Thursday, March 13, 2008

Steve McQueen Days Festival!

Why have I never heard of this?! What kind of a McQueen fan am I??! And who wants to carpool to Missouri???! reports:

Steve McQueen's widow Barbara and his longtime stunt double have been announced as the special guests at the 2nd annual Steve McQueen Days Festival in Slater, Missouri.

Devotees of the movie icon will gather in the actor's boyhood hometown on March 28 & 29th to celebrate McQueen's life and work.

Steve McQueen Days is timed around the actor's birthday; the late The Great Escape star would have been 78 on March 24th. As well as Barbara McQueen and stuntman Loren Janes, fans will be able to meet and greet the actor's longtime friend Richard Martin, who has just produced a documentary on McQueen's life, titled An American Rebel. The film is based on the book Steve McQueen: Portrait Of An American Rebel by noted biographer Marshall Terrill, who will also be a key speaker during the festivities in Slater. Highlights of the festival will include a Steve McQueen Lookalike Contest and a Classic Car and Motorcycle Show.

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