As our other favorite auto blog pointed out yesterday – no matter who you are, how hard you try, or how many friends you have – you will never be as cool as Steve McQueen.
Attempt as one might; peeling out in a Ford Mustang Bullitt edition, making out with Hollywood starlets, standing quietly yet seductively with a cig hanging from your mouth, it cannot be achieved. It wasn’t just McQueen, it was an era. The era of cool. No one tried hard to be hip, you either were or were not. So many of today’s youth try emulating with bad music copy-cats, stolen fashion and Bob Dylan t-shirts. But the harder one goes towards cool, the further they get. If only there was a Steve McQueen now.