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Custom McQueen LeMans - The Movie Porsche 908 Camera Car

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  1. Oldtimer

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    The year 1970 was big one for Steve McQueen. Among other things, he bought Porsche 908/02 #908-022.

    In preparation for a return to Sebring, Florida for the annual 12 hour endurance race, he subsequently entered it in at least two Sports Car Club of America Regional/National races, winning class A-Sports Racing at each meeting. McQueen had been regularly participating in SCCA events since the late 50's.

    McQueen had raced previously in the 12 Hour in 1962 in an Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite.

    For 1970, he chose Peter Revson as a co-driver, which was an excellent choice, not only an accomplished drive in his own right, but a prior class winner at Sebring as well.

    Unfortunately for McQueen, he broke his leg in a motorcycle racing accident, and would compete at Sebring with his leg in a cast.

    For the race, Revson would handle the lion's share of the driving, being behind the wheel for 8 hours total, with McQueen performing for the mandatory minimum of 4.

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    For their efforts, the Revson/McQueen duo was scored second overall (although urban legend suggests a scoring oversight cost them a lap and the win).

    The next time that chassis 908-022 would surface was at the LeMans 24 Hour race, in the form of a camera laden competitor, gathering footage for McQueen's pending movie, "LeMans".

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    The car completed the race, and was 9th overall on the scoring charts, but covered too few laps to be classified as a finisher.

    Needless to say, I (as well as a legion of others) am a huge Steve McQueen fan, having an entire corner of my collection dedicated to him, and his iconic movie.

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    The one model that was missing was a replica of the camera car. Just this past week, that void was filled, as I bought my first Dennis Koleber (dennymini on eBay) custom.

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    Awesome custom and back story on the car.
     
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    Very Nice and awesome collection! Love the swag that accompanies the diecast.
     
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    Very cool display!
     
  5. go3dalejr88

    go3dalejr88 You win some, lose some, and wreck some.

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    Awesome display!
     
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    Texas3 just old school

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    well done :thumbsup1:
     
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    Very nice custom!
     

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