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

ISBN: 1610601114

Category: Transportation

Page: 184

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No other Hollywood star has been so closely linked with cars and bikes, from the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback he drove in Bullitt (in the greatest car chase of all time) to the Triumph motorcycle of The Great Escape. McQueen’s Machines gives readers a close-up look at the cars and motorcycles McQueen drove in movies, those he owned, and others he raced. With a foreword by Steve’s son, Chad McQueen, and a wealth of details about of the star’s racing career, stunt work, and car and motorcycle collecting, McQueen’s Machines draws a fascinating picture of one outsized man’s driving passion. Now in paperback.

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"--

Motorcycle GP Racing in the 1960s

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Author: Chris Pereira

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845844165

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 1894

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

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

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.

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.

Inoubliable Steve McQueen

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Author: Henri Suzeau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782916954042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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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

A Passion for Speed

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Author: Frédéric Brun

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760342480

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 607

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.

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.

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.

Classic Motorcycles

The Art of Speed

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Author: Pat Hahn

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760351791

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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"Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed collects over two dozen European and Asian brands of classic and contemporary models, explaining how and why these particular bikes have endured"--

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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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

The Last Mile

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Author: Barbara McQueen,Marshall Terrill

Publisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books Limited

ISBN: 9781854432278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 233

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The photo book contains approximately 150 pictures documenting Barbara McQueen's three-and-a-half year relationship with the movie icon, which includes candid shots from 1977 to 1980 - McQueen's years out of the spotlight. It chronicles Barbara's early history and modeling career; her years with McQueen at Trancas Beach and Santa Paula as well as behind-the-scene photos on the sets of Tom Horn and The Hunter. Marshall Terrill, veteran reporter for The Chandler (Ariz.) Connetion and author of another best-selling Steve McQueen title, said the photo book is written in passage form, weaving Barbara McQueen's personal history, her relationship with her famous husband and the stories behind the hundreds of candid pictures she took. It includes a special foreword by Pat Johnson, McQueen's close friend and karate instructor.

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.

Winning

The Racing Life of Paul Newman

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Author: Matt Stone,Preston Lerner

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760346291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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DIVIn Winning, authors Matt Stone and Preston Lerner present the incredible racing biography of Paul Newman, whose fame as a Hollywood actor largely overshadowed his amazing passion for motorsport./div

My Husband, My Friend

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Author: Neile McQueen Toffel

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425918182

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 341

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MY HUSBAND, MY FRIEND THE REAL STEVE McQUEEN - FROM ABANDONED CHILD TO GLITTERING SUPERSTAR TO HAUNTED MAN.... Now his wife of 15 and a half years, Neile, who rode the dazzling Hollywood roller coaster with him, reveals A Steve McQueen no one knew – his good side, his crazy side, his dark side....

The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles

Every Model Since 1946

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Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350221

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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From the single-cylinder bikes of the 1950s to the high-performance sportbikes of today, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles showcases the entire spectrum of Ducati. Legendary Ducati motorcycles have something of a rags-to-riches story. This Italian motorcycle manufacturer began by selling motorized bicycles to impoverished residents of post-World War II Italy. Today, Ducati is the world's premier manufacturer of street motorcycles whose sales continue to rise year after year. Its svelte, hyper-accelerating motorcycles are two-wheeled wonders that are fluent in the language of speed. The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles traces the stunning chronology of the motorcycles dreamed up by Ducati, from the 1950s to present day. Laid out for the first time in encyclopedia form with gorgeous photography and insights from Ducati expert Ian Falloon, this book offers motorcycle enthusiasts a closer look at the craftsmanship, power, and beauty of these extraordinary motorcycles. The book features all of the motorcycles from Ducati's storied history, including the groundbreaking Desmodromic 750 Super Sport, the Mike Hailwood Replica, the Superbike-dominating 916, and the epic Panigale. From the street bikes that gave birth to the very notion of the modern superbike to the racing motorcycles that dominated tracks in Great Britain, Europe, and North America since the latter part of the twentieth century, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles runs the full gamut of sportbikes. It's a collection that demands shelf space in the library of any true motorcycle collector or fan.

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.