Steve McQueen’s 1953 Vincent Comet – $36,000 to $40,000 USD

Vincent Comet Motorcycle

The Vincent Comet was one of the great single-cylinder motorcycles of its era with an advanced engine that’s also a stressed chassis member, cantilever rear suspension that was decades ahead of its time, a Girdraulic forks, and a steel backbone frame. The Vincent Comet The Vincent Comet was the sporting version of the Vincent Meteor, the latter of…

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A Brief History of the BMW R80 GS

BMW R80 GS Motorcycle

  Introduction: BMW R80 GS – The Salvation of BMW Motorrad Though it may be hard to imagine today, BMW had been a company in grave danger of going under during the 1950’s and 1960’s. One of the things helping keep the company afloat was their motorcycle division, and their Italian-designed Isetta bubble car, a…

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An Original Covered Wagon Company Camping Trailer

Covered Wagon Company Camping Trailer Interior

The Covered Wagon Company and their legendary Covered Wagon Camping Trailer were essentially the Ford Motor Company and the Ford Model T of the camping trailer business. This may sound like a heady claim, but it’s a solid comparison for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that company founder Arthur G….

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Dennis Hopper’s Original Husqvarna 250 Cross

Husqvarna 250 Cross Tank

This is Dennis Hopper’s original 1970 Husqvarna 250 Cross, he bought it brand new just a year after the cinematic release of Easy Rider, one of his most famous works which he had co-directed with Peter Fonda and co-written with both Peter Fonda and Terry Southern. Dennis Hopper – Counterculture Hero and Hollywood Icon Hopper is remembered…

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B-17 Wright R-1820 Cyclone Radial Engine Table

B-17 Radial Engine Coffee Table

This B-17 Wright R-1820 Cyclone radial engine table is built from a decommissioned R-1820 engine – this is the motor that powered every wartime example of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Douglas SBD Dauntless bombers as well as countless other aircraft, armored vehicles, and tanks including the M4A6 Sherman and the M6 Heavy Tank….

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This Was Steve McQueen’s Nimbus Model C Motorcycle

Nimbus Model C Motorcycle Handlebars

This was Steve McQueen’s Nimbus Model C motorcycle – an unusual and quite advanced bike from Denmark characterized by its inline-4 cylinder engine with a single overhead cam and the distinction of being one of the first motorcycles to be fitted with telescopic front forks. The Nimbus Model C The Nimbus Model C is one of the…

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Holy Freedom Motorcycle Neck Tubes – Primaloft Insulated

Holy Freedom Primaloft Motorcycle Neck Tubes

This series of motorcycle neck tubes by Holy Freedom is made from Primaloft, a space-age microfibre thermal insulation material that retains body heat even when soaked with rain, covered with snow, or splattered with mud. Neck tubes have been used by motorcyclists for decades as an alternative to scarves which have a bad habit of…

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For Sale: An Original Steve McQueen Bell Motorcycle Helmet

Steve McQueen Bell Helmet

This is one of Steve McQueen’s own personal motorcycle helmets, adorned with his name on either side with the logo for his film company Solar Productions. Steve can be seen in very similar helmets in many of the motorcycle races he entered in-period including Bruce Brown’s iconic documentary On Any Sunday. He seemed to prefer…

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