McQueen's Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon [NOOK Book]

Overview

No other Hollywood star has been so closely linked with cars and bikes, from the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback he drove in Bullitt (in the greatest car chase of all time) to the Triumph motorcycle of The Great Escape. McQueen’s Machines gives readers a close-up look at the cars and motorcycles McQueen drove in movies, those he owned, and others he raced. With a foreword by Steve’s son, Chad McQueen, and a wealth of details about of the star’s racing career, stunt work, and car and motorcycle collecting, McQueen’s...

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Overview

No other Hollywood star has been so closely linked with cars and bikes, from the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback he drove in Bullitt (in the greatest car chase of all time) to the Triumph motorcycle of The Great Escape. McQueen’s Machines gives readers a close-up look at the cars and motorcycles McQueen drove in movies, those he owned, and others he raced. With a foreword by Steve’s son, Chad McQueen, and a wealth of details about of the star’s racing career, stunt work, and car and motorcycle collecting, McQueen’s Machines draws a fascinating picture of one outsized man’s driving passion. Now in paperback.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Few actors are as linked to the cars they drove as Steve McQueen, and now you can learn more about this icon's passion for motoring in McQueen's Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon. Opening with a foreword written by Steve's son Chad, the book covers both the cars he drove on screen - including the 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 fastback from Bullitt - and the cars he owned and raced off of it, like his 1958 Porsche Speedster and a a 1965 Ferrari 275 NART Spyder. A great coffee table book for gearheads and McQueen fans alike." - Uncrate.com

"A great gift for car and motorcycle buffs."- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "This is a great book for fans of the actor or his vehicles, and it's the most interesting car book issued this year." - The Virginian Pilot "Car and motorcycle enthusiasts will love this book, but so will people (namely baby boomers) who were fans of Steve McQueen. While the book looks at a specific part of the late actor's life - his rides and passion for racing - it also reveals much about the man." - Omaha World-Herald "This book is a fantastic gift to give fans of McQueen as it carefully chronicles his career and the details of his iconic autos and motorbikes. A must-see!" - MonstersAndCritics.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610601115
  • Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/6/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: TRANSPORTATION / Automotive / History
  • Sales rank: 258,980
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Matt Stone, Editor of Motor Trend Classic magazine and Senior Editor of Motor Trend magazine, has been an automotive journalist and photographer since 1985. He serves as their history, auto design, and motorsport expert and is a member of SPEEDtv’s Barrett-Jackson Auction broadcast team. He has authored several books for Motorbooks, including 365 Cars You Must Drive (2006), McQueen's Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon (2008) and Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (2009). A California native, Stone resides in Glendale, California.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Highly Recommend for any Steve McQueen Fan

    great book on some of the historical movie cars, and a look at his personal cars, and racing. I really enjoyed this book. It was much better and more informative then I thought it would be...

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    Fun Read

    I really enjoyed this book. Great read and would recommend to any McQueen fan out there!

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

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    Great insight to the machine side of McQueen

    I worked for the insurance agency that insured Steve's personal & business insurances.I handled the account & he kept me jumping with all the vehicle changes.At Solar,he built fibrelass gas tanks for Kawasaki 500 Mach 1 motorcycles & dune buggies.He had an deal with Chevy that allowed him to go into Chevy dealers & get any vehicle he wanted.One Sunday I read in the L.A. Times Sunday supplement that he had acquired an old U.S. Army half track.That's how I found out that I had to add another vehicle to his fleet. He was a character,but the nicest guy.

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