by Matthew Scott

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in Hollywood during the 1960′s and 70′s who was more dedicated to motorsports than Steve McQueen. The actor was known for famous films such as The Great Escape (where he raced a Triumph Bonneville through the countryside with close friend Bud Ekins) Le Mans (with the iconic Porsche 917 and around-town 911) and perhaps most famously, Bullitt (where McQueen chased the bad guys around San Fransisco in a 1968 Ford Mustang GT390.) In some cases, the vehicles from these films arguably became as famous—if not more famous than the movies themselves. But McQueen’s passion didn’t stop at the silver screen, he was an avid motorcycle and automobile collector, reportedly owning over 100 vehicles at the time of his death. Check out the machines he called his own with Matt Stone’s McQueen’s Machines, that gives a detailed look into the cars and bikes of a Hollywood icon.

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Stuff, and Things: McQueen’s Machines

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About the Author: Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a dedicated photographer, vintage car enthusiast, and regular contributor to Overland Journal. Growing up in Chicago in a family that valued “all things automotive” as much as exploring the region’s back roads, provided a solid platform for a career as an automotive journalist. He departed the Windy City in lieu of Prescott, Arizona, and the great open spaces and adventure opportunities of America’s Southwest. @matthewexplore