The 1968 Mustang that Steve McQueen famously drove in the movie “Bullitt” sat in a D.C.-area garage for decades. Now, it’s headed to the National Mall. News4’s Leon Harris got to ride in the car and hear the emotional story of how its owner restored it.
It may be the most iconic chase in an American film, as the Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT fastback screamed through the streets of San Francisco with Steve McQueen at the helm during 11 minutes of “Bullitt.”
The Historic Vehicle Association is currently running its fourth annual Cars at the Capital event. That means that throughout April, cars of historic significance will be displayed in a glass case located between Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum.
If you’re planning a trip to Washington, D.C. this month, and want to include the automobile in your touristy activities somehow, might we suggest a stroll down the walkway between the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art facing the U.S. Capitol building?
The Ferris Bueller ‘Ferrari’ Was the First of Several Classic Cars on Display on the Mall This Month
What better way to honor America’s love affair with cars than to place the replica Ferrari from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on the Mall?
The 1985 Modena Spyder California featured prominently in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is on display through the 2nd of April as part of the 2018 Cars at the Capital.
It’s a story that sounds as though it were ripped from the pages of fiction or the basis for a harrowing World War II drama directed by Steven Spielberg. The remarkable story of Helene Rother is far from fictional, however, despite bordering on the fantastic.
In honor of the 15-Millionth Ford being on display from April 3-9 on the National Mall as part of this year’s Cars at the Capital, we take a look at a few other heavy-hitters and break it down by the numbers.
Steve McQueen’s Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT fastback vanished 38 years ago. The ominous-looking pony car with the barking 390-cubic-inch V-8, which starred in one of the greatest chase scenes in movie history in the film Bullitt—with McQueen doing the driving in many of the shots—may have been lost, but it was never forgotten.