2017 Steve McQueen Rally

Dana Point CA, May 20-21 2017 - The Steve McQueen Rally held its second charity fundraiser to help bring awareness to the Boys and Girls of Boys Republic. Organized by Gareth Ashworth, the event filled all 48 slots expected (48 was Steve McQueen's racing number).

2nd Steve McQueen Rally 2017

48 lucky cars with families and friends participated on a two day rally drive through the San Diego mountains (Julien) to Borrego Springs, then over to the Palm Desert region. After a morning doing laps at Thermal Raceway and visiting The Vault, the rally continued at RimRock Ranch in Pioneer Town.

2nd Steve McQueen Rally 2017

The event was sponsored by Russo & Steele among many others - with all proceeds going directly to the Boys Republic. The $1000 per car entry fee included an overnight stay at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Palm Desert on Saturday; rally meals and entrance to the Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show Dinner June 2 2017 and the Steve McQueen Car & Motorcycle Show June 3 2017 at the Boys Republic campus in Chino Hills.

2nd Steve McQueen Rally 2017

The Vault

The rally covered over 500 miles of ruggedly beautiful California terrain, providing a significant backdrop to the millions of dollars of cars en route. With the sellout this year, you might think about booking early for next year to make sure you're on the cool kids list.

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1957 Pontiac Bonneville at 2nd Steve McQueen Rally 2017

 1957 Pontiac Bonneville

Ford GT40 recreation by Eric Dean at 2nd Steve McQueen Rally 2017

 Ford GT40 recreation by Eric Dean

2nd Steve McQueen Rally 2017

 1978 Porsche 911 SC

Related: 2017 Steve McQueen Rally - 500 Miles in 2 Minutes (Video)2016 Steve McQueen Car Show Snapshots (Video)2016 Steve McQueen Car Show (Video); and Steve McQueen Inaugural Car Rally (Video)

by Randy Berg

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