FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FIFTH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF STEVE MCQUEEN CAR SHOW JUNE 2, 2012FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1970 Daytona 24 Hours Race Winning Gulf Porsche to be featured at the Fifth Annual Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show May 18, Chino Hills, CA - In June, approximately 250,000 fans will converge on the Circuit de la Sarthe for the 80th Grand Prix of Endurance, des 24 Heures du Mans 2012, but on June 2, 2012 at Boy’s Republic, 1907 Boys Republic Drive in Chino Hills, California, fans of the actor who made the race famous on film will participate in a gathering on a smaller scale but with no less reverence. The fifth annual Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show will celebrate the character of Frank Bullitt as portrayed by the iconoclastic actor in the movie “Bullitt” as cars, motorcycles and fans arrive for the display on the campus of The Boys Republic.
To Benefit The Boys Republic of Chino Hills, CA
However, for many attendees as well as entrants, it is the role of Michael Delaney in the classic film “Le Mans” that raises the pulse, and no race car is more identified with Steve McQueen than the legendary Porsche 917.
This year’s show is privileged to present one such example of that legendary status, Gulf Porsche 917K chassis 015, the overall winner of the 1970 Daytona 24 Hours. This race was the debut of the J.W. Automotive Gulf sponsored Porsches and it was a complete triumph finishing 1st and 2nd. This particular 917 completed the race with no major problems and won by a margin of forty-six laps, a record that was intact for seventeen years. The owner of 917-015, Bruce Canepa of Scotts Valley, Ca, is passionate about all things automotive and is pleased to share this passion with other like-minded enthusiasts by entering his Porsche in the Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys Republic, 1907 Boys Republic Drive, Chino Hills, CA. Parking is free and admission is $10.00 with children under 12 free. For those wishing to enter the car show, please visit the website for registration.
For more information: www.stevemcqueencarshow.com
“Look, you work your side of the street and I’ll work mine”
May 2, 2012, Chino Hills, CA: These are the words of Frank Bullitt as portrayed by iconoclastic actor Steve McQueen in the movie “Bullitt”. McQueen’s celebrated role in the film will be honored as cars, motorcycles and fans converge on Saturday June 2, 2012 at the campus of The Boys Republic, 1907 Boys Republic Drive in Chino Hills to celebrate the Fifth Annual Steve McQueen Car Show.
The Boys Republic is a private, non-profit, nonsectarian community for at-risk teens to which McQueen belonged as a 16-year old student in 1946. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys Republic. Parking is free and admission is $10.00 with children under 12 free.
Attendees can also get into the chase on Friday night, June 1 at The Bullitt Dinner, featuring automotive writer and editor Matt Stone as MC, son Chad McQueen, Bullitt stars Don Gordon and Pat Renella. Also expected in attendance are Fox TV’s “Alcatraz” stars Sarah Jones and David Hoflin. The fete will begin with a reception from 5:00 to 6:30, dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 and program at 7:30. Tickets are $100.00 per person and can be purchased at www.boysrepublic.org.
In addition to an expected array of 300 plus cars and motorcycles, Bullitt fans will be treated to a convoy of Bullitt Mustangs and Chargers rolling into Chino Hills as the International Mustang Bullitt Owners Club (IMBOC) arrives from Chicago. The club will be creating awareness of the event with a cross-country drive on Route 66 culminating with participation in the show. (See their website at www.Bullittevents.com)
For more information or for those wishing to display a car or purchase apparel in advance, please go to our website at www.stevemcqueencarshow.com.