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McQueen's Motorcycles - by Matt Stone (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • The long-departed Steve McQueen is still the coolest man on two wheels.
  • About the Author: Matt Stone (Camarillo, CA), former executive editor of Motor Trend magazine, has been a professional automotive journalist and photographer since 1985.
  • 160 Pages
  • Transportation, Motorcycles

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About the Book



McQueen's Motorcycles takes a close look at the unique bikes that McQueen raced and collected. Any true McQueen or motorcycle fan will love this focused look inside McQueen's garage.



Book Synopsis



The long-departed Steve McQueen is still the coolest man on two wheels. Get an intimate look at his coolest bikes right here, right now, in McQueen's Motorcycles.

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.



Review Quotes




"the motorbike icon is brought back to life in this book with superb stories and plenty of emotive pictures"--Auto Express

"the text is detailed and entertaining"--Octane

"This is a good read and even better to flick through slowly, and to dream."--Bill Noyce, Ride



About the Author



Matt Stone (Camarillo, CA), former executive editor of Motor Trend magazine, has been a professional automotive journalist and photographer since 1985. He is the award-winning author and photographer of several books, including Motorbooks' best-selling 365 Cars You Must Drive, McQueen's Machines, McQueen's Motorcycles, Hot Rod Empire, and The IROC Porsches. He is the co-author, with Preston Lerner of Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman and History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed.

Dave Ekins is a motorcycling legend. Born in 1932, Dave and his brother Bud pioneered the notion of off-road desert racing with motorcycles, and their early 1960s rides up and down the Baja peninsula proved to be the seeds that spawned the original Mexican Off Road Races, later known as the Baja 500 and 1000. In 1964 Dave teamed with brother Bud, Cliff Coleman and Steve McQueen to represent the United States in the International Six Day Trial motorcycle enduro taking place that year in East Germany in which Dave Ekins earned an individual Gold Medal. He also became a factory sponsored development test rider for Honda, and later editor of Petersen's Motorcyclist magazine. Now retired, Dave Ekins was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2001.

Dimensions (Overall): 11.1 Inches (H) x 8.8 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Transportation
Sub-Genre: Motorcycles
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Format: Hardcover
Author: Matt Stone
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2017
TCIN: 51500837
UPC: 9780760351758
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-0760
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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