But Chad received another education, in racing, which would last a lifetime. His tutors would be drivers like David Piper, Gerard Larrousse, Jonathan Williams, Derek Bell, Masten Gregory, and Herbert Linge. And of course, his dad.
Chad ate breakfast, lunch, and dinners with these drivers in Solar Village on the set, and talked frequently with them about their races. Sometimes he just listened.
This May, those memories are rekindled as CBS and Paramount re-release Le Mans on Blu Ray beginning May 24th. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080p High Definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD, and includes the award-winning documentary produced by Chad McQueen: Filming at Speed: The Making of the Movie "Le Mans", as well as the original theatrical Trailer.
Le Mans Memories
Ironically, one of two of his dad’s slate grey 911s’ are being offered at auction this summer. The auctioned car is the same one featured in the opening shot of Le Mans, and is expected to set a record for 911s. The car features special touches overseen personally by Steve, and was featured in the definitive guide to McQueen’s classic cars, “McQueen’s Machines” by Motor Trend Classic editor Matt Stone. The other 911s is still owned by Chad.