Sunday, May 30, 2010

Talking About the "King of Cool"

A post or so ago, I was telling you about Steve McQueen's black 1958 Speedster. Well here it is, his first race car.

Steve is leading at Riverside in 1959 followed by Ronnie Bucknam also in a Speedster who went on to become a professional sports car racer driving Toyota 2000GTs and also Shelby Mustangs and Cobras for Shelby American. Photo: Chad McQueen collection.

Another shot at Riverside. Note the "Rudge" knock-off wheels. Photo: Chad McQueen collection.
After the Speedster was retired from racing, it wore "Nurf Bars" front and rear and was driven on the street by Steve. This is how the car looks today after being restored with bumpers minus the nurf bars and roll bar. It is now owned by Chad McQueen.

1 comment:

  1. I received this from Ahmet:

    Ronnie Bucknam drove ford GT40 Mk II's and finished 3rd at Le Mans in 66 with 1016 (the one I own and race)

    Claude Nahum