3 Jun
The man, the myth, the movies & the machines

Steve McQueen, real life hot rod and Hollywood icon, left a trail of nostalgia that went beyond the silver screen to include his legendary automotive obsession. A veteran of such real world races as the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Baja 1000 and the Mint 400 (as well as innumerable motorcycle races), McQueen was no Hollywood dilettante — the man knew how to race. In this book, McQueen’s Machines: The Cars & Bikes of a Hollywood Icon, on-screen cars to private collections are covered, including the “Le Mans”, McQueen’s private-collection Gulf-Porsche 917K costar in the film he produced of the same name. Keep an eye out for other legendary vehicles, including the famed 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback from Bullitt (what some consider the greatest car chase of all time), the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow from The Thomas Crown Affair, and even The Great Escape‘s Triumph. For serious gearheads, other vehicles included in the book are McQueen’s 1959 Porsche Speedster, 1957 Jaguar XKSS, 1963 Ferrari 250 Lusso, 1953 Siata 208S, 1965 Ferrari 275 NART Spyder and a 1969 “Le Mans” Porsche 911S, as well as rare motorcycles like a 1937 Crocker “Hemi-head” V-Twin and a 1920 Indian Powerplus Daytona. Written by Matt Stone with a forward by the beloved actor’s son, Chad McQueen, you can pick up McQueen’s Machines: The Cars & Bikes of a Hollywood Icon for $15.

More on the man & his 1969 “Le Mans” Porsche 911S below…

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