GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
"It's held once a year in England and features racing cars past and present, this year in the paddock they had one of the Porsche 917's used in the filming of Le Mans. The car has a plaque inside the windscreen which states the names of two over drivers and Steve McQueen "hard driving men all". There were lots of stalls selling various racing memborilia, I think nearly everyone had a Steve McQueen item for sale from Japanese film programmes for "The Getaway, Bullit, Sand pebbles and Le Mans", various books and one artist had for sale paintings of various scenes from Bullit. In a word "Steve McQueen is very much alive in England, with his connections to the motor racing scene and is still very much sought after."
Photos and text by Iain Winney