Utter the names Bud Ekins and Steve McQueen and you’ll immediately have a captive audience. The stuntman-and-star duo created the most iconic motorcycle stunt in Hollywood history and regularly competed for glory on two wheels. Three days ago, this 1963 Triumph Bonneville desert sled, built by Ekins and piloted by the King of Cool himself, sold at Bonhams in Vegas for a staggering $103,500. (That’s nearly $20,000 more than a previous sale price of $84,240 in 2009.)
PREFAB SPROUT - Two Wheels Good : This was the Pets Sounds of the 80's--an album for young, brainy men with achy breaky hearts. The musicianship is formidable, the songs are brilliant, the production is immaculate (Thomas Dolby), has a austere, somewhat sad atmosphere, and some of the themes are comical and subversive. You need to hear this record. (Note: The UK version was called Steve McQueen minus 3 critical tracks) - *****- 5 Stars all the way!
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Known partly for their famous connection to Steve McQueen (thanks in no small part to a legendary Sports Illustrated cover), Swedish motorcycle company Husqvarna has been called “the two-wheeled version...
Steve McQueen. This is during the filming of Tom Horn, his penultimate movie. He knew he had inoperable Cancer at this point. The morose script somehow reflected his life. Despite this weight on his shoulders, here he is, loving all things two wheeled, simply jumping on an old bike for a spin in the desert. He was pure of heart. RIP.