Spike TV to Premiere New Documentary Celebrating the Life and Work of Hollywood Legend Steve McQueen

Spike TV pays homage to one of Hollywood’s iconic movie stars, Steve McQueen, in the original Spike TV documentary “I Am Steve McQueen.” The 90-minute special, narrated by Robert Downey Jr., will premiere on Spike TV, Tuesday, June 24 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

“I Am Steve McQueen” tells the incredible life story of this legendary actor, racer, and cultural icon. Extensive interviews, movie clips, archival footage and sound bites chronicle his extraordinary career while focusing on the correlation between his on-screen and off-screen experiences. The film is produced by Derik Murray and directed by Jeff Renroe.

“I Am Steve McQueen” is told through the eyes of the people that knew him best including much of his family that followed his path into acting including son Chad, (“Karate Kid”), his grandson Steven (“Vampire Diaries”), granddaughter Molly (“Carjacked”) and former wives Neile Adams McQueen (“This Could Be The Night”), Ali MacGraw (“Love Story”), and his widow former model Barbara Minty McQueen. Also featured will be an array of luminaries from Hollywood including Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Miller, Robert Vaughn, Randy Couture, John Gilmore, Zoe Bell, Norman Jewison, Kristin Kreuk, and Ben Mankiewicz.

Known as the “King of Cool,” McQueen will forever be known in cinematic lore by his rugged good looks, bad-boy persona, and searing charisma. He grew from a small-town thug to become the highest paid and most sought-after actor of his generation. McQueen’s credits include “The Sand Pebbles” (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award), “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “The Getaway,” “Papillon,” “The Magnificent Seven,” and “The Towering “Inferno.”

McQueen lived fast and drove faster, channeling his passion for racing cars and motorcycles into seminal stunts and chase scenes in classic movies like “The Great Escape” and “Bullitt.”

“In a time of social upheaval, McQueen’s art imitated his life through the cinematic expression of his own true essence,” said Derik Murray, Executive Producer. “McQueen became a symbol of American freedom and individuality and this documentary truly captures his unforgettable spirit.”

Spike TV’s Kevin Kay, Christopher Martello, and Jaimee Kosanke serve as Executive Producers along with Chad McQueen, and Dave Green from McQueen Racing LLC; Tim Gamble from Thunderbird, and Derik Murray, Paul Gertz, Kent Wingerak, Robert Pirooz, David Reeder, and Ali Pejman from Network Entertainment.

The documentary is the latest in Spike TV’s original “I Am” series. The network debuted the critically-acclaimed ‘I Am Bruce Lee” in 2012, also produced by Derik Murray.

LA Weekly Covers 2014 Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show


Check out this amazing gallery by LA Weekly’s Mary Bove, showcasing the 2014 Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle show. The event raised nearly $300,000 for Boys Republic a non profit community for at-risk teens.

2014 Event Registration Specials

Entries are rolling in quickly for the 2014 Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show. If you’re planning to attend and showcase your vehicle, be sure to pre-register your entry to avoid the long registration lines at the day of the event.

Single Entry Registration (You Are Entering One Vehicle) – Click Here

Part of a car or motorcycle club? Take advantage of our car club specials which includes 5 vehicle entries and 5 lunch tickets to Roscoes Famous Deli. Remember, all proceeds benefit Boys Republic.

Car Club Special – $485.00 or The Motorcycle Club Special – $360.00

  • 5 Car/Motorcycle Entries in show (includes driver and one passenger)
  • 5 Lunch tickets for Roscoe’s Famous Deli
  • 5 Show T-shirts
  • 5 Show Programs
  • Club Banner with logo
  • Club T-sign with logo
  • 5 Goody Bags

Car Club Entry Form (You Are Entering Multiple Vehicles)

California Festival of Speed

California Festival of SpeedIf you’re a fan of the Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show, be sure to check out the California Festival of Speed, taking place April 4th-6th 2014 at Auto Club Speedway.

The Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle show will be on hand promoting our upcoming 2014 event, as well as taking in the sights and sounds that only Porsche can offer.

The California Festival of Speed is the Porsche enthusiasts dream weekend. Club Race, Time Trial, Swap meet, Porsche Corral, Porsche For Sale Platz, Porsche Timeline Display, Vendor Row, Concours, Taste of Autocross, Parade Laps, Friends, Fun and all things Porsche. Need I say more? This event has race cars, show cars, it can even have your car! See the cars, meet the drivers and experience the excitement!

Free Admission

Just show up and enjoy the fun! Don’t forget to bring your Porsche and $10 Parking fee!

  • Vendor Row
  • Club Racing
  • Porsche Paddocks on Saturday
  • SuperCar Paddocks on Sunday
  • Porsche Concours
  • Club Corrals
  • Porsche Timeline Display cars
  • Porsche Swap Meet

2013 Show Awards

Below is a list of all of the 2013 winners. We thank and congratulate them for their support. Read More…

2013 Recap Video Courtesy of Randy Berg

Check out this great, user submitted video showcasing the Friends of Steve McQueen car show. It was filmed and produced by a show supporter, Randy Berg. It gives a great overview of the event and really ties in the Boys Republic cause.

KABC News Coverage of the Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show

Los Angeles ABC affiliate KABC filmed and aired a news segment about the show. Be sure to check it out here:

Motorcycles for 2013

This year’s ‘Friends of Steve McQueen’ event will see renewed emphasis on motorcycles, augmenting the collection of cars on display. Motorcycles were a big part of Steve McQueen’s life, and while he studied acting, Steve supported himself by competing in weekend races. Check out this vintage scan of Steve McQueen’s actual FIM license from 1964.

Steve McQueen's FIM competition license, from 1964

Steve McQueen’s FIM competition license, from 1964

Have Your Car or Motorcycle in the Event Program

Attending this year’s show? We are featuring show entries in this year’s event program to give attendees a little more information on the cars and bikes they’re seeing. If you would like your vehicle or motorcycle shown in this year’s event program, here’s how:

  1. Take a nice photograph of your car or motorcycle form various angles. We suggest, side view, front view, and three-quarters.

    Note: Please supply images taken directly with a digital camera. Images saved from a web site or taken with a mobile phone may not be usable.

  2. Please supply us basic information about your vehicle or bike, including make and model, year manufactured, and other various facts of interest.

  3. Email us with all of the above and we will submit it to the appropriate parties for insertion into the event materials.

Terms and Conditions:
By submitting your images and information, you agree to give the Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show permission to use the images for promotional materials, and discretion to edit or modify the images and/or information as the program space requires.