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Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« on: 17.12. 2016 14:50 »
Documentary on ITV 4 last night
Enjoyed it, one of my idol's
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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #1 on: 17.12. 2016 19:25 »
Did you watch the 1st episode, it was a 2 part job ?

http://www.itv.com/hub/steve-mcqueen-the-motorbike-movie-star/2a4090a0002

They are both on ITV 4 Player if not for 29 days , your right though it were good  *smiley4*
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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #2 on: 18.12. 2016 09:03 »
Was it the Henry Cole (Motorbike Show) special?  If so, saw it a month or so ago and really enjoyed it.

King of cool? I'm not arguing with that.
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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #3 on: 19.12. 2016 12:05 »
Indeed. Though on the other hand the more I see of Henry Cole the less I find I like him (or at least his presentation).
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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #4 on: 19.12. 2016 19:03 »
Was it the Henry Cole (Motorbike Show) special?  If so, saw it a month or so ago and really enjoyed it.

King of cool? I'm not arguing with that.
king of cool riding a swinging arm triumph in the great escape set in 1943 thats cool

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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #5 on: 20.12. 2016 10:57 »
I agree *good3*
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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #6 on: 20.12. 2016 11:20 »
He,s even cooler than..........Chuck Norris ! *smile*
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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #7 on: 20.12. 2016 13:29 »
nimrod - a man ahead of his time?  Or poetic licence?

Or 'so what?', if it helped turn me on to bikes.
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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #8 on: 20.12. 2016 14:16 »
As far as I can tell, can't watch the ITV video over here.

Maybe everyone already knows this, but is was Bud Ekins who did the jump in The Great Escape. Producer's weren't about to risk their star. I often remember this fact because of Bud Ekin's Triumph dealership in Van Nuys, CA, was about three miles from where I grew up and the site of many unfulfilled fantasies of owning a shiny new Bonneville when I was a teenager. Buying my badly weathered A10 for $50 when I was 25 was the result.

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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #9 on: 20.12. 2016 18:59 »
As far as I can tell, can't watch the ITV video over here.

Maybe everyone already knows this, but is was Bud Ekins who did the jump in The Great Escape. Producer's weren't about to risk their star. I often remember this fact because of Bud Ekin's Triumph dealership in Van Nuys, CA, was about three miles from where I grew up and the site of many unfulfilled fantasies of owning a shiny new Bonneville when I was a teenager. Buying my badly weathered A10 for $50 when I was 25 was the result.

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Wow Bud Ekins bike shop! that must have been cool, i remember reading an article about it and Bud before he died and it was full of interesting stuff and bikes.

One of the best quotes was from Jay Leno who said that a lot of movie stars today will ask him what bikes they should buy, but Steve didn't ask he knew what bikes he wanted to buy.  *smile*

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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #10 on: 21.12. 2016 07:48 »
Richard - shame you can't get to see the two part programme.

The Bud Ekins Great Escape jump story is told in part two, in which Steve's son also goes on to relate that his father did make the jump too, early one morning, but not on camera.
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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #11 on: 21.12. 2016 08:46 »

 Is been a while since I saw it, but so have a vague recollection of a Trump twin.

 One of the main instigators of the true story was an Aussie
Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #12 on: 21.12. 2016 10:23 »
https://selvedgeyard.com/2010/02/03/steve-mcqueen-hollywoods-own-true-son-of-liberty/
If you look in the link above there are some great shots of him and his bikes ......and his ladies lucky beggar  *smile*
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Re: Steve McQueen the motor cycle movie star
« Reply #13 on: 22.12. 2016 21:51 »
Yep... the man had cool...
a mate owns a late model McQueen signature bike #14 & a jump bike replica.. among others..
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