The Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show will be staged June 3-4, 2016 at the Boys Republic of Chino Hills, California. The 9th annual event will celebrate the 1972 film, “The Getaway,” starring Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw.
The action commences Friday evening, June 3, with a wine tasting and silent auction, followed by “The Getaway” themed VIP dinner, a meal planned, prepared and served by Boys Republic students.
The main event takes place Saturday, June 4, on the grounds of the school. Beyond an extensive and eclectic array of classic cars and motorcycles, spectators will peruse displays of vintage trucks, travel trailers, and antique steam engines. The more adventurous can take off on a glider ride for a birds-eye view of the festival-like affair.
A “911 BR” project car will also be showcased at this year’s show. The fully restored, air-cooled, 1980 classic 911, financed and developed by supporters of Boys Republic, will be auctioned at a later date. All proceeds will benefit the school.
For those seeking an over-the-road escape, the May 14 and 15 Friends of Steve McQueen Rally will take participants on a run up the scenic California coast to Santa Barbara, visiting local environs along the way, with dining and accommodations at a well-known seaside resort.
The Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle show raises funds for Boys Republic, a private, non-profit, nonsectarian community for at-risk boys and girls, ages 13-17. The show, established by members and friends of the Porsche 356 Club of Southern California, attracts automobile, motorcycle and off-road enthusiasts from throughout the United States
The show has experienced steady growth and increasing popularity, with more than 400 exhibitors at the 2015 event and approximately 8,000-plus attendees.
Established in 1907, Boys Republic is a private, non-profit community for at-risk teens. McQueen attended the school from 1947-49. The actor credited Boys Republic with turning his life around and pointing him on the path to stardom. McQueen never forgot, remaining involved with the school even after he became a Hollywood legend. The McQueen family continues that association today. For additional information, visit SteveMcQueenCarShow.com.