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November 11, 2016

RIP Robert Vaughn
Sad news came in this morning from several contributors.

Robert Vaughn, counterpart of Steve McQueen in our famous movie Bullitt died at the age of 83.

Robert has been an actor in movies and on stage for most of his life and remained even to those that know him only from Bullitt and Solo for U.N.C.L.E as a real character in their minds.
A movie actor that deserved and got a lot of respect from the public and the producers for his talent and performance.
We are with his wife and daughters in these days.

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(Picture Frank Panacci, taken during the filming of Bullitt, photoshopped)
   
November 1st, 2016
Glen Kalmack has finished his Bullitt replica, he says. Can we really trust in that?

I am not so sure, since we know Glen, always on the hunt for that extra detail.

But to our suprise he now took a bit of liberty in adding a 5-speed stick obviously and an LED illuminated dashboard.
And I must admit, it has something seeing all the instruments one time much clearer. I think I will go for that upgrade as well.


I think we will hear more from Glen.
Enjoy the pics for the moment.

   

Publishers choise pictured above, still I think this picture on right taken during the Making off should have been selected.
November 1st, 2016
The 2017 calendar project from last year finally became reality. Frank Panacchi Jr. can now enjoy the result of the photoshooting, at least for a month in 2017, which is May.
Not sure if he can wait until then. "My car is different since we did this photoshooting at the Golden Gate bridge." he said.
Well it is famous like Lt. Bullitt's was back then.

   
October 25th
reported by C. Meyer

40 Movie cars were displayed last week in hall 8 at the L'Automobile de Mondial Show in Paris.

Along with a Bullitt replica featured in our european gallery, they had many more replicas and originals on hand. Of course the Bullitt was shown in the chase scene area.

Here is just a short listing of further movie cars on display.

Bullitt
Fast and Furious
General Lee
Herbie
Le Gendarme
Fantomas

Columbo TV series
Various Bond movie cars (Renault, 2CV, AM DB9, DB10)
Ghost Busters


The show "Moteur! L' automobile fait son cinéma" featured also a special Steve McQueen show and had the Porsche #48 on display from owner Mr. Deutsch.

View on youtube this TV report or this Review
   

September 18th, 2016
Review from Anthony Bologna

The Friends of Steve McQueen 2016 held their “The Getaway” themed car and motorcycle charity benefit on Saturday, June 4 at the Boys Republic in Chino Hills, California. The 9th annual event, which is co-chaired by Chad McQueen and Ron Harris, is held in support of the Boys Republic and in memory of Chad's dad, Steve McQueen 

I had a chance to experience the behind the scenes, of what it take to put together such a successful Friday night dinner, auction and a car show on Saturday.

I flew in on Wednesday morning from San Francisco to Chino California to volunteer my services  two days before the Friday night dinner and car show on Saturday. With their crew of dedicated volunteers, including boys that are part of the "Boy Republic", Peter, Dunkel and Ron Harris they created a magical experience for all.&

What is becoming the Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show brings thousands of spectators, with hundreds of cars and motorcycles displayed throughout the campus — from American muscle and classics to rare European sports and race cars. This year the event has raised over $750,000.

The “911 BR” project car was also displayed during this year’s show. The fully restored, 1980, air-cooled 911, was developed and financed by supporters of the Boys Republic through a Kickstarter project. The build was handled by Bisimoto Engineering. Support throughout the build was provided by the Boys Republic, the McQueen Family, McKenna Porsche, Brad Boyle Motorsports and The Dunkel Bros.

The “911 BR” btw was auctioned through Mecum this year August in Monterey with all proceeds going to the Boys Republic.

This years show included a couple of events to go along with the Commemorative Dinner on the evening of June 3rd and the Car Show on the 4th. May, 14th and 15th, the Friends of Steve McQueen had their inaugural Steve McQueen Rally from Malibu to Santa Barbara as mentioned further down.



All proceeds from the 2016 Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show benefit the Boys Republic.
   
   
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