Following the success of Bullitt, a film about the world’s most famous endurance race with Steve McQueen as its star should have been a hit. It wasn’t. Worse, making Le Mans cost McQueen his family, his company, and many of his friends. John McKenna, director of Steve McQueen: The Man And Le Mans, which will be shown…
If you’re lucky enough to own one of Steve McQueen’s personalized Porsches, you’d be crazy to sell it. But that’s exactly what California’s Mike Regalia is doing later this summer.
On March 24th, 1930 one of the highest paid Hollywood actors Steve McQueen was born in Beech Grove, Indiana. McQueen's popularity skyrocketed after playing starring roles in huge hits like The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, and Le Mans.
There are few things I love in life more than Steve McQueen movies. And there's nothing else out there that sounds like analog synthesizer music. So when my Giz coworker Andrew Liszewski turned me on to this TRS-80 music video combining the two, I couldn't take my eyes or ears off it.
This August at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, a car will go up for auction that seems to be the perfect storm of desirability: it's a stunning classic Ferrari, and it was owned by Steve McQueen. It's his 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, and it could fetch a hell of a lot of money.
Doug says owning a Ferrari won't help get you laid. I say that if that's the case, you're just driving the wrong Ferrari. Steve McQueen had this 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, and he got laid all the time. And now, so can you!
Besides Steve McQueen's impeccable coolness, everyone knows the best thing about 1968's Bullitt is the famous chase scene between Det. Frank Bullitt's Mustang GT and the nefarious black Charger R/T. What if it happened at England's Silverstone Circuit instead of the streets of San Francisco?
In 1958, Steve McQueen bought this Jaguar XKSS from a local TV personality who kept it parked in a studio lot on Sunset Blvd. McQueen cajoled his wife Nellie into writing a check for $5,000—today around $40,000—and became the third owner of XKSS chassis number 713, a car that had originally been imported a year…
Were you inspired to go out and get yourself a Bullitt Mustang after my story last week about how it's destined to become a future classic? If so, consider completing the look by investing in the brown blazer that Steve McQueen wore in the iconic film.
With the 24 hours of Le Mans coming soon, it's a good time to review Steve McQueen's classic Le Mans, which someone politely posted to YouTube. It's what many consider to be the greatest racing film about what many consider to be the greatest racing event.
The velocity stacks on Steve McQueen’s chestnut brown 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. This is what you got when you had money to blow on cars fifty years ago: lots and lots of little exposed screws. You like, yes?
As we mentioned earlier, it's the anniversary of Steve McQueen's death today. The performer had many moments in his life worth noting, some as an actor, some as a race car driver, and some as a drugged-out lunatic. What's your favorite?
Ferrari Classiche announced this past week they are in the process of returning a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 once owned by Steve McQueen back to factory condition. McQueen famously took delivery of the car while he was in San Francisco filming Bullitt.
A 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage that was used as a camera car during filming of "Le Mans" will be the featured attraction at RM Auction's Monterey sale this August.
We've been eagerly awaiting the 1/32-scale Bullitt chase since we first saw Stephen Day's trailer back in February. Day just sent us this updated version, which includes a premiere date. Get your tiny bags of popcorn ready for February 2012.
We told you back in March the Slate Gray 1970 Porsche 911T that appeared in the opening scenes of Le Mans and was owned by the movie's iconic star would cross the block during auction week in Monterey this month. Back then RM's pre-sale estimate for the famous Porsche was between $950,000 and $1.3 million.
The golf courses surrounding Pebble Beach flood with Bentleys and Jaguars and exotic Italian cars every August, but there's only one Baja racer driven by Steve McQueen. And thanks to new owner James Glickenhaus, it's been upgraded to 100% street legal.
Steve McQueen's status as patron saint of all things automotive has only grown in recent years, but early in his career the actor wasn't above some poser subterfuge — like putting fake badges on an Italian roadster and calling it a Ferrari.