1970 Daytona 24 Hours Race Winning Gulf Porsche to be featured — and McQueen’s movie classic “Bullitt” celebrated — at the Fifth Annual Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show

 

May 18, Chino Hills, CA – In June, approximately 250,000 fans will converge on the Circuit de la Sarthe for the 80th Grand Prix of Endurance, des 24 Heures du Mans 2012, but on June 2, 2012 at Boy’s Republic, 1907 Boys Republic Drive in Chino Hills, California, fans of the actor who made the race famous on film will participate in a gathering on a smaller scale but with no less reverence. The fifth annual Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show will celebrate the character of Frank Bullitt as portrayed by the iconoclastic actor in the movie “Bullitt” as cars, motorcycles and fans arrive for the display on the campus of The Boys Republic.
However, for many attendees as well as entrants, it is the role of Michael Delaney in the classic film “Le Mans” that raises the pulse, and no race car is more identified with Steve McQueen than the legendary Porsche 917.
This year’s show is privileged to present one such example of that legendary status, Gulf Porsche 917K chassis 015, the overall winner of the 1970 Daytona 24 Hours. This race was the debut of the J.W. Automotive Gulf sponsored Porsches and it was a complete triumph finishing 1st and 2nd. This particular 917 completed the race with no major problems and won by a margin of forty-six laps, a record that was intact for seventeen years. The owner of 917-015, Bruce Canepa of Scotts Valley, Ca, is passionate about all things automotive and is pleased to share this passion with other like-minded enthusiasts by entering his Porsche in the Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys Republic, 1907 Boys Republic Drive, Chino Hills, CA. Parking is free and admission is $10.00 with children under 12 free. For those wishing to enter the car show, please visit the website for registration.  The show’s organizers are still looking for great cars for the show field, in both judged and display only catagories.  Preregistration is much appreciated; For more information: www.stevemcqueencarshow.com

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