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24 March 2014, 20:45
Having shot to fame in Never So Few (1959), this Indiana native was to become the highest paid actor of his generation, and international lothario. But it wasn’t movies or women that were to be his first love;
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19 June 2013, 22:14
Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the UK are about to depart on an epic journey across the battlefields of Europe in aid of military charity Afghan Heroes.
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26 October 2011, 11:31
Triumph Motorcycles, the UK ’s biggest selling manufacturer of +500cc bikes, has unveiled ambitious plans to kick off 2012 with three new bikes; the Tiger Explorer, the Speed Triple R and a Steve McQueen-inspired version of the classic Bonneville T100.
09 July 2008, 00:11
Industry and Economy - Since about 2001 expenditure on motorcycling has been around £0.75 per household per week (£0.15 on purchases and loans, £0.60 on accessories, spares, etc.) which suggests a total for the UK at more than £1 billion. The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) estimates that the total UK motorcycle industry turns over in the region of £3 billion per year and directly employs approximately 15,000 people.
01 February 2008, 19:43
Triumph pays tribute to one of the most charismatic movie stars of all time with the re-creation of the t-shirt worn by Steve McQueen, while racing his Triumph motorcycle.
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02 February 2007, 11:37
Hollywood legend Steve McQueen has been voted the most iconic biker of all time, according to a MCN London Motorcycle Show survey. The 1960s all-action film star took one in every four of the 2254 votes registered on Yahoo! Cars. McQueen, who died of lung cancer in 1980, saw off a list of motorcycle racing legends, actors and stunt riders in the New Year poll.
20 November 2006, 15:10
$2.9-Million Bonhams & Butterfields' Motorbikes Auction Sets World Auction Records in Los Angeles. Admiration for the "King of Cool" fueled bidding on Saturday, November 11, 2006 as Bonhams & Butterfields offered and sold property from the widow of Steve McQueen at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, bringing more than $1-million for vintage motorcycles, biking memorabilia, home furnishings and antique toys acquired by the actor and his wife Barbara. Motorbikes from various owners and Steve McQueen memorabilia from other collections brought as much as $1.9-million for a grand total of $2.9-million for the day.
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11 May 2006, 22:47
Bonhams & Butterfields is proud to have been a sponsor of this past weekend's Legend of the Motorcycle International Concours d'Elegance, and the leading West Coast auction house considered it no more fitting a time to announce the sale of the Steve McQueen Collection. Collectors, fans and biking enthusiasts are sure to agree that McQueen was a true American motoring legend.