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


Steve McQueen is the most iconic figure associated with motorsport as well as Hollywood. This book looks at the cars and motorcycles he owned, raced and starred with, including epic productions such as the filming of Le Mans

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Steve McQueen was an iconic actor, but also an incredibly talented racer who only decided to focus on films due to the better chance of financial security.

Not only did he buy a number of beautiful cars and motorcycles for his own use, and take advantage of any chance to indulge his passion when filming, but he was also a legitimately fast driver. His race results include 3rd in a one-off outing in a British Touring Car race, a victory in the 3 litre class at the 1970 12 Hours of Sebring, and represented America in the 1964 International Six Days Trial on a Triumph TR6 Trophy. He also funded the classic documentary On Any Sunday, which featured McQueen alongside many racing legends of the time.

Author Mat Stone not only profiles the cars owned from McQueen’s first driving experiences to his eventual death in 1980, but manages to drive some of them to give a modern day perspective alongside the foreword and insights provided by McQueen’s son Chad.


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