Taken from the August 1971 edition of Sports Illustrated this is one of the most famous photos of McQueen in action. The Husqvarna he’s riding was one of his favourite bike in the early to mid-70’s, one of his other favourites was the Métisse Desert Racer, Métisse recently started making them again to the exact specifications of the original, check them out here.


Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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