Steve McQueen’s Porsche 356 (1970)
With Jacqueline Bisset (thanks automotiveporn!)
Steve McQueen, and two beautiful possessions of his: the Jaguar XKSS and the Lotus Eleven.
Steve McQueen / Lotus 30
Most of you have seen McQueen on “Le Mans”, Lee Katzin’s 1971 production.
What some of you might not know (I didn’t) is that we could have seen McQueen on ‘Grand Prix’ as well, or at least in some other form of it. Here are the words of Smuckatelli on the topic:
“Steve McQueen had the idea to make a movie about Grand Prix racing and it was to be called “Day of the Champion” with MGM producing the movie. Steve even did some work using a Lotus camera car (see photo). That is actually Steve driving the car with some brave schmuck working the camera. Unfortunately for Steve John Frankenheimer started production on his movie called “Grand Prix” and they cast Steve’s good friend James Garner as the lead. As a result Day of the Champion was put on the shelf and Steve got so angry that he didn’t speak to James Garner for two years.”
Steve McQueen & Chad McQueen (1970)
Because racing legends are able to look awesome anywhere, in anything.
That’s McQueen riding with his son on a break during the shooting for the Le Mans movie, which was later paid by him letting Chad ride with him on the Porsche 917.
Steve McQueen on the set of Le Mans, 1970.
Steve McQueen and Derek Bell, on the Brabham F2 car (1970)
Steve McQueen, Le Mans, 1971.
Steve McQueen’s Porsche 908/2.
This is the camera car used in the 1970 Le Mans to film for the “Le Mans” movie the following year.
Steve McQueen filming for “Le Mans” (1971).
Presumably, inside the 917K.
Steve McQueen and the Porsche 917K, driven at the 1970’s Le Mans.