The Steve McQueen Hangar June 24 2014

Recently we visited the Santa Paula Airport where Steve McQueen spent his final years living in an aircraft hangar while his Victorian house on his nearby ranch was being restored. This hangar housed his airplanes, motorcycles, tin toy collection and other ephemera collected during his life. This was Steve's reclusive period where he shunned the Hollywood A-Lister life style, preferring to drink beer, chat with strangers and watch the local pilots land and take off in their vintage airplanes. You can still feel Steve's presence as the hangar is largely untouched since his passing. Incredibly it is now up for sale. Located at the end of the airstrip, on private land.
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So if you're looking for the baddest, meanest, coolest workshop, hang-out or clubhouse- look no further. It doesn't get any sweeter than this.
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Call this number if interested.
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The doorway to a forgotten time.
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Steve's original Texaco and RPM signs.
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As if by fate, Steve's 1940s Stearman Biplane landed, though we never saw who flew it.....
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This plane is at the opposite end of the airfield.
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If you get the chance, visit Santa Paula. It is one of the coolest and most relaxed airfields. You will understand why Steve came, and has never left.
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This place is lost in time. None of the McQueen hype is present.
So take a ball and glove, and kick back for some Cooler King time...
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