Carroll Shelby and Steve McQueen at Shelby-American International Shop, June 1963

Summary

Actor and racer Steve McQueen paid a visit to Carroll Shelby at the Shelby-American shop in Venice, California, in June 1963. McQueen took his racing seriously, winning several sports car events in the 1960s and finishing second overall in the 1970 Sebring 12-hour endurance race. McQueen later starred in the 1971 cult classic racing film Le Mans.

Actor and racer Steve McQueen paid a visit to Carroll Shelby at the Shelby-American shop in Venice, California, in June 1963. McQueen took his racing seriously, winning several sports car events in the 1960s and finishing second overall in the 1970 Sebring 12-hour endurance race. McQueen later starred in the 1971 cult classic racing film Le Mans.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Subject Date

June 1963

Collection Title

Dave Friedman Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.158.2916

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 5 in

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