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  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Apr 23, 2021

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    Hi all,

    I'm new to the forums, but I've been a die-hard Steve McQueen fan for years. I'll be getting my grail watch, a Monaco CAW211P McQueen Reissue later this summer, which I am HUGELY excited about.

    I thought I would share my other big piece of Steve McQueen lore - my 2008 Mustang Bullitt. It's a special edition Mustang, based on a GT Premium with some additional goodies from Ford Racing that pays homage to the 40th anniversary of the movie, Bullitt, and the 1968 Mustang that McQueen drove in it.

    I've had this car for 8 years, now, and I plan to never sell it. It's an absolute blast, and it turns heads wherever I go, while also being extremely low-key.

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    Outside the Ford Piquette Plant - the birthplace of the Ford Model T - in Downtown, Detroit, MI
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    Sitting in Pit Lane at the Belle Isle Grand Prix
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    My 2008 posing with other Mustang Bullitt generations - including THE actual car that Steve McQueen drove in Bullitt. This was the ONLY photo shoot that has ever occurred featuring all four generations of Bullitt Mustang.
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  2. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Apr 23, 2021

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    That's very cool that your personal car was used for this picture! How did that happen? Do you work for Ford?
     
  3. kappa_md

    kappa_md Apr 23, 2021

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    Welcome sir @MonacoMike !!! ::psy::

    There are alot of SMQ fans here with Steve McQueen iconically tied with Le Mans, Heuer/TAG Heuer, the Monaco and mostly Porsche cars :thumbsup: Great to see your Mustang Bullitt and such a beautiful car! 2021 seems to be the Year of the Green with the new Green TAG Heuer Monaco :D

    Sir @Mspeedster is the most SMQ guy I know in Calibre11 and his passion-enthusiasm is super contagious :thumbsup: Bought myself SMQ books, 3x Monacos and 1/18 Porsche SMQ car models :eek: I haven’t jumped to the SMQ figurine yet ;)

    Thanks for sharing your story & your Bullitt! Calibre11 is the HOME of the world’s TAG Heuer collectors & enthusiasts ::rimshot::
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  4. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 24, 2021

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  5. Michael156

    Michael156 Apr 24, 2021

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    Just recently became appreciative of McQueen and his legacy. Definitely a unique legend. An advocate and inspiration for racing fans as well.

    He lived life his way.
     
  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 24, 2021

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    @Mad Dog has a Bullitt Brother in the TAG forums!
     
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  7. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Apr 24, 2021

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    I work for Ford and I'm one of the co-founders of a Metro-Detroit Bullitt owners club.

    Every year there is a big Mustang show at Ford World Headquarters called Mustang Memories - usually the same weekend as the Woodward Dream Cruise.

    This photo was from 2019, and we had quite a contingent of Bullitts. I was asked if I could help pick one from each generation to be in the photo, so I selfishly put my 08 in there.

    The 68 driven by McQueen was sold for $3.7 million the next year, and it's not been seen since, so I consider myself very, very lucky to have been able to spend some time with it.
     
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  8. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Apr 24, 2021

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    Thanks! I've wanted a Monaco like Steve Mcqueen wore for 20 years, so I'm also well versed in most things McQueen.

    I'm in the process of redoing my garage and I plan to have a big case for all of my model cars and other automotive stuff. I've strongly considered one of those figurines!
     
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  9. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Apr 24, 2021

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    Nice! What year is yours, @Mad Dog??
     
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  10. dtf

    dtf Apr 24, 2021

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    Very nice, I do like the s197 bullitt. Super clean design, with so many little touches that are really well thought out.
     
  11. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog “Kung Fu Grip” Apr 24, 2021

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    I have a 2001 [DHG #03875]...purchased it new from a local Cincinnati, OH Ford dealer in August of 2001. It remains in stock configuration to this day. I will say that the 2008/2009 Bullitt in HG is my favorite Bullitt...really like the lines...Ford really did a fantastic job with it. Here are some file pics of my 2001 Bullitt...

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    LATE ENTRY: Photo directly above by Brad Bowling for Mustang Bullitt Generations authored by Tony Alonso.
     
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  12. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog “Kung Fu Grip” Apr 24, 2021

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    Hold the phone, @MonacoMike...$5 says you’re WMUCarGuy from IMBOC! We’ve met a few times...I think the first time was at the Bullitt Nationals in Fontana Village, NC in 2011 where we did the Tail of the Dragon. I’ve got this nutty pic of you and Jeff R. from that Bullitt Nationals! :D

    LATE ENTRY: I’m Cochese [aka PX aka PY aka Sweet Baby James] from IMBOC. :D
     
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  13. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Apr 24, 2021

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    The one and only! How's it going, Colin?
     
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  14. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog “Kung Fu Grip” Apr 24, 2021

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    It’s going pretty good now, Mike...now that I figured out that the Tag Heuer forum is somehow linked to the Omega forum...I spent like two hours mashing buttons trying to figure out how to log in here. Hope all is well your way...last time we met was at Woodward a few years ago. You going to Idaho for the upcoming Bullitt Nats? I don’t think I can go...probable work conflict.

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  15. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Apr 25, 2021

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    Things are good here. My little girl is 2 now and I don't make it out to many car events these days. Covid has obviously put a damper on that as well.

    Hadn't planned on going to Boise. Miss seeing all of you guys but there's not much in Boise that I want to see badly enough to put a few thousand miles on my car for...

    My Bullitt is slowly being modified, but in as tastefully a way as possible. I'm still a purist when it comes to how the car looks, but I've made a few enhancements the improve the way that it drives.
     
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  16. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Apr 25, 2021

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    Think I’ve seen ‘The Tail of the Dragon’ mentioned on a US Honda forum, I assume it’s a reference to a road?
     
  17. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 25, 2021

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    Yeah, it's a well-known road on the Tennessee / NC border or thereabouts. Very curvy and scenic, and often choked by RVs and tourists.
     
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  18. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Apr 25, 2021

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    Yep. It's an amazing stretch of road on the Tennessee/North Carolina border that features something like 300 corners over 11 miles. It's an amazing place to drive, but a terrible place to be a passenger.

    I got to drive it back in 2011 in Shelby GT-H. Would love to do it again in my Bullitt, although it may be even more fun in my Focus ST!
     
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  19. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 26, 2021

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    Cool story. Welcome to the other side of the forums :thumbsup:
     
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  20. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Apr 26, 2021

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    Thanks! Cars and watches are my two major passions, so this place sounds like a lot of fun!