- Friday, June 2, 2017 - Saturday, June 3 2017
- All Day
Contact PersonBob Stockwell
10th Annual Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show
“The Sand Pebbles” VIP Dinner: Friday June 2, 2017
Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show: Saturday, June 3, 2016
“Hello, Engine. I’m Jake Holman.” – Steve McQueen as Jake Holman in “The Sand Pebbles”
Chino Hills, CA: Expect a liberty when the 10th Annual Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show calls port at Boys Republic, 1907 Boys Republic Drive, Chino Hills, CA, on June 2-3, 2017. Trading battleship machinery for vehicle engines, this year’s event will revolve around the Robert Wise directed film, “The Sand Pebbles”, for which Steve McQueen received an Academy Awards nomination as best actor.
The action begins Friday evening, June 2, with “The Sand Pebbles” VIP dinner. The evening will include a silent auction and wine tasting, followed by a movie themed dinner program and live auction. The meal will be planned, prepared and served by culinary students of Boys Republic.
The car and motorcycle show will take place on Saturday, June 3. Discounted pre-registration opens January 1, 2017 on the website and closes May 1, 2017. Due to space limitations, pre-registered vehicles will receive first priority in display placement.
Enthusiasts wishing to head out on patrol may sign up for the 2nd Annual Steve McQueen Rally, sponsored by Russo and Steele, and taking place on May 6 and 7, 2017. Participants will begin their two-day journey in the Cuyamaca mountain town of Julian, traversing to Borrego Springs, with an overnight stay in the Palm Desert area. More information will be available on the Friends of Steve McQueen website.
The Boys Republic was established in 1907, as a private, non-profit community for at-risk boys and girls, ages 13-17. McQueen attended as a student from 1947-49. The actor credited the school with turning his life around and pointing him on the path to success. He never forgot that connection, and remained involved with the school even after he became a Hollywood star and legend. The McQueen family continues that involvement today.
Over the past nine years, the car and motorcycle show has raised more than $1 million, with all proceeds donated to Boys Republic. As a result, improvements to the campus include a new teaching bakery, renovations of the 60 year-old gymnasium, and complete renovations to the six campus living units. For students participating in the school’s re-established auto-tech class, monies have been pledged to fund an annual scholarship to graduates continuing these studies at the community college level.
The show was originally established by members and friends of the Porsche 356 Club of Southern California, and continues to attract automobile, motorcycle and off-road enthusiasts from throughout the United States.
For pre-registration and further information, visit www.stevemcqueencarshow.com