Friday, August 19, 2011

Steve McQueen and his Baja Boot

Pistonheads recently ran an article about the Louwman Museum in The Hague, a not-so-well-know place for car lovers. The museum has about 240 cars on display, a must-see collection of various great cars (and a few weird examples as well).

One of the cars on display is the Baja Boot, an off road vehicle built by General Motors as requested by actor Steve McQueen (who, during his lifetime, was known as a car aficionado). Back in the days, Steve apparently told the media: "I've lined me up a sweet machine for this one. Called the 'Baja Boot.' Chevy powered. Four hundred and fifty horses under the bonnet. Space frame construction. Four-wheel drive. Independent suspension. And 'smooth'! I can notch close to a hundred over a sand wash and you better believe that's moving."

Here's a small picture of Steve McQueen driving his Baja Boot - if you want to learn more, there's an article dedicated to this vehicle at Steve McQueen online.

Even more details can be found at the Baja Boot section of the Louwman Museum website - I hope your Dutch isn't too rusty though...

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