Home Blog Post He’s Go... Blog Post He’s Gone By Larry-Lambert - February 27, 2020 478 12 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp And it’s a damned shame. They broke the mold after they made him. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Blog Post Garum Blog Post Just Because Blog Post Tuesday Special 12 COMMENTS That is Steve McQueen, is it not? Paul L. Quandt Yes, since November 7, 1980. Though the Bullitt car is still here. What Beans said. The cool man's stare…"Whaddayouwant?…can't you see I'm drinking my coffee here." He was a superior driver and motorcyclist though he didn't make the jump in The Great Escape like many think. I understand he wanted to, and I think he could have done it, but was too valuable to risk. Thank you, Andrew. This is the first time you have ' talked ' to me in some while. Paul Jim: Yes, that is what I have read also. The company which was insuring ( McQueen/the movie? ) would not continue the insurance if he did the jump; so a stunt man made the jump in the film. It would not surprise me to learn that McQueen later made a similar jump just because of the insurance company's ruling. LL is correct, they broke the mold after he was made. His character in the movie " The Great Escape " was ( I believe ) type casting. Paul The jump– youtube.com/watch?v=5xB81vqi2O4 Thanks for the clip link, RHT447. Paul There were a lot of men from that era who were the epitome of rugged individuals. Today's "tough guys" don't hold a candle to those from that era. They won WW II and built America into the most successful and powerful nation in history. Now that they're gone the week kneed wussies that came after them are destroying that legacy at breakneck speed. He was learning to fly late in life. His instructor, midflight, began to talk to him about Jesus. He full blown came to Christ, before the diagnosis of cancer. A real man. Great to know, just made my day. Real men understand Jesus did not wear skinny jeans or sport a man-bun. Comments are closed.