Have you ever watched Bullitt and imagined that you were hot on the tail of that Highland Green fastback? Well, if you are up for a road trip, you could chase two 2019 Mustang Bullitts as they blasts down Route 66 from Chicago, Illinois, to Chino Hills, California, on the 2018 HoonDog Legend Lives Route 66 Tour.
When would you ever have the opportunity to run Route 66 with so many participating in a Bullitt movie tribute? — Hoondog Performance Group
Over 60 enthusiasts are already signed up to drive in a convoy to the annual Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show on Boys Republic Campus in the Golden State. If you weren’t aware, Boys Republic is a charity that assists troubled youth, and one that Steve McQueen contributed to during his life.
How cool would it be to chase two 2019 Mustang Bullitts across Route 66? That’s just what you can do on the 2018 HoonDog Legend Lives Route 66 Tour, which departs Chicago, Illinois, for Santa Monica, California, on May 25, 2018.
“When would you ever have the opportunity to run Route 66 with so many participating in a Bullitt movie tribute, with planned activities every day, ending with a McQueen tribute to Bullitt?” says the HoonDog event page. “Could you ever imagine that happening again? If you ever thought or dreamed of running Route 66, if you ever imagined such a Mustang extravaganza to support children… Well, stop imagining, and start planning, saving, schedule your 2018 vacation now for this once in your lifetime event!”
To sweeten the pot, Ford is supplying two preproduction 2019 Mustang Bullitts that will participate in the tour and be put on display at the various stops along the route, which runs from May 25 to June 3, 2018. Those stops include meet ’n greet cookouts in Oklahoma and New Mexico, as well as cruise-ins at car dealers in Missouri, Arizona, and Nevada. The tour wraps up at the Santa Monica Pier just ahead of the annual Steve McQueen show held on June 2.
2018 HoonDog Legend Lives Route 66 Tour Stops
• Friday May 25: Minooka, IL (outside Chicago)
• Saturday May 26: St. Robert, Missouri
• Sunday May 27: Yukon, Oklahoma
• Monday May 28: Tucumcari, New Mexico
• Tuesday May 29: Winslow, Arizona
• Wednesday May 30 Laughlin, Nevada
• Thursday thru Sunday May 31-June 3: Chino Hills, California
“No former student proved this to be true better than Steve McQueen, a 1946 alumnus of Boys Republic whose story started as a troubled youth and ended as a 20th century icon,” says Boys Republic. “During the height of Steve’s demanding movie career, he would visit Boys Republic often and leverage contacts, friends and movie studios to help the needs of the school.”
So, even if you can’t make the whole tour, you can attend the show, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang Bullitt and play host to the Bullitt Nationals show as well. For more info on the tour, visit the registration page here, and for more on the show, visit the Boys Republic site here.