The son of Hollywood film star and motorcycle legend Steve McQueen will head to Australia in October as the face of the Motorclassica collector car and motorcycle exhibition in Melbourne.
Like his father, Chad McQueen is a race car driver as well as a film producer.
In January 2010, he started McQueen Racing LLC, a company which partners with leaders in the motorcycle and custom car industries to create limited-edition high-performance motorcycles and automobile transbrakes.
Chad also produced the 2015 documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, a film that recalled his memories of being on-set with his father during the making of the seminal movie: Le Mans (1971).
He will lead the annual Tour Classica prologue of 70 cars and bikes from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl through the city streets of Melbourne on October 20 to the Royal Exhibition Building for the sixth annual event.
As the 2016 Ambassador, Chad will meet and greet fans and introduce a retrospective of his famous father’s cinematic catalogue.
Chad follows in the wheel tracks of previous Motorclassica ambassadors including Gina Campbell, member of the Campbell Speed Record dynasty; Sir Stirling Moss; Sir Jack Brabham; five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell and legendary Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni.
Motorclassica collector car and motorcycle exhibition is the largest event of its type in the southern hemisphere.
It will be held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building, on October 21-23.