An iconic motorcycle which was owned and ridden by Hollywood star Steve McQueen is set to make a rare UK appearance.

The Husky 400 Cross owned by Steve McQueen

The matching numbers 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross will go on display near the main stage at the 23rd Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Staffordshire County Showground on Saturday, October 15, and Sunday October 16.

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Owner Chris Dean said: “The ‘Husky’ is preserved as last ridden by McQueen, complete with dents, scratches and his spare spark plug duct taped to the frame. The signatures of McQueen’s son Chad and his friend Bud Ekins – the famous stunt rider for the film The Great Escape – appear on the bike.”

The signatures of Bud Ekins and Chad McQueen

A BIT OF HISTORY
McQueen bought the bike during the filming of highly acclaimed motorcycle sport documentary On Any Sunday. Four of the film’s other stars will be at the show too – Dave Aldana, Don Emde, Mert Lawwill and Gene Romero.

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