Dude, where’s my car? That’s what the Steve McQueen estate wants to know regarding two missing Bullitt Mustangs from the iconic car chase and movie that’s celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. On the case for Finding Bullitt is respected journalist and Bullitt expert Matt Stone who, in consultation with the Ford Motor Company and Warner Brothers, invites people with knowledge of the Bullitt Mustangs to submit tips at www.findingbullitt.com.
“My dad fought to be authentic in everything he did, and the many Bullitt fans and the amazing and dedicated Mustang community deserve to know the truth of what became of those two great cars,” said Chad McQueen, Steve’s son and founder of McQueen Racing. “That’s why I’ve asked Matt Stone, the expert on all things Bullitt Mustang, to help separate the fact from the fiction.” Stone’s investigation will include reviewing the archives of Ford, Warner Brothers, interviewing people connected to the film with knowledge of the cars and consulting with noted Mustang authorities. Where appropriate, Stone will examine cars alleged to be one of the two most famous Mustangs of all time. “For decades, Mustang and Bullitt fans have speculated what became of these cars,” said Stone. “In the years that I’ve written about Steve’s cars and Bullitt, I’ve followed many a promising rumor, but the truth about the whereabouts of the Bullitt Mustangs remains elusive. I will follow where the facts lead me, and I am looking forward to helping set the record straight.”