This last weekend I attended a very special event—The Friends of the Steve McQueen Car Show and Charity event in Chino, California. It was held at a 200 acre site, the Boys Republic, which is the site of where Steve McQueen lived in 1946 as more or less a ward of the state. Throughout his theatrical career he returned many times to this site per his son chad McQueen. And as we all know Steve McQueen had an absolute thirst for speed, cars and motorcycles, and the occasional Stearman bi-plane.
Many of the cars and replicated sets of the movies Steve McQueen starred in, dotted the campus. There were over 25 Bullitt cars alone, along with Rolls Royces and race cars similar to those in the infamous LeMans movie and the Thomas Crowne Affair. What a delight. Motorcycles rounded out the grounds along with several bands and a picnic lunch, with all proceeds going to the boys housed at this remarkable facility, originated from 1907 and apparently still going strong. There were several hundred people at the event and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely. So many memories!
I forgot the sunscreen and brought home a sunburn, a small price to pay for such an afternoon, and relieved the pain with Watkins After Sun gel, an aloe based product that works great for when you’ve been exposed to too much sun!
Have a great week out there and be sure and enjoy National Dairy Month with an ice cream cone of two along the way-
Sherry and the Natures’ Heritage staff
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