Chad McQueen talks about being on the set of Le Mans
Here a couple of lovely videos featuring Chad McQueen talking about being on the set of Le Mans with his Dad, Steve, in 1970.
In the first video, Chad talks about sitting on his Dad’s lap and being taking for a quick squirt in the famous number 20 Porsche 917 from the movie. The stuff of dreams for any boy.
In the second video, Chad recalls his first race at the Le Mans kart track in the 2 hour “Mini Le Mans” event and how his dad was very proud that Chad won.
However the joy was short lived for Chad, as soon after, Steve took his son to see the wreckage of the David Piper Porsche 917 crash, as a reminder that racing was indeed, dangerous.
These videos are a touching insight into both the making of the movie and Steve McQueen the man.