Those close to her say courage is one of Madison McQueen’s outstanding qualities. Her grandfather, Steve McQueen, would have turned 91 this year and despite the fact that he died before she was born, 24-year-old Madison is carrying on his legacy. Eleven years ago, her father Chad founded the McQueen Racing company but he had long since passed on a love for Porsche and the joy of racing to his children. Now, the latest generation of McQueens are writing family history as courageously as their father – and as effortlessly as their grandfather.
What is love?
Family. And finding someone who understands you.
How are you?
With everything that's going on in the world, I'm doing well. Knock on wood.
The Porsche 911 in three words?
Sexy, loud, and fun.
Which simple things can make you happy?
Driving an everyday car.
What would you never do in a 911??
Eat a burger.
What’s your favourite road?
Thousand Palms Canyon.
What can distract you?
Not enough fuel.
Three things you would take to a deserted island?
My phone, an internet connection, and sunscreen.
Is there a historical figure you admire?
I admire a lot of people – but mostly Ferdinand Porsche.
What on a 911 could you do without?
And what couldn’t you?
The car itself.
What music did you wake up to this morning?
Tommy Lee and Post Malone's new song.
Your favourite film?
Le Mans, directed by Lee Katzin, and Cincinnati Kid by Norman Jewison.
Your favourite book?
McQueen’s Machines by Matt Stone.
Where do you long to be?
In a total state of happiness.
Your most treasured possession?
All the cool stuff my dad and grandpa have collected over the years.
I’m addicted to everything that bears the name Porsche.
The 911 moment of your life?
Riding shotgun with my dad in his 1971 Porsche 911 S/T on Thermal Raceway.
Your best advice?
Don't listen to negativity.
What would no one expect of you?
That I’m a great driver.
Residence: Palm Desert, USA
Profession: Co-founder as well as Merch and Social Media Manager, McQueen Racing
Porsche: 911 S, built in 1969
Text first published in Porsche magazine Christophorus, No. 398.
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