Between August 17 and 19, the 62nd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California (USA) and together with this concentration of classic vehicles the fourth world auction of classic motorcycles. An event that if we were not caught on the other side of the world would be almost a must-see. The best thing is that to finish decorating the event they will have the presence of Barbara McQueen, Steve McQueen's widow, who will present the latest edition of her book on the King of Cool "Steve McQueen: The Last Mile … revisited". In addition they will also auction two of her husband's motorcycles, a 1938 Triumph Speed Twin and a 1940 Indian Inline Four. I imagine the prices will not be cheap, but since dreaming is free, you can even follow the bids live if you register on the seller's website.
If you take a look at the motorcycles prepared for the substance we can see a collection of six Triumph Bonneville T120 TT Special made between 1963-1967, a Harley Davidson 8-Valve Racer from 1916, a Vincent Black Shadow Series C from 1953, a Brough Superior 1150 V-Twin from 1939, and a Wagner Belt Drive Single from 1912. Although what has caught my attention the most is the Gyronaut X-1, a motorcycle that set the world speed record at 395,362 km / h in the late 1960s. Speed achieved by using two Triumph Bonneville engines in tandem. What happens is that this motorcycle is not for sale because they plan to restore it and film a documentary about it in 2013.
The appearance of Steve McQueen's widow comes as soon as the presentation of the new edition of the book "Steve McQueen: The Last Mile… revisited" an edition that includes a series of photos that have spent 25 years kept in a closet and that now the widow wants to share with the rest of the world. Thus he intends to highlight the importance of banning Asbestos (also known as Asbestos), which was the main cause of the cancer suffered by the actor and which ended up causing his death. To this day in the USA this material is still legal and is still being used.
Note, the photo of Triumph Speed Twin from the beginning is not Steve McQueen's, which we cannot publish for copyright reasons.