Tuesday, 10 July 2012

the look of Steve McQueen

I mentioned Steve McQueen in my last post and for those who are not familiar with the name, here is a short introduction.
Mc Queen who was also nicknamed "The King of Cool", was an actor and racer of motorcycles and cars in the 60s and 70s. For me he is one male style icon of his time whose masculinity and anti-hero attitude made his famous.


movie classics by Steve McQueen:
The Sand Pebbles
The Magnificent Seven
The Great Escape
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Getaway
The Towering Inferno

And for the car freaks among you: as you can guess, he had a passion for exotic cars and he owned several sports cars like:

Porsche 917, Porsche 908 and Ferrari 512 race cars from the Le Mans film.
1963 Ferrari 250 Lusso Berlinetta
Jaguar D-Type XKSS and Porsche 356 Speedster

To his dismay, McQueen was never able to own the legendary Ford Mustang GT 390 that he drove in Bullitt.
Regarding motorcycles I have to find out more, he should have collected classical bikes and owned around 100!!!

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