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I was in Hastings today looking for a book and saw a speciality book on him. I always admired him and was impressed he did his own stunts. I knew he died of Cancer but did not realize from Mesothelioma caused from the Asbestos used in his driving suits back in the day:thumbsdown. He was the "MAN" and what Hollywood was all about VS. today.
 

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I was in Hastings today looking for a book and saw a speciality book on him. I always admired him and was impressed he did his own stunts. I knew he died of Cancer but did not realize from Mesothelioma caused from the Asbestos used in his driving suits back in the day:thumbsdown. He was the "MAN" and what Hollywood was all about VS. today.
Steve was and still is in my eye "the Man" He did all his own stunts, was an avid racer and a TRUE "MANS MAN". As with Paul Newman. In my opinion some guys act like they have them and some really do. M
 

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Steve was and still is in my eye "the Man" He did all his own stunts, was an avid racer and a TRUE "MANS MAN". As with Paul Newman. In my opinion some guys act like they have them and some really do. M
"BULLIT" is to see on the Big Screen.
 

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:thumbsup:thumbsup:thumbsup Great Man...
Great Pic.

My Pops picked up some negatives @ a swap meet, turns out they are a bunch of pics he shot during On Any Sunday - including some nudies of his wife :skull.
 
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A Legend for sure...My next watch, will be a "McQueen", (even though he always wore a 5512 Submariner), I can't wait to get an Explorer II W/orange hands...refered to as the McQueen model.
 

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And here I thought this thread was about my tortoise, Steve McQueen :p
 

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Steve McQueen rocks



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He lobbied for the off roading and M/C industry too,, and very effective.

The combo of heavy smoking and certain asbestos is believed to usually be the cause of Mesothelioma.
 

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Great Pic.

My Pops picked up some negatives @ a swap meet, turns out they are a bunch of pics he shot during On Any Sunday - including some nudies of his wife :skull.
Thats what PMs are for... :champagne:
 

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I've always been a fan of Steve McQueen! I remember dirt bike riding up in Santa Clarita and Steve would show up with his 360 Husqvarna and obviously was a very good rider. Afterwards, we asked him if he wanted to join us for a beer, to our surprise he accepted. He was just one of the boys and there was no Hollywood bullshit from him. Just a great guy!
I used to like to go to open hangar day, at the Santa Paula airport and sometimes Steve was there in his hangar with his Stearman and slew of motorcycles. Same thing...an unaffected "one of the boys".
 

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I had a Mcqueen Rolex for 25 years, just sold it last year. Got three times what I bought it for.
 

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Steve was and still is in my eye "the Man" He did all his own stunts, was an avid racer and a TRUE "MANS MAN". As with Paul Newman. In my opinion some guys act like they have them and some really do. M


For the record I am a huge McQueen fan and agree with everything thats been said here already....

But - are you saying that Paul Newman was a poser? I'm reading your post and am not sure if you are saying Paul is a lot like Steve or Paul "acted" like he was like Steve?

For sure Mc Queen was the rougher of the two - but Paul was the real McCoy also
 

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Paul Newman also gave away $300 million to charities. Plus he was Doc Hudson in the movie Cars.
 
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For the record I am a huge McQueen fan and agree with everything thats been said here already....

But - are you saying that Paul Newman was a poser? I'm reading your post and am not sure if you are saying Paul is a lot like Steve or Paul "acted" like he was like Steve?

For sure Mc Queen was the rougher of the two - but Paul was the real McCoy also
Pretty sure he was saying that both are bad ass.....:cool:
 

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He was who he was, on and off screen the same guy. A rare, rare thing in tinseltown.
I saw him once at an airshow in Chino when I was around 12. The guy was something.
 

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For the record I am a huge McQueen fan and agree with everything thats been said here already....

But - are you saying that Paul Newman was a poser? I'm reading your post and am not sure if you are saying Paul is a lot like Steve or Paul "acted" like he was like Steve?

For sure Mc Queen was the rougher of the two - but Paul was the real McCoy also
I believe he is saying they were both the same kind of person.............:D
 

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Steve McQueen used to spend alot of time riding at Indian Dunes, Saddleback Park and loved the desert, especially Jaw Bone & Deadman Raceway in Applevalley. He spent a bunch of time at the old Cycle Products West shop in L.A. as memory serves.
His role in LeMans will always be one the motorsports classics !! His son Chad also was into mx and martial art & movie business.
He and Paul Newman werein leagues of thier own, I'm sure the racers in heaven are glad to chat with em !!!
 
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