Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone Board Track Racer

Mar 27, 2015

Category: Rides

In Hollywood history, before there was The Fast and the Furious, there was just the fast—and his name was Steve McQueen. So when we hear of a vehicle connected to him going on the auction block, our antennae get raised.

This 1915 Cyclone is a board track racer, and you’re forgiven if you’re not too familiar with them, since there’s only six left in existence. The short-lived Joerns Motor Manufacturing Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, produced the Cyclone from 1913 to 1915, and at the time, it was a technological marvel (45 horsepower, 111 mph top speed). This bike, once in McQueen’s personal collection, was fully restored by motorcycle historian Stephen Wright, and just went for a cool $775,000 on the auction block in Las Vegas. [Purchase]

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