Steve McQueen: The man and Le Mans

Steve McQueen, racer and actor, was the king of cool and he’s the latest motorsport icon to be featured on the silver screen. Check out the trailer to Steve McQueen: The man and Le Mans after the break. Steve McQueen: The man and Le Mans is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It […]

Lottery barn: The story of Porsche 917-024

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Remember that seriously cool Porsche 917 we told you about last month. That’s right, it’s up for auction in a bit over a week. Turns out it has a very cool back story. Actually, it also turns out the car may no longer be for sale. It’s not currently listed on the website of selling […]

Über cool Porsche 917 up for grabs

The Porsche 917, in Gulf Racing colours, is one of the coolest racing cars ever made. It was incredibly fast and that racing livery is as stunning today as it was over 40 years ago. The 917 even gave Steve McQueen a run for top billing in the movie Le Mans. In mid-August when Gooding […]

I’ve never seen “Le Mans”

It’s hard to believe, perhaps, but I’ve never found the time to watch the legendary Steve McQueen film Le Mans. With Mark Webber’s latest career move now confirmed this is something I need to put right. Jonathan Moore from Speedhunters has whet my appetite with his intro to the film: …Le Mans was brutally raw. […]

King of cool

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Yesterday was Steve McQueen‘s 80th birthday. He was the King of cool, thanks largely to his starring roles in movies like Le Mans and Bullitt. Seemingly, he had it all. But apart from the obvious perks of fast cars and women, McQueen had style and class. May he rest in peace. [via Motor Morph]

Watch Steve McQueen race Lewis Hamilton

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Watchmaker TAG Heuer has created this spliced video featuring Steve McQueen and Lewis Hamilton to promote its new Monaco 360 LS range. Titled “The Duel” the ad centres around footage from the 1971 film Le Mans, in which McQueen wore an original TAG Monaco. It’s cheesy, it’s a bit naff, but the watches are tres […]