McQueen’s Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon

Motorbooks #ad - No other hollywood star has been so closely linked with cars and bikes. He made movies best remembered for their wild car chases, but no one forgets the man at the wheel--Steve McQueen, and hair-raising races, mad motorcycle dashes, the King of Cool. Among notable cars profiled in the book are a 1959 porsche speedster bought new by mcqueen, a 1953 siata 208s, a 1957 Jaguar XKSS, a 1963 Ferrari 250 Lusso, a 1965 Ferrari 275 NART Spyder, and a 1969 "Le Mans" Porsche 911S.

With a foreword by steve's son, his movie stunt work, chad McQueen, and his car and motorcycle collecting, and a wealth of details about the stars amateur racing career, McQueens Machines draws a fascinating picture of one outsized mans driving passion. See motorbooks author Matt Stone interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.

McQueen's Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon #ad - Com: http://www. Jaylenosgarage. Com/video/jays-book-club-matt-stone/1164286/ . It is this connection that mcqueens machines explores, giving readers a close-up look at the cars and motorcycles McQueen drove in movies, those he owned, and others he raced. From the 1968 ford mustang gt fastback he drove in bullitt in the greatest car chase of all time to his Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in "The Thomas Crown Affair", from the Triumph motorcycle of "The Great Escape" to the Gulf-Porsche 917K he actually raced in "Le Mans", the cars and bikes that McQueen made famous in films make another appearance here.

The book also features the cars, and even airplanes that mcqueen owned over the years, motorcycles, including two motorcycles that fetched record prices at a recent auction: a 1937 Crocker "Hemi-head" V-Twin and a 1920 Indian Powerplus Daytona.


McQueen's Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool

Motorbooks #ad - He trained vigorously, running, weight lifting, and studying martial arts. Motorbooks International. 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. 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.

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. The long-departed Steve McQueen is still the coolest man on two wheels. Determined to be ahead of the pack, McQueen maintained his body like it was a machine itself.

McQueen's Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool #ad - 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.

Later in his life, cyclone, including harley-davidson, his interests turned to antique bikes and he accumulated an extensive collection, Triumph, Brough Superior, Indian, BSA, as he backed away from Hollywood, and Ace motorcycles. Today, mcqueen still has the Midas touch; anything that was in the man's possession is a hot commodity.

His need for speed propelled him from hollywood into a number of top off-road motorcycle races, Mint 400, Elsinore Grand Prix, including the Baja 1000, and even as a member of the 1964 ISDT team in Europe. Mcqueen's motorcycles reveals these highly sought-after machines in gorgeous photography and full historical context.


Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman

Motorbooks #ad - Winner of international automotive media gold award 2010 for all his fame as one of Hollywood’s great actors, and the proprietor of a natural food empire, a world-class humanitarian, the late Paul Newman had another intriguing facet that was less known and perhaps closer to his heart than all the rest of his well-chronicled life.

He was an avid, successful and well respected car racer and team owner. This book tells that story--from newman’s racing career, begun in earnest at an age when many race car drivers contemplate retirement; to the partnership he formed in 1983 with Chicago racing entrepreneur and team owner Carl Haas; to the impressive stable of automobiles he owned, from the Porsches and Ferraris to quirkier modified VWs and Volvos.

Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman #ad - This is the tale of a life full of passion and skill, of someone who entered the 24 Hours of Daytona at the age of 70 and made his last professional race outing at 82; whose roster of drivers for Newman/Hass reads as a who’s who of open wheel racing; and whose interest in cars extended from the likely suspects to old trucks and new hybrids.

And then there’s the charming pal who, crushed into a cube, returned the favor by having the car, when the incorrigible prankster Robert Redford had a miserably wrecked Ferrari dropped at his front door, delivered to Redford’s living room. The anecdotes, but for paul newman was simply another side of a man of talent, the cars--all are here, adding up to what for many would be a full life, the races, conviction, and enduring spirit.

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Unseen McQueen: Barry Feinstein

Reel Art Press #ad - These stunning images of steve mcqueen taken by photography legend Barry Feinstein--at the race track, on the set of Bullitt relaxing with friends--have all remained completely unseen until now and are reproduced for the first time in magnificent quality in this volume. Feinstein was a close personal friend of McQueen’s and his photos convey an intimacy rarely experienced in shots of the star.

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Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon

Triumph Books #ad - Featuring new research revealing previously unknown and surprising information about his early history; behind-the-scenes stories from some of his greatest films - including The Great Escape, Bullitt, and Papillon; the truth about his larger-than-life exploits; as well as his lesser-known humanitarian work, this volume captures the essence of what made Steve McQueen the ultimate 'King of Cool'.

Steve mcqueen tells the story of a small-town kid from modest means who went on to become one of the biggest icons in Hollywood. Used book in Good Condition. Much more than just a simple account of his career highlights, this volume delves deep into what made McQueen one of the most interesting and enigmatic figures of 20th century popular culture.

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Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed

Motorbooks #ad - All the best domestic and international makes are represented here, and Triumphs to Vincents, Indians, from BMWs, Ducatis, and Harley-Davidsons - the most classic models. Motorbooks International. Reel Art Press. Used book in Good Condition. You'll drool over the 1933 matchless silver Hawk, and you'll want to tear out the page displaying the 1956 Triumph Thunderbird and frame it.

Finally! the world's most incredible motorcycles are given the artful representation they deserve. Classic motorcycles: the Art of Speed is a stunning visual encyclopedia of history’s best bikes. Motorbooks International. 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.

Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed #ad - Each motorcycle was shot in a studio setting using photographer Tom Loeser's light-painting technique. The motorcycle should have disappeared when 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.

Written by noted motorcycle author patrick hahn, classic motorcycles of all time, iconic, Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed  presents the history of motorcycling as told through the most significant, with both period photography and modern portrait photography. It's the only motorcycle history you'll need.


Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon

American Icon Press #ad - After a lifetime of fast cars, women and drugs, McQueen took a surprising detour. This iconic muscle car was the vehicle McQueen drove in his most raucous and enduring film, Bullitt. 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.

Motorbooks International. 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. American icon. Now he has a chance to tell McQueen's story. 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.

Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon #ad - Join greg laurie as he takes a cross-country drive in his 1968 highland green ford mustang 390 GT through the canyons of Malibu, as he traces the wooly geography of actor Steve McQueen's life, the streets of New York, the alleys of Hollywood, relationships, the wide and open roads of the Midwest, career and spiritual journey.

In the 1960s, according to box office receipts, McQueen was, the biggest movie star of his generation and one of the coolest men to ever walk the planet. Motorbooks International. 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.

Like millions of cinema fans, Greg developed a lifelong fascination with the actor.


Steve McQueen: The Last Mile....Revisited

Dalton Watson Fine Books #ad - Reel Art Press. The project, like so many other things, fell to the wayside while we searched for his cure. It was as if a veil had been lifted and I could finally look back on our life together and examine it without fear. American icon. My hundreds of pictures of him stayed tucked away in the closet for nearly 25 years.

Motorbooks International. Motorbooks International. It's been over a quarter of a century since Steve and I first dreamt of documenting our three-and-a-half year relationship in this beautiful book. Then something happened inside me when I turned 50 recently - that's the same age Steve was when he died. But fate intervened when Steve was diagnosed with cancer in 1980

Steve McQueen: The Last Mile....Revisited #ad - Used book in Good Condition. We were going to call it the long Haul with me providing the pictures and Steve writing the passages recalling our crazy life and numerous adventures. I know he would have been proud of it. Steve passed away that November after surgery in Mexico and I never picked up the camera again.

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William Claxton: Steve McQueen

TASCHEN #ad - Reel Art Press. American icon. This is the real steve McQueen, immortalized by Claxton’s empathetic lens. Text in english, french, and German   Motorbooks International. Motorbooks International. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. He slowed down and shouted to me, when i tell you to jump, “Clax, jump!” We did jump out of the car just as it burst into flames.

Claxton frequented mcqueen throughout his many incarnations daredevil, ladies man, family man, dirt biker, sports car driver, movie star, etc. Capturing at every turn another side of McQueen’s enigmatic tough-guy/nice-guy personality. As this photo album demonstrates, Claxton’s photographic talent and sensibilities were perfectly attuned to the actor’s multifaceted character.

William Claxton: Steve McQueen #ad - Live fast, die young   “it is a testament to Claxton’s eye and skill that it does more than simply show a movie star as work and play. Claxton brings a lost era alive through his subject. Value rich magazine, he drove a brand new ford convertible, with only thirty miles on the speedometer, Palm Springs“One time when I was with him, at top speed for such a long stretch of the Texas highway that the engine began to smoke and eventually caught on fire.

Steve sat on the side of the country road at a safe distance from the burning vehicle and laughed his head off. William claxtonsharing a passion for fast cars,  steve McQueen 1930-1980 and William Claxton became friends early in McQueen’s career and remained close until his premature death. Used book in Good Condition.