McQueen's Motorcycles

Racing and Riding with the King of Cool
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.

Steve McQueen - Das geheime Glaubensleben des King of Cool

The Salvation of an American Icon
Author: Greg Laurie
Publisher: Schwabe AG
ISBN: 3038484849
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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In den 1960er Jahren war Steve McQueen der größte Filmstar seiner Generation - und einer der coolsten Männer aller Zeiten. Er lebte so, wie er seine Motorräder und Autos fuhr: furchtlos, rücksichtslos und mit Vollgas. Doch am Ende seines Lebens mit schnellen Autos, Frauen und Drogen nahm McQueen eine überraschende Abzweigung: er macht ernst mit Jesus. In diesem Buch führt Greg Laurie Interviews mit Angehörigen, Freunden, Schauspielerkollegen und Bekannten von Steve McQueen sowie mit seiner Witwe und seinem Pastor. Der Autor spürt die dramatischen Veränderungen auf, die im Frühjahr 1979 im Leben des Schauspielers vor sich gingen - sechs Monate bevor McQueen die Diagnose erhielt, dass er unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt war. Welche entscheidenden Schritte führten McQueen dazu, eine so umwälzende Entscheidung zu treffen? Und vielleicht noch wichtiger: Warum wird dieser Teil seiner Geschichte so selten erzählt? Dieses Buch gibt Antwort auf diese Fragen und leuchtet jenen Teil von McQueens Leben aus, der bislang im Verborgenen blieb.

Triumph Bonneville

Modellgeschichte einer Motorradlegende
Author: Mick Duckworth,James Mann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783768853583
Page: 240
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Steve McQueen: The race of his life.

Author: Abeal, Marcelo
Publisher: Editorial Dunken
ISBN: 9870280781
Page: 344
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Steve McQueen had a terrible childhood. “This made him the man he was”, abandoned by his father before he was born and left aside by his mother, he grew up almost like an orphan until he was an adolescent and became the greatest Hollywood star ever.McQueen was a magnet to the box office because, rather than an actor, he was a style. He understood and took advantage of this, even in spite of making the list of his enemies even longer. “People said he was a very difficult person, simply because he was not a tame lamb which could be easily handled. He knew what was good for him. He argued to death with directors to have things done his own way. He acted like this in all aspects of life. Always on the edge.”By the time he died, he had accumulated 55 cars, 210 motorbikes and was beginning to take an interest in old airplanes. But his love was not just collecting. He used to stay “ I’m not sure whether I’m an actor who competes or a driver who acts”.Marcelo Abeal, the author, is an enthusiast fan of Steve, as well as an actor and stuntman himself. After doing thorough research on Steve’s life for over three years, he now shares his work in this unique compilation of observations, anecdotes, exclusive interviews and comments made by close friends, colleagues and people who knew Steve very well.Steve’s most memorable films are “The Magnificent Seven”, “The Great Escape” (exclusive comment by Tim Gibbs, stunt), “Bullitt” (exclusive interview to Don Gordon, one of his best friends), “Le Mans”, “The Getaway”, “Papillon”, “Tom Horn” (exclusive interview to his friend, actor Mel Novak), and the series “Wanted Dead or Alive” (exclusive interview to Loren Janes, his stunt all his life). Plus, an interview to the last doctor who assisted him, Dr. Cesar Santos Vargas.

The Life Steve McQueen

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"--

Long Way Down

Von Schottland nach Kapstadt
Author: Ewan McGregor,Charley Boorman
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492956939
Category: Travel
Page: 368
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Ewan McGregor und sein Kumpel Charley Boorman wollen es noch einmal wissen: Nach ihrem abenteuerlichen Trip rund um die Welt geht es dieses Mal vom nördlichsten Punkt Großbritanniens, dem kleinen Nest John O’Groats in den schottischen Highlands, südwärts bis nach Kapstadt in Südafrika. Das ganz große Abenteuer beginnt, als die beiden die gepflegten Teerstraßen Europas hinter sich lassen. In Afrika erwarten sie– neben der überwältigenden Gastfreundschaft der Einheimischen– Sandstürme (Libyen), üble Offroadpisten (Kenia), Schlammschlachten (Äthiopien) und ein rasender Elefant, der McGregor nach dem Leben trachtet (Botswana). Ein weiteres Roadmovie voller Risiken, Überraschungen und unvergesslicher Begegnungen.

Hollywood Stories

Short, Entertaining Anecdotes about the Stars and Legends of the Movies!
Author: Stephen Schochet
Publisher: Hollywood Stories
ISBN: 0963897276
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 312
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Just when you thought you've heard everything about Hollywood comes a totally original new book - a special blend of biography, history and lore. Hollywood Stories is packed with wild, wonderful short tales about famous stars, movies, directors and many others who have been part of the world's most fascinating, unpredictable industry! Full of funny moments and twist endings, Hollywood Stories features an amazing, icons and will keep you totally entertained!

Corvette Hunter

Kevin Mackay's Greatest Corvette Finds
Author: Tyler Greenblatt
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613253478
Category: Transportation
Page: 240
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It's hard to imagine that a car with the racing pedigree of the Rebel Corvette could be neglected to the point of it being lost. Winning the GT class at the 1972 12 Hours of Sebring wasn't enough to keep this car from becoming just another old wreck out behind the shed. It was many years before Kevin Mackay came to rescue this prominent machine. Finding, documenting, restoring, and selling rare and valuable Corvettes is one of Mackay's specialties. His business, Corvette Repair Inc., is considered the premier Corvette restoration facility in the country. However, it just wasn’t the Rebel L88 Corvette that he found and restored. Mackay tells story after story of finding and restoring valuable Corvettes such as the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans racer that took 1st in class. He also tells stories of Steve McQueen's 1966 Corvette, the 1967 Bounty Hunter racer, 1968 Sunray DX #2 and #3, and chassis #003 from 1953. If you like L88 Corvettes, no one has bought and restored more of them than Kevin Mackay! Few authorities in the hobby could be counted on to provide this much entertainment in a single volume.

Hell's Angels

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364109724X
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Wenn einer wirklich über die Hells Angels schreiben darf, dann Hunter S. Thompson »Der harte Kern, die Outlaw-Elite, das waren die Hells Angels.« Für seinen brisanten Insiderbericht über den Aufstieg der Hells Angels zur größten und berüchtigtsten Motorradgang der Welt nahm Thompson Mitte der sechziger Jahre über ein Jahr lang am exzessiven, gewalttätigen und freiheitsliebenden Leben der Angels teil. Das Kultbuch, das Hunter S. Thompson bekannt machte – jetzt zur Debatte als Neuausgabe.


Author: Henri Charrière
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783538069374
Page: 581
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America's First Motorcycle Company
Author: Darvin Holmstrom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783613040083
Page: 224
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Mein McQueen

Barbara McQueen über den Mann hinter dem Mythos
Author: Christian Krug,Marshall Terrill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783940138729
Page: 190
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1001 Steve McQueen Facts: The Rides, Roles and Realities of the King of Cool

Author: Tyler Greenblatt
Publisher: Cartech
ISBN: 9781613254738
Category: Transportation
Page: 366
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Steve McQueen touched the world through his larger-than-life onscreen persona portraying characters that were flawed and realistic. He played his roles to perfection due to his own imperfections and the bitter realism of his early life. As he once said, he had seemingly lived an entire lifetime before his 18th birthday, all of which shines through in his signature blue-eyed icy stares. His legacy on film was cemented with Bullittand Le Mans--the first made him an international superstar while the latter nearly bankrupted and killed him. Today, they're among his most popular films. He held nothing back on screen or in life, and today he is remembered and revered not only for his acting but for his racing prowess and the world-class automobile and motorcycle collection he amassed in a relatively short amount of time. Vehicles once owned, driven, or raced by "the King of Cool" habitually sell for double or triple what their provenance-lacking counterparts do. Ask any 25-year-old car or motorcycle nut, born more than a decade after his death, who Steve McQueen is, and they'll immediately recognize the collector and racer but make no mention of the actor. Author Tyler Greenblatt has waded through the plethora of information available to compile 1,001 of the most interesting Steve McQueen facts in this cumulative volume that is sure to keep fans of the actor, racer, and collector enthralled for hours.

A French Kiss with Death

Steve McQueen and the Making of Le Mans
Author: Michael Keyser,Jonathan Williams
Publisher: Bentley Pub
ISBN: 9780837615523
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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Now in paperback! Acclaimed motor sports photographer and author Michael Keyser's A French Kiss With Death is part celebrity biography, part motor sports history and part behind-the-scenes filmmaking account.This spine-tingling title and the “King of Cool's” intense headshot telegraph the excitement to be found under the book cover. Keyser's observant and engaging storytelling weaves together screen legend Steve McQueen's rugged, individualistic life, his love affairs with motorcycles, cars, racing, partying and women, along with a story of exceptional filmmaking, including the breakthrough, Oscar-winning cinematographic techniques used to capture the visceral essence of racing's most famous event for the silver screen.Throughout 464 highly charged pages, A French Kiss With Death dazzles the reader with the “King of Cool's” roller-coaster life of adventure and accomplishment. The book contains more than 800 photographs and illustrations, most seen for the first time and many shot during the actual “24 Hours of Le Mans.” Providing an unforgettable ride, A French Kiss With Death pulls readers rapidly into the exotic, heady, cutthroat world of international sports car racing. Keyser's longtime friend and ex-racer Jonathan Williams also contributed to the book.