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Movie stars motorcycles up for auction

Motorcycles from movies such as Easy Rider and On Any Sunday and other bikes owned by famous Hollywood stars are coming up for auction. The highlight of the Bonham’s Barber Auction at the Barber Motorsports Museum in Alabama on October 6 is Steve McQueen’s 1970 Husqvarna 400 from the cult 1971 film On …

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Ringbrothers’ Ford Mustang Fastback SPLITR

The Ford Mustang had a good innings of almost ten years from 1964 until 1973. Yet it hasn’t disappeared into the mists of time like so many other automobiles and remains an iconic muscle car. Of course cinema has played its part in this – films like Bullit (Steve McQueen …

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On Any Sunday director Bruce Brown dies

Bruce Brown, director of perhaps the greatest motorcycle film of all time, On Any Sunday, has died of natural causes, aged 80. The Academy Award nominated 1971 film was marked by the honesty and naive humour of Bruce’s narration. It kickstarted millions of riders in the ‘70s and is still …

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Steve McQueen’s TR6R herded cows

One of the most famous motorcycles of all time, the Triumph TR6R ridden by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, was once used to herd cows. The fully restored 54-year-old TR6R 650cc twin which has 95% of its original parts is now the centrepiece of the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience (museum) …

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Steve McQueen Honda CB450 for auction

A 1972 Honda CB450 once owned by Steve McQueen is among the star lots at this weekend’s Hollywood Legends auction in Los Angeles. McQueen bikes usually sell for substantial amounts, showing the star power of the former US representative in the 1964 International Six-Day Trials and star of the cult motorcycle film, …

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Ewan and McQueen bikes sell at auction

Ewan McGregor sold his “beloved” Panhead chopper and two Steve McQueen bikes have also sold at the annual Bonhams motorcycle auction in Las Vegas. The Star Wars actor’s chopper, styled by ‘Indian Larry’ Desmedt, sold for just $US 25,300 ($A33,587). The bike is powered by a Panhead-style Pandemonium 88ci motor …

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McQueen son, bike at Motorclassica

Steve McQueen’s 1963 Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled on display at Ellaspede Steve McQueen’s son, Chad, and his famous “Desert Sled” racer bike will be highlights for riders at the annual Motorclassica in Melbourne this weekend (October 21-23, 2016). Chad is the ambassador for the show, but most eyes will probably be on Steve’s 1963 Triumph Bonneville Desert …

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Top five most extreme races

Motorsport has evolved beyond recognition since it was originally conceived in 1900 with the Paris-to-Lyon Gordon Bennett Cup. In fact, ‘Gordon Bennett!’ may be the actual words out the mouths of the founders because, as we’re about to show you, automotive racing has cranked itself up to 11 and then …

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