CLASSIC CAR HEAVEN FOR STEVE MCQUEEN FANS


Publish date: 2016-05-26 09:24:23
Camarillo Airport WWII Aviation Museum

Every June, members of the Steve McQueen fan group start a classic car show. This year’s car show will be the first that will be started off with a road rally. The road rally included several classic Porsches, Alfa Romeos, and other great classic that travelled over 70 miles along the scenic roads of Southern California. The road rally is a charity event that will help the school for wayward boys that was Steve McQueen’s school in his childhood.

steve mcqueen rally

During the rally, owners put a memorable Steve McQueen decal to their classic cars such as this 1970 Porsche 911S coupe. A number of classics that included several of McQueen’s favorite Porches took part in the two day rally from Malibu to Santa Barbara. The show will then be held on the 4th of June in Chino Hills, California which hundreds is expected to gather.

Datsun 1983 Z280 ZX

A Datsun 1983 Z280 ZX that took part in the rally, this photo was taken in the fields of Camarillo, California.

stunning red 1958 Porsche speedster

A stunning red 1958 Porsche speedster is being prepared for the rally which is owned by Cheryl Dunkel and Peter Dunkel. The first speedster made by Porsche was released in 1948 and it became an instant success and continued until the next decade. The first models were sold for less than $3,000.

1968 Porsche 911

The rally was not a straight route, it also had several stops such as the Camarillo Airport WWII Aviation Museum in California. A 1968 Porsche 911 parks on the strip a long side a PBJ-1 Mitchell Bomber.

1970 Plymouth Barracuda convertible

There are also some non-Porsche cars which also took part in the rally. A 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda hardtop follows this orange 1970 Plymouth Barracuda convertible. The redesigned 1970 Plymouth Barracuda was one of the most successful that included a coupe and a convertible model that was produced until 1975.

Steve McQueen Car Show flyers

Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show flyers are pinned on the wipers of a 1955 Porsche 356A 1600S Coupe. The 2 day charity event will help the Boys Republic which Steve McQueen attended in his youth, it is a private school that provides assistance to the vulnerable youth in Southern California.

Camarillo Airport WWII Aviation Museum

These gorgeous classic line up on the strip of the Camarillo Airport WWII Aviation Museum. Russo & Steele auctions was one of the sponsors of this year’s rally.

Mulholland Highway

The rally passed through the Mulholland Highway which is one of Los Angeles’s most popular and scenic two lane roads.

1965 Alfa Romeo GTA

Several Alfa Romeo’s from across the country also participated in the rally including this beautiful 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA.

1955 Porsche 356A

This 1955 Porsche 356A 1600s cruises through farmers in the fields of Camarillo, Calif. The total distance travelled was about 70 miles that passed through the beautiful scenes of California.

1955 Porsche 356A 1600S

This 1955 Porsche 356A 1600S is a lightweight rear wheel drive was the first luxury coupe produced by Porsche.

Stearman Model 75 aircraft

Several classics and a Stearman Model 75 aircraft parks on the strip of Camarillo Airport WWII Aviation Museum which was one of the rally’s stop.

1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda hardtop

A 1970 Plymouth Cuda hardtop parks outside Fess Parker Hotel. McQueen supported the Boys Republic School which was built almost a century ago. Now, the Friends of Steve McQueen helps the school who now also helps girls who are also at risk.

1965 Alfa Romeo GTA

A 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA driven by Gareth Ashworth, the Alfa Romeos race cars were produced from 1965 to 1971 and in their first year, they won several events at the popular Autodromo Nazionale Mona racetrack in Milan, Italy.

black modified 1970 Porsche 911S coupe

A black modified 1970 Porsche 911S coupe, the stock versions of the 911s had a power between 123 to 180 depending on which engine it had and also performance upgrades.

Reference:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2016-05-16/this-steve-mcqueen-themed-car-rally-is-a-vintage-lover-s-fantasy

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