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Chad McQueen is a race car driver, actor, film producer, and consummate automotive enthusiast. He has raced in many forms of motorsports including Motocross, the Baja 1000, SCCA, Vintage events, and others. He’s a big fan of early Porsches and still owns and drives his father’s 1958 Speedster in the hills around Los Angeles. It was the first new car his father purchased. Most recently Chad was a producer on a feature documentary titled Steve McQueen, The Man & Le Mans. It’s the story of a life changing passion for racing and his father’s involvement in the making of the iconic 1970 movie Le Mans. This film interweaves stunning new footage and private recordings with original interviews telling a behind-the-scenes story about risking everything to pursue a dream.
“Racing is life.” – Steve McQueen – Listen and learn where this quote originated from.
A horrible racing accident at Sebring left Chad with multiple spinal fractures, he almost lost his leg, all his ribs on one side broken, and in a coma for week.
After reading the book A French Kiss With Death by Michael Keyser* (Michael is a past Cars Yeah guest) Chad decided to get together with filmmakers and produce a documentary about his father’s challenges in making the movie Le Mans.
FIRST SPECIAL AUTOMOBILE
A Porsche 930 Turbo
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Keep your boot in it.
Blue and Orange: The History of Gulf in Motorsports by Michael Cotton
Porsche 917 X 17 The Cars and Drivers in Studio by Jeff Zwarts
Go out and watch the documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans and the film Le Mans. Both pictures will give you some great insights about the man Steve McQueen.
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