Steve McQueen

  • Timepiece made from The Great Escape’s 1962 Triumph TR6 Trophy

    Timepiece made from The Great Escape’s 1962 Triumph TR6 Trophy

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    A piece of movie history on your wrist REC Watches first motorcycle-inspired collection The TTT Great Escape is a limited edition recycled from the most famous Triumph motorcycle in the world, The 1962 Triumph TR6 Trophy used in The Great Escape in 1963. Limited to only 393 pieces. The Great Escape’s motorcycle chase and leap…

  • You REALLY want a Harvey Mushman T-shirt. You REALLY do.

    You REALLY want a Harvey Mushman T-shirt. You REALLY do.

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    Harvey Mushman wasn’t a real person – at least, not in the motorcycle racing sense (although there’s probably a few real Harvey Mushman’s around the world, let’s be honest. Hello, Harveys!) but he was iconic because Harvey Mushman was the pseudonym used by Hollywood legend Steve McQueen when he wanted to enter motorcycle races. In…

  • VIDEO: Guy Martin sets out to recreate the famous JUMP from The Great Escape. And it’s on TV this Sunday.

    VIDEO: Guy Martin sets out to recreate the famous JUMP from The Great Escape. And it’s on TV this Sunday.

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    Guy Martin’s been out in Austria, attempting to recreate the iconic motorcycle jump from The Great Escape. And if you want to watch his latest exploits – tune in to Guy Martin’s Great Escape this Sunday at 9pm on Channel 4. Guy Martin’s back with his latest TV stunt – and this time, he’s set…

  • Bud Ekins ISDT-winning TRIUMPH TR6SS sells for £97,750!

    Bud Ekins ISDT-winning TRIUMPH TR6SS sells for £97,750!

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    At the this weekend’s annual Bonhams Spring Sale, a 1962 Triumph 649cc TR6SS ridden by Bud Ekins, sold for a world record auction price of £97,750 – over three times its top estimate. The original Trophy model helped Ekins win a gold medal in the 1962 International Six Days Trial. The American bike racer who…

  • UNDER THE HAMMER: Steve McQueen’s 1938 Triumph Speed Twin sets NEW auction RECORD.

    UNDER THE HAMMER: Steve McQueen’s 1938 Triumph Speed Twin sets NEW auction RECORD.

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    A 1938 Triumph 5T Speed Twin formerly owned by Steve McQueen has been sold at Bonhams’ annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction for a world record auction fee of $175,500 (around £132,000). Steve McQueen was well-known for his passion for motorcycles – in particular his fondness of British-built Triumph’s. But as it turns out, there are…

  • Steve McQueen’s 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross (the ‘On Any Sunday’ bike) going on sale in three days!

    Steve McQueen’s 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross (the ‘On Any Sunday’ bike) going on sale in three days!

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    Yep, we’re in love with this. It’s the actual small cc dirt bike, the real one that Steve McQueen owned and rode in the seminal motorcycle movie ‘On Any Sunday’. An icon of two wheels, if you will. Anyway, the bike is a 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross and is going on sale with Bonhams at…

  • Get your hands on an ORIGINAL Steve McQueen BELL helmet.

    Get your hands on an ORIGINAL Steve McQueen BELL helmet.

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    One of Steve McQueen’s own personal helmets, a Bell 500 – stickered up with his film companies’ logo and his name – is going under the hammer at the Bonhams Barber Motorsports Museum auction this October. The helmet that’s up for sale is a Bell 500 lid, with a characteristic snap-on peak and double-D ring…

  • Steve McQueen’s ‘On Any Sunday’ Husqvarna 400 Cross goes under the hammer

    Steve McQueen’s ‘On Any Sunday’ Husqvarna 400 Cross goes under the hammer

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    The King of Cool’s 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross which appeared in the cult documentary, On Any Sunday and on the front of Sport Illustrated, is set to be auctioned by off by Bonhams.   The 1970 ‘Husky’ 400 Cross was owned by the Hollywood legend, and comes with extensive documentation, including the ownership card from…

  • IOM TT 2018: Steve Mercer condition update

    IOM TT 2018: Steve Mercer condition update

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    Following on from Wednesday evening’s horrific crash that claimed Dan Kneen’s life and the subsequent collision between Honda man Steve Marcer and a course car that was en route to attend to the incident with Kneen, there’s been an update on Steve’s condition. Mercer was airlifted to Nobles Hospital on the Island immediately after the…

  • On Any Sunday’s director and narrator Bruce Brown has died. His profession – motorcycle film maker.

    On Any Sunday’s director and narrator Bruce Brown has died. His profession – motorcycle film maker.

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    Bruce Brown, the director and creator of iconic motorcycle film On Any Sunday, passed away on Sunday, December 10 aged 80. Brown’s iconic film, released in 1971, brought motorcycling into the mainstream. No other single piece of media did more to fire the imaginations for two-wheel fun and helped banish the misconception that motorcyclists were largely…

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