Car show, book signing and art exhibit herald ‘The King of Cool’

Steve McQueen's widow and biographer host Sea-Tac extravaganza

Tacoma, Wash. (July 15, 2010) – The widow of Steve McQueen and the actor’s biographer will celebrate his life with a car show, a dual book signing and a photo exhibit in August. 

Barbara McQueen, the late Steve McQueen’s wife, author of Steve McQueen: The Last Mile (Dalton Watson Fine Books, 2007) and Marshall Terrill, author of the recently released Steve McQueen: A Tribute to the King of Cool (Dalton Watson Fine Books, 2010) will sign books, display rare photographs and discuss the life of the late superstar at Miki Spa & Salon, 3102 Ruston Way, Tacoma. The event, called the “The King of Cool Extravaganza”, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Steve McQueen: The Last Mile is a behind-the-scenes look at personal pleasures enjoyed near the end of the actor’s life: hitting the road in his vintage pick up trucks, driving 700 miles for a rare World War I motorcycle, flying antique airplanes in rural California and generally ducking out of Hollywood life. The pictures also capture McQueen on the sets of his last two films, Tom Horn and The Hunter.

Marshall Terrill’s Steve McQueen: A Tribute to the King of Cool is a tribute to the celluloid rebel who continues to keep so many millions spellbound and celebrates the life of McQueen as the 30th anniversary of his death beckons.  The 384-page photo book tells his story through the eyes of those who knew him best: family, friends, co-stars, business associates, acquaintances and adoring fans from around the world. Written in passage form, each person brings a different perspective to the man and legend, presenting him in an unsurpassed 360-degree perspective.

Admission to the King of Cool Extravaganza is free. For more information call 253.752.5299 or visit

What:  King of Cool Car Extravaganza

Where:  Miki Spa & Salon, 3102 Ruston Way, Tacoma, Wash.

When: Saturday August 14, 2010 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Information: 253.752.5299 or

 Media contact:

Miki Keogh, (253) 752-5299