Archive for ‘Steve McQueen’

March 24, 2022

Harvey Mushman

Cool Dude

Steve McQueen’s birthday.

October 21, 2021

Museum

Display details

– individual bike exhibits were splendidly assembled each showing off the machines with posters, paraphernalia and provenance. A racing Norton; Knievel’s stunt bike; McQueens Traveller; Harley garage.

October 4, 2021

Alpine meadow

The Swiss border is this way

– let’s enjoy the King of Cool from a legendary scene in The Great Escape as he readies for the fence jump.

September 4, 2021

Steve ‘n’ Pete

Josh Randall & Fred Kite

A pair of icons from the 60’s and 70’s. Who was the cooler?

August 26, 2021

Cup of Joe

C’mon folks! Weekend is almost here…

.. we can make it!

June 17, 2021

Steve says…

Choose life

April 18, 2021

The Great Escape

Heading for the Swiss border

– what better way to escape across the Bavarian countryside than on a rugged tyred Triumph TR6 in German wartime feldgrau. Of course Steve makes it look effortlessly cool.

March 24, 2021

The Man at Le Mans

Harvey Mushman

– Mr Steve McQueen would have been 91 today. Always the King of Cool! he’s wearing his iconic blue dial Tag Heuer Monaco watch. The Norton Commando fits the Bill too!

January 11, 2021

Hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque

The King of Rock & Roll

– one of the most memorable song in late 80’s British music was the “hot-dog” song by Prefab Sprout. Written by Durham bred Paddy McAloon it tells the poignant tale of a washed up crooner living off a one hit wonder from decades past. Photo on blog is from photoshoot of their ‘85 LP titled Steve McQueen; the album was titled “Two Wheels Good” for the US market.

November 7, 2020

Forty years ago today…

McQueen

TRIBUTE TO STEVE MCQUEEN

March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980

September 15, 2020

Bud Ekins

“We all wanted to be Steve. Steve wanted to be Bud”
March 24, 2020

Four Score & Ten

Match your Mini

– Cool guy Steve McQueen would have been ninety today. he even makes a brown cardigan look hip: the ideal garb for a coffee ‘n’ cream Cooper.

February 4, 2020

Point of View

Filming the Impossible | back in the day trying to capture the thrills of the road one had to mount considerable weighty cameras to yer bounce. Here’s Graham Hill and Steve McQueen loaded up with the old analogue contraptions that ran old school film stock. Now we have miniature lightweight high definition cameras to accomplish this. So I bought myself a new toy…

November 28, 2019

CAPTAIN Hilts

The Cooler King | Our man Guy Martin is to recreate the classic Finland scene from The Great Escape made famous by Steve McQueen. In blue torn down sweatshirt and khakis he’s to jump a barbed wire border fence on a green Triumph Scrambler. On Channel 4 December 8th.

November 2, 2019

Airborne

SF Streets | Steve McQueen launching his Triumph over one of the inclined street intersections of San Francisco. Probably taken during down time during the filming of Bullitt.