Ferrari came to the 2016 Paris Motor Show with four special cars, each styled in a way reminiscent of famous drivers of its cars. There was the Stirling Moss F12 Berlinetta, the Michael Schumacher 488 GTB, the David Piper 488 Spider and the Steve McQueen California T. But according to a recent lawsuit by McQueen’s…
Welcome to Jalopnik Movie Club, where we take a look at cars in movies and movies about cars, and you write in with all of your hot takes. This week, we’re dispelling the myth of 1968's Bullitt and the legend of Steve McQueen, a boring movie starring a boring guy!
In December 1977, Steve McQueen wrote the owner of one of two Mustangs used in the iconic chase scene from Bullitt. “Again,” McQueen wrote, “I would like to appeal to you to get back my ‘68 Mustang.” But he was rebuffed and, for nearly 40 years, the car pretty much disappeared.
I, like many of you out there I am sure, once thought to myself, “Hey, I’ve seen the chase scene from Bullitt about 900 times. I should watch the whole movie. It’s probably good.” No. It’s not. Run while you still have a chance.
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt has shown up just in time for the 50th anniversary of the film and its epic car chase scene. Between the green paint, dark grille and signature fuel cap, I think Steve McQueen himself would be stoked to jump it off some steep streets.
While only one 1968 Ford Mustang fastback appears to star in the famous chase scene from the Steve McQueen flick Bullitt, two cars alternated duties on camera. One car took a heavier beating than the other and its whereabouts have been a mystery since, but a forum user says it recently wound up in a shop in Mexico.
Steve McQueen’s car chase in the 1968 movie Bullitt is still reckoned to be one of the most epic automotive action moments of all time. It also made McQueen’s dark green fastback the most famous Mustang in Hollywood, save perhaps Gone In 60 Seconds’ “Eleanor.” Now it looks like Ford might be planning a new…
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.
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?
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.