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Pictures & Stories from the Steve McQueen 30th Anniversary Tribune & Film Festival:

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Pictures & Stories from the Steve McQueen 30th Anniversary Tribune & Film Festival:

Hey guys, I figure since so many of us involved with drivers duty I figured it would be good start a thread to share.

Anyway here's some of mine.

Lots of funny stories but the best for me had to be when we finally settled on who was driving who (a story in and of itself because some of the VIPs wanted to couble up leaving some of our Loyal Bullittheads high & dry).

Anyway I ended up driving Chad's son's - Steven & Chase. Great kids I have to say - well mannered and personable. I'm sure my 10 & 7 year old daughters will love that as they reconized Steven from some Disney movies in the pictures I showed them prior to leaving this morning. But what was really funny was that just as we where about to leave the "W" Hotel's to the Theater – Chad jumps out of the lead car & comes up to my window – leans in & puts his hand on my shoulder & says: “No pressure – but you should know you've got the only surviving male Steve McQueen gene pool riding in your car.”

DOH! :shock:

Oh yeah – “No Pressure” – we all laughed about it but at that point I realized that “IF” there was an accident of any sort – I didn’t want to survive it with that on my head. ;)

Anyway it was a great event - I just wished it'd turned out better for some of the other Bullittheads who had worked so hard for this and been involved from the start...
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This was a night to be long remembered!
I was the last to arrive late, with my VIP actor Pat Rennella AKA Jonny Ross,the villain chased and shot by Lt Bullitt. Initially, I was a little tweaked with my driving assignment, since I would be picking up my VIP from his residence and arriving late (missing all the grand entrance events). Furthermore at the last minute, I was instructed there would be a delay in pick-up time, since Mr Rennella's niece would be accompanying him. Due to traffic issues, the trip to the McQueen tribute took longer than expected. This proved to be a blessing, allowing time for conversations with my guest VIP. Mr Rennella is a very warm and charming gentleman, putting me at complete ease. Upon leaving his residence, he remarked that my 08 Bullitt sounded like the original movie Bullitt car! On the arrival and return trips, he made numerous compliments about the Bullitt. He reminiscenced about his experiences and impressions about Steve McQueen and the making of the movie Bullitt. What a honor to hear firsthand personal details about this!
We arrived and parked right in front of the theater in a coned off lane on Sunset Blvd. After seeing Mr Rennella escorted by event organizers, I headed off to the restroom prior to seating. Duties completed, a well dressed distinguished gentleman asked me for directions to the stage entrance. I immediately recognized him as the actor Robert Vaughn,AKA Chalmers! Although I missed sitting with the other Bullittheads, any inconveniences I felt were more than made up by these other awesome experiences. IMBOC sure has opened up many doors..
Sorry I have so few pics to share. Most were poor quality due to the tricky light conditions and Hollywood atmosphere.

3 pics, #1:left to right Pat's niece, "Jonny Ross", my sister. #2: My #2086 end of the line, #3: Jacqueline Bisset, much better looking than my poor pic.

looking for other SoCal Bullitthead reports and pics, signing off from Hollywoodland...
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It was a extra treat to meet "out-of-state" Bullittheads who flew, drove out for this one time tribute for McQueen. Perhaps the "C" for "Club" in IMBOC should be changed to "C" for "Community".
Here is the facebook link from the Steve McQueen organizers with pics as previously posted by Bret (thanks!). You do not need to belong to access their page, I am not a Facebook subscriber.
Same here, they used my IMBOC username! But thats OK!

BTW, I have few extra Tribute postcards for those drivers that did not receive one. Hope each of us have some memento of this event.PM me if you do not have a Tribute postcard.
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