This photograph of Steve McQueen and his wife, Neile Adams, is different to many of the more famous pictures of the actor.
This shot of McQueen with what appears to be the perfect Triumph Scrambler is one of my favourites as it doesn’t appear scripted or posed.
It isn’t every day that a bike like this, Steve McQueen’s 1938 Triumph Speed Twin, comes up for auction. The Triumph was restored for McQueen by his best friend and and racing buddy Bud Ekins at Ekin’s garage in North Hollywood, California and Bud’s shop sticker is still displayed on the motorcycle (picture below). McQueen was a long…
It saddens me that I can’t think of a single modern actor who possesses the same gasoline powered spirit of Paul Newman, Steve McQueen or James Dean. Not even one.
Steve McQueen was lent an AC Cobra in 1963 by Carroll Shelby himself, it’s fairly clear he had a great time in the British/American Ferrari killer although I am surprised to see there’s still tread on the tires.
Taken from the August 1971 edition of Sports Illustrated this is one of the most famous photos of McQueen in action.
Cleveland started manufacturing motorcycles in 1915 with fairly rudimentary 2-stroke singles, by 1925 demand for a larger and more powerful 4-stroke finally won over the company management and engine designer F.E. Fowler set about building an all-new 4 cylinder 4-stroke with a 600cc displacement and a 3 speed transmission.
Because it’s Sunday and spending 10 minutes watching the most famous car chase scene in history is an admirable waste of time.
Easily one of the greatest car films of all time, Bullitt featuring Steve McQueen has become one of the standout celluloid icons of the late 60s. This picture was taken during filming and, I think, it sums up the film rather well. Hell, it sums up McQueens entire career rather well.
This is the “Baja Boot”, a 450hp, 4×4 dune buggy built by Vic Hickey – one of GM’s top automotive engineers in the late 1960s. GM had a “no-racing” policy in place at the time so Hickey and Drino Miller built the Baja Boot in just 26 days under cover of darkness in Hurst, Michigan. They constructed the…