Monday, September 27, 2010

Steve McQueen - He Loved the Fast Machines

A few years back I went to an exhibit, at a museum, called Art of the Motorcycle. One of the motorcycles belonged to Steve McQueen and I was completely mesmerized. I got chill bumps immediately and could feel his spirit there as I admired his Indian motorcycle. I kept thinking...I have to touch this...I have to touch this motorcycle. When the docent wasn't looking I reached up and touched the throttle. A few weeks back during our trip to the National Motorcycle Museum I rounded the corner and there was the motorcycle I had touched. Once again I felt his spirit there in the room. I'd like to give a little tribute here to Steve McQueen. He was an All American Rebel, a freebird, and he loved those fast machines!


10 comments:

FLHX_Dave said...

Hell, I miss some of the 70's chase flicks...."white line fever" and all that.

YOU TOUCHED THE BIKE!!!! You outlaw! (Don't wash that finger...ever!)

Ken said...

That is a cool bike ... so minimalist, no creature comforts ... just man and machine

Canajun said...

Loved all the Steve McQueen action films - even now I can see him in the "cooler" with his ball and glove - bump, bump, thwap... bump, bump, thwap.

Great tune too!

Allen Madding said...

If you haven't seen "the Great Escape", you need to :)

-Peace

KT Did said...

He was my first love as a "bad boy"! Geeezzz Bullet had me when they raced up Hyde St in S.F. at my Grandmothers house! Yahhooo!
Oh yea... and I want those leather pants Sheryl Crow is wearing! Gotta have those!

Road Captain said...

Bullet and Crow's leather panrts have me all reved up!

Webster World said...

He was a great actor for sure. Man! She got to drive a Lotus. How cool is that.

the rider said...

Very nice video, I didn't realise that Sheryl Crow was such a babe! Nice music too - gonna have to go buy me some.

Webster World said...

She is a babe!

Toshi said...

That Indian is one of the last one he rode in Santa Paula.
My friend did an article about him right before he passed away and this Indian was the one he rode everyday to the Airport.