“I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth” – Steve McQueen Quote T-Shirt
He’s not just the namesake for Lighting McQueen in Disney’s hit animated film, Cars. Steve McQueen is a symbol of the American Dream, an actor, a race car driver, and a father. In his early years, McQueen got in a good deal of trouble, stealing hubcaps and overall engaging in wild living. Growing up in Indiana, he was abandoned by his father as a very young child, and at times his mother too. When he was reunited with his mother in LA, she sent him to reform school, which McQueen credits as changing his life around. He eventually became one of the best paid actors of the 1960s and 70s, starring in The Great Escape, Bullit, The Sand Pebbles (for which he received his only Oscar nom), and The Thomas Crowne Affair. After a series of rocky marriages, this rebel-rousing, car-loving actor was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. He died in Mexico in 1980 undergoing experimental surgery to remove the cancer. He was 50 years old and left behind his 4th wife Barbara Minty, two children, and over 60 classic/rare cars. Like most rebels without a cause, McQueen is remembered as a hip, daring icon of popular culture.
- 90% ring-spun lightweight cotton 10% polyester
- Tubular construction
- Shoulder-to-shoulder tape
- Seamless collar
- Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
- This is a classic tee that has a light feel