’s Car Show on June 7th , which will be a themed after The Thomas Crown Affair. You will get to see lots of very cool cars and mingle with other fans of the legendary actor, his films and the cars he drove.
A recreation of the Triumph 650 TT Special from the movie The Great Escape.