Can’t get enough of the Friends of Steve McQueen Car show? Come support Boys Republic by attending the Drive & Show in Chino, California. The show features antique and classic cars with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Boys Republic. The Drive & Show is free to the general public. You’ll see antique, classic and collector cars at this event, hosted by the Yanks Air Museum. The first 200 participants are entered into a raffle, with one of the prizes being a ride in a vintage aircraft.
Artist, Jon Edward Hartl will create a bronze statue for the Friday night dinner and live auction. The attached sketch shows the inspiration for what will be a stunning piece.
Traveling across the globe at an early age impacted the way Jon Edward Hartl perceived the world and affected his approach to art. His interest in different cultures, relationships, story telling and the human form can be seen in his work. Always striving for growth, Jon has sought out and studied with world renowned artists such as Paul Day, Steve Huston, Paul Soldner, and Jerry Rothman to name a few, all who have helped influence his philosophy, and pursuit of a constant ever changing sense of self discovery and exploration of new processes.
For the past 10 years Jon Edward has dedicated his life to inspiring and teaching the artists of tomorrow as a High School Art Teacher and has been an Honorary Teacher at the Festival of Arts. The human spirit, subconscious mind, and good and evil are a few themes present in his art, while form and the pursuit of gestalt remain at the forefront.
History makers aren’t always aware of the greatness of their moments while living in them. Bruce Meyers is one of these people. The father of theretofore unknown automotive recreation industries, some of his offspring grew up to be cultural phenomena. Bruce built the very first “dune buggy” a surprising 50 years ago. In a nod to the anniversary, Manx was an honored guest at the 2014 Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show.
Check out this wonderful video courtesy of specialcarstore.com
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.
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.
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
Below is a list of all of the 2013 winners. We thank and congratulate them for their support. Read More…
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.
Los Angeles ABC affiliate KABC filmed and aired a news segment about the show. Be sure to check it out here:
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.