McQueen's Motorcycles

Racing and Riding with the King of Cool

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Author: Matt Stone

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760351759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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The long-departed Steve McQueen is still the coolest man on two wheels. Even thirty years after his death, Steve McQueen remains a cultural icon. His image continues to appear in advertising and pop culture and his fan base spans from car lovers to racing enthusiasts to motorcycle obsessives. In his movies, McQueen's character always had an envy-inducing motorcycle or car, but in his personal life, motorcycles were always McQueen's first true love. McQueen's Motorcycles focuses on the bikes that the King of Cool raced and collected. From the first Harley McQueen bought when he was an acting student in New York to the Triumph "desert sleds" and Huskys he desert raced all over California, Mexico, and Nevada, McQueen was never without a stable of two wheelers. His need for speed propelled him from Hollywood into a number of top off-road motorcycle races, including the Baja 1000, Mint 400, Elsinore Grand Prix, and even as a member of the 1964 ISDT team in Europe. Determined to be ahead of the pack, McQueen maintained his body like it was a machine itself. He trained vigorously, weight lifting, running, and studying martial arts. Later in his life, as he backed away from Hollywood, his interests turned to antique bikes and he accumulated an extensive collection, including Harley-Davidson, Indian, Triumph, Brough Superior, Cyclone, BSA, and Ace motorcycles. Today, McQueen still has the Midas touch; anything that was in the man's possession is a hot commodity. McQueen's classic motorcycles sell for top dollar at auctions, always at a multiple of what the same bike is worth without the McQueen pedigree. McQueen's Motorcycles reveals these highly sought-after machines in gorgeous photography and full historical context.

Mcqueen's Machines

The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon

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Author: Matt Stone

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760328668

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 1889

A close-up look at the cars and motorcycles Steve McQueen drove in movies, owned, and raced, with details of his amateur racing career, movie stunt work, and car collecting.

The Life Steve McQueen

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Author: Dwight Jon Zimmerman

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760358117

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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"The Life McQueen explores and celebrates the films, racing, personal style and other elements that made Steve McQueen an icon"--

Steve McQueen

Full-Throttle Cool

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Author: Dwight Zimmerman

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076034745X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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Steve McQueen's entire life story in an artistic, graphic novel format.

Motorcycle GP Racing in the 1960s

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Author: Chris Pereira

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845844165

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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This book examines the classic period of Grand Prix racing from 1960 to 1969, and the men and machines involved. A fascinating exploration of the last decade of ‘traditional’ Grand Prix racing, before significant events changed the nature of the sport forever.

Steve McQueen

The Salvation of an American Icon

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Author: Greg Laurie,Marshall Terrill

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1946891061

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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Join Greg Laurie as he takes a cross-country drive in his 1968 Highland Green Ford Mustang 390 GT through the canyons of Malibu, the alleys of Hollywood, the wide and open roads of the Midwest, the streets of New York, as he traces the wooly geography of actor Steve McQueen’s life, relationships, career and spiritual journey. This iconic muscle car was the vehicle McQueen drove in his most raucous and enduring film, Bullitt. In the 1960s, McQueen was, according to box office receipts, the biggest movie star of his generation and one of the coolest men to ever walk the planet. Greg Laurie was a teen at the time and an ardent fan of “The King of Cool,” first mesmerized by McQueen in 1963’s The Great Escape. Like millions of cinema fans, Greg developed a lifelong fascination with the actor. Now he has a chance to tell McQueen’s story. McQueen was a complex, contradictory man who lived the same way he drove his motorcycles and cars: fearlessly, ruthlessly and at top speed. After a lifetime of fast cars, women and drugs, McQueen took a surprising detour. In this book, Laurie thoughtfully interviews members of Steve McQueen’s family, friends, co-stars, associates, widow and pastor to tell of the dramatic life-change for the actor in the spring of 1979 – six months before McQueen was diagnosed with terminal cancer. What were the critical steps that led McQueen to make such a life-altering decision? Perhaps more importantly, why is that part of his story so rarely told? This book answers these questions. Greg Laurie will follow the seeds of Christianity that were sown throughout McQueen’s improbable life where a Light finally shone into the darkness of his troubled life. These seeds miraculously germinated, allowing McQueen to see that redemption through Jesus Christ is a lasting truth more glittering and real than any magic of the entertainment industry.

Inoubliable Steve McQueen

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Author: Henri Suzeau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782916954042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 1965

In his unprecedented lifetime Steve McQueen was a juvenile delinquent, Marine, oilfield roughneck, lumberjack, producer, motorcycle racer, sports car driver and the Hollywood King of Cool. Featuring a series of exclusive quotes from Uma Thurman, and admirers from the world of racing such as Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton, The Unforgettable Steve McQueen documents his fascinating life with a collection of rare and stunning images from renouned photographers such as William Claxton and Raymond Depardon.

Steve McQueen

Living on the Edge

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Author: Michael Munn

Publisher: Jr Books Limited

ISBN: 9781906779795

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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In the summer of 1970 McQueen and author Michael Munn took a road trip in England while the actor's film Le Mans was on hold. Munn would meet McQueen on other occasions, last speaking in 1980 shortly before his death, and in this poignant, personal account, Michael Munn tells his story of one of the greatest American anti-heroes of all time.

Unseen Mcqueen

Barry Feinstein

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Author: James Dagon,Tony Nourmand

Publisher: Reel Art Press

ISBN: 9781909526105

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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These stunning images of Steve McQueen taken by photography legend Barry Feinstein - at the race track, on the set of Bullitt and relaxing with friends - have all remained completely unseen until now, and they are reproduced for the first time in magnificent quality in this volume. This deluxe limited edition book is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies - a must-have luxury collectors item. Presented in a clamshell box, the book also includes a limite edition, numbered print stamped by Feinstein's estate and completely exclusive to this edition.

Steve McQueen

Portrait of an American Rebel

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Author: Marshall Terrill

Publisher: Plexus Pub

ISBN: 9780859654593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Rough around the edges, driven by passion, at once a leader and a loner, Steve McQueen embodied the rebel image. As Hollywood insiders quickly learned that McQueen’s hard edge was no act, the former street kid earned the respect of his fellow artists. This book, the result of over three years of research and interviews with more than 60 of McQueen’s friends and associates, paints a riveting portrait of a man whose power both on- and off-camera is legendary.

Steve McQueen

Le Mans in the Rearview Mirror

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Author: Don Nunley,Marshall Terrill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781854432896

Category:

Page: 256

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Classic Motorcycles

The Art of Speed

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Author: Pat Hahn

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760354146

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 9699

Finally! The world's most incredible motorcycles are given the artful representation they deserve. The motorcycle should have disappeared with the advent of the inexpensive automobile, since Henry Ford's Model T usurped the motorcycle's position as a primary form of utilitarian transportation, but a funny thing happened on the way to extinction - the motorcycle not only survived but thrived. Enough people were enamored of the thrill and beauty of the two-wheeled mechanical beast to ensure it would continue to exist indefinitely. And exist they have! Many of the motorcycles manufactured over the past century truly fit the description of "classic," and many consider these machines works of art. Written by noted motorcycle author Patrick Hahn, Classic Motorcycles presents the history of motorcycling as told through the most significant, iconic, classic motorcycles of all time, with both period photography and modern portrait photography. All the best domestic and international makes are represented here, from BMWs, Indians, and Triumphs to Vincents, Ducatis, and Harley-Davidsons - the most classic models. You'll drool over the 1933 Matchless Silver Hawk. Each motorcycle was shot in a studio setting using photographer Tom Loeser's light-painting technique. Period ads and relevant historic photos and documents are spread throughout the book to supplement the portraits of the bikes, really evoking a sense of time and place. Prepare to be in awe of the undeniably classic motorcycles in this collection. It's the only motorcycle history you'll need.

The Little Black Book of Motorcycle Wisdom

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Author: Niels Aaboe

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628735031

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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There’s no getting around the allure of motorcycles. Since 1885, when Gottlieb Daimler mounted a gas-powered engine on a wooden bicycle, riders of all ages have been drawn to the exhilaration and terror of motoring in the open air on two wheels. Motorcycles have become ingrained in our culture. To some, they represent the ultimate expression of freedom. To others, motorcycles symbolize lawlessness and disrespect for authority. The Little Red Book of Motorcycle Wisdom is packed full of wise, witty, and edgy quotes on motorcycles and the people who ride them. Celebrities, literary giants, and athletes offer pithy and memorable comments on what they ride, where they ride, with whom they ride, how fast they ride—and, most importantly, why they ride. Read musings on bikes from such noteworthy folks as: Hunter S. Thompson Marlon Brando Robert Pirsig Evel Knievel Sonny Barger Ewan McGregor Steve McQueen Leonardo DiCaprio Paul Newman Bob Dylan Hugh Laurie Angelina Jolie T. E. Lawrence And dozens of others! There’s a reason why people the world over are passionate about a machine that has been dubbed “the perfect vehicle.” This book tells you why.

A Short History of the Motorcycle

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Author: Richard Hammond

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0297609912

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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It's cold, wet and dangerous, so why do we do it? Richard Hammond's A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE attempts to explain what it is about bikes and biking that calls to some people, leaving them powerless to resist. This entertaining guide charts the history of the bike from its origins as a cheap and modest means of transport for the masses to its modern incarnations: a terrifying symbol of rebellion and menace, a high-tech racing machine and the rich kid's plaything. We look at the bikes that have propelled people across the world to work, to school and to their doom. As for the bikers ... Edwardian ladies did it, though not in large numbers. Young bucks desperate to prove their manhood did it, because it was the cheapest speed available. Hammond examines bikers of every type, from the happy farmer trundling through fields on their Honda Cub to the Hell's Angel terrorising Californian towns on their hog. Wittily written and lavishly illustrated, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE is a thrilling ride for bikers and non-bikers alike.

Triumph Motorcycles in America

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Author: Lindsay Brooke

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076035328X

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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This is a comprehensive, visual history of the motorcycles from Britain that were bred in the US and Canada. Tuck in with Triumph Motorcycles in America and get ready for the ride of a lifetime. Triumphs have been part of North America’s motorcycling soul since long before World War II. Born in Britain but bred in the US and Canada, Triumph’s iconic models—Bonneville, Trophy, Thunderbird, Daytona, Tiger, Speed Twin, Speed Triple, and Rocket III—resonate deeply with enthusiasts who love their style, sound, performance, and undeniable coolness. It’s not coincidental that Triumph was Steve McQueen’s favorite ride. Triumph Motorcycles in America is packed with thorough, entertaining text, plus hundreds of historical images, most of them in color and never before published. This incredible volume of history and culture was written by award-winning professional journalist and lifelong Triumph fanatic Lindsay Brooke, with a foreword by America’s favorite “Triumph guy,” Peter Egan. Don't think twice about it, Triumph Motorcycles in America is a must-have for every fan of Britain’s most legendary bike brand.

Steve McQueen

A Tribute to the King of Cool

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Author: Marshall Terrill

Publisher: Dalton Watson

ISBN: 9781854432438

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Steve McQueen: A Tribute to the King of Cool, tells the actor's story in chronological order through the eyes of those who knew him best: family, friends, co-stars, business associates, acquaintances and adoring fans from around the globe. Written in passage form, each person brings a different view to the man and legend, presenting him in an unsurpassed 360-degree perspective. 'It's unique in its presentation because it reads like a biography, but it's really a photo and tribute book,' Terrill said, who spent nearly three years compiling the information. There's really nothing else on the market quite like it. 'I know it will please McQueen fans.' Accompanying the 200 passages are hundreds of photos taken of McQueen throughout his life and movie career, many seen here for the first time, as well as personal items, documents and movie memorabilia. The book will also include a foreword by Barbara McQueen, a Steve McQueen family tree, quotes by several Hollywood luminaries. Each book is signed by the author, Marshall Terrill, and by Barbara McQueen and includes a CD with a recording taken at Loyola Marymount University in 1978 of Steve McQueen giving a rare lecture about his life. It is encased in a custom slipcase.

Steve McQueen

A Passion for Speed

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Author: Frédéric Brun

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760342480

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Even 30 years after his death, Steve McQueen remains an icon of cool. His image continues to appear in advertising and pop culture, and car, motorcycle, and racing fans embrace him as one of their own. Now comes this volume featuring rare photography and chronicling McQueen’s fascination with and passion for all things internal-combustion powered. McQueen’s movie characters always had a great motorcycle or car—from the 650cc “BMW” motorcycle (a disguised Triumph) in The Great Escape (1963) to the Gulf Porsche 917 race car he raced in Le Mans (1971). His need for speed propelled him from Hollywood into a number of top off-road motorcycle races, including the Baja 1000, Mint 400, and Elsinore Grand Prix. Determined to be ahead of the pack, McQueen trained vigorously, weight lifting, running, and studying martial arts. Steve McQueen A Passion for Speed reflects a life lived in the moment and with the pedal to the metal.

How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles

Key Skills and Advanced Training for All Off-Road, Motocross, and Dual-Sport Riders

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Author: Gary LaPlante

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610585526

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Off-road riding is one of motorcycling's most popular pursuits and also one of its best training grounds for improving street-riding skills. Off-road riding takes many forms, from motocross and enduro racing, to dual-sport day trips, to trail riding, to adventure tours. No matter the specific pursuit, all dirt riding (and much street riding) shares the same basic skill set. How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles schools the reader in all the skills necessary to ride safely and quickly off-road. Chapters cover the basics, such as body position, turning, braking, and throttle control, then proceed to advanced techniques, such as sliding, jumps, wheelies, hill-climbing, and more. If you've ever wanted to try dirt riding or if you're an experienced rider looking to sharpen your skill set, How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles is a perfect riding coach.

Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible

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Author: Paul Thede,Lee Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610591666

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Suspension is probably the most misunderstood aspect of motorcycle performance. This book, by America’s premier suspension specialist, makes the art and science of suspension tuning accessible to professional and backyard motorcycle mechanics alike. Based on Paul Thede’s wildly popular Race Tech Suspension Seminars, this step-by-step guide shows anyone how to make their bike, or their kid’s, handle like a pro’s. Thede gives a clear account of the three forces of suspension that you must understand to make accurate assessments of your suspension’s condition. He outlines testing procedures that will help you gauge how well you’re improving your suspension, along with your riding. And, if you’re inclined to perfect your bike’s handling, he even explains the black art of chassis geometry. Finally, step-by-step photos of suspension disassembly and assembly help you rebuild your forks and shocks for optimum performance. The book even provides detailed troubleshooting guides for dirt, street, and supermoto--promising a solution to virtually any handling problem.

Steve McQueen

The Actor and His Films

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Author: Andrew Antoniades,Mike Siegel

Publisher: Dalton Watson

ISBN: 9781854432537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 492

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Steve McQueen: The Actor and his Films, is the definitive account of every film that the iconic actor made. This lavishly illustrated book devotes nearly 500 pages to Steve McQueen’s career and tracks his journey from juvenile delinquent, to Marine, to an aspiring actor breaking into Hollywood, until he became a global superstar and the highest-paid actor of his era. Included are numerous behind the scenes tales of events that occurred leading up to and during filming, and fascinating insights into McQueen’s acting techniques and motivations.