Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone Board Track Racer
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]