Seven days before the official start of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, automotive enthusiasts will gather in Chino Hills, California, to celebrate the historic race and the one person most responsible for driving the event into America’s consciousness during the 1970’s . . . Steve McQueen.
Chad McQueen and Ron Harris
The fourth staging of the Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show will take place on June 4th on the campus of the Boys Republic in Chino Hills, California.
Co-chaired by Ron Harris and retired race car driver and producer Chad McQueen, the event will celebrate Le Mans with a unique display of cars representative of the historic race during McQueen’s era. With the help of auto-designer Freeman Thomas, auto-collector and inventor Peter Dunkel, and automotive fine artist Nicolas Hunziker, the 200-acre campus will be transformed to recreate an atmosphere reminiscent of the 1971 film; combining memorabilia, art and photography together with automobiles, motorcycles and off-road vehicles that evoke the memory of Steve McQueen. Read more >>> HERE
Chad McQueen remembers his first race
Chad McQueen: On the set of Le Mans
The Boys Republicis located at 1907 Boys Republic Drive in Chino Hills, CA, 91709.
Gates open to the public at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011.
General admission is $10; children 12 and under are free.
All proceeds benefit the Boys Republic, a private, non-profit community serving at-risk teens in Southern California.
For car registration, sponsorship opportunities, vendor space or media information call (909) 627-0017 or visit: www.FriendsOfSteveMcQueen.com.
General Information,Map & Schedule
FUNDS RAISED FOR BOYS REPUBLIC
– 2008 – $26,101
– 2009 – $18,086
– 2010 – $34,827
– 2011 – $
Source: Friends of Steve McQueen website